Beginner's Oekaki

Artists of all levels of skill are welcome to draw here!

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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 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?
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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?
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  • Gallery display:

FLOP
by W A C K @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:20 pm [Reply]

or not?

I fell asleep during this

1cloudtail
2shaddowpaw
3skypaw
4flampelt
5dustpelt
6squirlflight
7brambleclaw
8ashfur
9brightheart
10graystripe
11leafpool
12cinderpelt
13firestar
14sandstorm
15ferncloud
16icekit
17foxkit
this has characters form the power of three with some older cats and my own :D

yfish @ Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:45 am

Great job!!!

Alerian @ Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:24 pm

Cool! the art looks really great! :clap: :clap: :clap:

star star. @ Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:52 am

is this a book your writing? If so,I'd love the link!!!!

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Was that there before
by 1lach @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:10 am [Reply]

Tsunami fighting a FLIPPIN ENCHANTED STATUE UNDERWATER was probably one of my FAVORITE scenes from her book.
Orca is creepy as heck when she's a statue.

FrostFox83 @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:29 am

TSUNMI!! <3

sad boi @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:17 pm

i am gonna poop my pants this is so good

Quick Sketch
by ∘Raven∘ @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:03 pm [Reply]

I've been off here for a while because I was so sick I actually almost died. But I'm slowly coming back, so enjoy a quick sketch of my character Quill.

Varian ! @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:04 pm

This looks really good! Nice job :)

Demon Pups (Adoptables) based on this drawing by Tealea
by Zavu @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:47 am [Reply]

Decided to make some pup adoptables once again considering it's been a while since I've posted on the oekaki ^^
They aren't complete as of right now but the top three are 100% finished and ready for offers! I'll probably work on the bottom 3 as they sell and post them once the top row is gone but if you guys really like these then I'll try to post them sooner.

What you can offer me! (In no particular order - feel free to ask questions)
DA Points, Characters, Art, Pets, Chicken Dollars, Pets (uncommon+ only please. no WL pets because my WL is highly outdated)

Please comment offers. If offering pets/c$ then send a suggestion :)

1 - Peppermint Succubus (OPEN)
2 - Magma (OPEN)
3 - Cobra (OPEN)
4 - Teal Core (OPEN)
5 - ??? (spoilers might go here ;))
6 - Multi-Eyed Lynx - Lineart! Will be colored by me if requested or buyer (OPEN)

Feel free to mark or bump! Lines by Tealea, edits and designs by me (Zavu)

Edit: If you're curious on how much time it'll take for me to accept an offer then feel free to ask! I don't have a set time for when I'll pick an offer because I don't know how many offers I'll get within a period of time but rough estimate will be about 1-2 days ^^

Alavii @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:57 am

omg
I got 60c$

i'd love 1 and 3
I can add more c$ easily so dont be afraid to tell me

Dodobroking @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:58 am

sending for 2

goner @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:14 am

m

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For cicadas!!
by Kageyenora @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:36 pm [Reply]

      mermaid boooooyyy
      i freakin love drawin underwater things aaa
      this was so fun to do! i hope you like!! <3

      oof that timer is a joke

Vlad Dracula III @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:36 pm

This is adorable

Kageyenora @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:41 pm

Vlad Dracula III wrote:This is adorable


<33!!!!

Malcolm
by startail;; @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:17 pm [Reply]

my FR character.

pastel sky
by cutebird @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:58 pm [Reply]

Just a simple abstract, inspired by, well I don't know what their name is. .-.

corgi boi
by Whimbie @ Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:41 pm [Reply]

Yamper is such a cute little bean. He's tied with Wooloo for most adorable of the Gen 8 so far in my opinion.
Whoever made this design is a man/woman after my own heart though. I'm absolutely obsessed with Corgis~♥

Also, wow, I can't wait to get a drawing tablet. Making art on my touchscreen laptop with my finger takes way too long for me.

desertsnacks @ Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:11 pm

so cute!! i love the diamonds in the eyes lol

Whimbie @ Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:13 pm

desertsnacks wrote:so cute!! i love the diamonds in the eyes lol


Haha, thank you! I wasn't really a fan of them myself, but they're in his original design, so I thought it would be best to keep them in. I'm glad you like them though!~

sylveonsweetie987 @ Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:42 am

Congrats on the feature!

