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:
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 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.


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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:

For 186lilly
by GrimmKitty @ Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:32 am [Reply]

^^
Image

for DazzleHorror
by GrimmKitty @ Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:46 am [Reply]

Image

for blakebelladonna
by SapphireRebel @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:33 pm [Reply]

here's your request :D
I hope you like it!

blakebelladonna @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:40 pm

DAAAAAWWWWW LOOK AT IT!!! :'D i love this so much omg!!! thank you a billion times, ive never gotten srt of bernie before so this is so cool!

SapphireRebel @ Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:21 am

you're welcome! I'm glad you like it <3

Redraw of this, this time featuring Sorrelstar's actual design.
and her fluff why did younger me forget her fluff

Reference image

chimingcloud @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:36 am

this is so precious !! the colors are so vibrant and dynamic and i love this cute lineless art style ! ;;w;; !

alien_bubblewrap. @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:13 am

AAAAAAAAHH! I saw this and I'm IN LOVE!!

Swishy & Broken @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:28 pm

    What a lovely babie !

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It's crazy to think I've been on Chickensmoothie for 5 YEARS now. This is my redraw of my Bluestar drawing. I decided to start drawing this annually. Here's a little message for all of you artists out there:

I’d just like to start this off by saying that I have been doing digital art for 5 YEARS now. I’ve had a lot of struggles and wanted to give up, but all of it paid in the end. I am going to be honest and say I was scared to do this year’s redraw because I didn’t know if I’d be able to top last year’s redraw. I am glad I ended up doing it and not breaking the tradition of this redraw because I can see the improvement and I am proud of it. Never give up. You may look at someone’s art and want to be as good as them, but they didn’t get there in 1 day. Be patient and enjoy your journey. Instead of wishing forward, appreciate how far you’ve come.

The first one was made January 2015 and you can click on "Click to View" to see all the redraws backwards.


Here is the finished redraw!

Image

☼ Red Beanie ☼ @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:21 pm

That improvement is *chef’s kiss*
I love your art and it’s so cool to see the progress of it ;0 !!

Purrfectpal @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:24 pm

☼ Red Beanie ☼ wrote:That improvement is *chef’s kiss*
I love your art and it’s so cool to see the progress of it ;0 !!

Ahh tysm! I am so proud of this year's redraw.

meveh @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:33 pm

what a glow up 😻

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by typicalkelpie @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:54 pm [Reply]

this is kind of a vent art

timer is very off ;;

Jolly Rabbit @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:58 pm

:000 woah! You have a nice art style!, I love how you shaded & coloured it & the ears are so beautiful 💕

typicalkelpie @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:03 pm

Jolly Rabbit wrote::000 woah! You have a nice art style!, I love how you shaded & coloured it & the ears are so beautiful 💕


awe, thank you! that really means a lot to me <3

Jolly Rabbit @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:04 pm

typicalkelpie wrote:
Jolly Rabbit wrote::000 woah! You have a nice art style!, I love how you shaded & coloured it & the ears are so beautiful 💕


awe, thank you! that really means a lot to me <3


Your welcome! You deserve it you have an amazing talent ❤️

What do you do, when you crave chocolate. You draw a chocolate bunny. I dont think it tastes like chocolate though. It probably tastes like bunny. But it’s cuteness may stop you from eating it.

128 based on this drawing by whim
by whim @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:09 pm [Reply]

    chugging along still
    Image

Wip ;w;
by leaves @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:08 pm [Reply]

i cant art

SteamMaster @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:30 pm

well apparently you did something

Wraith
by SteamMaster @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:26 pm [Reply]

Wraith

For Stormserpent
by TheSongOfTheStars @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:02 pm [Reply]

Bean kit : )

Glitch. @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:15 pm

Preciousss <3 I really love the style of this!!

StormSerpent @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:00 pm

my babbbyyyyyy

Lucky clovers - base
by chimingcloud @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:52 am [Reply]

smth i've just had open for like a week to color 1 part at a time in between comms bc im dumb and cant concentrate on one piece but yea my base.

Glitch. @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:20 pm

this is so pretty!! The colors are beautiful ;o;

PaintLily @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:26 pm

Aaaah, it's adorable, I love it!!

