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:

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.


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:

my first drawing. bad
by ScorpionGuy @ Wed May 22, 2019 8:05 pm [Reply]

it's first drawing i draw. i tried :(

YesKittyExists @ Fri May 24, 2019 5:18 am

its not bad!

Cléar @ Fri May 24, 2019 5:21 am

It looks good! You did very well on the wings and the head.
I quite like it. :)

i tried
by Ace! @ Fri May 24, 2019 5:00 am [Reply]

yea. so theirs so random mountains, coming out of nowhere

practice sketches?
by x_Syrrith @ Thu May 23, 2019 3:59 pm [Reply]

o k l e t m e e x p l a i n -
1 - i accept constructive criticism
2 - i havent drawn wolves or ponies in at least 2 years each so the proportions are a little off ;w;
3 - the time might be off because i left my laptop on and i was originally using the blue wolf and drawing a person sitting with it but that didn't turn out because the legs looked weird and anyway- you get the point of it.

anyways. i hope whoever sees this likes my art so expect more of this stuff instead of just weird drawings of people!!

ArcticWaterDrake @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:30 am

Honestly that first one is me every day bro XD

But anyways, these are pretty good! I suggest looking at references of real wolves, even if you're just doing cartoons, as it can be very helpful to know shapes of body parts and proportions.

For Deku_is_best_boi based on this drawing by Zonbitaigā
by Zonbitaigā @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:19 am [Reply]

Enjoy your cats uw

up for auction
by Ace! @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:00 am [Reply]

auto over 35c$

offer has to be over 10c$

Tiny Edgelord Cat
by Cosmic Candy Fox @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:44 am [Reply]

My art is all over the place... i dunno.I could totally understand why people would stop liking it because it really is just everywhere! I should stick to one thing but I don't.
I'm sad and alone rn and i just wanted..., cat.
The thing in his mouth is some kind of sharp object idk.
Basically he's just walmart brand victor
minus the seeing ghosts bc he doesn't believe in them. And minus an actual functional experiment of which he never managed.
and also oh no i forgot his glasses.

!Just move on from that post if you still want to watch Game of Thrones!

Ok... it was way to hard for me to draw Emilias face in that size xd however that szene just killed me.
Daenerys > World

My Reference

startail;; @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:38 am

Ooh! Very cool

by SurgeFire @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 am [Reply]

i don't know what this is. :c

dewly_noted @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:28 am

    It's beautiful that's what

ʙᴜᴄᴋʏ. @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:37 am

There’s my extreme good boi who deserves the world
I love this yes v good

by lumi @ Thu May 23, 2019 5:47 am [Reply]

      (looks at timer) time is an illusion. also i needed lunch

      anyway this is hex! he'll steal your heart and your personal belongings. basically he's just a villain

ArtsheepNZ @ Thu May 23, 2019 1:00 pm

this is really cute!! :0

eraserhead. @ Thu May 23, 2019 1:43 pm

really cute!!

lumi @ Fri May 24, 2019 12:15 am

    ArtsheepNZ wrote:
    this is really cute!! :0

    eraserhead. wrote:really cute!!

      thank u sm folks!!

Chromatic Effect Tutorial
by Okashiba @ Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:04 am [Reply]

I've gotten some messages about about this - I hope this helps a bit.
I'm sorry if it's not perfectly clear or anything... I'm not the best at explaining things :''D

If you've got any questions please tell me! I'll do my best to help.
Any feedback is also greatly appreciated!

Ignore timer pls

Zonbitaigā @ Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:05 am

Thx for making this it looks very helpful. Once I have time I’ll try this out.

tarkeli @ Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:07 am

This is awesome. Thanks for posting - I was wondering how people were accomplishing this look. ^^

rnirai @ Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:12 am

this is amazing! thank you so much for sharing this tutorial ♥
(that kaminari doodle is adorable, i love him sm)

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This cupid girl I made is Up for Offers!
I'm mainly looking for rares/c$, but i'll look at anything^^

      -Don't resell this character for more than what you paid for (Unless you have COMMISSIONED art pieces for them)
      -Don't use this art if you aren't the owner
      -This'll end a day or 2 after the highest offer

Highest offer(s)

for me only
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Molly. @ Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:49 pm


Lexxa_Astral @ Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:31 am

She's up and ready to go!

Post your offers below!

Molly. @ Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:08 am

Would you take any offers other than C$ or DA points? 0: It's perfectly fine if not. cx

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Why Michael Jackson Is Crying
by oakhearted @ Thu May 23, 2019 11:04 pm [Reply]

He isnt happy with whats been going on in Earth right now.
will add more soon

Burr based on this drawing by scissors
by CrazyB @ Thu May 23, 2019 10:48 pm [Reply]

Ugh humans are not my strong point
Lines By

wip based on this drawing by ☼ Red Beanie ☼
by ☼ Red Beanie ☼ @ Thu May 23, 2019 12:07 am [Reply]

BlizzardTheWizard @ Thu May 23, 2019 5:42 pm

ahhh they're so pure! <333

by SoMo @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:35 pm [Reply]


doreet @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:39 pm

Hah hah so cute! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

SoMo @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:54 pm

doreet wrote:Hah hah so cute! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

thanx :)

i'll miss you
by pinkbluecat @ Wed May 22, 2019 4:24 pm [Reply]

i did this with my mouse and absolutely no smoothing so it looks kinda off.

my cat took a turn for the worst and we are putting her down tomorrow. this drawing doesn't look exactly like her since she is a tortoiseshell cat and it's terribly hard to draw those but i tried my best.

i love you mittens. i'm so sorry we couldn't find out what was wrong and help you. it may just be because you're 19, but the seizures told me you had some other problems, problems we didn't notice until it was too late. we'll be saying goodbye to you tomorrow baby girl. i'll miss you so, so much, but i'll feel at ease knowing you're not suffering anymore. please rest well.

tomorrow is going to be a very tough day.

please do not copy this design. i literally drew the strongest characteristics of my cat so people would know it was her. this is MY CAT. not a design. i have had trouble with people taking my designs on here before and that is the only reason why i am stating it.

