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:

Bad Adoptables....
by The_Silent_Watcher @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:05 am [Reply]

these are realllyyyy bad...

Juniper. @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:38 pm

May I take it?!?
It’s sooo adorable and I have SUCH a great idea for him!!

The_Silent_Watcher @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:31 am

:) why sure

Plague Doctor
by bananer @ Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:27 am [Reply]

It was not easy to run around with a herb-y mask back in the days

~HistoricMystery~ @ Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:37 am

This is so good!

bananer @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:31 am

Thank you! :3

~Teya~ @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:36 pm

Nice anatomy and atmosphere :0 I feel like the smoke adds a lot, not to mention his pose being all hunched down like he's hiding something or about to attack someone. ^^

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banner here


What are Lacrimae Vulpes?
-Lacrimae are a small, mythical species of fox characterized by their odd tear substance and distinct lack of a mouth and nose. They constantly leak a gooey substance often mistaken for tears. This odd element Makes up their halos and tails. They are quite optimistic creatures, preferring to pack together and cuddle. They are incapable of regular communication due to the lack of mouths, but make up for this with expressive body movements and low buzzing noises.

skwigler @ Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:19 pm


Skwigler Owner
~♡αηxιεтү ℓσvεя♡~ Co-Owner

-Be polite to all community members
-If someone is doing something against the rules DM Myself, ~♡αηxιεтү ℓσvεя♡~, or a species mod
-Blackmail to any members of the community, staff or not, is an immediate ban and revoke or LV owned
-Do Not directly Copy someones design. "Taking Inspiration" is a different matter
-Do not harass or bribe for an LV, if you dont win one, leave it be
-Don't pressure staff, we have outside lives <3

Species Guidelines:
-LV do not have a rarity system based on traits. This system is determined by edits and goes as follows:
-0-5 edits= Common-
-5-10 edits= Uncommon-
-10-15= Rare-
-20+ Legendary-
(expression, weight, and Items do not count towards this limit. Height wont count unless drastic)
-You may create as many 0-5 edits as you would like, 5+ edits must be bought though!
-The only people who may approve your MYOs are Skwigler and ~♡αηxιεтү ℓσvεя♡~

-Halos are very common, but not required. Halos can be in ANY SHAPE.

Staff MYOs
-Perks of joining the staff team and helping out can be rewarded in MYOs and Customs!
-Artist, Mods, and Archivists Get 2 Rare and unlimited under MYOs Per month!

skwigler @ Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:25 pm

To Be Added:

Code: Select all
User ID:
How many edits allowed:
Who may approve:
I'd Like to be added!

MYO approves:
Code: Select all
LV Name:
LV Gender:
How did you get the myo:

Moderator Applications are currently being accepted! DM me on here or discord to become one!

skwigler @ Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:28 pm


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He Hears Everything. . .
by Lostfairy @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:56 am [Reply]

I absolutely love Bendy and just BATIM in general but I've never drawn the inky demon himself! And my, was he so creepily enjoyable to draw! It felt really weird not drawing clothes, hair, or tons of facial details. Just one snazzy bow tie and a big ol' grin.

I love creepy things so drawing something freaky was an odd delight. XD Did it turn out scary? *looks at it* Hmm, yeah, I think so. (Great, now I'm gonna picture Bendy shushing me whenever I'm downstairs with no lights turned on, just like I think of Mama Tattletail behind me when I'm in the basement.)

Well, nothing else to really say except forrrrrr...

The timer is accurate ish, I drew this with a mouse, and please do not steal or repost!

All likes and comments are greatly appreciated! <3

Kira_Nightblade @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:12 am

Sarah.exe has crashed

Swirlshine @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:46 am

WOAH THIS IS SO GOODDDDDDDDD! The background, the pose, and THE WAY YOU DID THE INK... oh my gosh, just... wow! Amazing job on this! :O <3

Lostfairy @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:32 am

Kira_Nightblade wrote:Sarah.exe has crashed

*blushes* oh my gosh, thank you so much!!! ;-; <3

Swirlshine wrote:WHAT
WOAH THIS IS SO GOODDDDDDDDD! The background, the pose, and THE WAY YOU DID THE INK... oh my gosh, just... wow! Amazing job on this! :O <3

THANK YOUUUUUUU SO SO SO SO SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! Seriously, this comment made my flippin week and I can’t express my gratitude!!! <3333

oh pixel stuff
by alpacallmybags @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:18 pm [Reply]


emblo @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:55 pm

    i love this!!
    it's so nice to look at

katsue @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:05 am

this is really impressive! amazing!

