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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 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.
You can choose "ChibiPaint 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 ChibiPaint 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:

Warrior cat adopt! (CLOSED)
by Mewlin @ Fri May 18, 2018 5:45 pm [Reply]

Made this boy using a generator, now I'm giving him away! I realize this is in the wrong forum category, but I don't know how to change it now, so. :/ Started out as a sketch, now it's an adopt. XD

Fill out this form for a chance to win him! Best name gets him :3

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Winner is StarWerewolf! Not sure if I'll make anymore of these, considering I'm having a current struggle with whether or not I like my art.

Ravenwhisper's Wish @ Fri May 18, 2018 6:32 pm

    Ash - his fur colour
    Blizzard - his active and excitable personality
    24 moons

    Hunting at night

    Being went on a hunting patrol
    Not being able to eat first
    Being told off

Mewlin @ Fri May 18, 2018 7:12 pm


mashirocrow @ Fri May 18, 2018 7:15 pm

Name: Nightgaze
Age: 35 moons
Likes: Hunting, forests, the dark, birds, feathers
Dislikes: Fighting, the heat, squirrels

((this boi is COOL

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teddy bear
by Tealea @ Sat May 05, 2018 8:43 pm [Reply]

a good boi <3

revamp of:

Drudi @ Sat May 05, 2018 10:34 pm

So cute!!

Calibri @ Sun May 06, 2018 4:10 am

Aaa, this is adorable!!

Lostfairy @ Sun May 06, 2018 7:30 am


SO CUTE!!!!!

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Species Interest Check based on this drawing by Zailune
by ChevyImpala67 @ Mon May 21, 2018 10:56 am [Reply]

I haven't done anything with this baby since I got it, so I may turn it into and Roleplaying Adoptable Species. I'm only going to do this if I get enough interest, because I don't want to create it only for no one to adopt them. if you are interested please mark and/or like. :D

the original species design is by CorruptedStar and these lines were by Zailune

Also Any Species Name Ideas Are Welcome. Feel Free To PM Me Or Post Here.

name ideas:
Baia (means Bay)

gay.exe @ Mon May 21, 2018 10:56 am


Doglady88722 @ Mon May 21, 2018 10:57 am

Marks with sharpie

gay.exe @ Mon May 21, 2018 10:58 am


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Dog Breed Mashups !
by ☼ Red Beanie ☼ @ Mon May 14, 2018 12:11 am [Reply]

Just a lil mini challenge for me to do when I have spare time or need to just warm up ^^
I drew a pug on the cover cu'z pugs are great :0

please, feel free to suggest 2 - 3 dog breeds! I will pick some out and try to mix them ! c:

Namida_☾ @ Mon May 14, 2018 12:14 am

The pug looks great!

Here are some dog breeds:
German Shepherd

Fennecfoxing102 @ Mon May 14, 2018 12:15 am

Ooooh! Shiba Inu Boxer mixes are adorable!

__surprise__ @ Mon May 14, 2018 12:17 am

cavalier king charles spaniel
burnese mountain dog
jack russell

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he wasn't looking where he was going and ran into a tree while flying

LittleBodyBigHeart @ Tue May 22, 2018 12:45 am

thank you so much how is your art so wonderful ?? ;o;

by Scei @ Mon May 21, 2018 11:05 pm [Reply]

trying to get my shapeshifter kid under wraps, their paper version most resembles the top right hand corner, however i think i like the left top corner a lot more

for comp-
by sunnyfaerie @ Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 pm [Reply]


my cat
by Vanillasaur @ Mon May 21, 2018 8:39 pm [Reply]

the love of my life,

Animal Mashups!
by DeepBlueJay @ Thu May 17, 2018 12:36 pm [Reply]

I saw something like this and wanted to try something similar, so here we go.

