Beginner's Oekaki

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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?
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Can COPPA users post in the oekaki?
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I'm a COPPA user. What happened to my post? When will it be approved?
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  • Gallery display:

NB #2336 based on this drawing by Karmel
by kanadensis @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:11 am [Reply]

ticket

A little unlucky with the rolls, but I hope you like them nonetheless <3
Let me know their fate below ^^

kit 1: the chosen one
[C] hair
[R] horn

Image
Image

s i r e n . @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:51 am

Hes so beautiful IM SCREAMING
I wld die for this kit

Ill be taking them :> thanks for notifying me

kanadensis @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:47 am

s i r e n . wrote:Hes so beautiful IM SCREAMING
I wld die for this kit

Ill be taking them :> thanks for notifying me


You've been added ^^

johnson
by B-Eye @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:14 am [Reply]

this is johnson

Flowers
by Cosmic Candy Fox @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:14 am [Reply]

Awkward boi in school (Probs 17-18) asking someone out to a dance. He, naturally gets rejected because he's that one nerd. And those roses still have thorns oh my god-
He only wore a sweater than, ha nerd.
Ik there's a lot of errors in this drawing no need to tell me lol.
Odd-Eyed boi will be drawn next I think.

Illuminate
by candy70045 @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:53 am [Reply]

Was feeling a little down earlier, so i made some minor vent art of Mecha :)

Swirlshine @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:55 pm

This is beautiful! I love the perspective and the lighting, ahh!

And I hope you're feeling a lot better now! <3

0Zero0 @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:28 pm

This is wonderful!

candy70045 @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:07 am

Thank you,both !

boop based on this drawing by lxnatic
by RedtailTheWarrior @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:00 am [Reply]

boop

Morder @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:03 am

Omg sooooooo good i really like the rainbow one : D

Cody!
by J-and-K341 @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:27 pm [Reply]

Oof i hope you can read my hen scratch, lol! Also the timer is so long because i was sitting there trying to brainstorm up some informatian about him while i had the tab open! xD

Anyway I finally have a name for my OC thanks to the help of one of my friends. In case my writing is too hard to read, here are some more details about him, and also because i ran out of room to add all that i wanted to:

Personality: Generally cheerful, not letting very much get to him, however he doesn't have any tolerance for any sort of bullying and will not think twice about defending his friends and family. Hanging out with his friends is one of his favorite things to do out of just about anything else. Despite being pretty laid back, he is always up for anything else fun, as well.

Extras: Cody actually has natural black markings and brown eyes like most dalmatians, however he likes to keep his spots dyed a dark blue color instead, and he added the purple heart markings and the details on his ankles and the tip of his tail for extra fun. He also wears purple and blue heterochromia contacts because, hey, why not? And last but certainly not least, he wears a heart shaped amethyst pendant around his neck. Amethyst stones are said to be natural stress relievers with healing properties that rid negative energy and encourage inner strength, wealth, and clarity of the mind. While Cody can't really attest to the "wealth" part of those claims, he likes to think that it helps with his overall positive attitude.

shalusky @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:49 pm


    ahh! about time you’ve made a character! and goodness is he adorable! ;o

Swirlshine @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:22 pm

Yayyyyyyy! Glad he's finally got a name (I thought he looked like a Cody to me, hehe!), and that we all get to know a bit more about him! His design is so awesome and I adore his personality too! <3

Also, woah, looks like he'd get along well with Oliver, haha! Maybe the two should "meet" sometime in the future!

J-and-K341 @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:59 am

Swirlshine wrote:Yayyyyyyy! Glad he's finally got a name (I thought he looked like a Cody to me, hehe!), and that we all get to know a bit more about him! His design is so awesome and I adore his personality too! <3

Also, woah, looks like he'd get along well with Oliver, haha! Maybe the two should "meet" sometime in the future!
shalusky wrote:

    ahh! about time you’ve made a character! and goodness is he adorable! ;o


Ah thanks, you guys! :D I do still have to think up a few quirks for him, since a "perfect" character can become boring rather quickly, or so i've read. But for now this will do. :)

♦★ Reach for the Stars ★♦
by Finchley @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:05 pm [Reply]

★★★

Finchley @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:23 pm

x

Finchley @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:01 am

I worked real hard on this wrote:x

Swirlshine @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:20 am

This is BEAUTIFUL, woah!!

