Editable Oekaki

If you post your drawings here, other people can edit them and make their own versions!

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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

Oekaki Rules and Information
by Tess @ Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:17 am [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

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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.

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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:

by Charizard ! @ Fri May 17, 2019 4:33 pm [Reply]

and foxes and foxes and foxes

Silver Pandorica @ Fri May 17, 2019 4:40 pm

What does the fox say?

q1q2q3q4 @ Fri May 17, 2019 5:32 pm


AlexLeDraggu @ Fri May 17, 2019 11:07 pm


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Horse Ref. Sheet
by horsy1050 @ Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:56 am Attachment(s) [Reply]

Livestreaming (Join.Me)
Code: 970-380-699

EDIT: Now includes changable manes and tails, only 3 at the moment, all have lock aplha and appear on the side shorts and the side headshot.

I didn't see any true horse reference sheets. They all seemed to have one side and a head if your lucky. So here's a ref. sheet with front, sides and a pretty bit in the corner. It's more for markings then breed/mane/tail specifics. If I forgot something please tell me and I'll squeeze it on.

I just realised I haven't made a editable in aaagggeeesss. Ah well, enjoy anyhoo.


    -Leave my signature on the image and make it visable
    -Can be used in competitions oekaki
    -Can be used for free adoptables only
    -No taking off site at all, and no hosting on deviantart/photobucket/tinypic/etc.
    -Have fun
    -Not to be coloured for payment
    -Do not claim as your own


snowbutt. @ Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:02 am

this is amazing
you forgot to add owner :)

horsy1050 @ Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:24 am

waterstarforever123 wrote:this is amazing
you forgot to add owner :)

and I've added "owner"

snowbutt. @ Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:26 am

yeppz :)

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hmm based on this drawing by DiamondCatLover
by Dragonbone101 @ Sat May 25, 2019 1:45 pm [Reply]


'Editable" Ice Cream Cone
by Spinda @ Sat May 25, 2019 9:21 am [Reply]

All I say is please do not remove my signature. This is my first drawing I did myself, yet alone an editable drawing. I hope I did everything right..... I hope it doesn't look silly :(

wolfs avanue @ Sat May 25, 2019 10:41 am


Spinda @ Sat May 25, 2019 1:35 pm

wolfs avanue wrote:Cute!!!

Thank you ^^

Breed with my 2 headed Dog
by ChristianCorgi @ Thu May 23, 2019 7:54 am [Reply]

your animal CAN'T be a 2 headed Dog you Draw an animal and ill make the babies of them ( your animal can be fake like mine ) i can keep at least 1 baby ( if i want ) i get first choice

Feel free to add your sig Above your pet but Dont Remove my sig

here is a better ref of him

ChristianCorgi @ Thu May 23, 2019 10:02 am


ChristianCorgi @ Thu May 23, 2019 10:10 am


ChristianCorgi @ Fri May 24, 2019 5:28 am


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Imaginary Death Editable (FIXED)
by TheTinyFox @ Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:21 am [Reply]

Fixed 5/16/19: Shading, cover, and lines.
It's from this scene in a Warriors (belongs to Erin Hunter) MAP, called Rasputin (song not mine). In this scene, which the great animator Elysian made, it shows the lives of cats that Tigerstar took. I just thought this scene was so amazing visually, so I thought, "why not?"
I made some line edits to her version, please don't kill me. Her original art is not mine.
1. Don't show off-site
2. Please, not a lot of gore, if you're going in that direction.
3. Don't claim these lines or the original lines as yours.
4. Have fun using it!
5. Ask me about any question you have.


TheTinyFox @ Thu May 02, 2019 3:55 pm


TheTinyFox @ Sun May 05, 2019 11:04 am

TheTinyFox wrote:boop

emo moth @ Sun May 05, 2019 1:16 pm

O k a y but hi real quick this looks like it could literally be part of a professional Disney animation project, damn good job!

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Female Deer Centaur Editable
by Ki-Mono @ Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:52 pm [Reply]

First time ever doing one of these things, so hopefully I did it correctly.
I adore centaurs and wanted to make something for everyone to enjoy. If this is really popular, maybe I will make a male version or different kinds of centaurs. Let me know if you want more editables or just more options for this one in particular.
If you have tips or recommendations for how to make this better let me know

~ Feel free to edit lines as you wish etc
~ Do not remove my signature please!
~ I did NOT make this for the profit of others! You must use this for fun ONLY! Do not make "adoptables" out of this, or make custom shops, use these for trades, contests, etc. Just color it in and be happy please.
~ You CAN use this for your OCs and can post it to other sites as long as I get a link back. Also feel free to color this in for characters you play in RPs etc.

