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:
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:

Meow
by Lavendelle @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:14 am [Reply]

My first oekaki artwork!
...I FINALLY found out how to use oekaki and I feel absolutely stupid for using CS since 2013 and never noticing that ‘Newdrawing’ button.

Anyhow, this is a random cat I drew while testing out the functions of the Oekaki. Enjoy! c:

Sinful_Lies @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:14 am

this is so cute!!

c r o w s h y @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:16 am

ssooo pretty
i love the colorss aahh <33

Cloverfern @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:17 am

Beautiful!

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neondisaster @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:17 am

approved! <3

"?!"
by Ominous Clouds @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:43 am Attachment(s) [Reply]

Uh-oh, it appears Totoro has fallen into a box while packing :lol:

Tips, comments, and likes are wanted and appreciated! Enjoy!

And yes, I know it's late, but it's based off this:

PepsiDragon @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:06 am

That's so cute!

Purrfectpal @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:10 am

I never noticed the squid plushie has little legs, I love it. This is a great drawing!

J-and-K341 @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:14 am

Oh my gosh yes that is amazing! :D 💙

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FerretFur
by Ajax. @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:12 am [Reply]

part of my entry for chimericect's art comp :>
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:3 based on this drawing by ƒαℓℓєиƒιѕну
by ~StormyWind~ @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:45 am [Reply]

v v

Ponyo
by Boonana @ Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:52 pm [Reply]

One of my favorite scenes from Ponyo.

I couldn't get her to look right but its fine.

JibbaJabbaJayne @ Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:08 am

I LOVE STUDIO GHIBLI!

this is so pretty!

katsue @ Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:44 am

This looks fantastic! <3

Boonana @ Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:22 am

JibbaJabbaJayne wrote:I LOVE STUDIO GHIBLI!

this is so pretty!


Yea me too!

Thanks so much!

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sketch of a cat
by waspinator @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:41 am [Reply]

i don't really do art,, but here's what i made i guess!

art done based on this drawing by Jumpycatfan
by Jumpycatfan @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:06 am [Reply]

<3 pm if you want art

jellyfish.lucy @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:18 am

I love <3

Thank you so much

Jumpycatfan @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:24 am

np :)

more artfight
by gay.exe @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:15 am [Reply]

uhhhh timer is way off because i had to go do many things

Neo based on this drawing by God of Mischief
by very @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:05 am [Reply]

Em this took a long time lol. If you want to adopt her, you can. We can work out a price over pm :)

I just kinda got bored
by SmoreGutss @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:40 pm [Reply]

Idk what this is :?

(for more art here's my deviantart: https://www.deviantart.com/wolfey-draws)

EDIT: The timer is way off, I got sidetracked

bulletcorgi @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:30 pm

your art is so so so so cute!!! :D I love this so much <3

Oh No! @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:32 pm

Cutee

SmoreGutss @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:05 am

bulletcorgi wrote:your art is so so so so cute!!! :D I love this so much <3
Oh No! wrote:Cutee


Thank you guys so much ; o ; !!!

Gold #1 based on this drawing by tawnycatz
by tawnycatz @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:54 am [Reply]

Orion!! :D

transparent:

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GoldPeaks @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:59 am

He looks amazing! Thank you so much ^^

tawnycatz @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:02 am

GoldPeaks wrote:He looks amazing! Thank you so much ^^


Thank you, and no problem :>

Fireflies (Redraw)
by Ominous Clouds @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:19 am [Reply]

Based off this drawing from a little over a month ago.

Tips, comments, and likes are wanted and appreciated! Enjoy!

SputnikSplash @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:33 am

I love it!!
Sparkles are so pretty and the colors are perfect and I could go on forever!!
Deserves a feature. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Ominous Clouds @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:53 am

SputnikSplash wrote:I love it!!
Sparkles are so pretty and the colors are perfect and I could go on forever!!
Deserves a feature. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Ahh thank you so much! That's really kind of you !

3 Token Sketches
by SkylarIsFloofy @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:34 am [Reply]

These are colored sketch headshots <3

Only three tokens of the current event. Will consider items and or pets

Post an OC and I will get started!
Payment is taken before I start.
I would rather not get scammed again~

SkylarIsFloofy @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:51 am

Bump <3

Clarie based on this drawing by Mimu
by Mimu @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:49 am [Reply]

Sorry for taking so long i went to sleep,
i hope you like it poca!
it's not the best T-T.

Sunset based on this drawing by FlameosSpaghettios
by FlameosSpaghettios @ Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:18 am [Reply]

THIS IS A REDRAW BWAHAHHAa

RainbowServal @ Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:06 am

WOAH

FlameosSpaghettios @ Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:50 am

woah?

lilpupin @ Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:57 am

Cool, nice drawing!

