Beginner's Oekaki

Artists of all levels of skill are welcome to draw here!

Forum rules
Reminder: Copying another person's art without permission to reproduce their work is a form of art-theft!
If you are unsure, read the full art rules here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30437

Need help using the Oekaki? Check out this guide to the Oekaki by Misnake!

Oekaki Rules and Information
by Tess @ Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:56 pm [Reply]

All images made in the oekaki board must follow our general Art Rules - however, there are some extra rules specific to the Oekaki that you should be aware of;

Oekaki-specific Rules

What you should do:

  • Keep comments polite, helpful, and relevant to the artwork. Critique is allowed if requested by the artist - but bare insults are not welcome here.
  • Make an effort to post your drawing in the correct board. For example, if you color in an Editable drawing, post it into the 'Colored-in' board. If you are new to oekaki and your artwork isn't of a very high standard yet, post in the Beginners board until you've had more practice.
  • If using an editable, follow the artist's rules! This may include leaving a signature/watermark layer on the final image, or may prevent you from selling colored-in versions as adoptables.
What you shouldn't do:
  • Don't post excessively bloody/gory/violent images, nudity, or anything else which might be inappropriate for younger viewers.
  • Do not post blank canvases in the contests board. Contests may be posted there only if you provide a lineart or background for contestants to use in their entries. If you don't need people to edit something in particular, go to the Regular Art Competitions Board to create your topic. You can still make a rule that your contestants make their entries in the Oekaki boards if you prefer it that way.
  • Don't make Oekaki drawings with just words or puzzles written on them. The oekaki is for sharing artwork, not for displaying a message or playing a forum game.
  • Don't spam the oekaki with random 10 second scribbles or advertisements and trade requests.
  • Religious themes are allowed in most boards EXCEPT in the Editable or Adoptable boards. Please keep these images for the Beginners, Intermediate, or Sketches boards instead.
  • Don't post offensive images imposing your beliefs on others. You are free to express your beliefs in a peaceful way, but not by hating on or denouncing any other person or group of people.
  • Don't create Oekaki topics just to share art you've created elsewhere. Art drawn in another program should be posted in the appropriate board (for example: non-Oekaki adopts go in User-made Adoptables).

Selecting a different version of ChibiPaint
We have 2 versions of ChibiPaint to choose from. The newer version (ChibiPaint v2.0) allows you to use extra features like rotating your canvas.
You can choose "ChibiPaint v2.0" on your Oekaki settings page here:

If you don't know how to get started, go to the Beginner Oekaki. When you create a 'New Topic' it will load ChibiPaint for you.
You need Java to view it, and once you create and send a picture it will feature at the top of your new topic.

Try these guides before asking questions:
Basic Oekaki Help
Very detailed Oekaki guide.


Frequently Asked Questions

How does art get 'featured' for the front page?
Featured art is hand-picked by a staff member to make it appear on the front page. Only recent artwork can appear in the featured box. The lucky artists are chosen if we think their drawing is particularly beautiful or creative and deserving of special attention. Often some of the site's 'best' artwork doesn't get featured because we believe it will attract enough attention on it's own.

Will you feature my artwork please?
We don't take requests or recommendations. There are not many places available for featured art, so many people just miss out. Don't take it personally, if you haven't been featured then your drawing is just one among tens of thousands which didn't get featured that week. It doesn't mean we think you're unworthy, it just means you're not incredibly lucky.

How does art get into the "most popular" categories?
The "most popular" boards are sorted automatically based on the number of "likes" they have. They are set up to include the top images from a range of different boards so that even Beginners and Sketches have a chance of being displayed amongst the top Intermediate artwork.

Can COPPA users post in the oekaki?
Yes, but all of their posts require post approval from a moderator before they appear in the forum.

I'm a COPPA user. What happened to my post? When will it be approved?
If you don't see your recent post appearing in the oekaki boards then it is probably waiting for a staff member to approve it. This might take a few minutes, or a few hours, depending on how many staff are available right now. Please be patient, staff have to read and approve nearly 1000 posts per day, sometimes it just takes a while for yours to be seen.

