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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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What you shouldn't do:
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Selecting a different version of ChickenPaint
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  • Gallery display:

by SpeedyJay @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:09 pm [Reply]

Well, l forgot to change the pen opacity before l lined this

aw man

Tears Practice
by Swirlshine @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:40 pm [Reply]

I know it's an odd thing to say, but I was really in the mood to practice drawing tears online today, XD!

I haven't ever truly been able to master drawing tears digitally - until now, that is, since I think these turned out pretty good! c: I did a bunch of different emotions and skintones to test stuff even further as well c:

Not much else to say here tbh, XD! Uh... the timer's a bit off since my dog yanked my headphones cord for the second time now, and I had to mess with them for a good 5 minutes to get the connection to work again (aaaand now they've messed up AGAIN. Sorry, I'm ticked :1).
Have a great day, everyone and anyone who happens to see this! <3

J-and-K341 @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:09 pm

oh whew i thought this was some kind of sad vent for a minute! You are definitely doing a really great job at drawing emotions, friend! I also relate about the whole dog issue as well, mine likes to paw at me while im drawing sometimes. xD

Crab - Promt 2
by DatWildWolf @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:56 am [Reply]

    well uh I said crab

Leafy. @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 am

crab boi !

kitkat,, @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 am


Grill, @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:01 pm

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by Charizard ! @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:48 pm [Reply]

had a dream last night that I was basically Fumikage Tokoyami but way cooler. I can’t stop thinking about this bird man
I’ve always loved a lot of anime and wanted to watch so many but my family has never owned anything to watch it on like Hulu or whatever people use.. and I’ve never personally owned any working tv so I just πŸ˜”

goner @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:56 pm

you could always try kissanime! but if you have any kind of adblocker, immediately whitelist kissanime cuz itll block your ip if you block ads on the site (it sucks i know). also the safe one to use is (theres a lot of fake kissanime sites out there full of viruses)

if you cannot see the title it reads as: "Mina's untold legacy challenge."

this'll just be a small stress reliever thing when i just wanna draw a cat every now and then. nothin' to be ashamed about.

if people like them, i'll let you guys adopt them out ^^ i'm using this generator:

kitkat,, @ Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:25 pm


gloomyghost @ Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:25 pm

Super lovely so far!!

mina! @ Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:49 pm

gloomyghost wrote:Super lovely so far!!

urgg thank you, i really try haha ^^ your feed back makes me really happy!!!
kitkat,, wrote:beautiful


ya know what this description reminds me of?

it reminds me of you <3

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UFA || Virgo
by Newmaker @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:40 am [Reply]

*Flies into a light and dies instantly* mmmm lamp

auction, instead of sending trades post here how much ur bidding so people can more easily figure out what the highest bid is
minimum starting bid is 30 c$
minimum increase is 5 c$
auto bid is 200 c$

ends the 19th at cs rollover

Knickknacks @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:06 am

I’m too cheap to bid but hello yes this adopt is a beauty! Best of luck selling them!

Wolfycat101 @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:06 am

    C$ 35

peachdoe @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:00 am


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by Echoclouds @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:25 pm [Reply]

    this took way too long holy heck
    This has a kind of earthy color pallet, apart from the blue and white, i was gonna make the plants and leaves normal greens but i went with orange


#11 I Wanna Be An Umbreon based on this drawing by ~Cupid~
by ~Cupid~ @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:47 am [Reply]

This one got to choose if it could be and Umbreon or a dog, she hoped into the Umbreon chamber and came out like this. She is very happy of who she is and happy the gods gave her this option. She is a night owl, she is drawn to the moon like a Moth, she is often found basking in the moon light.

Do you have the power of the moon?

this will be a raffle

1- Acronymm
2- !~Phillip~!
3- leaves
4- 8-Bit-Anxiety
5- MistyOleander
6- alluvium
7- Lies With Needs

Acronymm @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:50 am

I'd love to enter ❀️❀️

!~Phillip~! @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:01 am

I’d like to enter

leaves @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:03 am

      I'll enter too!

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green is not a creative color
by kitkat,, @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 am [Reply]

*draws me and my friends as silly doodle people*
hehe cute

id love to go on a road trip when im old enough, and go sight seeing with the people i love <3

mina! @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:21 pm

hhhhh aaaaaaaaaa

kitkat,, @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:22 pm

mina! wrote:hhhhh aaaaaaaaaa

hrrrr eeeee <3333

A Bat :-)
by Goffica @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:02 pm [Reply]

Decided to take a quick break from my current drawing!
I'm considering making a sona and I'm thinking like a shih-tzu
She looks like Cousin Itt from the Adams Family

Back to my other drawing! :- D

#12 RU Lies With Needs based on this drawing by ~Cupid~
by ~Cupid~ @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:55 pm [Reply]

This lil' girl came up to me after her brother demanded, Mama I wanna be a Griffin now. she decided to come along for the ride.
this Kid has the gift of Speed, and everything he touches turns to Sliver in some way, shape or form. don't underestimate this kid, she is a brave soul.

