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sami^^ @ Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:36 pm

this is great ^^ im gonna try to build off of it and do a crouching pose

sami^^ @ Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:37 pm

wait did it submit the comment,

⭐ Let's go to SPACE! ⭐
by wolfbane. @ Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:38 am [Reply]

Still getting used to Oekaki! I sketched this out, I love my cute alien boyo.

Derpy Memester @ Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:57 pm

Once again, excellent work! You aced the shine on the glass.

wolfbane. @ Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:24 pm

Derpy Memester wrote:Once again, excellent work! You aced the shine on the glass.

Thank you so very much! I had fun making the shiny service ♥

Dat @ Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:39 pm


    expression, pose, pAWS everyTHING aahh < 3

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space fluffs? description: Space fluffs are huge feline like creatures, that live near the planet neptune. These friendly, playful, creatures love to explore new lands or boundaries they're almost willing to go anywhere! These creatures have muscular back legs and the other four are chubby and their paws are tiny. These beasts are considered a threat by looks, but when you get up close they're harmless. They have the personality of a loyal dog and the behavior of a domesticated cat, in other words if you give them a yarn ball they'll love you forever.
Space fluffs have many different features, they are known to have the general mane of a lion at the tuft and fur at the tail and a tiny bit on top of the head. The space fluff species have very few teeth, the cause is that they have a lot of spacing between teeth, which leads to having less teeth but a larger tougher jaw. Their eyes come in many shapes and sizes, but they normally never have 2 eyes, it is rare to have 3 or more eyes on a space fluff. They have ears of a wild feline usually rounded somewhat ones that look like lions' ears but there can be many variations in ear shape. Their legs have muscles more toward the calves and their paws are tiny except for the hind legsImage
Their size is near the size of an average grizzly bear when standing, but when sitting they're close to the height of 7ft tall the diagram below of the man and space fluff,the man is 5 feet and 9 inches. Image

you may post :3
In need of moderators!!! And artists
    Thread for artist tryouts:Here

Opalina @ Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:39 pm

(let me know if I can't post)

I want a space fluff

EchoGirl765 @ Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:23 pm

Uhh big mark-

(Just realized this is almost 2 years old- sorry @~@ )

Yautja @ Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:25 pm


original species based on this drawing by Micki.
by Micki. @ Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:34 pm [Reply]

    lil nature spirit type creatures??

    i think i'm going to call them rue or the rue,, idk, might change their name. i really like them though. i think they're cute lil buggers and i can't wait to make a few of these cuties!! <3

eri @ Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:35 pm

aa! how much is an myo?

mid-life @ Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:51 pm

Super cute ;;;

nimrod. @ Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:03 pm

      "you will rue the day..."

      these babes are precious <3

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Beast based on this drawing by The Last Raven
by The Last Raven @ Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:43 pm [Reply]

Just felt like I needed to get used to my tablet again and doodle a little. I pulled up an old piece and edited it some. He turned out more interesting than I expected.

I may sell him for event items/pets/tokens or other pets SOLD

Medd-Lee @ Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:14 am

I love him

The Last Raven @ Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:10 pm

Thank you!

The Last Raven @ Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:07 am


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ember's dapple tutorial!
by EmberWolf @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:52 pm [Reply]

So as you may have seen I have been utterly addicted to dapple gray horses lately. I find them super fun although a little tricky to get right. A lot of people just use lighter dots scattered around the horse as dapples and I'm here to tell you that that is not the most optimal way to get realistic dapples. I used to do the same but have come to find a better way, and this is it!

The two horses on the bottom are to compare what the dot dapple method looks like compared to my "scale & star" method. Of course my way is one of many ways you could get similar results so mess around with it and see what works for you!

This does take some more time than dot dapples, of course, but I find it totally worth it. Alright, let's begin with in-depth step describing!

