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 ChibiPaint
We have 2 versions of ChibiPaint to choose from. The newer version (ChibiPaint v2.0) allows you to use extra features like rotating your canvas.
You can choose "ChibiPaint 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 ChibiPaint 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:

by maximoff. @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:32 pm [Reply]

such a good boye

comments n stuff welcome

maximoff. @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:29 am


by Mario @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:19 am [Reply]

Forget about the world we're living in.

new breezeclan camp
by kiffell @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 am [Reply]

rise stuff

had another dream! I couldn't remember how the lower body looked so here's a bust(?)

sketch dump 3 based on this drawing by ♡nebula♡
by ♡nebula♡ @ Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:22 pm [Reply]

doge !!

CanisFelis @ Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:43 pm

Much cute.

Softea @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:24 am

      best doge

Charrie sale!
by ♡nebula♡ @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:29 pm [Reply]

characters for sale! each will be 5 c$, send the c$ and it'll be yours! i can make a fullbody of your character for a little extra c$ (maybe 2-3 but it'll only be a sketch) if you'd like!

1 - hippo - open
2 - fluff dogger - taken by midnight08
3 - derg - taken by emblo
4 - bunbun - taken by midnight08
5 - batto - open
6 - dogger - taken by me

emblo @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:31 pm

    sending for 3!

midnight08 @ Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:36 pm

sending for 4

♡nebula♡ @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:20 am


peach tiger
by rufi0h @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:24 am [Reply]

safjfjkg didnt mean for this to take forever Dis sorry

credit @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:15 am

so cute!!

i need sleep man
by junkratss @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:01 am [Reply]

im tired n disoriented and i figured out i cant use photoshop hooo boy.

by q1q2q3q4 @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:00 am [Reply]

i originally drew/designed this creature last Monday out of stress

might be a character of some sort? i just enjoy drawing them tbh

by fawnpi @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:12 am [Reply]

Wip of a short animation I'm making for college !!

fawnpi @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:44 am



hjhtdghdhfht based on this drawing by fawnpi
by fawnpi @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:48 am [Reply]

Working on this whilst at college yyeyeeeeeehhhaw

Mune ☽ @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:49 am

      Pretty! ;o;

fait accompli @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:25 am

This is incredibly gorgeous whoa

muffy @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:57 am

love the leaf c:

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Y tho
by Shoe. @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:01 am [Reply]

I broke one of my cds that i paid $6 for and to get it again i have to pay $50??? Well if you think im not going to do it youre wrong. Thatll teach me to break stuff when im upset.

by Shoe. @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:56 am [Reply]

Tried to break up with my counsellor and shes like "okay so lets talk about that and see" like 🤔 you cant keep me here im going to leave if i damn well please this is voluntary that means i have a choice and i decided that i dont have mental illness. 🙆🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

by q1q2q3q4 @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:53 am [Reply]

Art of one of my characters, Detris Keet

i thought it would look cool to draw them in a pink palette? i like the result.
the neck looks a little bit too long but i'm not gonna change it.

as per normal with my style these aren't their true colors/markings, they look like this

Scarred Viti Wolf based on this drawing by King Of Bleps
by King Of Bleps @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:44 am [Reply]


Deer Doggo based on this drawing by King Of Bleps
by King Of Bleps @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:30 am [Reply]


by Coalchaser @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:26 pm [Reply]


JerseyDusk @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:08 pm


I adore your art and style so much ♥

Coalchaser @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:25 am

Thank you!! c:

by Coalchaser @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:01 pm [Reply]

sloppy fanart of J-and-K341's OC because I find the design really cute

wolfs avanue @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:23 pm


J-and-K341 @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:28 pm

Ahhh im grinning ear to ear like a goofball over how darn adorable this is! :D I love it so much, thank you! 💜💙

Disreputable @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:29 pm

Omg this is like the sweetest thing I’ve seen on this site. You have an amazing character and you, coalchaser have an amazing style. Such a lovely combination together. Congrats both of you <3

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Maned Rage based on this drawing by King Of Bleps
by King Of Bleps @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:14 am [Reply]


ja boi got bored
by loki, @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:11 am [Reply]


by Pastel_ @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:08 am [Reply]

Eh, it's a quick sketch of a wounded hand. I tried.

Timer is off by about 30 mins

feline practice
by q1q2q3q4 @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:02 am [Reply]

i was practicing various things here, head shape, nose shape, muzzle shape, different ways of drawing them in my style, and color palettes

Join.Me Below
by Softea @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:08 am [Reply]

For Snekers ;0

designing and stuff

Softea @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:11 am

I just realized it was locked,,,

sorry about that it's unlocked now ahahaaasdasdad

by ratto~catto~ @ Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:01 am [Reply]

yup, persona/fursona sorted

ratto~catto~ @ Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:12 am


ratto~catto~ @ Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:05 am

lol i genderswitched them, i did it as a joke but he/she looks better lol


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