Sketches and experiments

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Oekaki Rules and Information
by Tess @ Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:14 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:
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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Gallery display:

ayee, I'm looking to do some quick design trades,
comment if you're interested, along with some examples, and I'll pm you if im interested as well^^

Jolly Marshmallow @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:43 am

Ello I'm interested ❤️❤️

-talking up late, blowing up your cell phone."

Three years and I have not been able to stay away from you, whether or not I am seeing clearly and make the best choices in the moment. thank you for waiting for me

Thechosenblackwolf @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:37 am

Who! Hi pb!
Love this piece especially that cute Dobberman, I hope your doing alright and this was a nice piece to wake up to while I'm sick :)

Pineagranete @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:40 am

Nerd 8-)

for dkay
by _silentsiren_ @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:21 am [Reply]


Halographic @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:31 am

i love.. how you draw ears and eyes omg..

_silentsiren_ @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:38 am

Halographic wrote:i love.. how you draw ears and eyes omg..

      bless,, ty <3

by Halographic @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:37 am [Reply]

i want. to YELL

i dont wanna uninstall and reinstall the driver but i might have to...... ghg

Thechosenblackwolf @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:39 am

That is a big oof, I hope it starts working soon!
RIP your tablet halo :')

Emø Rat @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:39 am

O lord,, thats so painful. have you got line on or smthn? or like idk smoothing. sorry if these sound stupid idk

my tablets so rude sometimes and like i rage and just stop drawing lol

Halographic @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:32 am

Emø Rat wrote:O lord,, thats so painful. have you got line on or smthn? or like idk smoothing. sorry if these sound stupid idk

my tablets so rude sometimes and like i rage and just stop drawing lol

nah it isnt that ):
its doing it on all of the drawing programs ive tried it on (which granted, has only been 3 but still)
ive had it for quite a few years though so this might just be its last legs,, a shame if so hh

it me
by dolly @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:07 am [Reply]

      ok so this is a little rushed cause i gotta leave asap so i might add more later but

      it me!!

.secretsociety. @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:00 am

ur so cute!! a good 10/10 wifu

Also peek @ tht lil zelda 😩👌🏼

~Cupid~ @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:15 am

another shortie

Gucci King
by Lostfairy @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:40 am [Reply]

GUYS, KAI IS THE FIRST KOREAN GUCCI AMBASSADOR!!!! ;__; I'm honestly so proud of him??! I just had to draw him today to celebrate this amazing achievement! <333

This is a warm-up sketch of sorts. It's super messy and pretty bad but eh, I don't really care. That's what Sketches and Experiments are for, anyway!

The timer is accurate, I used a mouse, and please don't steal or repost this! This was my beautiful reference. <3

All comments and likes are appreciated!

Just something for later. c:
by J-and-K341 @ Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:06 pm [Reply]

Oh don't mind me, just makin' some signature art for me to use a bit later on! ^^

Also featuring this CS item


twistersc @ Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:15 pm

This is adorablee ;)
wish I was this good at background.. Lol I really need to work on my background skills

xBluepeltx @ Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:43 pm

I like this a lot!!!

Lucikan @ Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:12 pm

This looks great! I love the lighting :D

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family of trees falling
by blint carton @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:18 pm [Reply]

the one where I can't do grass lol

waterglow @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:19 pm

The goodest child

spookytechnokat @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:15 pm

Man you should like, illustrate a children’s book, or a cute graphic novel. Your art style is really cute and soft and nice to look at and would really suit those things imo. Anyway this is really cute and I love how fluffy he is. ;w; And the grass looks nice!!

sodapop. @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:13 am

oh my god im speechless, i love the colors and the way you drew the fox's body so much !!

Man you should like, illustrate a children’s book, or a cute graphic novel. Your art style is really cute and soft and nice to look at and would really suit those things imo.

i agree! that would be so pretty !! when u do art like this it reminds me of quentin saxby blake's art style, but,, better

im just curious
by weegeestar5 @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:48 am [Reply]

myth is a comic that ive made that's been out for nearly 3 years now, and I guess I'm just curious - but whos currently like. interested/waiting on an update????
more or less just curious. ive been super ill so theres basically been 0 pages in quite a while hfhfh

djkitty21 @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:56 am


weegeestar5 @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:05 am

djkitty21 wrote:sweats

weeps softly,,,
dj I stan u

LegendSilloe @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:21 am

i want update hhh

its fine if u don't want to, just take your time and focus on yourself uwu

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Name: Shawn
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Species: Sentient Floating Toaster Pastry
Personality (Cat form): Cheerful, happy-go-lucky, a little mischievous, sometimes annoying
Personality (True form): P U R E gentleman, philosophical, super polite
Hex codes: WIP
Story: WIP

Birthday: Unknown
Height: 5"
Length: 8"
Weight: 1 lb.
Favorite color: Likes all of them
Favorite food: Biscuits
Favorite drink: Tea
Favorite candy: Likes all of them
Favorite Season: Spring
Favorite Holiday: April Fools
Hobbies: WIP
Design by: Me
Design inspiration: He was an entry for this contest. And somehow he won.
Design notes: WIP

Pre-made ones are 3c$s each
2 Taken
15. Taken

Placed this in the wrong thread, please move to adoptable thread :[

☂ Avril-Showers ☂ @ Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:45 am


Acronymm @ Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:13 am


Hailey_Lovegrove @ Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:13 pm


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    <Sparkle Pup Adopts>


    Hello, welcome! Recently i've been loving sparkle dogs a lot, so I decided to make some I got inspired by the ring leader goth.