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Ug;y
by W A C K @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:42 pm [Reply]

meh lookin girl w crazy hair

this took way too long bc my cuuuuute dog kept distracting me

freefall
by junu. @ Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:07 am [Reply]

"rhaast, we may have a problem."
"what have you gotten yourself into this time, kayn?"

fanart - odyssey kayn (league of legends)




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admittedly, the legs look wonky and i may not be the best at backgrounds, but hey i tried my best :^)
not sure if i should've put this in beginner or intermediate but i usually go with beginner just to be safe :^)
i prefer small canvas because it fits my screen resolution better so most of my drawings will be on the small canvas unless it is an adopt on a base that uses large canvas.
i tried my best to fix the legs idk
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references:
3d model, odyssey kayn - teemo.gg
pose - original artist unknown
i found the pose off instagram, which is pretty notorious for reposts without credit. if anyone knows the original artist let me know and i'll be sure to link them!

bad flower @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:36 am

This is amazing!!!
Are you sure it belongs in beginner's? :D
If you don't mind me asking, how did you get the gold/metallic effect?
Very awesome work! 8-)

junu. @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:02 am

bad flower wrote:This is amazing!!!
Are you sure it belongs in beginner's? :D
If you don't mind me asking, how did you get the gold/metallic effect?
Very awesome work! 8-)


thank you ^^
for the metallic, i started with a base of yellow, and i used a dark orange for shading, and white for highlights. i usually switch the colour to a slightly different hue when shading, since it adds more depth and i personally think it looks better. i started by using a pen brush to add the shading then used the watercolour brush to blend it out. then i made a new layer on top and set the layer to add, and used a white pen to add highlights, then turned the opacity to where i thought it looked nice.

bad flower @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:38 am

Very helpful. :D
Thank you very much for that.
ChickenPaint is more difficult than my usual programs.
Thank you again!

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Oh, So PRICELESS based on this drawing by TheTinyFox
by TheTinyFox @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:57 pm [Reply]

"Priceless", For King & Country

Mirror, mirror
Mirror on the wall
Tellin' those lies
Pointing out your flaws
That isn't who you are
That isn't who you are

It might be hard to hear
But let me tell you, dear
If you could see what I can see
I know you would believe
That isn't who you are
There's more to who you are

So when it's late
You're wide awake
Too much to take
Don't you dare forget that in the pain
You can be brave
Hear me say

I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
At the sight of you
Oh, so priceless
Irreplaceable, unmistakable, incomparable
Darling, it's beautiful
I see it all in you
Oh, so priceless

No matter what you've heard
This is what you're worth
More than all the money
Or the diamonds and pearls
Oh, this is who you are
Yeah, this is who you are

So when it's late
You're wide awake
Too much to take
Don't you dare forget
That in the pain
You can be brave
Hear me say

I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
At the sight of you
Oh, so priceless
Irreplaceable, unmistakable, incomparable
Darling, it's beautiful
I see it all in you
Oh, so priceless

Sisters, we can start again
Give honor 'til the end
Love, we can start again

Brothers, we can start again
Give honor 'til the end
Yeah, we can start again

I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
At the sight of you
Oh, so priceless
You're irreplaceable, unmistakable, incomparable
Darling, it's beautiful
I see it all in you
Oh, so priceless

I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
At the sight of you

I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
We can... at the sight of you... start again

I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
At the sight of you

I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
Oh, so priceless

Vulture
by ~Ravio @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:51 am [Reply]

Hmm. First digital piece. Could be better <:
Some of the time was probably just me staring at it, drinking coffee, eating mac and cheese and potato chips.

comet. @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:53 am

    AFHDBGUDRH

    THis IS YOuR FIRST pIECe?

    mine was like, disgusting lmao

sugarbird @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:56 am

Eyyyyyyyy! I love it! <3

ArcticWaterDrake @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:11 am

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE

this is so good!! You should see my first digital art lol... Be proud!

Here it is ;')

Image
Yes, this is in MS Paint. It might not be exactly my first but I call it my first because it's the earliest I remember/still have LOL

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A City In Transition
by .Cookiecakes. @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:49 am [Reply]

I was bored. So I drew this. Personally i'm not happy with it. I was trying to go for a city being asleep, And then the sun rises and more lights turn on? Idk.. Maybe it was a goofy idea.

