Sketches and experiments

For quick 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:
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:

i wanted to draw somehting
by slughorn @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:15 pm [Reply]

owa woof

by Fishyviolet @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:14 pm [Reply]

hello @ everyone i know! all the adults! please stop! I understand that i am smart scholarly and i got good grades and i passed advanced math! but please dont put ur expectations for me in the heavens! im still human! and these kinds of expectations! scare me! and if i dont meet 'em! im gonna feel worthless and bad! and if i do! it would probably require sacrificing a lot! please! i just wanna live out the rapidy declining days of my youth in peace! not haunted by what i must become in your eyes! as my favorite book series puts it! "What others call you, you become!" stop calling me these unreasonable things! or i shall become unreasonable! please!

free character
by puffball~ @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:06 pm [Reply]

if anyone wants them just post to claim them.

Molly. @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:11 pm

May I claim them? 0:

puffball~ @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:12 pm

Molly. wrote:May I claim them? 0:

Sure thing. I added you.

char up for grabs
by raccoon bandit @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:05 pm [Reply]

character design helps me destress

post to claim uwu

dvnc @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:06 pm

claim if that's alright !! 0:

eckvanet. @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:06 pm

heck nvm ;;

raccoon bandit @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:09 pm

dvnc wrote:
claim if that's alright !! 0:

for sure! all yours!!

by Cuervo @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:08 pm [Reply]

eckvanet. @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:08 pm


kalon tryout art
by Schnuffel Bunny @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:32 pm [Reply]

        i just am in love with the kalon 富士山 fuji made. ;A ;

junkratss @ Sat May 25, 2019 3:02 pm

I am not often a fan of mustaches but your art and this lil man pull it off so WELL 😩

This is the wholesome thing I needed to end my day I can go to bed happy

porl based on this drawing by Cerulean Wake
by Cerulean Wake @ Sat May 25, 2019 11:35 am [Reply]

random sketch from a stream that i lined and colored :3c


Crystal~Fox @ Sat May 25, 2019 11:52 am

*inner SU fan come out*

doggo-lover @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:57 pm


by sass @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:54 pm [Reply]


by Cuervo @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:51 pm [Reply]

need a name for em :(

Gift for heckin-ham
by Purrfectpal @ Sat May 25, 2019 9:35 am [Reply]

Been a hot minute since I've drawn a wolf! I saw this in the "Users Searching for Animal/Feral Art" and I was bored and had nothing else to do so I drew their character because they caught my eye!

eggnoggin @ Sat May 25, 2019 11:41 am

I adore your art style so much, so glad I followed. ❤️

Purrfectpal @ Sat May 25, 2019 1:52 pm

eggnoggin wrote:I adore your art style so much, so glad I followed. ❤️

Ahh, I appreciate the follow <3

heckin-ham @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:48 pm

Thank you so much!! This is gorgeous!! ❤❤❤

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by nimrod. @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:46 pm [Reply]


Played poke pictionary earlier today and got doduo
Never noticed it was literally 3 blobs with 2 black lines connecting them.


Pikadex @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:45 pm

I like it, good job!

when heaven and hell meet
by princelyfae @ Sat May 25, 2019 11:25 am [Reply]

"im made of EYES dude"
"literally who are you"

LittleSpookyArtist @ Sat May 25, 2019 11:31 am

uwu it looks nice

Lies With Needs @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:41 pm

why the HECK does the dialogue remind me of homestuck?

by ufos @ Thu May 23, 2019 2:48 pm [Reply]

weh i was just in an astro boy mood i guess

Anza @ Thu May 23, 2019 2:59 pm

    adorable <3

Grill, @ Thu May 23, 2019 3:07 pm

Evey time I watch that movie I sob its so go o d

he looks really good in your style <3

⠀ ⠀wade wilson @ Thu May 23, 2019 3:17 pm

          maybe i should watch it again. it has been a while.

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i think they're lying on the floor. that's the feeling i have.

also since i have almost all of friday i was thinkin i could do a stream?? so a) would anyone be interested in that and b) are we allowed to link streams w a microphone? like my voice?

good night everyone! or if it's not night good day. it's half past midnight here so i guess it's really morning?

Anza @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:36 pm

    that would be really cool! I'd love to watch you draw & entertain you in the comments ^^

hazii @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:37 pm

id be interested!!! and i think you can ? ive been in some streams linked here where people had their mic on. ngl i dont see why you wouldnt be able to but cs has some weird rules

also i love this drawing a lot... q n danny are very good lads

sicknasty @ Thu May 23, 2019 11:04 pm

i don't know if i would be able to make it but i like the idea of a stream!
also i really like the way you draw hands,, they seem very real i guess?

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BAD GUY Lostcry
by Wileyfangs @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:35 pm [Reply]


by Cuervo @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:14 pm [Reply]

by hiyorin @ Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:20 am [Reply]

fanart of mysterious heroine x from fate/grand order ^^
heard the sonic riders zero gravity main menu theme after yearsss and it reminded me of her

andreas. @ Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:09 am

How did i never see this wth

Love this.

ky-on. @ Sat May 25, 2019 2:10 pm


by root @ Sat May 25, 2019 10:57 am [Reply]

    imagine if earthworms were like..... Real

~Teya~ @ Sat May 25, 2019 10:59 am

*flops* this is beautiful and needs a feature and your style is preci o u s

root @ Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am

~Teya~ wrote:*flops* this is beautiful and needs a feature and your style is preci o u s

    awww gee thank you so much!!! your art is so gorgeous <3

ArcticWaterDrake @ Sat May 25, 2019 11:23 am

Feature this!! It's adorable and hilarious lol

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peripatetic dog
by Bluepup429 @ Sat May 25, 2019 12:38 pm [Reply]

my character rex!

haven't drawn him in a while! tried a lot of new stuff in this drawing! :O

J-and-K341 @ Sat May 25, 2019 12:44 pm

ok woah that is amazing! c:

Bluepup429 @ Sat May 25, 2019 12:57 pm

J-and-K341 wrote:ok woah that is amazing! c:

thank you~!<3

Autumnwinds @ Sat May 25, 2019 1:05 pm

Feature this?!?

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by Fishyviolet @ Sat May 25, 2019 1:27 pm [Reply]


by Cerulean Wake @ Sat May 25, 2019 1:03 pm [Reply]

I wanna practice my background skills which i have zero (0) of

come watch me fail here:

why did i make this?
by Echoclouds @ Sat May 25, 2019 4:08 am [Reply]

i dont know
was it fun? yes

sylvianbriar @ Sat May 25, 2019 4:50 am

    Orange! The best color. I like this piece.

Echoclouds @ Sat May 25, 2019 12:49 pm

sylvianbriar wrote:
    Orange! The best color. I like this piece.

Thank you! i love this type of pinkish orange.

white bg based on this drawing by jennfreckles
by jennfreckles @ Sat May 25, 2019 12:35 pm [Reply]



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