    These are OTA (offer to adopt), if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask.
    You can offer for as many pups as you want however each pups offer if you are trading must be in separate trades.

    Mainly looking for C$, store pets, rares, art, characters, DA points, USD.

    If you are offering USD please message me offsite, my discord and DA is in my sig.

    <Ends in 24-48 hours - You must be able to pay after the bidding is over.>

    (After 24 hours I can end the bidding and pick a winners // 11 AM PST
    (Offers with `***` next to them are winning the bid // 1rst `***` 2nd`**` 3rd `*`)
    Thank you all for offering <3



    koegami - 10 USD

    koegami - 10 USD

    koegami - 10 USD


koegami @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:05 am

    welp I like all 3 so

    10 usd each

DatWildWolf @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:11 am

koegami wrote:
    welp I like all 3 so

    10 usd each

    PFFTR TBREUIGTPWERUGWBER I wasn't expecting this but i'm gonna go a head an auto, can you message me on discord? : oo

koegami @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:15 am

pssh of course ,,
messaging you now!

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by ClumsyClover @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:47 am [Reply]

had this floating about in my head, so doodled it up. please do not take the design thank you (:

might adopt this out as a character for anyone interested, comment with any interest

old drawing
by TyrannosaurusWreck @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:32 am [Reply]

yeah its an old drawing from i dont even know how many months ago

smh kinda ugly and a bit shrinkwrapped

sootpaw [wip!]
by mina! @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:07 am [Reply]

art trade for someone on a minecraft server :) i finally felt confident enough to post it as a wip.

Clearing out old art
by OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:08 pm [Reply]

I remember
I really
loved black butler,,,
and I found this in my 30+ saved drawings
I can spot many flaws to this, but I'll post it how it is.

.Kira Nightblade. @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:14 pm

This is AMAZING, CS PLEASE give this a feature!!

OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:21 pm

.Kira Nightblade. wrote:This is AMAZING, CS PLEASE give this a feature!!

noooooo. Not this oneeeee, I don't think the mods will be so evil to feature someone's old art.
that would be the worst form of torture
I was really hesitant to post this too :'P

ecto @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:24 pm

this looks really good! 👍

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Them Gorls: continued
by Wileyfangs @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:44 am [Reply]

    you ever just...need to squash a spider?

Them gorls
by Wileyfangs @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:25 am [Reply]

    Don't get it twisted. Wicke will snap you like a twig and Golass will help

by SurgeFire @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:13 pm [Reply]

for dew!! :3c

god shes baby
partially in return for the mantaheron thing hehe....
..also bc its like an improvement thing from the art i did before ghghg
the haircut's adorable

i wanta practice human, i say, ignoring the yarrow sketch i have in my unfinished drawings
this already takes a lotta courage,

dewly_noted @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:49 pm

    I'm still screaming
    This is gorgeous surge I'm sobbing thank u sm ;-;
    I Just,,,, jaodijaoiwjdoiajfdoiajdwow

Neah @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:16 am

me: i promise not to mass comment on your art
you: make it too fast for me to keep up

i love them. pointy teeth and A++ bg

wrong way
by SurgeFire @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:56 am [Reply]

ghghghgh im tired and that inspired this

i liked the sketch so i?? just made em into the lines?? hghgksa

oh man.... i should be doing things

Soulsplosion @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:56 am

this is very cute i love your use of colors

BabyBlu @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:11 pm

Ur amazing man. Omg I love this so much aghhhh

Social Unicorn @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:34 pm

This is amazing!

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it's okay, we're just scared
by edgy cat of DOOM @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:10 am [Reply]

okay but first that's not supposed to be blood just edgy black liquid bc i didnt wanna draw legs but if i need to remove it i can i guess

here i'll write some edgy stuff to express my feelings

"where'd you go? i can't find you anywhere.
i really don't know, but i wish you were here.

i'm scared, no, terrified.
it might not be obvious on the outside, but inside i cry.
i knew that someone new would make us lose someone else,
and i fear the worst.

and to all of you, i have to keep lying.
keep the truth a secret,
and everyone will like me again.

i don't know what i'm gonna do when you ask and i have to start denying
i'm gonna have so much regret
and nobody will want to be around me in the end."

willowshineshe @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:13 am

if ya ever need to vent i'm here :( </3

Double or Nothin
by Wileyfangs @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:08 am [Reply]

    "I might even let ya win this time."

haha redraw based on this drawing by Kageyenora
by Kageyenora @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:55 pm [Reply]

    i dont even know what motivated me to but uhhh yeah

    also they're not gay at all lmao, one just likes to mess with the other

~Cupid~ @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:31 pm


koegami @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:31 am

    I ship this so hard
    even thought it's not cannon
    like how can I not

by liiontai @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:54 pm [Reply]


i left this open while playing minecraft oops ;v;

J-and-K341 @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:23 am

ahh cutie! ^^

dismas @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:27 am

oh this is awesome!! i like your style! : - D


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