Ki-Mono @ Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:22 am


SilhouetteStation @ Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:32 am


Ki-Mono @ Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:40 pm


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Loaf Cat Editable
by Ki-Mono @ Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:06 pm [Reply]

I kinda wanted to make an adoptable species, but I honestly probably don't have the time for something like that.
So here's an editable instead!
Multiple choices!

~ Please just use this for your own enjoyment. Don't be making adoptables, etc, out of these. If I wanted them for profit, I would sell them myself.
~ Feel free to edit the lines as you wish.
~ If you post this to other sites please credit me!

I'm new to editables so let me know if there are things that could be improved

Edit: I added a base color for everything to make it easier for people to color in.
Edit: Added my signature to the drawing.
Edit: Added some simple patterns for those who struggle making their own.

HoliFish @ Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:07 pm


rowlet. @ Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:43 pm

    This cat is delightfully fat and smug !! I love it, aahhh 💞

Wobbuffet @ Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:49 pm

I love this chunky kiddo. This is a very blessed image

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Free! Canine Headshot
by birdio @ Fri May 24, 2019 8:14 pm [Reply]

Please keep the signature
visible and link back to this
thread if you take offsite.
Don't sell anything on this.

Thanks, enjoy <3 ~

Angel Pug @ Fri May 24, 2019 8:16 pm


wolfs avanue @ Sat May 25, 2019 10:32 am


lil happy bb
by cokedrip @ Thu May 09, 2019 7:11 pm [Reply]

i hope i did this right uwu
wanted to draw something cute for everyone :3

despair nights ~ ☆ @ Thu May 09, 2019 8:13 pm

that's really cute :0000

Lexxa_Astral @ Thu May 09, 2019 10:00 pm


Angel Pug @ Thu May 09, 2019 10:01 pm

Super cute :3!

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MYO EVENT! | AniTails based on this drawing by Guest
by monarchrunner; @ Sat May 25, 2019 5:53 am [Reply]

Welcome to the MYO event! Please follow the rules on the main page. Please do not attempt to make your fursona.

You may make 3 MYOs each. Event ends 30th of June.

You need to fill out this form for it to be accepted. Before it is official, I have to leave a reply saying 'Accepted'.

monarchrunner; @ Sat May 25, 2019 8:39 am

Boop UwU

danger noodle f2u lines
by thlayli @ Thu May 23, 2019 6:16 am [Reply]

my best lines yet! [
do not remove my sig
don't sell these lines
don't steal my toaster

thlayli @ Fri May 24, 2019 7:57 am

my best lines yet!
rules do not remove my sig
don't sell these lines
don't steal my toaster

thlayli @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:58 pm


PĒĒPS @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:05 am

ahh these lines are so cute!

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Pup Adopts Editable by Tealea
by Tealea @ Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:12 pm [Reply]

Fairly simple rules for these.
Don't remove my signature and don't claim them as your own.

Enjoy! <3

PSD file now available:
https://tealea.deviantart.com/art/Pups- ... 1523055483

NightmareMooner @ Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:13 pm


.,., @ Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:32 pm


16,477km @ Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:51 pm

Omg cute!

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Big cat adopt lines
by Sixbane @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:26 am [Reply]

do whatever, just don't remove my sig or sell the lines themselves with no changes

Comes with both tail variants, along with a mane, bat wings, and angel wings. (But the layers started to lag really bad so you'll have to drag/align them yourself to use)

I have a gallery here of all my f2u lines with various species

lilac,, @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:26 am


Ringo. @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:27 am

So cute!