Will she Flu into your arms, turning your heart to sliver for her. Do you accept?

by ecto @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:10 pm [Reply]

de-stress design. i tried to finish this before rollover oof,,

comment if you want them ig? ^^;;

lilac,, @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:11 pm

    omg so pretty hhh can i claim??

ecto @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:12 pm

lilac,, wrote:
    omg so pretty hhh can i claim??

yee πŸ‘

DatWildWolf @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:13 pm


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#12 Griffin based on this drawing by ~Cupid~
by ~Cupid~ @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:27 pm [Reply]

This lil' guy came up to me and demanded, Mama I wanna be a Griffin now. this Kid has the gift of Speed, and everything he touches turns to Gold in some way, shape or form. don't underestimate this kid, he is a brave soul.

Will he Fly into your arms, turning your heart to gold for him?

another raffle boys, number yourselves.

and this lil' flu into puppypawzz arms and turned his heart to gold.

FreeHugs101 @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:57 pm


K-9-Dog @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:57 pm


puppypawzz @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:58 pm


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by FrozenLobster @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:35 pm [Reply]

Dex 24 wrote:"It usually acts as a dream catcher and sometimes it can predict someone's future through their dream.

Type: Illusion
Attribute: Defense
Highest Stat: Defense

Previous evolution- Dreamy:
Next form will be their mega(working on it) then, awakening.

by KogasBabyGirl @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:26 pm [Reply]


Commission Prices
by DatWildWolf @ Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:57 pm [Reply]

    DM me if interested
    My Statius:
    5th at 11:13pm Going to Anime Expo tomorrow, I wont be able to work on commissions until the 7th, thank you for understanding.

    13th at 5pm OOP I havent updated this in a while but today I have mainly been chillin my childhood friend has been comin over a lot recently so I havent been able to draw much. I'm almost done with commissions and I'll open them again!

    19th Im opening commissions again however I want to make a list of what I cant do and what I can do! owo

    Draw anthros in full body
    Draw humans

    I can:
    Draw caine characters
    Draw feline characters
    Draw simple back grounds

    NO NSFW ever

    1) chase.
    2) Silver Pandorica
    3) saralaxy
    4) chase.
    5) Kaleidoscorch on DA

    1)K e y

Silver Pandorica @ Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:08 pm

Would you accept pets?

DatWildWolf @ Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:08 pm

Silver Pandorica wrote:Would you accept pets?

    Yes, Its listed in the Notes. : D

Silver Pandorica @ Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:10 pm

DatWildWolf wrote:
Silver Pandorica wrote:Would you accept pets?

    Yes, Its listed in the Notes. : D

Oh didn't see that! I'm blind lol

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scaa revamp #6 based on this drawing by weegeestar5
by weegeestar5 @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:55 pm [Reply]


by pecos @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:41 am [Reply]

    i got bored and made an artfight account!
    you can find me here!
    i'll try and respond to any attacks / friendly fire i receive c:

aspynn @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:10 am

expect an attack from me v soon

Black.Wings @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:42 pm

Glad to have you on the team!

by Mythz @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:34 pm [Reply]

Trying to get revenge on everyone for Artfight c;

Character owned by Cloudpelt

Cloudpelt @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:36 pm

she looks so cute, thanks you so much!

scaa revamp #5 based on this drawing by weegeestar5
by weegeestar5 @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:28 pm [Reply]

I'm like 99% sure I'm gonna keep them but that's ok

bat baby based on this drawing by ☼ Red Beanie ☼
by nosebleed @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:50 am [Reply]

      a gorgeous boy, still needs a name ;o;
      design & ref by ☼ Red Beanie ☼ !!

not again based on this drawing by dawnlightz.
by dawnlightz. @ Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 am [Reply]

and yet ive accidentally clicked color me in

real time: 1hr 39 minute

dawnlightz. @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:36 am

I think I finally fixed some errors???
now I guess I could make it warrior cat adopts
or maybe just some feral cats

by parker; @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:31 am [Reply]

a soft boy who I'll finish tomorrow

go down to the sea
by fawnpi @ Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:49 am [Reply]

Sketching my city

Skiller @ Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:24 am

Now THIS looks cool.

LN37 @ Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:29 am

The colors are great! They're vivid yet cohesive :D

fawnpi @ Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:31 am

Thank you ! I tried to use different purples and blues , along with the more natural shades.


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