Fashion! Turn to the Left based on this drawing by Sixbane
by leo2560 @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:54 pm [Reply]

Okay this was reaealallly fun to do and I loved it and really enjoyed it it was great (: very fun

uh,, it is 6 AM oops ?? anyway yeah this was super duper fun lines are not mine; skin, makeup, hair, clothes, etc. are
ok have a nice good day!!

sweetdragon @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:16 pm

love these!

leo2560 @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:48 am

sweetdragon wrote:
love these!


thank you!!

Old memories
by a u r o r a @ Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:52 pm [Reply]

so i was listening to some music and came across the original Lion King soundtrack, and got inspired :3

so i guess because the new live action Lion King is coming out on July 19th, and the music is so beautiful, I thought it would be fun to recreate one of the iconic scenes from the original film ^^

and before someone asks, no i didn't trace or copy/paste this :)

this was all drawn from looking at this x

all characters/original picture belong to Disney

recreated drawing belongs to me

my hands hurt now ;~;

edit: can't feel fingers

*send help*

Lilly Howlter @ Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm

:0 cutee

Featherwind3975 @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:17 am

I can't wait to see them colored in!

a u r o r a @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:34 am

Lilly Howlter wrote::0 cutee


Thanks <3

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elfie ❤
by cutebird @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:12 am [Reply]

I didn't do the hands this time cause it takes up too much time.

018* based on this drawing by whim
by whim @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:59 am [Reply]

    big birb
    Image
    Image

Swirlshine @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:09 am

Oh man, this looks so epic - I love theseeeeeee!

ArcticWaterDrake @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:15 am

Lol I tried to draw all the pok'emon when I was like 10... and I only got through butterfree XD Keep in mind megas weren't a thing then, so I didn't even have to do all those, or the forms, I just... wasn't very dedicated. I still have the notebook but I use it for other stuff now.

Anyways, I love your art! The lineart is so smooth! And they are just so cute uwu

whim @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:07 am

Swirlshine wrote:Oh man, this looks so epic - I love theseeeeeee!


    thanks!! : D

ArcticWaterDrake wrote:Lol I tried to draw all the pok'emon when I was like 10... and I only got through butterfree XD Keep in mind megas weren't a thing then, so I didn't even have to do all those, or the forms, I just... wasn't very dedicated. I still have the notebook but I use it for other stuff now.

Anyways, I love your art! The lineart is so smooth! And they are just so cute uwu


    when I was little I tried drawing them all too! I still have the binder somewhere, I think I got to around muk? we'll see if I can get that close with this current series, lol!

    thank you as well <3

019 based on this drawing by whim
by whim @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:05 am [Reply]

    I'm glad to be drawing a mammal-like pokemon after bugs, birds and turtles

    Image

No use
by Cosmic Candy Fox @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:54 am [Reply]

Sometimes, you just gotta cry a little. Or a lot.
Monty... I do not know how to feel about you. I feel bad for you but you're a little bit of a bad person, buddy. But I don't know what could possibly upset him. Then again he cries a lot.
He's just a tired and sad goth. Having to deal with a lot of junk. And he's particularly lonely.

e
by this idiot @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:44 am [Reply]

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Contest Entry based on this drawing by Dodobroking
by starpups16 @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:36 am [Reply]

Glitch & Neocka

another one
by dawnlightz. @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:15 am [Reply]

another crappy mouse drawing

ArcticWaterDrake @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:17 am

I remember my mouse days

I can't believe you use a mouse!! I had no idea cuz your art is so good :O

dawnlightz. @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:19 am

ArcticWaterDrake wrote:I remember my mouse days

I can't believe you use a mouse!! I had no idea cuz your art is so good :O


yes
by the way, forgot to mention it was made a lonnng time ago
you can tell by the style

Cran- bear-y sauce
by blueshywolf124 @ Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:54 pm [Reply]

~•♥•~

Just wanted to do a quick Thanksgiving drawing

~•♥•~

Wikkedphobias @ Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:55 pm

coot

reygankiwi @ Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:22 pm

aww, this is adorable.

Silverfootwolf @ Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:39 pm

ahh this is so cute!!!

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