What I need you to do, as a participant, is to read and follow these guidelines:

1. Suggest an animal (just one!)

2. Make sure your suggestion is specific. (Ex. If you want to suggest I use a type of fish, instead of putting in "fish" as a suggestion, give me a specific kind of fish. I.E. Piranha, clownfish, lionfish etc)

3. Number your post (first suggestion would be "1", second would be "2" and so on)

4. Keep in mind that you can suggest any animal, from those we see now, to extinct animals, and even mythical beasts. (No chimeras, please <3 they're already a mashup haha)

5. You can suggest the same animal as someone else, but I would love to see originality <3 (if you got some of the lesser known animals, I would absolutely love you for it haha)

Happy suggesting! <3

And thank you for your participation >w< <3

ForgottenShadow @ Thu May 17, 2018 12:37 pm

a snake

PreApex @ Thu May 17, 2018 12:39 pm

    2 - dolphin
    good luck, this seems like an amazing concept!

Emh @ Thu May 17, 2018 1:30 pm

3 - Giant isopod !

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free sketches !
by skywalker, @ Sun May 20, 2018 10:47 am [Reply]

I'm bored, and I'd love to draw some of your wonderful characters !!
just toss me one of your characters and ill doodle them for you !
I'll only colour them if you provide me hexcodes ! thanks !

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[b]character reference:[/b]
[b]hexcodes:[/b] ( these are optional )[/size][/list][/list]

Mmouse1818 @ Sun May 20, 2018 10:57 am

I hope I did this right haha

.ss. @ Sun May 20, 2018 11:03 am

      character reference:
      dark kiddo
      hexcodes: #3b3a44 #bff1fd
      if u want to ig here is the peach kids hex's #d97d68 #e8b89d #fde4d5 #fefaf8
their sort of not platonic friends

gay.exe @ Sun May 20, 2018 11:17 am

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s O c A l L m E m A y B e
by edgy cat of DOOM @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:58 pm [Reply]


altirra is very mad at her ex-bf
hebinu is the good guy tho
it's just a big misunderstanding

I was gonna write a story but it just occured to me that I don't even know what the
misunderstanding was about

they get along so well :,)
by crispy richard @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:49 pm [Reply]

they hated each other when they were kids tbh,, waaaay back when drew was even more sensitive and goat dude was a bully(?)

mm profile wip
by tiints @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:32 pm [Reply]


i love oekaki it just FLOWS

Leg. @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:33 pm

Woah this is great, I'm sure this will be super pretty once finished!

scrapped litter based on this drawing by reygankiwi
by reygankiwi @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:34 pm [Reply]

apparently this isn't the litter i was thinking of and this was a personal design test.

toshie @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:32 pm

Ahh these kids are so cute! Especially the bottom right <3

ossori sketches
by Scei @ Mon May 21, 2018 3:12 pm [Reply]

some kids i own from a while back- theyre furless here cause i appernalty didn't do that part

XxDemonCrowxX @ Mon May 21, 2018 3:13 pm

Love it x3

tenor @ Mon May 21, 2018 3:13 pm

Im very much enjoying your art haul, such cutes

Scei @ Mon May 21, 2018 3:14 pm

haha thank you both!

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Palette based on this drawing by Purrfectpal
by Purrfectpal @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:13 pm [Reply]

Found the Palette for Him/Her! Still deciding on a gender. Thinking of maybe naming them Zoron or Zoku?

Lowkey giving me Eeyore vibes.

portal reference what
by reygankiwi @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:29 pm [Reply]

not really but i thought about it tbh.

DeepBlueJay @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:05 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I love this!
Lil robo kitty >w<

Random Babe
by Purrfectpal @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:31 pm [Reply]

So I just had this urge to draw this type of mouth then my hand slipped and this happened.

He/She needs a name and a palette! Any palette and name suggestions are appreciated.

10 min wow that's a record.

DeepBlueJay @ Mon May 21, 2018 5:02 pm

Og adorable >w< ~<3
One Two Three Four Five
#4F4431, #95BE51, #D39C50, #F4D365, #F8B965

by DeepBlueJay @ Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 am [Reply]

This gal is a part of a species I've been thinking of making a thing for a loooong time.