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bad doodle
by ᏦᎪᎽᏔᏆΝᎽᎪ @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:51 am [Reply]

i can't draw for the life of me so here :|

i have some bad skills
by RedtailTheWarrior @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:25 am [Reply]

DO NOT LOOK

doo doo doo
by torquee @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:23 pm [Reply]

I will probably not end up colouring in/finishing this doo do doo do doo do

Swirlshine @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:20 am

Aw, what a cute style!!


    Ahh last adopt from my GA Trial!
    It was a lot of fun, thank you so much!

    For this one, show and tell me what their favorite food item is! It can be anything that can be eaten!


    Code: Select all
    [b]Username:[/b]
    [b]Name:[/b]
    [b]Gender:[/b]
    [b]Favorite Food?:[/b]
    [b]Picture of Said Food Item:[/b]


    Ends Nov.14 . 10pm est

    Edits:
    Ears, Tail

sun struck @ Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:29 am


    This is now OPEN!

Meridiem @ Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:41 pm

Username: Meridiem
Name: Keely
Gender: Male
Favorite Food?: Donut, but it has to have pink icing and rainbow sprinkles
Picture of Said Food Item:
Image

Golden-Boy @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:36 am

Image
Username: golden-boy
Name: cicera
Gender: male
Favorite Food?: neon udon noodles
Picture of Said Food Item: <-

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Gossip Gorls
by KarKat Vantas ♋ @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:20 pm [Reply]

Lol, I was gonna draw more, but my hands are starting to freeze up it's so cold here xD
Madelyn and Sylvia are both from The Office Type!

jurassic, @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:25 pm

Heather McNamara looks great with pink hair
trashy jokes aside I love the artstyle and character design!

Purrfectpal @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:25 pm

How the hecc do you draw hands??

KarKat Vantas ♋ @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:29 pm

jurassic, wrote:Heather McNamara looks great with pink hair
trashy jokes aside I love the artstyle and character design!

x'D
I know, right!??
Yeah, but jokes aside, thank you! They're both from The Office Type, a currently in development dating game! ;v;-b

Purrfectpal wrote:How the hecc do you draw hands??

I cry, every morning, and I tell myself that it will all be okay, even though it's not.

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Mindreader ref nov 2018
by RainbowServal @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:40 am [Reply]

It's this poor child again! I decided that I needed to update her ref, now that I bought a new Mindreader dragon.
I've thrown so many more flaws on her since last time, oops


i would really appreciate if you would draw this poor cat-wildclaw deity child but you don't have to

King Kaiiiiiii! <3
by Lostfairy @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 am [Reply]

I've been in a Kai mood for the past few days. I've watched some Kai vlogs, appreciated Kai's singing more then usual, and looked up lots of Kai pictures. KAI KAI KAIIIIII. XD

So WOOP, here's some art of EXO's best dancer, Kai! I really loved all of his outfits in Love Me Right and decided to draw this one! <3

This was drawn with a mouse, timer is off by a lot, and please do not steal or repost!

All likes and comments are really appreciated!!

Swirlshine @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:27 am

OOOH, so I see he had purple hair at one point! I APPROVE C: XDDD

Okay, but in all seriousness, this is AMAZING yet again Lost! Everything looks so SO good! I think the thing I'm really staring at though is that shirt and the writing on it, because AHHHH, IT LOOKS SO PERFECT!!!

YOU GOTTA KEEP DOING THESE MISSY. I LOVE THEMMMMMM, HEHE! ;)

winter based on this drawing by Karmel
by whim @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:57 pm [Reply]

Meduz @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:34 pm

I love this so much. If they're ever up for claims please let me know

consume the chalk
by jurassic, @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:52 pm [Reply]

I have 3 pages of homework that are not whatsoever easy to do are enjoyable yet here I am drawing a character from a game I just began at least 10 minutes ago.

