Beginner's Oekaki

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

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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

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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:
http://www.chickensmoothie.com/oekaki/settings.php

Help:
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.


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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:

Starstruck
by Shadowflight13 @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:31 pm [Reply]

"There's a place I visit in my dreams... a place made of pure starlight."

SweetieFox @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:47 pm

This is so good . -0-

Lostfairy @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:51 pm

This is gorgeous!!

Swirlshine @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Absolutely stunning! I adore this! <3

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weasrfd3tgfh
by aizome @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:00 pm [Reply]

lol 'bout to drop the sickest mixtape
timer is uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhwrong

Lovingsnailsandcake @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:01 pm

Sweet!

Lies With Needs @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:13 am

UNDHUHGUAHSJN! A gorgeous child omG. I’d buy that mixtape dude he looks like he’d be great

aizome @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:27 am

Lovingsnailsandcake wrote:Sweet!

thanks! :^D

Lies With Needs wrote:UNDHUHGUAHSJN! A gorgeous child omG. I’d buy that mixtape dude he looks like he’d be great

ahhhh thank you!!!!
yes please support him & buy the mixtape! it comes out on halloween! ;DD

Sweet bub
by candy70045 @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:19 am [Reply]

I love my girl so much <3

small Mecha factfile
by candy70045 @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:44 am [Reply]

:D You can see her full profile, including her theme song, history and relationships here :https://toyhou.se/1463589.mecha

Lostfairy @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:14 am

Whoa, this is so cool! I didn't know Mecha was 17 and British! Sweet! :O

candy70045 @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:18 am

Thank you :D

hhh
by engrais @ Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:59 pm [Reply]

experimenting with effects again

Forest Green @ Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:01 pm

Awesome!!!

engrais @ Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:04 pm

Forest Green wrote:Awesome!!!

thanks!

Swirlshine @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:21 am

Woahhh, this looks so cool!

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Ravenpaw and Barley! (Warrior cats)
by MapleSong @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:48 am [Reply]

Like my
over-detailed,
sloppy,
just...just bad drawing?
HOPE YA DO XD
I do not own these characters!
Erin Hunter does.
I ship them...sorry? XD
I feel I could change a lot, but meh. Don't feel like it. Maybe later? AKA five days from now? A year? Okay.

:D

sunset
by poca, @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:45 am [Reply]

YEET

Swirlshine @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:41 pm

So pretty!

poca, @ Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:10 am

Swirlshine wrote:So pretty!

thank you !!

poca, @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:41 am

bop

Cereus
by Ɽotten Ⱡegacy @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:10 am [Reply]

I can't tell you how exhausted I am right now.
I've been sitting in the same place, in the same position, for over five and a half hours, and ~3.5 hours of that time was spent with my right hand painstakingly drawing this. Or..however long this took me. I can't see the timer.
If you think I'm even going to ATTEMPT to put any shading on this, you're crazy. I already see some missing details that I'm too tired to go back and add.
Probably 75% of the time was dedicated to just the outline, because..those scales took me forever.
The only reference I had was a similar picture that I drew--not traced, drew--on paper.

Now that that's out of the way, this is my first (and so far, only) Wings Of Fire OC, a SandWing-RainWing hybrid named Cereus. I have nothing of her backstory or family, and very little of her personality--really, I just wanted to draw a hybrid one day, and I'd never seen a SandWing-RainWing before.

SandWing qualities/abilities: Ruff, poisonous barb, larger scales, forked tongue
RainWing qualities/abilities: Narrower build, longer neck, face, horns, crest, frill, semi-changeable scales, venom
She might be able to pass as a SandWing if no one gave her a second glance; however, she could never masquerade as a pure RainWing due to the SandWing ruff and poisonous barb on her tail.

I've always wondered why sloths and scavengers are the only pets that dragons in WoF seem to have...I think it'd be fully possible for a dragon to own something like a wolf or a leopard, if it was tamed, of course.
...So I like to think that Cereus has a jaguar. Maybe she found it as a cub, abandoned by its parents, and raised it? :D
She lives in the rainforest.

Cereus isn't able to shift her scales to really dark colors. Her ruff always remains a shade darker than the rest of her, which makes it difficult if not impossible for her to camouflage completely. She often keeps her scales a pale, dusty blue, with lighter scales on her belly and darker purple markings.

..Yeah, like I said, I don't have much about her.

I've been drawing a lot of dragons in my sketchbook recently, mostly RainWings because I seem to be best at them, but this is the first dragon that I've drawn with the Oekaki.
I'm still not happy with the talons, but, I mean, I've never been able to draw talons right. Not even on paper.

Lostfairy @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:46 am

This looks beautiful! What a pretty color and ahh, it looks amazing!

Swirlshine @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:11 am

This is gorgeous, om! You put so much detail into it and I think that really makes it special!

Ɽotten Ⱡegacy @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:41 am

Lostfairy wrote:This looks beautiful! What a pretty color and ahh, it looks amazing!


Swirlshine wrote:This is gorgeous, om! You put so much detail into it and I think that really makes it special!


Thank you! It really means a lot ^^

growth
by .-hotaru-. @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:58 am [Reply]

When did we become such vile creatures?