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art trade w/ stormserpent
by Ajax. @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:19 am [Reply]

my side of an art trade! <3
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Doggo birthday
by lilpupin @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:16 am [Reply]

This is for a contest. I drew my dog, Ruby, celebrating her birthday. Her birthday (well, more of a got you day) is on July 10th, (which is also my birthday.) so I'm a little late. :\

lilpupin @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:59 am

lilpupin wrote:Boomp What do you guys think of it?

Maxy Max @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:01 am

This is beautiful!
Im celebrating my boyfriends dogs birthday tomorrow and snd she’s gonna be pne!
And I’m so stoked :p

But really this drawing is super adorable!

lilpupin @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:04 am

That's great! We didn't do much celebrating for her birthday, because she doesn't like food or toys, so... I bet she's the most abnormal dog alive. XD

Also, thank you! I was hopping it would turn out that way!

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OPEN
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Katze wrote: I wish that there weren't so many seedlings out here.

Pricing wrote:Here are the prices:

Headshot - 4 tokens
Half (like art above) - 6 tokens
Fullbody - 10 tokens

Shading - adds 2 tokens to price
Scenery items - depends on size; small are 1 token each, large are 3.

(note: scenery items are not the "bg" but rather something the character
is interacting with; Katze's sign would be 1 token, since they're just
holding it and the sign itself isn't complicated.)

Can and Can't do wrote:Can do:

- Dragons (FR included!)
- Other mythical creatures
- Felines
- Canines
- Birds (difficult)
- Blood ( may be sent through PM)


Headshots ONLY, may be DECLINED if too difficult:

- Humans/humanoids (DRAWN IN FIREALPACA, SENT THROUGH PM)
- Horses




code for form wrote:
Code: Select all
[center][size=90]Username:
Headshot/half/fullbody?:
Payment:
Character ref please:
Any specific requests? (ex. pose or items):
Other, aka things I might have forgotten:
[/size][/center]


slots wrote:1. GoldPeaks (0/2)
2. open
3. open

Currently Accepting wrote:I'm currently accepting: all tokens

But I'm mainly looking for:
xx

Won't accept: none right now

GoldPeaks @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:52 am

hey again (I was iiWaffle- hope it is fine I am back for more art)

Username: GoldPeaks
Headshot/half/fullbody?: Half
Payment: 6 tokens + 2 for shading
Character ref please: all refs
Any specific requests? (ex. pose or items): maybe have his mouth open?
Other, aka things I might have forgotten: I think that is all?

tawnycatz @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:54 am

GoldPeaks wrote:hey again (I was iiWaffle- hope it is fine I am back for more art)

Username: GoldPeaks
Headshot/half/fullbody?: Half
Payment: 6 tokens + 2 for shading
Character ref please: all refs
Any specific requests? (ex. pose or items): maybe have his mouth open?
Other, aka things I might have forgotten: I think that is all?


Right on it. And yeah no worries Connor the android sent by cyberlife Gold!

Art Trade! based on this drawing by SweetieFox
by SweetieFox @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:01 am [Reply]

This opossum is for --beryl-- !
I FELL IN LOVE WITH AXELIA , LIKE WHAT EVEN .
I hope your oK with a shoulder and up drawing I didn't quite get what style you would have liked her in <3
I hope this isn't to bad!

Free Art
by Mimu @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:45 pm [Reply]

it's 02:00 in the morning and here i sit
listing to some songs, my friend left me as she
went to sleep,worrying about my snake and wanting
to draw but don't know what.

i'll have 5 slots or 4 open so here we go:
i can only draw
-kalons
-furies
-humans
-maybe some flight rising dragons
i can not draw
-horses
-and maybe others

i only have some rules:
-please wait, if i don't do yours yet
i might be asleep, watching something
or even looking around on social media.
-i can make it silly if you want ( if i can
try)
-just send over your refs.
-have fun, i guess.

poca, @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:52 pm

Bookcase @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:56 pm

Can you draw my fave boi?

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Pet's name: ❤️Fierce❤️
Adopt virtual pets at Chicken Smoothie!


(he is very emo XD)

R e d p a n d a @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:57 pm

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art for tokens <3 very cheap
by Jumpycatfan @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:37 am [Reply]

hello ! thankyou so much for stopping by C:
headshots- 1 token
full body- 2 token
chibi- 1 token
examples are in my gallery its easier to look there than click through 10 links :lol:

--beryl-- @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:43 am

mark, can you draw humans (male) ???

Jumpycatfan @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:52 am

yup C: but only headshots ^^

or i can try full body ;-; oh boy

Jumpycatfan @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:30 am

up

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sorrel based on this drawing by Jumpycatfan
by Jumpycatfan @ Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:54 am [Reply]

:)

--beryl-- @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:52 am

he's sooo cute thank you!

mood of today
by RainbowServal @ Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:50 am [Reply]

its been a hectic day for her

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