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.
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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.
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  • Gallery display:

ut oh sicko.
by ethium @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:45 am [Reply]

guess whose sick but has work to do ??
this gal. and instead of doing her work decided to sketch something quickly?
this gal. send help im suffering but anyway.

by Shoe. @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:43 am [Reply]

My new cactus, Betty, thought it would be cute and funny to drop a spine on my floor for me to walk on it and inevitably work with it stuck in my toe. Thanks Betty, xoxo, the real mvp.

shalusky @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:08 am

    dude i feel that, i dropped my little cactus on my foot whilst trying to put my blinds up.

    wearing shoes was hell for days cause i couldn’t get all the little spines out. - v -

Butters! @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:10 am

    Haha I can relate to stepping on the spines

    Also, this is a really cute sketch! o3o

Shoe. @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:10 am

shalusky wrote:

    dude i feel that, i dropped my little cactus on my foot whilst trying to put my blinds up.

    wearing shoes was hell for days cause i couldn’t get all the little spines out. - v -

Cactus friends are cute but also rude

Butters! wrote:
    Haha I can relate to stepping on the spines

    Also, this is a really cute sketch! o3o

"Hi my name is cactus and I want to be remembered! Here, have a pain!"

Thanks X'D

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fluffy boy! :0
by edgy cat of DOOM @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:19 am [Reply]

smollest most innocent goat prince
susie is still my favorite tho

character is Ralsei who belongs to Toby Fox!

puddssoul @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:35 am

Awww, how cute! <3 Gotta love the smol goat princes.

edgy cat of DOOM @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:41 am

puddssoul wrote:
Awww, how cute! <3 Gotta love the smol goat princes.

thank you!
and, yeah. what's not to love about a smol goat prince? ;w; he's a cutie

Softyto @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:01 am

Wow!! This made the power of fluffy boys shine within me!!!

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wip based on this drawing by Hyensa
by shalusky @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:20 am [Reply]


    i never posted this??

    anyway, sketch too small. i think..
    need to re-do. maybe>?
    but yes

Diary of a Vampire Hunter
by Cosmic Candy Fox @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:32 am [Reply]

They were going to get bit by a vampire, he was just saving them.
I'm cryign why did I draw this. I rarely draw joke art (at least in a joking style, most of my art tho clean or not is)
Well here's the diary of a vampire hunter. Since this is something I felt I needed in my life. His perspective on things.

Swirlshine @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:39 am

This... this is beautiful. XDD
Seriously though, I love it! XD

Cosmic Candy Fox @ Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:40 am

Swirlshine wrote:This... this is beautiful. XDD
Seriously though, I love it! XD

Thank you lol I don't know what compelled me to draw it, but it's a thing now. xD

Lostfairy @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:08 am

Ok, um, this made me almost snort out loud?! I NEEDED THIS. XD

(I hardly ever laugh at things I read/see online so GOOD JOB, YOU ALMOST GOT ME.)

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leo/dino/snek boi
by WhiteWater ; @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:56 am [Reply]

its about time I have a lil lizard friend.

why not turn my lack of creativity into something great for you all if anybody even looks at my work
simply shoot me a palette, if I like it and choose it for this character, ill do you some art!

Legolas The Elf @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:03 am

Lies With Needs @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:26 am

Awh! Such a cutie pie <3

Hyensa @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:13 am

    These are honestly so cute.

by Pokemonrawesome12eyy @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:29 am [Reply]

an ancient character i made over a year ago

HunterofArtemis @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 am

nice char

flying saucers? levitation?
by sicknasty @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:58 am [Reply]

yo! i could do that!

i've had this knocking around in my drafts for ages so i finally got around to finishing it!
please don't be worried by the timer i think i left this open for a day or two at some point

Softyto @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:00 am

Looks good dude!!! And same, I've done that before gahdhd

sicknasty @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:19 am

Softyto wrote:Looks good dude!!! And same, I've done that before gahdhd

aa thank you!

fairytale_wonder @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 am


domino simplified
by kiffell @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:04 am [Reply]

dont feel like drawing him with all his spots or his complex tail?? draw this instead lol

also a style test

Tao Lyne based on this drawing by StormSerpent
by q1q2q3q4 @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:21 am [Reply]

