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.
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  • 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:
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  • Gallery display:

i forgot what he looked like
by Rhys~ @ Fri May 24, 2019 5:21 am [Reply]

just some quick chibi doodles
i did it without the charrie's ref so i,, forgot what he looked like rip xD

chocolate isnt even good
by princelyfae @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:54 am [Reply]

im a mess

Syncronization @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:55 am

totally relatable-

also this is good sketch wow

Just some practice
by eleutheromania @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:28 am [Reply]

Experimenting a little and taking a break from other art :3

added a colour palette with a mouse-
that is why it is so sloppppy

for a special project containing a lot of demons and monsters-
so maybe if you had some, just come and hook me up-

you could also pm me about it and help me with it if you wanted idk

interest check?? maybe???????
by nmrn @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:25 am [Reply]

Would be interested in if anybody would actually root for these as I wanted
to make them a species originally for a small private world but have been a
bit lovey over them and was curious as to whether or not these might be an
ARPG-worthy sort of material to expand on or not. I probably will just keep
them mostly to myself but am a bit curious. Oekaki image is not any sort of
true representation unlike the sketch beneath which is how I have them look

Bit of a species I made up some 4-ish years ago and just refound again lately
Kind of a marsupial, hands and feet have pads and they can be quadrupedal
or bipedal, tail is prehensile, long spindly little snouts and lots of short sharp
teeth. they have a small mane that does not cross beyond their forehead or
the middle of their neck and their fur tends to be very wavy if not fully curly.

sometimes has feathering on the legs/beards on the chin and sometimes not,
belly fur always sticks out and is a lot thicker than the rest of the midsection.

they hang out in groups called bards and like berries, fish, and digging in trash


by liiontai @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:02 am [Reply]

quote is from monster factory :']

monster factory and polygon in general is some of my favourite content on youtube. 10/10 cheers me up
(note for anyone who might see this: monster factory and many polygon videos have cursing, so don't watch if you don't like that stuff!)

mina! @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:08 am

McElroy's should rule the world

liiontai @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:10 am

mina! wrote:McElroy's should rule the world

wholeheartedly agree

ralsei♥ @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:40 am

omg monster factory is hilarious kjsddksjfkf
conan exiles and spore are two of my favorites :')

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Adaptable Leader
by Purrfectpal @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:15 am [Reply]

They looks a little odd but I still like them.


sad n confused ghosts
by f1owercrown @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:12 am [Reply]

    do u just ever feel like ur art is trash and no one likes it
    bc hard same

    i'll continue w commissions tom when i feel a little better.

Black and white pup based on this drawing by eleutheromania
by Ringo. @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:03 am [Reply]

    thank you so much eleutheromania for this little cutie !

I see you
by Zonbitaigā @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:14 am [Reply]

Every get that feeling someone or something is staring at you before you go to bed?

owmyeverything @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:15 am

yes but this guy is cute
can i draw him in my style??
like i actually love him

Zonbitaigā @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:21 am

owmyeverything wrote:yes but this guy is cute
can i draw him in my style??
like i actually love him

Sure uw

owmyeverything @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:44 am

mk its done ill send it in pms in an hour c;

Happy-Go-Lucky Apprentice
by Purrfectpal @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 am [Reply]

Another adopt I am posting on Warriors Amino.

If Chickenpaint added clipping groups, lasso tool, wand select tool, and a better fill tool, my life would be complete. It's really good for a bare minimum program though.


i think they're lying on the floor. that's the feeling i have.

also since i have almost all of friday i was thinkin i could do a stream?? so a) would anyone be interested in that and b) are we allowed to link streams w a microphone? like my voice?

good night everyone! or if it's not night good day. it's half past midnight here so i guess it's really morning?

Anza @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:36 pm

    that would be really cool! I'd love to watch you draw & entertain you in the comments ^^

hazii @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:37 pm

id be interested!!! and i think you can ? ive been in some streams linked here where people had their mic on. ngl i dont see why you wouldnt be able to but cs has some weird rules

also i love this drawing a lot... q n danny are very good lads

sicknasty @ Thu May 23, 2019 11:04 pm

i don't know if i would be able to make it but i like the idea of a stream!
also i really like the way you draw hands,, they seem very real i guess?

