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 sunnyfaerie @ Fri May 25, 2018 9:40 am [Reply]

she can fall asleep anywhere... anytime... and she's not afraid to do it
timer is prolly off bc i left this open for a bit when guests were over

some pretty greek ladies
by found. @ Fri May 25, 2018 8:59 am [Reply]

practicing people. this is a couple of months old and i wanted to clear out my drafts a bit so
kind of funky anatomy but i'm trying i swear

opossum. @ Fri May 25, 2018 9:20 am

    whoa, i love these!!
    your style is so nice.

Akira based on this drawing by LoneWolf-Gage
by LoneWolf-Gage @ Fri May 25, 2018 9:11 am [Reply]

Ravenshadow17 wrote:User Name
Akira is very confident and proud. He is very intelligent and cunning as well as witty. He has a silver tongue and a mischievous streak. Akira is very protective of his friends though they are few in number because he is a very private canine and it takes him a while to warm up to others. He can be a bit dark and angsty at times. He tends to overthink things and cause himself unnecessary stress. He's a perfectionist and puts way to much pressure on himself sometimes. However Akira is getting better at letting things go, but it's a work in progress.
Akira was a happy and innocent pup at first. However, in a fierce storm he became separated by his family. He was never able to find them again. Akira grew up relying on his wit and determination to survive. There were a few canines along the way that helped him and trained him. In once scenario where a vicious rogue was facing a young Akira, Akira awoke an interesting ability. He can see the aura of individuals. He didn't know what this odd light was but he began to associate different colors with different intention's. Red tended to be anger, a warm yellow was joy, green was envy, black was the intention to harm, etc. This ability helped Akira survive but he is afraid to let his friends know that he's not exactly normal. Only one person knows, the being that saved his life, Fera.
Reason -Why do you feel you should have the pup-
I love creating stories and roleplaying. Akira is gorgeous and I feel that I could develop him into a very unique character.
Purpose -What will you do with the pup-
I would use him in roleplays and he would become a part of the fantasy world my characters live in. He'll become a companion to my main oc Fera[/color][/size]

Akira raced across sparse grassland, heading towards the cover of the forest. The young canine didn't dare look back. He could sense the pack of monsters closing in. Their aura was a horrific mix of red, and black. A combination Akira had long ago associated with blood-lust. He felt a shiver go down his spine as he reached the trees. Continuing to run faster, Akira stopped short as he came to the edge of a cliff. He froze in terror. What do I do now? He turned to face the coming horde. Akira took a deep breath, his claws scraping against the stone as he braced himself. He wouldn't go down without a fight.

Just as the horde reached him, a flash of black and blue raced past. Akira's eyes wident as a single iridecent featehr landed at his paws. Looking up, Akira saw large wings. What was most shocking was the aura. A mix of bright blue and gold. Akira had never seen this combination before. The figure was obviously humanoid, but definitely not human.

The monsters froze at the sight of this figure. One whimpered and Akira watched in wonder as one leaped at the man, only to freeze as they locked eyes. The monsters quickly turned around and fled.
The being then sighed and turned around. As soon as Akira saw his eyes he froze. Demon His insticts screamed at him. Akira felt the need to take a step back but resisted. This demon had just saved him, but why?

"You ok little one?" The demon spoke, his voice warm and kind. He reached out a hand to Akira. Hesitating, Akira moved forward and let the stranger scratch his ears.
"I'm ok.." Akira answerd, not expecting a resonse. This demon was humanoid after all.
"That's a relief. My name is Fera. What are you doing out here on your own?" Fera questioned. Akira froze. Fera seemed to look at him with amusement. Akira sighed.
"I'm alone. My name's Akira. Thanks for the help." He stated, wagging his tail slightly. Fera's aura turned a brigher gold. It was then that Akira finally realized what it meant. Blue was protection. And the gold that seemed to frame Fera was compassion and strength.
Fera simply smiled and gestured for Akira to follow him. From then on, Akira was never far from Fera's side.