Step 0
Before the dapples, of course, I lay out my basic grays on the horse. Horses gray in stages and always end up completely white. However! They usually gray in specific areas faster than others. I'll go over this more in depth in the next part! But for this horse in particular, I laid out a gray base color, which has a slight warm tone to it as most graying horses would unless they are graying from a true black or other non-red color. The background color is the same as my base color. Then I lay my lighter areas - the flanks and belly, the head and fading down the neck. After that I lay in the darker gray on the hindquarters, joints, withers, and muzzle. Aaand that's about it! Nothing too difficult, just a large size airbrush tool.

Step 1
First step shown on the image - the base of the dapples. I take a darker gray than my base and make "scales." These are usually kind of hexagon or rectangle in shape but honestly can be anything as long as they are still sort of that in general. Basically, I am doing the OPPOSITE of dot dapples. I'm not making a light mark, I'm making the dark space around where I want light spots to be. To do this I take a smaller (usually 10px) airbrush tool and just brush them in that way. Trying not to be too dark here. In areas where the body is lightest I have them "taper off" in a way, by not making complete shapes and fading them. You can also just go over the edge of the dappled area with the light color to fade them. Where areas are darker, the dapples should be more crisp. I do this in every area I feel should have dapples, which isn't EVERY area on the horse. For example, the hindquarters are usually slow to gray out and don't have many dapples yet. The neck is generally light and doesn't need any darker dapple outlines. Legs gray out in patterns differently than dapples (see the veiny lines). Heads usually gray out first and are completely white by the time most horses reach this stage of graying. After you've dappled every proper area, onto step 2!

Step 2

Now we're going to take a slightly darker gray and go back over our dapples. Starting from places where there is dark gray - like the withers - go back over the lines of your dapples and darken them, then slowly work outwards while fading as you go so the dapples 'fade,' too. This is also a good time to make your dapples more fuzzy and natural looking, less scaley. So use a slightly bigger airbrush and blur them out a little bit with slightly jagged, soft edges. As you get closer to your light areas like the flanks and neck, don't further outline your dapples, leave those ones light.

Step 3

This is partially optional depending on the type of gray you are going for, but this is where the 'stars' comes in. Taking your lightest gray - the head color - make small crosses within your dapples. The shapes of the crosses can vary a lot and it's good to make them all different, not just stick straight. Using the airbrush again (honestly the only tool I use to color horses unless I'm doing markings), in a smaller size, brush these in EVERY dapple. I know, time consuming, but worth it for the effect! Some crosses can be bigger than others, thicker or thinner, big or small, but shouldn't cover up your underneath dapples too much. Places like the neck and hindquarters, which got little to no dapple outlines, can get these in places you didn't put dapples. References are really handy here! But every horse grays out slightly differently, so experiment and research a little. The veiny lines on the legs can also be put in now.

After that, I usually go over everything very lightly with low opacity airbrush in my base grays to fade it all out and bring it all together again. So the lightest grays over the lightest gray areas to soften the dapples there a bit, darkest grays in the dark areas to soften those and make sure they didn't get too bright, etc. And you're done!

Tips & Tricks

-Try not to make your dapples too big or too small. Sizes can vary a lot, but you don't want huge spots or very little scale-texture looking ones.

-Try to vary your shapes a lot and avoid perfect circles. Horses are covered in hair, they aren't smooth, so there should be a slight fuzzy appearance and dapples usually are in more hexagon or rectangle shapes - look up references for this. They aren't round!

-Make sure all your dapples are connected!! This is very important. You won't have a stray dapple outline out in the middle of no where. I work from the withers out usually, and make sure everything is connected.

-Add some color to your gray! I would not recommend keeping your gray color right on the edge of the color selector. Make it warmer with some reddish orange hues or more blue.

-Any horse can have dapples, no matter the color. Horses that are very healthy often have dapples that just naturally appear in their fur. They are usually shown by a light sheen but work in the same shapes, generally only appearing on the belly and hindquarters. Of course, these are very VERY faded dapples and not nearly as bright as on a horse that is graying out. Unhealthy horses of other colors will not have dapples.

-References, again!

>>Part two>>

legendari @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:55 pm

    this is really helpful! ;o; thank you! <3

song&storm @ Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:39 pm

    This is super helpful, I've always wondered how to do that!
    Will definitely try this out, thanks!

