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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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  • 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.
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Selecting a different version of ChickenPaint
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  • Gallery display:

An attempt was made
by SpeedyJay @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:18 pm [Reply]

How doth one draw organics in perspective
How do I even use the grid

Nyeh, I can only draw boxes!

lilpupin @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:21 pm

*whispers* boxes are cool

TheSongOfTheStars @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:26 pm

apply box to organic? Then round?
Looks good tho

by Oceanfosh @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:53 pm [Reply]

practice and a wip but i have to do hw soooo

cruxius @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:53 pm

this is gorgeous..

Oceanfosh @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:11 pm

cruxius wrote:this is gorgeous..

aaa a thank!!!

Ivystars @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:19 pm

wow i love this! it just gives off an aura of mystery and darkness! this is so great, keep it up, you talented!! <3

That one episode of The Amazing World of Gumball where Darwin keeps saying different things to mean that he doesn't care when he actually does about Gumball and his old friend Fuzzy? That but with my new character, Owen.

I'm probably gonna color this in later. I messed up on the stand but I'm hoping it won't be as noticeable later.

Yep. These are free.
You can only make three palettes, and tell me what animal you'd like for each.
Lines made by That's Offensive

Bump to be added!

Wolfumus @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:49 am

Bump! Tysm! God bless! :D

oh yea mr. krabs @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:37 pm

Wolfumus wrote:Bump! Tysm! God bless! :D


Azura. @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:39 pm


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초록 based on this drawing by ✧вя0κ£и✧
by ✧вя0κ£и✧ @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:18 am [Reply]

woody sat there like an absolute champ for the whole drawing--
I needed to keep him upright with my hand so that's the thing on the left,aha, he's a (very sleepy, and trusting) ragdoll cat so if I let him go he'd be in the floor c':

toast ❤ @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:59 pm

it's a catt
too cute

worthless based on this drawing by ✧вя0κ£и✧
by ✧вя0κ£и✧ @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:49 pm [Reply]

dilly @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:55 pm


toast ❤ @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:56 pm

how are you so amazing at this? ❤

can you tell im tired
by Oceanfosh @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:30 pm [Reply]

do i have homework? yes
Am i 16.5k behind on nano? yes
is somebody waiting on me to finish this so we can sprint? yes

welcome to ocean procrastinates, and draws a stupid catte.

TheSongOfTheStars @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:35 pm

> : (
Its pretty at least

Oceanfosh @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:37 pm

TheSongOfTheStars wrote:> : (
Its pretty at least



octoforlife @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:06 pm

this is so beautiful!! I love it so much!! o my gosh is it looks like my old cat!!

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a babey
by sapphire77 @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:34 pm [Reply]

my chonk cat, marzipan
timer is a little bit off

by tweet @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:16 pm [Reply]

    it was going to be a doodle page of max

    then weird sketches came :(

sorta me
by oraneel @ Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:55 am [Reply]

sweater is a jumble of my gender and sexuality flags!

bailey.t136 @ Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:16 pm

this is amazing!! i love the texturing that you used! <3 and you're a true beaut ;D

starink @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:27 am

i love your style and usage of colors!!!

congrats on the feature!!!!

shrillkrill @ Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:08 am

i was just about to send this to you saying how it looks exactly like ur style bby!! congrats on the feature

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Name Needed! based on this drawing by Cerulean Wake
by Cerulean Wake @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:48 am [Reply]



1) believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of sincerity or integrity.

2) concerned only with one's own interests and typically disregarding accepted or appropriate standards in order to achieve them.

another one of these!
If you wanna have a chance to own this kidty, enter the naming contest for her below :3

I'll check back in 1-2 days to pick a winner :)

Code: Select all
name of cat (I heavily favor warrior names):
why this name? (1-3 sentences only):

Cloudpelt @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:51 am

username: Cloudpelt
name of cat (I heavily favor warrior names): cloudpelt Frozenheart
why this name? (1-3 sentences only): A cynical cat indeed, they were chased away from their clan. They retain their name because the cats around the clans are fearful of clan cats, and they want to strike fear into the heart of any cat who hears their name.

Emø Rat @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:54 am

username:Emo Rat
name of cat (I heavily favor warrior names): FrostMask
why this name? (1-3 sentences only): Well they look so pretty and winter-ey, also they mask the truth! -i made that up i just like how mask sounds at the end of warrior names-

Some-Maniac @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:03 am

username: Some-Maniac
name of cat (I heavily favor warrior names): Cloudfall
why this name? (1-3 sentences only): Originally named for their stunning white pelt, Cloudfall was always very proud of their fur. Some happily ridiculed them for having fur that stuck out so much, and were quickly met with a flurry of sharp words (and possibly claws). When it came time to be named a warrior, they're not-so-well hidden clumsiness came to mind (climbing to see spiders and insects often led to not so graceful fall).