by reygankiwi @ Fri May 25, 2018 9:05 am [Reply]

personal vent piece i suppose

by mammalia @ Thu May 24, 2018 11:37 am [Reply]

    playing around w a new lining style and i drew my baby ralu (also gave him a bit of a revamp)
    if anyone's got any emotions abt the style lmk <3 :)

Minachi @ Thu May 24, 2018 11:58 am

my emotions = nose bleed
k thanks

mammalia @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:58 am

Minachi wrote:my emotions = nose bleed
k thanks

    ily <33 thank uuuu <33

non @ Fri May 25, 2018 9:01 am

so prettyyyy
i'm sorry i'm bad at comments lmao

ocean MAN
by fawnfriend @ Fri May 25, 2018 6:22 am [Reply]

Lil wip of something for good 'ol bucky boy

found. @ Fri May 25, 2018 9:01 am

take me by the hand,, lead me to the land

but in all seriousness i can't wait to see the finished drawing !! looks lovely so far :))

by fawnfriend @ Fri May 25, 2018 8:56 am [Reply]


emotional baby boy
by ufos @ Thu May 24, 2018 1:35 pm [Reply]

(checks my restaurant ticket holder) uhh who ordered the stupid angsty song lyrics drawing? anyone? oh well, i guess i'll just take it.
this wasn't meant to be a whole drawing! and yet!

crispy richard @ Thu May 24, 2018 2:15 pm

gosh your taste in music is 👌
but really though I actually really like this! just let them be happy and safe and loved ok and everything will be great

ufos @ Thu May 24, 2018 2:47 pm

crispy richard wrote:gosh your taste in music is 👌
but really though I actually really like this! just let them be happy and safe and loved ok and everything will be great

thanks! your taste in music is 👌! sledding with tigers is great also! i like npr a lot (the song not the radio station/podcast organization but i like them too) :o
thank you but uhh you’re a little late there. like in the fact that one of them is uh super dead.

Emberglade @ Thu May 24, 2018 2:50 pm

*claps hands at your art really agressively*
I just --- agh TFB are so good and Ann is so good and I'm DYING over your characters STILL eughsfjdfjh >>"
This is so nice and I'm glad there are other TFB fans on here ^^

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some vent thing idk anymore
by fhofh ™ @ Fri May 25, 2018 8:29 am [Reply]


by Boomer1414 @ Wed May 09, 2018 6:43 am [Reply]


DancingEevee @ Wed May 09, 2018 6:54 am

This needs a feature ahhhhhhh! <3 <3

Boomer1414 @ Wed May 09, 2018 7:18 am

DancingEevee wrote:This needs a feature ahhhhhhh! <3 <3

Thank you so much! <3

Swirlshine @ Thu May 10, 2018 9:41 am

When will myyy reflection showww who I am insiiide...

Wow!! It looks great!! And hehe, you DID end up getting a feature! You deserve it!

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Lamar Household- Cats based on this drawing by Placebo
by Placebo @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:16 am [Reply]

Eh plehplehpleh un baguette

blah blah blah, words words words- true timer is ~4hrs

kookie. @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:17 am

hello mE again,, bro your lineart is so smooth i AM amazed this deserves a feature

Placebo @ Fri May 25, 2018 7:06 am

been gone for the past few hours, but thank you dude, you flatter me! ;0;

by fawnfriend @ Fri May 25, 2018 6:21 am [Reply]

Gift for frond

bellini @ Fri May 25, 2018 6:26 am

This is so cute <3 I love your style

GreyScale @ Fri May 25, 2018 6:27 am

my gosh I wish I could draw like that <3

Namida_☾ @ Fri May 25, 2018 6:34 am

Cute!!! Love your style!

by Michael's Fan. @ Fri May 25, 2018 6:17 am [Reply]

christopher (ive talked about him before on here) said I looked nice today
this song fits my mood
and this one
im in a good mood now huehue

by opossum. @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:45 am [Reply]

    i'm instantly suspicious of anyone who has their life together

Minachi @ Fri May 25, 2018 5:45 am

m e
also what a cute baby ;o

going to finish up asap!