ZombieTiger1 @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:06 am

Nice! I like the creepy effect

.-hotaru-. @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:27 am

ZombieTiger1 wrote:Nice! I like the creepy effect

Heh thanks

redraw
by Michael's Fan. @ Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:37 pm [Reply]

eh i did a crappy job
Image

J-and-K341 @ Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:34 pm

oh heck no way, that is some amazing improvement there, i love this! :D

IndigoFudge03 @ Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:35 pm

So cute! So much improvement! I love it!

Michael's Fan. @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:17 am

thank you both! i didnt do my best, ill redraw it again, :>

Edited the item colors a little and added a Cane... the scars over his eye as well

Spring Sprite
by Lostfairy @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:10 pm [Reply]

Image


Today, me and my sisters cuddled on the couch and watched Fantasia 2000! I especially loved the Firebird Suite song which is about an elk waking up the Spring Sprite. The Sprite then turns winter into spring and its beautiful! There was more to the story but I won't say it all. Ahhh, it was so fun to watch! ^.^ And I absolutely loved how the Sprite looked, she's so lovely and has a gorgeous design! <3

So, I decided to draw her! I don't think I did her justice but oh well, it was super fun to draw! ^w^ I'll most likely draw her again, I have no idea why but I just love her a lot!

I used this as a reference photo! This was drawn with a mouse, timer is slightlyyyy off, and please do not steal! <3

Swirlshine @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:14 pm

You did TOOOOOOO do her justice! I love thissssss!
And she looks and sounds super beautiful in Fantasia too! That gif is so cool! :o

Also... *laughs quietly*
Firebird Suite... l-like the song Firebird... by... Adam... c:
AHEM WHAT

Lostfairy @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:16 pm

Swirlshine wrote:You did TOOOOOOO do her justice! I love thissssss!
And she looks and sounds super beautiful in Fantasia too! That gif is so cool! :o

Also... *laughs quietly*
Firebird Suite... l-like the song Firebird... by... Adam... c:
AHEM WHAT


N'awww, gosh... *blushes and hides face* Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, Swirl!! <3
She isssssssssssss! I wasn't expecting something so beautiful Fantasia, tbh!

HAHAHAHAHA! XD
VERY FUNNY! XD
THIS FIREBIRD SUITE IS A CLASSICAL PIECE OF MUSIC, MISSY. XDDDD

fairytale_wonder @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:17 pm

Amazing!

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Ha
by toshie @ Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:07 am [Reply]

i love her so much
ive never met anyone who i love as much as her
she is everything to me
i wouldn’t trade her for the world

coelagirl @ Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:17 am

fjhaf this is so adorable!!
the reflections in the glass of thier faces is a great nice touch i would have totally forgotten to add that

toshie @ Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:19 am

coelagirl wrote:fjhaf this is so adorable!!
the reflections in the glass of thier faces is a great nice touch i would have totally forgotten to add that



Thank you so much!!

Michael's Fan. @ Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:22 am

OMG TOSHIE
this NEEDS A FEATURE!
if it doesnt get one ill cry


this is so cute!

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uhhh creepy guy
by gay.exe @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:14 am [Reply]

yeah

ZombieTiger1 @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:07 am

Very noice

mutemutt @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:07 am

he's the spook

aaa
by pika chu @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:05 am [Reply]

i still dont have my mouse yet so i cant do my pup thingies
umm here look at this


(she is mine not yours no touchy >:C )

Belladonna's Hair day based on this drawing by Mauston
by blackhoeses @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:03 am [Reply]

My wme Bella seems to have gotten in to some hair potion and her mane and tail have gotten longer

Credit to Mauston for the lines

Glasses? Glasses.
by Cosmic Candy Fox @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:13 am [Reply]

Ft Pip his lab mouse
Angery boi as usual
He smtimes wears glasses though he doesn't like to, he's blind as a bat without them, I mean literally blind in his right eye as you can see. He's in denial about it lol, as he is with everything.
He's v confident in his intelligence but he certainly lacks common sense. He is rather intelligent- even genial, but he doesn't put it to good use. He didn't even finish school sooo.

cleo_starry @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:59 am

aaa this guy somehow is very loved by me aaaaaaa

Cosmic Candy Fox @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:00 am

cleo_starry wrote:aaa this guy somehow is very loved by me aaaaaaa

Haha thanks! He's my favorite to draw of them all for sure.

snake-dog
by jellyphants. @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:26 am [Reply]

ImageImage

oof homework
by loki, @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:05 am [Reply]

yh I do some homework on here dont judge me

on your left
by loki, @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:49 am [Reply]

lol timers off ALOT

loki, @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:19 am

did anyone like it

and can I have some tips nothing to harsh I did have someone once think it was ok to call my art genuinely ugly

Its_Not_Magic @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:21 am

Heh heh.

Steeeeeeve....

(Loki is the best, btw!)

loki, @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:21 am

Its_Not_Magic wrote:Heh heh.

Steeeeeeve....

(Loki is the best, btw!)

IKR AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I AM LOKI,

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Heh
by .-hotaru-. @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:33 am [Reply]

This a character I've had since middle school. She's come a long way.

Verity
by candy70045 @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:23 am [Reply]

Drew Verity :3

Swirlshine @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:28 am

She's so pretty!

candy70045 @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:18 am

thank you!

for Crypewstoast on fr
i just have the radio morph left to do,, and thats the hardest part

Doodled Moo
by klovesugar2 @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:15 am [Reply]

Pen isn't working at all right now, so have a finger painted moo.

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