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Foxy dislikes his job
by Lucky7wolf @ Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:46 pm [Reply]

I played the VR game and it was pretty cool! Uh, I like the OG games better.
sorry, this looks bad, but I needed a way to like, draw without worrying it'll look bad :')
This was fun to sketch out <33

waterfront @ Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:36 pm

      i had no idea there was a vr version :0c i haven't kept up with fnaf lately aHA
      foxy looks rly cute in your style !! 💚

Lucky7wolf @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:11 pm

waterfront wrote:
      i had no idea there was a vr version :0c i haven't kept up with fnaf lately aHA
      foxy looks rly cute in your style !! 💚

Really late to seeing this, but thanks so much! Definitely made my day! <33

by crustyboye @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:57 pm [Reply]

he's confused

OTA Mask Adopts
by GoldPeaks @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:20 am [Reply]

Just some random adopts that all have some sorta blue for some reason, aha

These are OTA so pretty much offer anything that is - WL pets // rares // C$ // art (show me examples) These are not FCFS

1. Surprised


2. Dreamin'



3. Straight-Faced



will end December 5th, aha

iminiekun @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:21 am

sending for 1 !

GoldPeaks @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:10 am

small up

GoldPeaks @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:29 pm

small up

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some Pokés
by That's Offensive @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:36 pm [Reply]

fluffy cuddle Pokés

dewdrop ghoul @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:37 pm

fjdhksdbfkgfudksndjfbg i love this sm but wheres impidimp-

☂ Avril-Showers ☂ @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:39 pm

this is too wholesome >:'0

Mavi @ Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:28 pm

Oof this is too cutee!

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late buddies based on this drawing by tweet
by tweet @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:50 pm [Reply]

    my little Halloween friends are a little late lol -- quick cleanup

by Pimprite @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:44 pm [Reply]


cruxius @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:44 pm


by Grinning Gothamite @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:21 pm [Reply]

    there she goes!

tweet @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:28 pm

    this is pretty damn amazing
    like legit the perspective is the cheese

    is that a thing
    the cheese
    did i just make that up

Kageyenora @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:42 pm

i think i just had whiplash

this is so heckin cute man

Okami Amaterasu~ @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:43 pm


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by ~Teya~ @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:56 pm [Reply]

Haven't felt that for awhile.

Winchester's Wolf @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:25 pm

tell me my dear friend, what is peace

~Teya~ @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:26 pm

Winchester's Wolf wrote:
tell me my dear friend, what is peace

It actually doesn't exist

|Winter| @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:28 pm

The subtle colors in this are really gorgeous <3

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rat ref based on this drawing by mystic-canine
by mystic-canine @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:55 pm [Reply]


Goffica @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:29 pm

This design is so cute! I <3 these colors, these shades of brown go so well with pink!

mystic-canine @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:40 pm

Goffica wrote:This design is so cute! I <3 these colors, these shades of brown go so well with pink!

all credit for the design and rat lineart goes to Cinnabee. she is an amazing artist.

A quick drawing :-]
by Goffica @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:27 pm [Reply]

Mourning the loss of my stylus and drawing with my finger lol, this is a quick drawing of me.
(My hair did n o t look this qt today, I had such a bad hair day! :,D
I'm also currently working on adopts & so far they're super qt, I'm exited b/c I've never made them before!
This is the main palette of my fav design
(Can you tell I'm exited haha)

run devil run based on this drawing by Crystal~Fox
by Crystal~Fox @ Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:55 pm [Reply]

just looking for a simple 10C$ for this one first some first serve

Crystal~Fox @ Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:46 pm


Crystal~Fox @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:21 pm

Crystal~Fox wrote:bump

imma sell them for 10C$ for whoever wants this sneaky little rascal just know they are always looking for trouble :roll:

Crystal~Fox @ Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:46 pm


Crystal~Fox @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:21 pm

Crystal~Fox wrote:bump

Color pallets for Peregrine
by ~HistoricMystery~ @ Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:13 pm [Reply]

(i hope this is aloud?)
Trying to nail down what I want Peregrine's color pallet to be.
1.Peregrine falcon
2.passenger pigeon
3.Secratary bird
4.Notradame windows
5.Russian sub way system
edit: Added original colors


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