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.

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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.

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Can COPPA users post in the oekaki?
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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:

Background Two / Five

( POV: Its October. The month of free candy and decorations that send chills done everyone's spines. You walk outside and see that there are squirrels scurrying up a big oak tree. You look up the tree and sigh. It was so beautiful. The breezy, yet warm, fall morning cast a orange glow in the sky. The leaves turned brown in the light, well, the orange ones that is. The green ones turned a crisp orange that reminds you of pumpkins. The squirrels run higher into the tree, making the leaves move. You gaze in wonder at the beautiful orange-brown silhouettes that appear before you. Fall was so beautiful! )

I am not so proud of this drawing. It took me longer then expected, and yet it turned out bad. I mean, the background is nice, but the tree is bothering me. I was going to redo it, but I feel like that would cause me more anxiety. So, I decided to create this and let anyone use it if they comment below. I would like to be given proper credits i.e. "background credits; @luca rayne." Anywho, have fun! Enjoy!

Based On

random things
by Echoclouds @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:27 am [Reply]

    i really like this sketch page, maybe its because it looks kinda clean unlike my other ones

Cloudpelt @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:28 am

this is so cute!

Link <3 @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:29 am

ahh i love ur art!! this is adorable!

Grill, @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:29 am


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by Link <3 @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:04 pm [Reply]

not feeling to happy rn

i mean i havent for the past week. but eh... i guess homework will make me feel better right????!!??!?!?!?


or i can just listen to lifelight again NINTENDO STOP PUTTING THAT ON-----

sorry.. uh anyways
ya ...

4btgkehg skecthes of au and irl
by Link <3 @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:56 am [Reply]

so irl ..
birb man askes lucas if hes a human
in a random au
lucas askes birb man ..

they r both humans btw... itll make more sense when i make the comic

thought id do some sketches before homework.

hey, i'm worried.
by Olivur @ Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:18 am [Reply]

      as someone who has a close friend in australia i really hope my followers who may be located there are doing okay. i know it's stressful but just wanted to let ya'll know there's open arms if anybody needs it.

      if you're not in australia, i suggest you follow up with the situation there because they're in need of help more than ever. anyway thanks for coming to my ted talk :ok_hand:

      update: if anybody is interested, you can keep up with things that need to be donated. some prime examples are the veggie drops, so if you can even provide enough to help support feeding the animals left in the wild you're already doing wonders. even knitted items like mittens, koala/joey pouches and bird nests are needed to keep our little friends healthy!

      if you can't donate, i understand, as not everybody is in a good situation. even spreading awareness and supporting those who went out as volunteer animal rescue aids or fire rescue teams is enough. <3

holopoems @ Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:19 am

awww I love this sm
I hope your friend is ok! ✨💕
I’ve donated a lot

sereena @ Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:24 am

    i'm so sorry. i hope your friend is doing alright. the wildfires in Australia is really scary and i hope things get better soon.

Cactologist @ Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:09 pm

aw this drawing conveys so much emotion!! this tragedy needs more attention than it's receiving! I just hope and pray that everyone and everything there stays safe (especially the thousands of animals that have been affected!)

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by .wafflecat. @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:25 am [Reply]

I have the Pretty Little Liars theme song stuck in my head .... ;o;

Glitch. @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:28 am

This is BEAUTIFUL your use of colors is astounding ;o; !!

TheTinyFox @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:45 am

Sooooooooo amazing!!

doodles pt 2
by w0ah @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:45 am [Reply]

      more squiggles

      i find these really relaxing to do.

by DatWildWolf @ Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:49 am [Reply]

    Yo whats up everyone? I got an Ipad and an Ipad pencil for Christmas.
    Im super happy, however chicken paint doesn't work on it :,<

    So causally you guys will get an "art dump" from me, I hope you enjoy. B D

    These are Christmas Gifts < 3

    (idk how to make them smaller rip)




sehau @ Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:50 am

oh my god these are amazing well done !!!

holopoems @ Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:50 am

theses are so good!

Echoclouds @ Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:52 am

    these look really cool!

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by niravi. @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:37 am [Reply]


My team got 5th in base.. then we got knocked out first in bracket

And it was my fault
I have to get a split in a tight game and I made us lose. By 8. 8. Why the hell did I have to lose those points. I MADE UP LOSE 12 POINTS. AT LEAST. I was the reason we lost.
Now my coach is upset
My teammates won’t talk to me cuz they’re all upset and I know it’s because of me

So I’m going to drown myself in cave town music and do my vocab for my finals.

chanhee attempts
by honggseok @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:35 am [Reply]

ok realistically speaking i am not going to get any closer than attempt 2

anyways chanhee loveliest boy

by BornFromAshes @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:25 am [Reply]


MistCat @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:33 am

Whoa, this looks cool!

by koinrokka @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:32 am [Reply]

im koinrokka and i draw the long legs

fancy sketch and small update
by DatWildWolf @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:27 am [Reply]

    uH I haven't been drawing much

    pretty stressed with water polo and school,,
    we have been winning a few games its been lit
    ive got finals on monday-friday
    my 2 ap finals on my birthday : , > welp