Shadow~Wolf @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:09 am


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by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Golden @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:51 am [Reply]

    this took so long because I can't draw backgrounds :,)
    I gave up on the background after a while
    anyways, I've been wanting to draw Alderheart
    for quite a while now so I've finally done it

    edit: aaa tysm for the feature !! <3
    this is my first one

Swirlshine @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:58 am

What a cutie! I love Alderheart - you drew him so well!

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Golden @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:59 am

Swirlshine wrote:What a cutie! I love Alderheart - you drew him so well!

    aa ty ! <3

DancingEevee @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:13 am

He looks so perfecttttttttttttt

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Look ma, I can fly
by SuperVerl @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:04 am [Reply]

As fun as it probably is, using illusions for wings is probably pretty tiring. Better get down before you hurt yourself, buddy.

The proportions are out of whack, and I didn't really try on the shading, but that's okay because I just wanted to draw Arlo stress-free.
I made some croissants while this was open, so if it seems like I took awhile, blame those tasty thangs.

hellokitty99 @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:07 am

this looks so cool!

Lostfairy @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:32 am

This looks super awesome!!

by isabella_summerz @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:17 am [Reply]

Hi I drew this on a trackpad ok

Snowlondon @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:18 am


by skipperringo @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:22 pm [Reply]

Commission for SuperVerl

hope you like her :3

edit: oh geez, a feature?! I never would have expected that :shock:

Mrs.Geektastic @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:29 pm

Skip you did an amazing job on leon, thank you so much for drawing her. Thank you verl for surprising me with this I love it thank you both

SuperVerl @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:31 pm

I like her very much so. Thank you again for letting me commission gift art. It's always a lot of fun >:3

skipperringo @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:34 pm

Mrs.Geektastic wrote:Skip you did an amazing job on leon, thank you so much for drawing her. Thank you verl for surprising me with this I love it thank you both

your very welcome, I really enjoyed working with her <3

SuperVerl wrote:
I like her very much so. Thank you again for letting me commission gift art. It's always a lot of fun >:3

anytime love ;3

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She's changed a lot, haha!

Kinda a remake of this:


Redraw of my first Oekaki drawing.
Can't get worse... right?

2012 --> Image


~Teya~ @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:43 pm

Holy heck!! It's so fun to follow your own progress throughout the years. I don't know what I can really say.. you've improved in every way imaginable.. XD The shading is much more pronounced and realistic, you've grown into a recognizable style, and even the simple markings look better as well as the background which is much more cheery and colorful! Also, psst-- congrats on the feature c;

fairytale_wonder @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:10 am

Amazing Improvement! Looks Amazing!!

For boba-deer on TH (10/10)
by Molly. @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:44 am [Reply]

I'm finally done aaaaaa


by .+*Ravioli*+. @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:47 am [Reply]

Ehh this is a wip, I'm attempting a new artstyle but ehhhhh I'm not sure If it looks good or not ;^; any constructive feedback on how I can improve so far?

bug;‌‌‌‏‏‏‏‏ @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:44 am

not bad! the anatomy could use some work though (so maybe try looking at basic form?)

free oekaki worm
by hellokitty99 @ Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:54 pm [Reply]

free to anyone
this is only my second oekaki

Sodapop. @ Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:37 pm

i honestly love this sm

xBluepeltx @ Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:15 pm

can i make fanart?

hellokitty99 @ Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:51 am


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oekaki meadow
by hellokitty99 @ Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:17 am [Reply]

i dont know what else to add so this is it so far

hellokitty99 @ Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:26 am

name an animal or plant or something and i might add it!

hellokitty99 @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:31 am

now you can just add your own animal if you want to


PixieSwirl @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:26 am

it looks really cool..
i like it a lot c:

Vlad Dracula III @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:28 am


oekaki b-day worm based on this drawing by hellokitty99
by hellokitty99 @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:28 am [Reply]



Oekaki "look up"
by hellokitty99 @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:08 am [Reply]

not my best but still cool
based on my first oekaki
thinking of making some with more detail but im not sure

hellokitty99 @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15 am


hellokitty99 @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:30 am

edited (again)

hellokitty99 @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:39 am

scratch the first post
this is my best

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For boba-deer on TH (9/10)
by Molly. @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:23 am [Reply]

Timer is off, had to deal with someone on Facebook being creepy towards me rip


oekaki mars edited based on this drawing by hellokitty99
by hellokitty99 @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:20 am [Reply]


oekaki mars
by hellokitty99 @ Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:04 pm [Reply]

third oekaki
I think I am getting better so expect more in the near future!

hellokitty99 @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:17 am


hellokitty99 @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:08 am



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