Strawberry Milk @ Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:35 am


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Kappa Editable
by Quillflight @ Sat May 25, 2019 5:38 am [Reply]

pls credit me thanks
no removing my sig

free chibi pig editable based on this drawing by zebrachu
by zebrachu @ Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:29 pm [Reply]

hi!! so i decided to make this an editable because why not? i like pigs!! if you use this outside the site, please credit me via link :)


long fur body lines + color
short fur body lines + color
floppy ear lines + color
small ear lines + color
large ear lines + color
small tail lines + color
long tail lines + color
curly tail lines
eye color
eyebrow color
hoof color
palette lines + color
tongue ref + color
extra shine

that should be it! sorry if i missed anything. i did this in one sitting so now my back hurts ~_~


Chronostasis @ Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:20 am


zebrachu @ Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:55 am

up !

gay.exe @ Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:14 am

huge mark

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MYO Sweetskulls - OPEN!!
by .henloimmabirb. @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:11 am [Reply]

Henlo there!! ^v^
- - - -
Interested in making your own? Read below!!
- - - -
Q. What are Sweetskulls?
A. Sweetskulls are large mammalian creatures that wear a colorful or not-colorful skull on top of their heads - why they do this nobody seems to know. They are known to be very gentle and kind overall, their soft fluffy furs are great for keeping warm in the cold temperatures! The skulls vary depending on the creature's liking! More is still being studied and learned about these interesting beings...
Q. Can I make edits?
A. Yes! Be as creative as you desire, just no changing up the line arts as of this time. No worries though! I will be adding more lines for everyone to use after this event!
Allowed edits would be > bows/ribbons/collars/scarves/harnesses/and simplistic items! Nothing too complex or over the top.
Q. How long is this MYO Event open?
A. SWEETSKULLS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TILL DECEMBER 15, 2018! <3 Round two will be the last round to make your own Sweetskull before they close on Server Reset Time December 15, 2018!

- - - -
Some small asked questions with answers! Thank you to those who asked. c:
- -
*For crediting offsite please use my ToyHou.se (AvianArtsOfficial) or a link to this thread! ^^
*Sweetskulls cannot be resold! If you aren't interested in your Sweetskull anymore, please let me know -- they are a semi-closed/open species right now and are still very new. ^^
*You can make a cover for your SweetSkulls! <3
*MYO? MYO means Make Your Own! <3
*No limit to how many you can make, go wild!! c: Designs have to be approved before used offsite though. <3
*No charges needed for this MYO Event! <3
*This event might be extended if the species becomes popular! <3
*Adoptables, F2U, and P2U lines are in progress and should be up sometime after this event! <3

- - - -
This species is a small Work in Progress, but I'm opening them up with this MYO Event to see how they are liked! ^v^ Please know your design must be approved before you use your Sweetskull on other sites besides Chicken Smoothie!!
If you have any more questions feel free to ask them below!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Approved Sweetskulls List!
These people participated in the MYO Sweetskull event from 10-20-2018--to--11-10-2018! (round one!)
>Reistr the Unbroken
>I Like Bees
>꧁꧂ ƘƖȤȤƖЄ62 ꧁꧂
>꧁꧂ ƘƖȤȤƖЄ62 ꧁꧂

These people participated in the MYO Sweetskull event from 11-10-2018--to--12-15-2018! (round two!)
>Just Duno.
>Species Arsonist
> adding more...

.henloimmabirb. @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:14 am

Please bump if you make a Sweetskull!
Thank you!!

εmвεrš @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:24 am

mark :3

Nedbit @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:26 am


(I’m banded from my computer this weekend, so I’m glad it will go on till November!)
These look adorable!

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Beeboos! ||Open Species! based on this drawing by skwigler
by skwigler @ Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:42 am [Reply]

I made a tiny long legged bird and my friend said I should make it a species lol
Feel free to make and own as many as you want!

Bee's cannot fly! They can run very fast however, and they are super soft and squishy!
All Bee's must have a bauble! These can be any shape/size, but are always on the head (like the sphere above)
All other edits are fair game!

Please follow species rules though;
-Do not Sell/make adopts for profit
-Don't take credit for the lines/species
-Don't remove the bauble!

That's about it, Have fun!

GalaxyMilk @ Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:43 am

heck yes skwig!?!?!

wolfs avanue @ Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:45 am


.henloimmabirb. @ Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:19 pm

Aaawwweee mark!! <3

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Pinihounds - open species
by MultipleDinosaurs @ Mon May 20, 2019 12:13 pm [Reply]

MUST have ringlets in the design somewhere .
No major line edits please . Dont know ? Ask .
Please look at their info and stay cannon with your character .
Feel free to sell adopts on these lines
Credit back to me, or my FA, or to "Vosa", if posting anywhere off site or referencing the species anywhere .

Feel free to join the discord for line files, chatter, and adopts !

THe discord now has a FAQ in it ! I can post the faq here too if requested .