Kamithewolf15 @ Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:11 am

mark! Thanks! :D

Free Art!
by Sloth_-_ @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:10 am [Reply]

Hi there,

Just like it says free art. I trying to improve in drawing. So I was like why not.
Sorry if I don't do yours im going to try to do everyone's.

I will be gone through on 8/7/18 cause I'm going to Florida but when I get back I'll make sure to come back to this.

I'll try to draw anything [Even Humans] but I have to say no to drawing horses, I just can't with them.
If you do give me a human to draw dont except it to look good, but I'll try my best.

golgothasTerrorx @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:13 am
Maybe try to draw her? or you could draw pumpi uwu

Abigailjoanna @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:15 am

Are you ok with furries? If so, would you draw a dog fursona based off this?

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WIP based on this drawing by avril,
by ~{Lazarus}~ @ Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:43 am [Reply]

Big OL' wip!

Needing members!

Pm or post if youre interested!

~{Lazarus}~ @ Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:22 pm


~{Lazarus}~ @ Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:15 pm


Fluffox Adopts! based on this drawing by Charizard !
by floral @ Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:02 am [Reply]




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floral @ Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:02 am


- Direwolf_1411225 -

One rare dog each :)

- uwu -


- lilac,, -


floral @ Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:03 am



Form to become an artist
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Have you been an artist for a species before? What species?:
Have you used oekaki before?:
Why you want to be an artist

Adopt Coding

[adopt coding here]

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yet another whale :')
by pecos @ Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:08 am [Reply]

    yet another whale because i'm trash for these beauties
    starting to experiment with backgrounds and such. still very simple but i'm working on improving c:
    i'm looking to draw more sea creatures but need suggestions. feel free to give me ideas below!

Cactologist @ Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:50 am

Holy cow your art is amazing! You could try a sea turtle!

pecos @ Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:40 am

Cactologist wrote:Holy cow your art is amazing! You could try a sea turtle!

    thank you!!!

jointedwishes @ Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:47 am


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Hey do you like furries???
by khazure @ Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:59 am [Reply]

Two buddies enjoying each other after practice :)

By the way, I'm being forced to advertise for my friend's contest....
Click the link in the sig ↓

hailpaw @ Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:02 am

whoa...this is legitimately gorgeous? i’m obsessed with your style and the shading is incredible! :o

ArcticWaterDrake @ Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:10 am

Omg this is so good! The lighting is perfect, and anatomy is just YES!! Keep up the good work! And yes, I love furrier/anthro animals :)))

khazure @ Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:02 pm

hailpaw wrote:whoa...this is legitimately gorgeous? i’m obsessed with your style and the shading is incredible! :o

Wow, thank you for your kind words!! I'm glad you like my style 😊

ArcticWaterDrake wrote:Omg this is so good! The lighting is perfect, and anatomy is just YES!! Keep up the good work! And yes, I love furrier/anthro animals :)))

Heh heh Thanks~ If you like anthros, be extra sure to check out the contest, it's for designing one! Talent from furry artists are greatly needed 😖 (aren't I being a shill? My friend would be proud)

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i love you my son
by LORDSORGHUM @ Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:39 pm [Reply]

something for a story im going to do
i meant for this to be just character sketches but i accidentally added a nebula, as you do
this is a mom and her beloved son. shes about to teach him something very important

~Calico~ @ Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:26 am

This is super cool! :)

LORDSORGHUM @ Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:05 am

thanks dude c:

Pumpkinheart @ Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:23 pm


foodie friends
by SilhouetteStation @ Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:22 pm [Reply]

im v stressed atm and have a lot of art block so,, this was a struggle but at least it's something

Wyrmie @ Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:23 pm


Tree. @ Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:36 pm

I am in love with 1 and 2 :'0

jointedwishes @ Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:37 pm

oml what for 2 & 4?!?!>!>

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Uh oh
by quinlyquills @ Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:28 am [Reply]

I have some interest in this species, but I don't think I can run them well
These will be for auction


All I say is credit me and do not remove my signature
These use Chickenpaint V.2

free just dont sell em
not fcfs

quinlyquills @ Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:17 pm


any watchers?
by StormSerpent @ Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:44 pm [Reply]

mm i thought i'd join this because it's a thing now ♥

i hope i'm not the only person with 0 replies LOL

AJ. @ Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:51 pm

hecccc ye!!

aangelcafe @ Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:03 pm


StormSerpent @ Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:12 pm

ʙᴜᴄᴋʏ. wrote:hecccc ye!!