  • Gallery display:

Dog crossbreed challenge
by butter-milk @ Tue May 22, 2018 2:06 am [Reply]

Feel free to suggest dog breeds!











shoto todoroki. @ Tue May 22, 2018 2:08 am

border Collie x Australian shepherd?

Breado @ Tue May 22, 2018 2:50 am

husky x beagle? :3

SnakeDad @ Tue May 22, 2018 3:01 am

Hard one- Italian greyhound x Dogo Argentino !

I uh
by you;clod @ Sun May 20, 2018 8:03 am [Reply]

see uh


ghost cat

Gh0stYeen @ Sun May 20, 2018 3:32 pm

cUTE I LOVE <33 <33

you;clod @ Sun May 20, 2018 4:46 pm

Gh0stYeen wrote:cUTE I LOVE <33 <33


ghost cat @ Sun May 20, 2018 4:47 pm

      hey, look its me :D

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skye from animal crossing
by kid cat @ Tue May 22, 2018 2:36 am [Reply]

    shes in my town. shes datign mint

Glittering Beauty
by Batman @ Mon May 21, 2018 8:44 am [Reply]

Commission for someone over on Deviantart :3
I had so much fun with this gorgeous character <3

Do NOT for any reason use this art or character - they don't belong to you.
Belongs to Chimericect on DA

by dragins135 @ Tue May 22, 2018 2:22 am [Reply]

Pretty like the butterfly I drew once

by Smoky @ Tue May 22, 2018 2:17 am [Reply]


by kid cat @ Tue May 22, 2018 1:40 am [Reply]

    i needed to post somethign here so heres a messy drawing that i like anyway

animal impulses
by deliriums @ Mon May 21, 2018 2:36 pm [Reply]

"Louder than lions, louder than sound.."

I really like this song. ;w;
Animal Impulses - IAMX

improvement #2
by Smoky @ Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:53 pm [Reply]


MarshMilo @ Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:14 pm


Big improvement!

Lostfairy @ Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:51 am

Woahhhh! You have improved, congrats!

Smoky @ Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:13 am

Nadiney wrote:Wooooah

Big improvement!

Lostfairy wrote:Woahhhh! You have improved, congrats!


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by Smoky @ Mon May 21, 2018 8:53 pm [Reply]


~HistoricMystery~ @ Mon May 21, 2018 11:56 pm


RainbowServal @ Tue May 22, 2018 1:04 am

"Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!"

Swirlshine @ Tue May 22, 2018 1:05 am

Haven't read ROF yet, but some of it was spoiled, and UGHHH, now I'm terrifieddddd.

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Oh no
by dragins135 @ Mon May 21, 2018 3:06 pm [Reply]

This is a bad one
He broke free
In my Fox arts or dogs or cats there are good animals an there are bad

If u like this art u can do a fan art thing but I want to have the link to it I love seeing fan arts that look bettor thank mine thanks

dragins135 @ Tue May 22, 2018 12:52 am


by Smoky @ Tue May 22, 2018 12:11 am [Reply]


I love to draw
by Chyanne66 @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:06 am [Reply]

but and i will add you to edit

Chyanne66 @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:09 am

please post anything

kitten2u @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:42 am

You'll get better with practice, no worries :D

Chyanne66 @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:49 am


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Badly drawn salt
by RainbowServal @ Mon May 21, 2018 11:30 pm [Reply]

this is supposed to be concept art and someone said I should draw a mountain of salt
so I did, horribly, at least Mindreader looks decent
I would pay any requested pets (that I have) if someone is willing to redraw this

by .patrick @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:12 pm [Reply]

finally got it done! He has a small bit of the 'Transformers: Robots in Disguise' look to it, but it has some of my style touched to it. Almost an original cartoon styled Bumblebee but not fully.

please like and comment, and time is 10 minutes off. :3

What was also perfect was that 'U Can't Touch This' by MC Hammer started playing as I drew this. That 4 minutes and 17 seconds was the perfect moment of my life.