Shadow~Wolf @ Tue May 21, 2019 7:31 am

m a r k

Pastel_Alien_Boi @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:16 am


Shoe. @ Fri May 24, 2019 11:46 am


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Just be you! based on this drawing by .-hotaru-.
by ashabean @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:32 pm [Reply]

Ft. My characters Buddy & Lime!

PĒĒPS @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:04 am

I'm not sure if you already know or not, but anyone can edit this drawing as they please, it's a really good drawing and I'd hate to see someone mess with it and claim it as their own, especially if you didn't give permission for them to do so, If you don't want anyone editing your drawing, please post it on a different oekaki forum<3

Canine Editable
by eleutheromania @ Mon May 20, 2019 1:51 pm [Reply]

Just your average canine lines, with shading and highlighting.

- Never remove my signature link from these lines, they must be visible at all times
- You are NOT allowed to post these in the Adoptable Board. No adopt centers.
- You may edit the lines.
- You may design, sell, adopt out anything you make off of these lines.
- you may not make these lines into species

eleutheromania @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:26 pm


birdio @ Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 am

Lovely! <3

    This is a template and a tutorial all in one! I'll start with the rules up front:

      1. No claiming this template or the cat character on the cover as your own.
      2. You can post your finished drawing anywhere you like, please just give me credit.

    If you have any trouble figuring out the tutorial, check out the second post on this thread for a step-by-step instructions written out a bit clearer than my chicken-scratch. You are also welcome to send me a PM with any questions you have regarding the process.

    The character featured is my warrior cat OC: Falsestep
    If I was to turn this into a cover for him the title would be: "Falsestep's Loyalty"

What's Inside:
    • Warrior Title
    • "A Fanfiction" plaque
    • Guide for novel title line/sizes
    • Silhouette Cover
    • Star pattern in the background

    • Step by step instructions on how to render the cat seen on the cover
    • It is very big, I suggest deleting it before starting up your own drawing.
    • Lots of info

Error @ Sat May 11, 2019 1:36 pm


    Welcome to my tutorial! It might be a little complex/difficult to get through at first, but hang in there! This is the drawing process I've used for several drawings in the past, it can be done for any type of creature and is a process that I call "making a mess, then cleaning it up."

    The first things you need to know is the main brush setting, this will be you go to brush throughout the entire "painting" process. I rarely use any other brush and the ones that I use won't differ much from their default settings.

      Painting Brush
      Pencil Tool
        Brush Size: 10 - Pen Pressure On
        Opacity: 100 - Pen Pressure On
        Spacing: 0

      Anything not listed is not touched/moved from the default
      Note: The brush size is 10 for most of the large chunks of fur, but it can be resized for smaller detailed areas or made larger for even larger work areas. It does not need to remain at 10.

    The second thing you need to know is that all the folders have info in them. They may have individual steps or show how the layers were set up. I encourage poking around everything and getting to know what each section is about before moving on to the next! Now, without further ado, let's start the tutorial!

Part 1
    1. Make a really rough sketch of the cat or creature you wish to draw. By rough I mean awful rough, really bad, just keeping in mind the space between the character and the title. It helps to draw some boxes where the title is going to be to see how much space you have.
    Don't worry about this part at all. You can use any brush setting you like to sketch for this step!

Part 2
    Once you're happy with the placement of the rough sketch, make a clean sketch. During this process it is handy to have references of real cats at hand. Use them to figure out the placement of the skull, the cheek bones, and the way fur falls on the cat. It is really useful to have a picture that matches the face shape/body type of the character you're drawing.

Part 3
    1. Make a new layer below the cleaned sketch. Then take a brush with the following settings
      Pencil Tool or Brush Tool
        Brush Size: 90 - Pen Pressure On
        Opacity: 255 - Pen Pressure Off
        Spacing: 0

      Use this to fill in the lineart, making a solid base to work with.

      2. Using the same brush you used to fill in the base, added the markings/additional colors on the character. Make sure to lock the transparency of the base layer. You can do this on a clipping mask, but since the piece will be merged down later it isn't necessary.

Part 4
    Will require a little bit of color theory! I failed to add this into the tutorial itself, as my hand writing is so bad and the piece is so big already. I'll go into more depth about it here.
    This step you must add the shading and highlight layers.

