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.

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:

more winter outfits
by acadicus @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:53 pm [Reply]

    This time for Snorri C:

alien fish @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:55 pm

They look so cozy :,)

J-and-K341 @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:06 pm

I agree that looks really heckin comfy, there!

gender? no thanks
by _-Telikolas-_ @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:05 am [Reply]

    ok its done now ^w^
    gryll, kirby, and spinni use gender-neutral pronouns in japan so have this

SnowyEevee @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:58 pm

awww! i love the spinni! hes so cute!!

by saiharas @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:54 pm [Reply]

i havent been outside since march 20th and that was to pick up my copy of animal crossing. i have been playing Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS™ for 12 hours now

by thedragonking @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:41 pm [Reply]

Gay people be like: *draws a catboy* *draws a catboy* *draws a catboy* *draws a catboy* *draws a catboy* *dr

MistyAutumnDays @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:51 pm

Nya :3

Sketches of new tiger bab <3
by gardog @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:44 pm [Reply]

Just some quick sketches of my new tiger bab <3

I might color these at a later date; might not, I don't know

by saiharas @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:43 pm [Reply]

pokemon bw2 ost really hitz different after 8 years
planning on replaying it start to finish during my self isolation!!!!! itz one of my fave comfort games and i luv it <3

any of u out there?
by typicalkelpie @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:00 am [Reply]

just wanted to do a check to see if anyone follows me?
if you do, thank you t.t it really makes me happy and i appreciate you all <3

also happy april fools! i havent really pranked anyone today but im really bad at pranks so
i might not even try this year lmao

Lucky7wolf @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:01 am

me!! love your art <3

Acronymm @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:01 am

definitely here!!! ❤️❤️

Tree. @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:01 am

ahh hello, I follow <3

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moana fan art
by raccoon bandit @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:38 am [Reply]

i love the songs from the movie!! especially friend in me!

ConverseHigh @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:40 am

this is beautiful,,,

Cloudpelt @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:40 am

Same! Though my favorite song has to be Let It Go (preformed by Naruto and Sasuke ofc)

raccoon bandit @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:52 am

ConverseHigh wrote:this is beautiful,,,

thank you <3
Cloudpelt wrote:Same! Though my favorite song has to be Let It Go (preformed by Naruto and Sasuke ofc)

oh I think let it go is okay, seems a little bit overrated imo though, also doesn't feel like it fits with the plot? sasuke's solo chorus was wonderful though you are correct

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by jace.wy @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:15 pm [Reply]

Not the best drawing ever, but I wanted to get a colored piece out, I've been art-blocked recently.

I think I've only drawn Kouki once ever on Oekaki, excluding Mina's post; but he's one of my favorite KNY characters.

mina . @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:30 pm

baby boy,,, baby boy,,

jace.wy @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:31 pm

mina . wrote:baby boy,,, baby boy,,

It's so bizarre being back to normal.
I love him a lot too.

Im trying to get rid of Tammi so I took down the note on the bulletin board saying its her birthday tomorrow but everyone still remembers and now Im upset, I quarantined and sick and this game is pretty much the only entertainment I have right now other than memes and rewatching ghibli movies on netflix. Tammi is the one thing ruining my experience and I want her gone, I've been pushing her around or hitting her with my net every time I see her, I've been sending rude letters to her, Im ignoring her and not talking to her at all, there isnt much more I can do other than wait for her to get enough and move out...
in other news, bunny day is almost here and that zipper character is activating my gamer fight or flight instinkt because he looks like he's traight out of FNAF, its desturbing, its the 1st of april so we got a bunch of new spring bugs and fish, I already donated almost all of them to the museum after grinding for a few hours, and Tom just moved into my town, we like pretty much all the cat characters, right? thats like, one of the things in this fanbase that almost everyone agrees on? cats? yeah, got Raymond and Tom.

sorry for any typos, I didnt bother to spellcheck because Im sick and feel like garbage, speaking of garbage, my "Title" in game is Freshly Delivered Trash, Im proud of that one.

sehau @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:15 am

w..why do you hate tammi though,

That's Offensive @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:20 am

sehau wrote:w..why do you hate tammi though,

the characters in this game are pretty basic, only coming in like 8 different personalities, so the only real qualities to judge them on are their appearence, unique catchphrase and "Presonality". Tammi quite frankly looks like she's on some real bad drugs, her catchphrase is boring and after I've bullied her for about a week she still thinks Im pushing her around because I want her autograph. she isnt for me, I dont like her, she's stuck up and her design doesnt speak to me at all.

cr0wn @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:37 am

ok you know what. im glad im not the only one bc
i have been saying all day that zipper looks like a fnaf char and its,, SO creepy?? he just stands there and hops he doesnt even walk around and i hate him??