J-and-K341 @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:55 pm

ahh this is so neat! I also love the colors so much! ^^

social media personified
by Michael's Fan. @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:23 pm [Reply]

WIP of tiktok, youtube, and snapchat lol

...
by SoMo @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:20 pm [Reply]

average height difference between a lilkin and a human.

Quick doodle of my bab
by FrostedFirefly @ Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:05 pm [Reply]

Hhhhhhhh haven't drawn her,,,, in months qmq
But her name is Sugar Swirl and I love her very much, I made her all the way back in 2017 :'^) (Although she's gotten quite a few redesigns and revisions uwu)

Acacia tree
by horselover1978 @ Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:20 pm [Reply]

it`s a Acacia tree
it`s not prefect
because i haven't seen those before!
thanks .Cookiecakes.!



bump and tell me what to make next

horselover1978 @ Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:13 am

post and tell me what kind of tree to make next

horselover1978 @ Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:28 pm

post and tell what kind of tree to make next
THANKS

LORDSORGHUM @ Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:20 pm

baobab tree?

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MANGO TREE
by horselover1978 @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:42 am [Reply]

IT`S A MANGO TREE
I LOVE TO DRAW
BUT AM NEW TO INTERNET DRAWING

I LIVE ON A FARM THAT`S WHY I DREW A MANGO TREE

horselover1978 @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:11 am

post and tell what kind of tree to make next
THANKS

horselover1978 @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:47 am

post and tell what kind of tree to make next
THANKS

horselover1978 @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:38 pm

post and tell what kind of tree to make next
THANKS

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cherry tree
by horselover1978 @ Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:23 pm [Reply]

cherry tree
tell me what to draw next

thanks

horselover1978 @ Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:13 pm

post and tell what kind of tree to make next
THANKS

horselover1978 @ Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:56 am

Bump

horselover1978 @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:09 am

horselover1978 wrote:post and tell what kind of tree to make next
THANKS

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lychee tree
by horselover1978 @ Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:34 am [Reply]

it`s a lychee tree
it`s not prefect
i am new to internet drawing but love to draw on paper
post pls

horselover1978 @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:47 am

post and tell what kind of tree to make next
THANKS

horselover1978 @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:39 pm

post and tell what kind of tree to make next
THANKS

Unravel the Dreams @ Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:48 am

It's a cute drawing! I've never heard of a lychee tree before.

As for tree suggestions, you could make an apple or cherry tree.

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The sun went down an hour ago there's nothing left to see

Locked And Loaded
by Swirlshine @ Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:22 am [Reply]

"I come from a place
A land from far away I'm never going back to
Where the ground is razor blades
Callusing my feet, I'm gaining strength
But when I bleed I'm only bleeding arrows
Going where the light goes fast as sound
And as I'm speeding in my skin
I have been locked and loaded..."




I really started feeling kinda bleh this morning as I started drawing, so I decided I wanted to paint this time around! By that, I mean using the Pen tool... but whatever, the point is it's a lot more freeing and relaxing for me sometimes! I also ended up making this lineless too, woooooo!!
I really, really like this piece, not gonna lie! I didn't think it'd turn out good at all when I started, but then I kept going and uh, yeah, it turned into this! c: It's not a vent or anything like that, I just wanted to have fun drawing a running pose!


Pose was referenced from this gif by Nightrizer - I just saved the first shot as a picture! And the timer is off, although idk by how much, sorry! :c

.Kira Nightblade. @ Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:26 am

Gah this looks so good Swirl!?

Swirlshine @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:49 pm

.Kira Nightblade. wrote:Gah this looks so good Swirl!?

Aw, thank youuuuuu Sarah! ;-; I’m honestly really proud of it myself, hehe! ☺️

Request for a friend!
by ShadowBoi @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:41 pm [Reply]

Request for Kat. I hope she likes it!

P h r o g
by s c a r e d 怖い @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:41 pm [Reply]

Love him or hate him, he vibing..

fawn,, @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:53 pm

he better propose to me rn or ima cry

s c a r e d 怖い @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:55 pm

fawn,, wrote:he better propose to me rn or ima cry

Okay but you have to feed him flys and some cronchy worms

fawn,, @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:32 pm

Okay but you have to feed him flys and some cronchy worms
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will do

oekaki
by YASUHO @ Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:17 pm [Reply]

cinnamon posts to oekaki in the first time in years
i used my mouse LOL

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