The Masked Jackal
Despite it's name, the masked jackal is not at all close to being related to the jackal, and is, in fact, closer to the domestic canine. Masked jackals are typically 25-30 inches in height, and weigh in between 45-60 pounds. The most common type has a thick coat, the hairs of which are a mix of mostly very fine hair, with an undercoat that is made up of strong wiry hairs though there have been specimens observed do have short coats or to even be hairless, though these are more rare and are believed to be the result of genetic mutation.
Masked jackals are most well-known for their long, thick tongues. Their tongues are very thick around, coming to an abrupt point at their tip. The texture of this appendage has been compared to that of cattle or of cats.
The place where their fur is at it's thickest is on their neck, and even many hairless/near hairless specimens have been noted to have hair on their necks.
This has been attributed to another of their notable traits. Many of these animals have some sort of appendage hidden beneath the fur whether it is tentacle-like limbs, spines, quills, etc.
Masked jackal's have specialized salivatory glands, some have acidic saliva, some have venomous saliva, etc. This saliva is only expelled when the animal is excited or threatened.

And now, the thing you probably noticed first.
The mask.
Masked Jackals have one defect, after 3 months the top half of the animal's head, both skin and skull, begin to deteriorate down to the gumline, to the cheekbones and up to the back of the head. Because of this, a serum has been created to protect the inside, and special masks made of various materials are custom-made.
Some don't have this issue, but most do, though it can range from very minor to an extreme of the whole upper part of the skull deteriorating. When the mask is placed on the open part of the head, the bone will fuse to it, and flesh will grow onto the fusing point.

Despite their issues and looks, they have shown to be great pets in special circumstances, and amazing guard animals.

Ezra has very little remaining of her upper skull, small bits of teeth and palate line the underside of her mask.

DeepBlueJay @ Mon May 21, 2018 11:33 am

Just out of curiosity, would anyone be interested in this as an adopt?

DoorKarmaQueen @ Mon May 21, 2018 11:34 am

Heck yeah!!

DeepBlueJay @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 pm


Kinjakus (species concept)
by Credit @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:50 pm [Reply]

I was merely practicing on Oekaki and this little bab was born.
It's a mix of a fennec fox, jackal and hyena.

they're still in the planning phase
but if any of you have any ideas, let me know and I might incorporate them~

Sea Dragons based on this drawing by Bean_Cake
by Bean_Cake @ Mon May 21, 2018 3:26 pm [Reply]

This species is currently open for name your price. These "Sea Dragons" are a sea horse and canine hybrid that live mostly in water. The species includes:

- Sea horse Tails/ Spines
- Sea horse fins
- claws
- horns
Please note that not all layers are complete, some of the layers are sketched but not finnished. there is still lots of room to grow this species, add more mutations and traits.

Sea Dragons are a hybrid mix of a sea horse and a canine. They have long rough snouts and a slender body with a ridged neck. Their boney necks help them swim straight against currents and their slim, long bodies help project them through the water.
This species lives most of its life in water, as this is where they flourish and breed.

Owned by:

Credit @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:04 pm

oh gosh this species is my ultimate weakness as sea horses are my ultimate favorite animal.
Sent an offer through trade~

I can always add more
I also have up to 212 DA point if interested~

Indominus~ @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:37 pm

Sent an offer

(Can also add art)

Sixbane @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:42 pm

Ah they're super cute ;v;/
are you only accepting cs pet offers or is there anything else you're looking at? (da points/art/characters/ect?)

(if you are accepting those offers, I could offer up to 2000 points; any characters Here; maybe (more tentatively) characters On my toyhouse , and/or possibly art

I dont have too much cs pet wise, but you're welcome to look through my account; I have a handful of store pets.
x x x x x x x

by sun struck @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:22 pm [Reply]

Will probably put it up for adoption, getting this posted now, will come back soon..
feel free to comment/post<3
Pink and blue....*sighs*

don't mind me, just trying to distract myself...

edgy cat of DOOM @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:38 pm

what a pretty kitty <3

oof you have an awesome art style

old christmas doodles
by reygankiwi @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:33 pm [Reply]

drawn on the night i was proposed to
i love you seb

A King Roams Here based on this drawing by Softea
by Softea @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:24 pm [Reply]

" and I will NOT bow down for you. "

Softea @ Mon May 21, 2018 4:31 pm

it is my kalon Gizmo


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