Grill, @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:29 am

up dog

Bluepup429 @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:30 am

SOOO GOOD<3<3<3<3 good luck on em finals

ecto @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:32 am

p-pawbs 👀

by Lucky7wolf @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:02 pm [Reply]

darn it, i forgot his wings--

new kiddo!

thanks so much protogen! <33

He's #3 from here: Forum/viewtopic.php?t=4250337

Ink Berry! @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:03 pm

pribby boi

Lucky7wolf @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:04 pm

Ink Berry! wrote:pribby boi

y e s
he b a b y

1lach @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:31 am

H e I s l o v e l y
I just might have to sketch him outt

Snow Day | Background One
by luca rayne. @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:30 am [Reply]

Background One / Five

( POV: You woke up Monday and looked outside your window. You gasp as you gently pull the blinds aside. It had snowed! The ground was covered in blissful, dewy drops. The snow was fluffy, puffed up against the wind. You hear your parents say that school/work are closed for the day. You throw on your snow clothes and run outside. Its time for a Snow Day! )

I worked so hard on this. Lol. I was going to draw the photo listed below, but the little seal wasn't coperating. Then, my little sister Rosie said that my background was cute. So, I decided to create this and let anyone use it if they comment below. I would like to be given proper credits i.e. "background credits; @luca rayne." Anywho, have fun! Enjoy!

Based On

the cutest of them all
by Link <3 @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:28 am [Reply]

when i listen to megalovania and somehow have the erg to draw hop


ya so like i thought id draw him to practice my new human style
nah it didnt work i havent improved

Cloudpelt @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:29 am

im love

tag urself im the bottom left

edit: n the angry ones yeehaw

Link <3 @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:30 am

Cloudpelt wrote:im love

tag urself im the bottom left

edit: n the angry ones yeehaw

thank you!

yes lol

by 1lach @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:31 am [Reply]

If you know the game Overcooked, you understand how much of a pain it is but its addicting
Me and my friends play it all the time and I think it deserved some art tehe
If you don't know, its a cooking game where you choose a chef and make dishes in a certain amount of time, and as you can see it gets CRAZY
Hope u like it :3

Link <3 @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:33 am

never played it. well... maybe once. but ive heard of it. It sounds like a pretty good game. I also love this art, its amazing!

clip ♡ @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:49 am

    oh man this game gets,,, so intense. there's a lot of screaming involved lmao.
    this art perfectly encaptures every emotion that I have while playing it

Swirlshine @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:09 am

Om, I watched DanTDM play this and NOPE. I COULD NEVER DO IT, IT’S SO STRESSFUL ;-; You and your friends are brave souls, XD

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The Red Tyrant
by Glitch. @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:27 am [Reply]

This girl needed a revamp so bad eyuuuuuuuh
(This did not take me three hours sksksksk)

.Cas. @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:28 am

I’d be one of her people any day lol.

Glitch. @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:21 am

.Cas. wrote:I’d be one of her people any day lol.

ffft that would not be a good time heheh

by sehau @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:16 am [Reply]

good music,,

Link <3 @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:18 am

i feel ya. rn i feel that way listening to some ssbu songs. this drawing is adorable btw!

sehau @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:20 am

Link <3 wrote:i feel ya. rn i feel that way listening to some ssbu songs. this drawing is adorable btw!

thank you!
i didnt mean that im listening to anything rn tho i just wanted to draw nagai listening to music and then jamming out as much as she/he possibly can

i dunno
by Lucky7wolf @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:11 am [Reply]


This needs like... at least 6 more inbetweens but I'm so busy @_@


Lepidopterologist @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:55 am

yOU ANIMATED THIS?? I literally thought this was real omg??? This is amazing hhh. If you ever open up commissions I’ll have to stop by! |D definitely following you <3

roadkiil @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:13 am

damn this is rlly good ,,, i agree w lepid on the comm thing [eyes emoji]

dewdrop ghoul @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:15 am

i have marshal in one of my towns, i don't think i'll ever willingly let go of him BUT if he ever ends up in boxes w/o me expecting it i'll let you know!
+ this animation is so cute, amazing job

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by Chromium @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:03 am [Reply]


[ dakota ] > new char
by koegami @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:02 am [Reply]

      not aoba XD
      someone similar to aoba

      male - gay - golden doberman x angel cross
      blind | lanky | a butt
      midas touch powers
      1 set of full wings
      obsidian horns,, gold collar halo
      7 pierced areas

inteErEst cHEck???
by sehau @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:26 am [Reply]

ok hi
so um

long creatures. interest check. squiggly. are u all yay or nay
(patchyyy feel free to explain more about them becuase i am. iRRespPoncIBle)

also im sorry i gave them arms

Link <3 @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:28 am

beughgfy31rgwhfg3r yesssss im here i soon as i saw the drawing!! im interesteddd

sehau @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:28 am

Link <3 wrote:beughgfy31rgwhfg3r yesssss im here i soon as i saw the drawing!!

hehe stay tuned,, me and patchyyy are cookin up a species :eyes:

Annbellboo @ Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:39 am

👀 cuteeeee I’m interested

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