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WIP for Black.Wings
by Inkiing @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:20 am [Reply]

i have never drawn a cow before so these will most likely be more stylized than not uwu

oof timer is off

Broken Machine
by y-BearRut @ Fri May 24, 2019 3:20 am [Reply]

    going to turn this into a gif!

a life lesson
by sapin @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:25 am [Reply]

in this world is fish or be fished.

*Parzival* @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:26 am

love it !

Zonbitaigā @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:28 am

Aaaaa It’s Bob!


mina! @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:44 am

the arms i-

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for CreativeUser based on this drawing by a s h e s .
by a s h e s . @ Thu May 23, 2019 3:00 pm [Reply]

this character is so cute!! i love the combo of the horns + the fluffy poof tail <3

CreativeUser @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:59 am

Aw this is cute! c: ty for drawing them!

For lawena based on this drawing by Cerulean Wake
by Cerulean Wake @ Wed May 22, 2019 2:30 pm [Reply]



Lawena @ Wed May 22, 2019 2:31 pm

    Thank you so much! Your art is absolutely beautiful!

Purrfectpal @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:49 am


by sapin @ Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 am [Reply]

iwasnt bothered to colour this in but ya (-:

mina! @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:09 am

this style is aesthetically pleasing

sapin @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:26 am

lol its super messy but thank u!!!

by heyitshowl @ Sun May 05, 2019 8:46 am [Reply]


rockosaur @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:09 am

Whoa this is so cool!! I love your art so muchh<3

by Shoe. @ Thu May 23, 2019 2:08 pm [Reply]

I think ill do more of these, lots of fun ☺️
And i think this turned out really good.

Wanted to caption this with love song lyrics but now im in my feels so :p just have a fox

J-and-K341 @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:22 pm

that looks awesome! c:

mina! @ Fri May 24, 2019 2:09 am

woa what technique did u use to paint?

Doodle devil
by wikapl67 @ Thu May 23, 2019 3:29 am [Reply]

It's just cloudy, rain after rain and storm after rain this day. I love it personally, because I can stay at home and gaze at it. The clouds aren't usually this grey, so it's a really refreshing weather. Now onto the actuall description of this sketch. :D

I originally wanted to draw a very cursed duck, but this is a bit better. Human like fingers and toes look good on animal bodies, right? I doubt I'll do anything else with this result and I'm happy with it as it is. :)

To whoever's passing by - have a nice day or night!

Catcrazywolvesmaybe @ Thu May 23, 2019 9:46 am

(when I don’t get a compliment or the art I took and hour 45 on) great job tho

wikapl67 @ Fri May 24, 2019 1:46 am

Catcrazywolvesmaybe wrote:(when I don’t get a compliment or the art I took and hour 45 on) great job tho

ahh thx! Your latest piece has really interesting colours. :)

"Once you leave these borders you may never return! Are you willing to throw it all away?"

(oh god my handwriting is so bad...)
Fake screenshots and character interactions test. Something I haven't drawn in ages that I almost forgot how much I enjoyed!
Also great for background practice for distance and close up shots.

I'll try to finish this later if I don't forget it.

o no
by ~HєуRєι~ @ Thu May 23, 2019 3:50 pm [Reply]

bandit was caught
mission failed

her humans still to this day have no idea how this munchkin cat got in the top cabinet.

mewmew. @ Fri May 24, 2019 12:18 am

Lol she must be related to my cats. I love that look on her face

by Scoinwolf @ Thu May 23, 2019 8:58 pm [Reply]

3 color art challenge - art trade with Pets For Days! Used multiply for lines + shadowing but that's it^^

Dweller, character and design ©Pets For Days

Pets For Days @ Thu May 23, 2019 9:00 pm

ooh, it's cute ^^
It although it reminds me of Onelyrics' human character, cause the hair has a similar feel, still I like it ^^


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