    1. Shading
      The first step is to pick a good shading color. I normally pick a color that light in color, desaturated (so more gray is in it) and purple/blue in tint. Never shade with black or gray! It will make your drawing look muddy in the end.

      To apply the shading:
        1. Create a new layer
        2. Make a clipping mask
        3. Make the layer a "Multiple" layer
        4. Pick a light source
        5. Apply shadows where you think the light won't reach

      This process can be done with whatever brush you'd like. In the case of this drawing I used the same brush for basing/adding the markings. However, normally, I drop the opacity slightly and add pen pressure, this can add some softer edges, but isn't necessary.

    2. Highlights
      The highlight will normally be the same color as the light source. If your character is in the sun, then the light will be yellow for example. Normally I pair blue shadows with a brownish yellow light source, this is because they are opposite each other on the color wheel. Therefore making them more complimentary towards the other. In the case of this drawing I used a blue light source to keep the drawing colder in tone instead of introducing a warmer color like red or yellow to the picture.

      To apply the highlights:
        1. Create a new layer above the shading layer
        2. Make a clipping mask
        3. Make the layer a "Overlay" layer
        4. Pick a light source
        5. Apply the highlights where you think the light will hit
        6. Add some bounce light along the darker side for variety in the colors

      I use the same brush as filling in, but I drop the opacity a decent amount and use pen pressure on the brush. Allowing a softer/lighting tone to be applied to the drawing.

      As for the second set of highlights. The steps are the same, only you use an "Add" layer to apply a sharper highlight to the eyes using the same color as what you used for the "Overlay" highlight layer.

    3. Colored Lines
      The third step is to change the cleaned sketch into a "Multiple" layer and pick a dark color to recolor them as. In this case, I used a dark blue to add a different depth to the more purple shadows and the light blue highlights.

    At this point, all the colors you will use to paint with are on the palette and you shouldn't have to pick new colors often. Outside of maybe picking a lighter/darker color when needed for additional depth. I used the dark blue lines of the sketch as the darkest color and the white on the cheek hit by the light as the lightest color.

Part 5
    At this point I merged together all the layers and remembered to flip the drawing. Using the Flip Vertical option I was able to see some mistakes in the early cleaned sketch: the eye was too high and the neck was too long.
    I highly recommend flipping the image when you're still in the sketch stage and not at this point, but I wanted to show that you can easily fix such a mistake.

      1. Use the square select tool to select the areas you want to fix.
      2. In the case of the eye: copy/paste the eye onto a new layer and move it down, ignore the harsh edge/additional eye color that might peak out. This will be fixed when you start painting.
      3. Merge down the layers and then flip it back to the way you want it to face.

Part 6
    This is the point where you start painting the drawing. This is a tedious process and will take some time. You will rely heavily on only two tools: your pencil brush and the eye dropper. Use the eye dropper often and a lot to pick up colors from the palette to blend out with the rest. This will slowly smooth everything over.

    1. It is at this point that you need to set up your pencil brush to the painting brush settings found in the introductions up there. Set up the eraser the same way so that you can clean up the edges of the cat character.

    2. Start with the eyes. Follow the eye tutorial in the "Mini Tutorial" folder for a step by step image of how to paint the eyes.
    • Look at pictures of cat eyes and try to mimic the way the iris looks
    • Make sure to make the eye "round" by adding shadows around the edges and at the top where the eyebrow casts a shadow down onto the eye.
    • Shape the eye a bit at this point, but don't worry about the messy edges as they will be fixed when you start drawing the fur.

    3. Do the same to the other eye, but keep in mind of the shadows. This eye was darker because it was sitting in the shadows and didn't get as much light as the other eye.

    4. Begin painting around the eye. Look at pictures of real cats to see how the fur pattern moves around the face. (images: 4-6 show this process)

    5. At this point, I decided to move the ears with the select tool, doing the same thing as what I did when fixing the eye/neck. I copy/pasted the ears onto their own layer and moved them into place, then erased the remaining ears below before merging the layers down together.
    Layers 8-10 show the process of painting the ears and adding the fur tufts.
    To make the fur tufts use a light color to draw the strands of hair on a new layer, then use the eraser with the same settings to make them look more natural and hair like. Once you're pleased with how it looks, merge this layer down.

    6. Roughly blend the fur on the neck using the same process as the face, only do it faster/more messy and with a larger brush. Keep in mind the direction of the fur growth, you're just giving yourself a smoother base to work off of. In Layer 12 make your brush smaller and begin to smooth out the colors and add strands of hair, your brush strokes should be in the direction of the fur growth.

