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 ChickenPaint
We have 3 versions of the Oekaki program to choose from. The newest version (ChickenPaint v2.0) allows you to use extra features like layer clipping, layer groups, and layer masks.
You can choose "ChickenPaint 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 ChickenPaint 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:

some winter thing
by waterlily @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:43 pm [Reply]

i wish i could say i like how this turned out but i only like whats out the window ort

.Aurora. @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:11 am


J-and-K341 @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:27 am

i think this is pretty darn great! it actually just finished snowing here, not enough to amount to anything though (darn!)

waterlily @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:51 am

J-and-K341 wrote:i think this is pretty darn great! it actually just finished snowing here, not enough to amount to anything though (darn!)

ty!! it snowed last week here but its all melted away. the super cold weather without the snow makes me so dreary so i wanted to bring it back ;D;

.Aurora. wrote:


winter theme: snowyeevee
by SnowyEevee @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:44 am [Reply]

this is cool and btw thats not snow that is fur =w= :shock: her hat is almost becoming ice!

Glaceon based on this drawing by Clown_Circus
by Clown_Circus @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:42 am [Reply]


MINE VS YOURs: crunchy kawaiicat
by SnowyEevee @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:34 am [Reply]

see if you can beat this

001 based on this drawing by Pastel_
by Pastel_ @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:22 am [Reply]

here's the very first one! Bulbasaur!

Sighs a lot @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:22 am

So cute! :0

by .: fae :. @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:21 am [Reply]


002 based on this drawing by Pastel_
by Pastel_ @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:35 am [Reply]


SnowyEevee @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:10 am


Creatornottraitor @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:12 am

The evolution of the best Pokemon. Yees

drawing all 151 pokemon!
by Pastel_ @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:07 am [Reply]

i'm trying a new challenge where i'm going to draw all 151 original pokemon

if this goes well, i might go on to the second generation as well

Pastel☺Chaos @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:14 am

dang, excited to see this

this is going to be interesting

Thresher sharks always look panicked and that's why I love them so much. But they're really cool animals!!! they have an irregularly elongated tail compared to other sharks, and can use their tail as a weapon to slap fish in order to stun them and catch them! Thresher sharks are a five gilled species of shark, so I was sure to squeeze all five little gill slits in there:) I will be sure to update this post with more info, but my computer is about to run out of battery!

Updated: more facts! This species of shark is ovovivaparous, which means that the lil baby sharks (doo doo doo doo doo-doo, sorry) develop inside of eggs, but hatch within the mommy shark before being released out into the world. They generally are not a threat to humans, so no need to worry! Not only are they on the shy side, but they tend to swim further and deeper off the coast than you or I would be. Humans sometimes can be more of a threat to sharks than they are to us even.

If you’re interested in learning a lil more, here’s a site I used to pull a couple facts I didn’t already know about these babs! I also highly encourage y’all to explore the interwebz and learn about sharks as well as whatever other animal species fascinates you!


Hubble @ Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:48 pm

    This is so cute and I have never been so excited to learn new shark facts.

BadgerBuddies @ Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:51 pm

Ahhh thank you!!! I’m glad you’re excited!!

Cloudpelt @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:04 am

adorable art! these are my favorite kind of sharks lol

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by cashbot @ Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:39 am [Reply]



ultimate writer. @ Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:49 am

hm. correct.

cashbot @ Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:51 am

ultimate writer. wrote:
hm. correct.

hm. yes

Leafy. @ Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:39 am

you have done justice to my son. ver good

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Don't @ Me or My Daughter
by Goffica @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:08 pm [Reply]

*makes 1000 more scene dogs
My glitterdog army and I are unstoppable

I'm honestly so bad at drawing plaid so i kind of took like an hour on all of the plaid lol

rainfall. @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:14 pm

    my dude ,, that outfit
    your style is so cool !! ~♡

Goffica @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:54 am

rainfall. wrote:
    my dude ,, that outfit
    your style is so cool !! ~♡

Thanks ! :-)

DoomyPanda @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:43 am

Love those colors so much ;-;

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Species Interest?
by Falco Lombardi @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:40 pm [Reply]

Anyone interested in them?