TheSongOfTheStars @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:18 pm


.patrick @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:26 pm

TheSongOfTheStars wrote:Aww!

he's adorable but when he gets mad or protective, he's deadly.

TheSongOfTheStars @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:31 pm


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by ♡ Minty ♡ @ Sun May 06, 2018 8:37 pm [Reply]

Iri the sad gal

Her design is by the very talented ☼ Red Beanie ☼ <3

Edit; wOaH wAiT- Thank you so much for the feature ?? I don't think words can express how happy I am right now, aha ;v;. Thank you so much and thank you for everyone's likes and lovely comments, it truly means the world to me <3!

Mavi @ Sun May 06, 2018 8:39 pm

This is so good!! ❤️❤️

Lostfairy @ Mon May 07, 2018 5:24 am



♡ Minty ♡ @ Mon May 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Mavi wrote:This is so good!! ❤️❤️



Om, thank you guys sm I really appreciate it ;v; <3!!

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by Chromium @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:40 pm [Reply]

Nooo idea

Eleven; @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:41 pm


by ♔ Cℴsmic Nℴva ♔ @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:49 pm [Reply]


Gh0stYeen @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:15 pm


Without background based on this drawing by Indominus~
by Indominus~ @ Mon May 21, 2018 6:19 am [Reply]

Press click to view above to see version with background or click here


Human practice reeeee
by ♡ Minty ♡ @ Tue May 15, 2018 3:58 pm [Reply]

Been a while since I've drawn a human let alone Nova :00
also this timer is off by about an hour om ;v;

Lostfairy @ Wed May 16, 2018 8:30 am

AHHHHH. I just simply love your art style! And your so goooooood at drawing, my word! <33

♡ Minty ♡ @ Wed May 16, 2018 2:44 pm

Lostfairy wrote:AHHHHH. I just simply love your art style! And your so goooooood at drawing, my word! <33

Aaa thank you so much ;v;!! You are too kind om, thank you vm I really appreciate it <33!

Beautiful Trauma @ Wed May 16, 2018 2:45 pm

Oh wow! Keep up the good work!

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A Discovery in the Forest!
by ~High-Flying Hope~ @ Sat May 05, 2018 6:14 am [Reply]

On her travels, a young girl has found little mushroom houses in the forest. Do fairies live here? Elves? Who knows!

EDIT: Holy heck! A feature?! THANK YOU!~

~High-Flying Hope~ @ Tue May 08, 2018 3:03 pm


IsaTheBelle @ Thu May 10, 2018 6:42 am

Perhaps smurfs live there :D looks so sweet Congrats!

CreamyLeather @ Thu May 10, 2018 7:23 am

It's the smurfs

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by nadenade @ Mon May 21, 2018 8:20 am [Reply]

      i promise all beverages depicted in this picture are non alcoholic
      i had! a great time! with friends! night ended badly but i redrew this picture someone took of me and ahhh
      i had such a fun time :> especially nice to spend time w friends after going thru a rly rough breakup
      im just
      ahhh much love

revamping them old clan (please don't post)


silver ~ @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:03 pm

    leader ::
      [url]a[/url]shstar♂ - a lithe blue tom with teal eyes
    deputy ::
      [url]f[/url]ireshy ♀ - a fire orange she-cat with semi-longfur and red-orange eyes
    medicine cat ::
      [url]f[/url]rostedfeather♀ - a longfurred grey tabby she-cat with pale green eyes
    apprentices ::
      [url]s[/url]unpaw ♂ - a cream tabby with a dark stripe back his back with yellow eyes
    queens ::
    kits ::
    elder ::

For Awesome Opossum
by purple. @ Mon May 21, 2018 8:11 am [Reply]

Hope you like it <3

Awesome Opossum @ Mon May 21, 2018 3:45 pm

AAA thank you!


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