    Layers 13-14 are there to show the final details: adding the scar, eye highlights, and muzzle details. These processes can be found in the "Mini Tutorials" section in step-by-step format.

    7. This is the final few steps in the drawing process. Using the airbrush with the default settings (only change Spacing down to 0%), you will add some more shading and highlights.
      1. Pick a color similar to the other shadow colors, I picked a light blue.
      2. Create a new "Multiple" layer and clip it to the base drawing
      3. Dark the shadows near the neck, in the eyes and ears, and any place that needs more darkening up

      1. Pick a color that compliments the rest of the drawing. To lighten things up a bit more and to add a more natural tone to the character's design, I added a tan color as the highlight.
      2. Create a new "Overlay" layer and clip it to the base drawing, it needs to be above the multiple layer.
      3. Add additional highlights to the spots where the light hit and where you added highlights earlier/where you feel it needs it. If there is too much and you need it softer, use the soft eraser to soften up the colors.

      Inner Glow
      1. Create an "Add" layer above the "Overlay" layer.
      2. Using the same color as the background color: add a ring around the character, make sure it is white around the edges.
      3. Take the soft eraser and gently remove the larger white chunks until what is left is a soft white glow around the edge with a slight hint of color.

    Congrats! You are now finished with the cat design! The next step would be to add your title to the drawing then color the text, the cover, and the stars all the same color. Which will normally be a darker color than your chosen background color.

Mini Tutorial Details
    Some further info/explanation for the mini tutorials and how to follow them!

    Blending Tip
      This tutorial shows how to blend the colors together using the Painting Brush settings provided.
      The top row shows a light brownish gray being mixed with a pink, by drawing lightly over the brownish gray I am able to select the new color created and paint with it. Resulting in a desaturated pink color.

      The second row shows exactly how this process works when blending two sections together, by picking up the middle color created I can now blend between the lighter brown gray and the darker pink, creating a row blend between the two. This is done by picking up the colors created with the eye dropper and placing them where needed.

    Scars and Whiskers
        1. Add a dark skin color
        2. Add highlights around the middle section of the skin, mostly where the light would hit, keep in mind the fur length. Keep the scar color darker around the edges of the fur.
        3. Pick up the fur color near by and pattern it into the scar, making a rough patch of fur blending into the bare skin.

        1. Add a color darker than the muzzle's base color to the muzzle in a spotty line pattern.
        2. Blend over this pattern with the light color around the muzzle, creating small indents/dot patterns on the muzzle
        3. Draw white lines straight from the indents, add a variety of lengths for more interest
        4. Take the soft eraser and gently tap around the white lines, erase lightly around the edges and keep the middles light, this will create a sort of shading/highlight system for the whiskers.

      1. Start with your base colors/shading set up from earlier.
      2. Begin pulling down the dark colors from the sketch into the top of the eye, the pupil, and add begin to add a pattern to the iris
      3. Continue to follow the natural pattern of an iris, picking up colors often randomly from the eye itself, jumping between light and dark, and keeping in mind the light source.
      4. Define the pupil shape more, use a light color to outline the pupil.
      5. Add some final depth to the eye by adding shadows around the corners/edges.

      Eye shine
      1. Make a new "Add" Layer. Using a light color selected from the eye, add a fat rainbow to the top half of the eye.
      2. Drop the opacity of the "Add" layer to a point where the eye looks smooth/glassy and not a harsh white. Take the soft eraser and erase the inner side (around the iris/pupil) to soften up the highlight.
      3. On a new "Add" layer, add additional strong white spots to the eyes and to the edge of the eyes. Use the soft eraser to soften up the harshness of the layer.

Meow0123 @ Sat May 11, 2019 3:12 pm

huge mark

saralaxy @ Sat May 11, 2019 3:21 pm

    this absolutely amazing, error!

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I posted this in the wrong forum before.

Please do not use for adoptables or claim the lineart as your own
Feel free to color it in and use it as a reference for your OCs



yay a dragon!
by autumnbunny49 @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:23 pm [Reply]

just in case someone cant draw so well heres a lil pointer you'll probably do much better but here it is!!

many things to choose from like female eyes,female fins,no teeth details,and if you want you can have different different mouths!


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