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by jace.wy @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:53 am [Reply]


o o m. @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:25 am

this is illegal

SUG4RC04T3D @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:32 am

Now I'm scared

mina . @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:32 am

I think i love him

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Kakashi Hatake
by ソル~ @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:46 am [Reply]

mai naruto husbando I luffs him ><

Cerulean Wake @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:51 am

Sol come back to us :'3

(i love these recent drawings lmao)

jace.wy @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:55 am

it took me a moment when i saw the new drawings in my oekaki feed
100/10. quality content.

audenn @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:22 pm

Djjdjdhdjej it be my husband as well I love him sm
He good
And so is this drawing ;0;

rat girl
by Swishy & Broken @ Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:14 pm [Reply]

    she want cheese.

sweathie @ Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:15 pm

give her the cheese, op.

Swishy & Broken @ Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:17 pm

sweathie wrote:
give her the cheese, op.

    do *not* give her cheese, she will eat all of it in .5 seconds and continue to ask if you have more for the next 17 hours.

HappyAlpaca16 @ Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:18 pm

*Goes to target gets whole stock of cheese* Hello *Gives* Here you go!

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Believe it!
by ソル~ @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:37 pm [Reply]

Believe it!!!

Cerulean Wake @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:41 pm

omg its my boy

:Ginger: @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:43 pm


audenn @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:20 pm



by StormSerpent @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:37 pm [Reply]

star holding the babis

TheSongOfTheStars @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:41 pm

:") i love it so much

StormSerpent @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:08 pm

TheSongOfTheStars wrote::") i love it so much


. based on this drawing by Visual
by Visual @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:49 pm [Reply]

|Winter| @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:07 pm

Wow this is really beautiful ♥️

by totally junko @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:02 pm [Reply]

just need to distract myself for little while longer oops

by totally junko @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:20 pm [Reply]

i am just thinking about how much i love squids

join me next time where i draw a nautilus

Vivisection @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:25 pm

    how do you get a squid to laugh?

    you give it. ten tickles.

totally junko @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:48 pm

Vivisection wrote:
    how do you get a squid to laugh?

    you give it. ten tickles.

this is why the squid looks angry look what you did

Vivisection @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:56 pm

totally junko wrote:
Vivisection wrote:
    how do you get a squid to laugh?

    you give it. ten tickles.

this is why the squid looks angry look what you did

    understandable, i am sorry

sketches for wishlist
by bladee @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:40 am Attachment(s) [Reply]

15+ omg so common- very common- common pets.
10+ uncommon pets, 5+ rares, and 2+ very rares..
fill out payment so i can edit. .. because there are
some pets that i do not want duplicates of, but for
many i would like to hoard them.....thank you ;_;
another example of artwork is here. cw for blood!

reply with form below and i will accept / decline:

Code: Select all
your username:
name + gender of oc:
oc reference:
payment (link pets + how many?):
misc. info?:

bladee @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:11 pm

bump ^__^

NOTTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:25 pm

your username: OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE (my username is temporarily changed for april fools)
name + gender of oc: Yuji. Male.
oc reference:
payment (link pets + how many?): 11 pets. i don't really know if i need all the pets or just select one (like just 5+ rares or all 15 omsc 10uc 5r and 2vr) so I just added random stuff.

Is this ok? I can add more

Screen Shot 2020-04-02 at 13.20.54.png
(as well as)
Screen Shot 2020-04-02 at 13.20.59.png

misc. info?: You can look through my pets if you want and see if there is anything you really want.

I'm sorry I don't know how to order things.

86Eternity @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:17 pm

your username: 86Eternity
name + gender of OC: Akiro, male
oc reference:
payment (link pets + how many?): I just sent you this trade. Feel free to add anything on your wishlist! :D 13 common -vc, two uncommon, one rare.
misc. info?: Nothing really! If you don't want to draw all six of his wings, just draw one pair! :D

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by taro bite @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:45 pm [Reply]

    link me to your plumies, if u have any!!
    i'd love to sketch them :00 i love drawing plumies ahaha

uranium uranium uranium
by midnightworm @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:36 pm [Reply]

non electric eels char roy (i designed them)

non-electric eel @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:43 pm

i love the shading hrhrjwkwl

by StormSerpent @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:13 pm [Reply]

spock, hims and kiki

"why do they have so many eyes D:"

TheSongOfTheStars @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:24 pm

yessssssssssssss the childreN

StormSerpent @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:38 pm

TheSongOfTheStars wrote:yessssssssssssss the childreN

the goodest childreN

skinny rights
by perse @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:56 pm [Reply]

i be seeing a lot of buff men on me oekaki feed so im here to say that skinny is the only body type i can draw and also i've lost any ability to draw hands. who missed my shoddy stickmen (no one)

mime @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:26 pm

shut up i like your skinny boys

jace.wy @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:30 pm

Keep drawing your skinny boys to make up for my lack of them.

julian. @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:31 pm

skinny? buff? nah
wheres my fat people at?

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A not really serious doodle of older joey and a "dad-bod," alongside a cuter and nicer doodle of older Kelo.

|Perse| @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:29 pm

hehe ❤️❤️

jace.wy @ Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:31 pm

|Perse| wrote:hehe ❤️❤️

Three dad squad. <3


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