Susie and Ralsei are perfect children

kiwa kiwi ♡ @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:53 pm

totally agreed
ralsei and susie are perfect childs

Uniwolves are a mystical race of canine like creature that are part unicorn!
Uniwolves are normally very shy and keep to themselves, it is very rare to see them. With paws up front and hooves in the back these little guys are some of the fastest runners.
The small horns on the backs of their leg are used for protection, and marking their territory.
Uniwolves are said to have magical powers such as teleport or being able to levitate and some of the rarer, more elusive ones are said to have wings!
These fluffy creatures are very cuddly & friendly and once their trust is own they are actually very happy creatures.


To win this kid find a poem that reminds you of them.


Code: Select all
Username:
Name:
Gender:
Poem:


Ends 15th of November 6pm EST

StarryNightz @ Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:50 pm

boop. c:

Sweet._.Sakura @ Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Mark

wolfs avanue @ Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Username: wolfs avanue
Name: Lavender
Gender: Female
Prompt:
Lavender as beautiful as blue
as the sun goes down the night turns blue
violets underneath the stars but the lavender of a unicorn is still remaining
earth and all the planets I can see with my eyes shining on my lavender fur
no other colors but lavender and blue
does the earth spin around in my head
earth has no chance of changing my lavender fur
right beneath the stars is a lavender sleeping wolf
(I did an acrostic, I hope you like it!)

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Late Halloween
by Levade @ Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:42 am [Reply]

Okay well. I'm a little late this year but I had fun.

This was a quick one. Timer is way off!

Based on;

Image
Adopt virtual pets at Chicken Smoothie!

Annbellboo @ Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:47 am

Holy cow this is amazing :O <3

Chickengood6 @ Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:49 am

So well done!

Levade @ Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:38 am

Thankyou both :)

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plummet to earth based on this drawing by akü
by gentle .wav @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:34 pm [Reply]

featuring pluto, an alien who got lonely and bored of his home planet and decided to come to earth. looks like his landing there wasn't too great though...
bg not by me!~

fox??
by zeraora @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:03 pm [Reply]

im gonna start drawing like this 0w0

can anyone please give me your opinions on this style?

(i was too lazy to actually do a color in layer so im sorry it looks like that ))

qwueenxi @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:09 pm

    i like this style a lot, it has a lot of potential and i can see the improvement in this. some changes to anatomy would help the style a lot, maybe try referencing to something like this would be useful! i also understand you did not color it in this piece but i would recommend using softer, more pastel colors as that is what is in trend right now and it's easier to the eye. layers are very important as well. my last suggestion is drawing the paws as one shape and adding three lines instead of drawing the toes separately, as that's what i did and i ended up getting a good result when i went back to separate toe style.

    other than that this style is absolutely amazing. keep at it! :thumbup:

zeraora @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:20 pm

qwueenxi wrote:
    i like this style a lot, it has a lot of potential and i can see the improvement in this. some changes to anatomy would help the style a lot, maybe try referencing to something like this would be useful! i also understand you did not color it in this piece but i would recommend using softer, more pastel colors as that is what is in trend right now and it's easier to the eye. layers are very important as well. my last suggestion is drawing the paws as one shape and adding three lines instead of drawing the toes separately, as that's what i did and i ended up getting a good result when i went back to separate toe style.

    other than that this style is absolutely amazing. keep at it! :thumbup:



Thank you!!

yeen x wuff
by Bulbsaur @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:19 pm [Reply]

(yeah I call werewolves wuffs deal with it)
ship art for someone on IG
edit; they wanted words owo

Style Testing : Awkward
by zeraora @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:19 pm [Reply]

Trying to see if I can do all the emotions with my new art style!! :DD

Opinions please?

☯ Taffy The Cat ☯ !!old!!
by qwueenxi @ Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:12 am [Reply]

super old sksksk

tony_stark @ Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:50 am

Aw so cute ~

jeonghwa @ Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:10 pm

Cute

qwueenxi @ Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:45 am

Thanks, guys!

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caxolotl
by plays flute gently @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:43 pm [Reply]

hi this is a new character i made i named her caxolotl and she likes sparkles uwu

zeraora @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:04 pm

so cute OMG!

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