Ravenwhisper's Wish @ Wed May 22, 2019 6:19 pm

    that's really beautiful art, and I'm so sorrry for your loss.
    hopefully you had good times with her c:

pinkbluecat @ Thu May 23, 2019 2:17 pm

Ravenwhisper's Wish wrote:
    that's really beautiful art, and I'm so sorrry for your loss.
    hopefully you had good times with her c:

thank you <3 that means a lot since i did it with my mouse jfhsjdh
and thank you for your kind words. i certainly did... she was a good girl and so full of personality. ;v;

J-and-K341 @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:17 pm

aw man, really sorry about that! (hugs! <3) And an excellent drawing, as well!

wip based on this drawing by ZofewaArt
by ZofewaArt @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:12 pm [Reply]


by September Rain @ Thu May 23, 2019 1:54 pm [Reply]


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

I Like Bees @ Thu May 23, 2019 1:55 pm

So colorful!! This is amazing!

J-and-K341 @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:12 pm

ooooh so beautiful! <3

wip based on this drawing by ZofewaArt
by ZofewaArt @ Thu May 23, 2019 3:58 pm [Reply]


staff - if this is the wrong thread, let me know. I feel like I'm ok to start going to the intermediate, ive gotten semi-good/confident in oekaki. and also i couldn't think of a thread to put a commission center in so i decided just to put it here.

Savannah's Commission Center



I can do two different types of art for commissions at this time. Character References and Species Lines. Please not that Species Lines are going to be a bit more expensive, however if I find that you cheat your way by turning a character reference into a species line, I will request that the species be taken down as you will be using my art in ways it was not permitted to be used.


You may take the art offsite so long as you credit me on it, and let me know if you intend on doing so so that I am aware.
I will only accept completed forms with commissions that do not break my can/cant list down below.
Please do not resell the art without notifying me first!
I reserve the right to add more rules later on.


Character Reference Examples:

Species Line Examples:


Slots - I will only be taking three commissions max at a time. They will be worked on in the order they are received.

1. open
2. open
3. open


Now the important part. Prices.

Character References:

1 Character - No Ref Sheet = 5 C$ (fullbody by default, you can request headshot or bust if you would like)
+Ref Sheet = +2 C$ (face ref and/or color palette)
+Every Additional Character = 5 C$ (please specify also if each additional character will be having a ref)

*Maximum of Three Characters per image

Species Lines

Species Lines - No Ref Sheet = 20 C$ (This covers adult lines, alpha lock coloring, 4 traits, background, and cover, hence why it is so expensive)
+Ref Sheet = +5 C$ (face ref and color palette)
+Nursery Lines = +5 C$
+Trait = +1 C$ per trait
+Anything else you might want not covered in the basic price = Depends on the complexity

If you cannot pay in C$, message me and we'll work something out!


My Little Pony style equines
Canines (to some extent)
Most Adoptable species (provided you have the proper permission)



Savannah-the-Caracal @ Sun May 19, 2019 9:54 am


Order Forms

Post below with the filled out form to order!

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[center][color=#BF4080]I'd Like to Order Please!
Type of Art Wanted:
Payment Method:

Image of Character(s) you want drawn:
Preferred Pose:
Would you like a face ref:
Would you like a color palette:

Description of Species:
Preferred Post:
Would you like a face ref:
Would you like a color palette:
Please Describe the Traits you would like me to include:
Would you like Nursery Lines:
Is there anything not covered you would like me to add:


Savannah-the-Caracal @ Tue May 21, 2019 9:46 am


Savannah-the-Caracal @ Thu May 23, 2019 3:53 pm


by gushingstars @ Thu May 23, 2019 3:42 pm [Reply]

i've already been declined most of the offers i've made on my old designs, but i would love to say a huge thank you to the couple who want to work with me. it means so so much < 3

Starclan will abandon you..
by twistersc @ Mon May 13, 2019 8:10 am [Reply]

A drawing of Sol
Anyone got a scene suggestion?, I can do more than one

twistersc @ Thu May 23, 2019 2:45 pm

Wolverton~~ @ Thu May 23, 2019 2:46 pm

I hate and love Sol at the same time!

daily sketches based on this drawing by ZofewaArt
by ZofewaArt @ Thu May 23, 2019 2:14 pm [Reply]


Desert Sky (dawn) based on this drawing by rú 
by rú  @ Mon May 20, 2019 3:38 pm [Reply]

Just making a couple different versions.

Edit: Thanks for the feature!

➳ palla @ Tue May 21, 2019 10:42 am

    this is absolutely beautiful ♡ very calming !!

starnotes @ Tue May 21, 2019 11:51 am

this is so pretty and calming :0 <33

Lovercats189 @ Tue May 21, 2019 12:22 pm


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