♥patton♥ wrote:

hi neb ♥

thank you so much guys ♥♥♥♥♥

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Design #2 based on this drawing by Medd
by Medd @ Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:49 am [Reply]

    This is a custom for Orange Juice <33

    Tell me if there's anything you'd like changed and I'll change it for you ^^

Anza @ Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:56 am

    So cute! ^^

manta rae @ Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:09 am


    this babe is so precious I CAn'T
    thank you so much Medd!! They're perfect omg Q o Q
    Could I please be added?? <333

Medd @ Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:55 am

Orange Juice wrote:

    this babe is so precious I CAn'T
    thank you so much Medd!! They're perfect omg Q o Q
    Could I please be added?? <333

    I'm so relieved that you like it!!
    Of course, you've been added <3 :'0

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Oh, Procrastination?
by McKellsen @ Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:05 pm [Reply]

This isn't my homework?

Etherial @ Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:11 am

I'm just- I have no words om-
This is incredibly gorgeous, I adore your style :0

deoxyribonucleic @ Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:13 am

damn !!!!!!!! i love this,

!Zesty! @ Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:05 pm

OH ! Awesome art alert !! I love this <3

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Bonnnnnn based on this drawing by sardine
by Wyrmie @ Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:16 am [Reply]

I love theeemMM

His name is Cinnabon

DrowsyDreams @ Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:03 am

Oml, what a cutie!

mouse-drawn adopts
by sardine @ Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:19 pm [Reply]


1: sold to GoldPeaks
2: sold to SUG4RC04T3D

literally anything these will be the only affordable adopts i make

sprinkleshake @ Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:24 pm

i just remembered one of my adopts is selling tonight, i might offer more c$ once i receive payment :)

sardine @ Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:29 pm

oops forgot the tail on #1

djkitty! @ Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 pm

sardine wrote:oops forgot the tail on #1

oh thank god I thought I was hallucinating or smthin when the tail appeared sydkagdk

uhh,, 40 c$ for 1 to start

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+ commission - charleroi
by dara @ Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:33 am [Reply]


charleroi @ Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:57 am

she is so cute and tiny... i’m in love!!!!! thank you!!!!!!! so much!! <3 it’s perfect and your art is so nice.

dara @ Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:42 am

charleroi wrote:
she is so cute and tiny... i’m in love!!!!! thank you!!!!!!! so much!! <3 it’s perfect and your art is so nice.

aw thank you i'm glad you like it, you're welcome <33

by qwertyo @ Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:22 pm [Reply]


Loelya @ Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:28 pm

your art is such a lovely digital recreation of traditional impressionism ♡

Doktor Monty @ Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:06 am

    AWESOME <3

secrets shh
by Silver Pandorica @ Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:11 pm [Reply]

hush hush
lil concept sketch for township stuff ;)

by Snailasaur @ Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:46 pm [Reply]

Based off of this image
Not the best, but I wanted to try something new.

another wip
by oat milk @ Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:37 pm [Reply]

please ignore how terrible this looks rn.. digital painting or whatever you call what im doing is a terribly long process. also the timer is wrong. every day i wake up and think about this orestes quote and about anne carson and i feel some sort of indescribable emotion

god why are all of you tall
by oli @ Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:49 am [Reply]

      me, 5'2, looking at others doing meet the artist:
      other artists: haha i'm 5'7+
      me: ...ListEn hEre, tALlASS-

      this isn't fair why are all my idols like a foot taller than me im crying god help me rjgherwgtg

acadicus @ Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:50 am

Don't worry I'm only 5'6 it's okay

oli @ Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:50 am

acadicus wrote:Don't worry I'm only 5'6 it's okay

      cinna i'll literally remove your kneecaps

alien fish @ Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:51 am

bro I’m 5’2 high five

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