Dewclan symbol
by GreyScale @ Wed May 09, 2018 5:46 am [Reply]

for rise

TyrannosaurusWreck @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:57 am


Kai based on this drawing by doki doki,
by doki doki, @ Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:10 pm [Reply]

nice boi // oh geez timer is off
for: Shatzee

Shatzee @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:31 am

I never saw this until now ( I forgot oops) THANK YOU SO MUCH THO HE LOOKS SO PRECIOUS

Little He
by McKellsen @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:51 am [Reply]

I'm a simple man with simple needs. I see a cute opossum on the tumblr dot com, and I come to oekaki and sketch it out.

E t e r n i t y @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:56 am

what a miracle

crispy richard @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:10 am

this is actually really cute?? and well drawn, wow, good job dude!!

Freeway @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:10 am

freaking adorable aaaaaa

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false parrot gryphon for bellini
by cuervo @ Sun May 13, 2018 6:53 am [Reply]

baby want SNACK

bellini @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:21 am


Auke Hummocks based on this drawing by Guest
by Placebo @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:08 am [Reply]

Wheeze ok I was not paying attention to what board I was in

True timer is ~4hrs

kookie. @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:08 am

13 seconds WHAT

sorry i cant read (:

this is really pretty though

Placebo @ Fri May 25, 2018 4:10 am

aw thanks dude<3

X ref
by PeanutButterRum @ Thu May 24, 2018 4:58 pm [Reply]

X needed a ref cause his page is completely empty

he gets into fights all the time with Jupiter

Thechosenblackwolf @ Thu May 24, 2018 6:06 pm

Lovely kid :>

crowshy, @ Fri May 25, 2018 2:57 am

the boys fight >:0
im betting on juniper lolz

sketch 2
by iownfish @ Thu May 24, 2018 10:36 pm [Reply]

sketch commission 2/2 for muttgirl310.

muttgirl310 @ Fri May 25, 2018 2:30 am

Oh I love how you depicted him! Thank you!!

sketch 1
by iownfish @ Thu May 24, 2018 10:14 pm [Reply]

sketch commission 1/2 for muttgirl310. A mix between a razorback and a dog breed was certainly interesting, hopefully I depicted him correctly :0

muttgirl310 @ Fri May 25, 2018 2:30 am

Oh I love it!! Thank you so much!!

come back
by edgy cat of DOOM @ Thu May 24, 2018 4:38 pm [Reply]

fox stevenson - comeback wrote:what's this? oh my gosh
climbing from the bottom takes way too long.
tell everybody that I'm sorry,
but I'm never gonna come back!
(come back)

and it's clear, it's all gone
finding what we had
it just feels so wrong

and nobody's gonna stop me,
cause I'm never gonna come back!
(come back)

I really miss this one roblox game called pokemon brick bronze

it got taken down because the creators of pokemon didn't like
that the developers were making money off of it

they had every right to do that, but it's still just really sad

I had so much progress on that game.

no more attachments.. anything could leave at any moment

DoorKarmaQueen @ Thu May 24, 2018 4:57 pm


edgy cat of DOOM @ Thu May 24, 2018 5:44 pm


my whole team was around lvl 80, and I was just barely in the middle of training for the 8th gym ;;

plus, while attempting to catch a raikou, I legit promised to it that I would be a great trainer
and never trade it (I only had one pokeball left)

DoorKarmaQueen @ Fri May 25, 2018 2:10 am

My Charizard was my the lowest on my team but she was my starter ;v; The rest of mine were given to me by a extremely generous friend who was getting ready for the 8th gym too! He even leveled up some of my Pokémon for me! Helped my Kadabra turn into its Abra- Or did I get that backwards-


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