VixxenKitten @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:41 pm

🖤 love what I see so far~🐾

Falco Lombardi @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:45 pm

VixxenKitten wrote:🖤 love what I see so far~🐾

Thank you!

Mistress Of Evil @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:25 am

I am! <3

by Goffica @ Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:55 am [Reply]

A new character I've been thinking of making for a while!
I was distracted by The Office again I just got to "Here Comes Treble"

Gummy Maggots @ Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:39 am

She's super cute!! I really like her design :)I miss sparkledogs :')

Goffica @ Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:08 pm

Gummy Maggots wrote:She's super cute!! I really like her design :)I miss sparkledogs :')

Thanks ! me too sparkledogs give me life

IlluminatiTheShrimp @ Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:05 am

scene dog gang god I love the colors they're super pretty together

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by Bassil @ Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:10 pm [Reply]

Timer is definitely off, as I was watching she-ra season 4 as I did this

she could crush you with her thighs
Edit: AHFJGLSJGJAKA WHAT. I definitely didn’t expect a feature! This is my first one and I’m super proud, thanks so so much for all the lovely comments! Feeling inspired to draw Bow next, so stay tuned!

kiffell @ Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:10 pm

god,,,this is so good look at HER

lilpupin @ Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:11 pm

Please delete my eyes for reading your words XD
*cough* anyways, this looks amazing!

creativity-flows @ Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:12 pm


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Doogo Adopts UFA! based on this drawing by leopardspots142
by Ottermoon @ Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:59 pm [Reply]


c$/pets only please

please send an acceptable trade to bid and say which adopt you are offering on!

1. Devil
AB: 16c$

2. forest dude
AB: 16c$

3. horned doggo
AB: 16c$

4. winged dude
AB: 16c$

5. angel
X .
AB: 16c$

6. unicorn
AB: 16c$
Ending End of November!

Ottermoon @ Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:27 pm


Ottermoon @ Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:15 pm

Ottermoon @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:16 am


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local man acquired by idiot
by Soulsplosion @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:13 pm [Reply]


Wind Mage @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:42 pm

aww this is adorable

Soulsplosion @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:42 pm

thanks son

by candy70045 @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:22 am [Reply]

haven't drawn anything detailed in a while :3

by Goldstarwolf @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:51 pm [Reply]


player ?? - TY based on this drawing by goth moth
by goth moth @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:12 pm [Reply]

oh look it's my paintball wing son. Sidenote if you think there's a chance i'm ever going to make a non-eye-straining piece of A R T you're sadly mistaken, hope you like it! now, about my boy if you'd of selected him as ur w a r r i or

- Ty's 16, 5'10, and vaguely underweight (enhanced metabolic rate)
- he grew up in a lab (like my main man Thomas, but he wasn't treated as nicely :(
- his powers include his winged mutation (yeah no duh) and fire emblem (but he's crap at controlling it lmao)

- Tyler is part of the see-ings (WIP name even in their world haha), so he works with his best friend Thomas (they became best friends because the met while train hopping in Poland o get back to England, known for having safe hideouts for mutated humans. Though Ty was born with his powers because he was designed in a lab. he's just about a super-genetically engineered human, made for war but escaping the shutdown in 2025 (the cultists started it, naturally) anyway, hopefully it looks acceptable!!

avil pagedoll
by VENGEANC3 @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:26 pm [Reply]

weeps scarred baby is good,,

Trying out the board
by demonlord261 @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:52 pm [Reply]

I have never done an Oekaki drawing on chickensmoothie so I gave it a shot

Marinee @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:53 pm


your blood is my least favorite flavor
by Atemn @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:50 pm [Reply]

      wow, something proper for once?? wHot???

☂ Avril-Showers ☂ @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:51 pm

ahh tem i lob this??
vv cool

Cloud bison
by SPINEL UwU @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:19 pm [Reply]

Cloud bison notmybest but I'm just tired of working on it/ looking at it

hydra pagedoll
by VENGEANC3 @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:46 am [Reply]


koegami @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:50 am

that meme; me on a spiritual level

that art; i love that omg their so cute ;a;

VENGEANC3 @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:16 pm

koegami wrote:that meme; me on a spiritual level

that art; i love that omg their so cute ;a;

character love through the roof



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