Tao Lyne
Female, rather masculine with her tastes and behaviour

design by StormSerpent

ptu lineart by jennfreckles

new character <3

by Pokemonrawesome12eyy @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:12 am [Reply]

might just cover this later idk if i like how it came out

New Character
by q1q2q3q4 @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:09 am [Reply]

i tried designing something in my new style i'm developing, and i really, really like how it tuned out.

this good boy loves hugs

anyone have name suggestions? (please consider the quick info down below if suggesting names, i want something that fits his character!)

he's not the size of a normal canine- i'll draw him a height chart later.

his lil horns grow into antlers (and eventually fall off to turn back into lil horns) at random times of the year, it seems to be triggered by what he eats or how much he eats

he currently lives alone in a forest, kindly greeting anybody he comes across. travellers are often afraid of him, however locals know he just wants to be petted and maybe also to eat your food. they leave offerings of gravy cubes to him, because for some reason he really likes gravy cubes.

by paoffy @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:00 am [Reply]

previous form of mushroom guy

dont let me be gone
by WhiteWater ; @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:46 am [Reply]


acharis spasgazar
by Rikchikchik @ Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:50 pm [Reply]

seems like heavy cartoonish styles are popular with the cool kids so I thought i'd try one of my own :p

the style is heavily inspired by lavendertowne's art. I adore her work!! if you don't know who she is, I recommend you check her out! link

species interest? #!
by viper. @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:44 am [Reply]

just though i should finally post this after a month

grl pwr
by tuurpentine @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:41 am [Reply]

    whats cooler than being a pink demi god dragon girl

by GreyScale @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:36 am [Reply]

I finally got a drawing tablet to I decided to try it out on Oekaki with these little sketches.
timer is very off. was playing around on it and eating oreos

* But it refused.
by corrosive_limes @ Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:24 pm [Reply]

asgore, little photoshop of horrors omega flowey, and asriel's fights killed me oml
choo choo all aboard the feels express
next stop "who needs a heart anymore thanks toby"

TrashFan @ Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:12 pm

Ah yes, undertale, aka Toby why do you give us such feels the game.

corrosive_limes @ Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:29 pm

even though i knew most of the major plot points already and kinda knew what was coming i still cried several times thanks toby

TrashFan @ Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:41 pm

corrosive_limes wrote:yup.
even though i knew most of the major plot points already and kinda knew what was coming i still cried several times thanks toby


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possible based on this drawing by WhiteWater ;
by WhiteWater ; @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:25 am [Reply]


and so i turned away
by jojivlogs @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:28 am [Reply]

    heres the last three hero course teachers!!!
    did not take as long as the timer says i promise fsjfjd

    these guys take homeroom for another year-group so they dont take this one!!!
    next years kids r theirs tho

    yato usajirou - super bunny-man
    quirk: he has the same bunny quirk as keiko and isao!! hes an uncle of theirs,, the rabbit quirk is super common & surprisingly powerful but most /people/ dont really care about being a hero so there arent many bunny heroes
    - let his friend pick his hero name and reaps the consequences
    - teaches japanese!! hes a book nerd
    - was in the same classes as atsuko before she dropped out & they are both quite close now!!

    sora suikajikaze - mother nature
    quirk: strong control over all four of the basic elements. other elemental-quirks are stronger than hers, but the adversity of having all four makes her haRD to beat
    - ex number one hero!! def the most powerful hero in jpn
    - she wAS the no one until she recently stepped down from the majority of her hero work
    - was she threatened?? did she lose her top-spot fair and square????
    - who knows
    - teaches hero studies & ethics!!

    shigeru hozo - virus
    quirk: he can jump through electronic devices by means of teleportation! he can hack anything pretty much & has SLIGHT electrical powers ig
    - younger than the rest but still a part of the gang
    - specifically wanted to become a teacher rather than a hero but he came up w/ a hero name after he was accepted bc hes actually a pretty useful hero sdkgjg
    - teaches math!!!
    - dont use your phone in class He Will Know

    beep boop incoherent

by 0Zero0 @ Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:30 pm [Reply]

just a quick sketch test.

ElsaFrozenFluff15 @ Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:46 pm

so cute owo

0Zero0 @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:07 am

ah thank you.

art for HoboPhoenix
by q1q2q3q4 @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:00 am [Reply]

payment for this kiddo!

cropped version:

by Cuervo @ Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:25 pm [Reply]

i draw tundras to cope

she not like the banana

Halographic @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:57 am

this is my favourite drawings of yours


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