Intermediate Oekaki

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Oekaki Rules and Information
by Tess @ Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:13 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:

sea jaguar
by Cuervo @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:21 pm [Reply]


junkratss @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:37 pm

(hi this belongs in advanced thanks)

edgy cat of DOOM @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:38 pm


this masterpiece was done in

ho u r ??


TheSongOfTheStars @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:52 pm


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until it's gone
by Dakoda @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:48 pm [Reply]

this was fun practice

Boonana @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:49 pm

this is amazing!!

Dakoda @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:50 pm

Boonana wrote:this is amazing!!

aa tysm!!

~Teya~ @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:22 pm

Whoa, this looks gorgeous! I love the fur detail^^

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cool kids
by howling-cs @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:44 am [Reply]

have you seen a cooler kid than this?
(the answer is no)
this was very experimental and it was SO FUN to draw, omg aaa
hope yall like this
an d not move it down haha

Coalchaser @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:32 am

the coloring/shading on this is really nice !!

beau-tiful @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:33 am


Your art is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Do you take commissions omg

pls feature this

howling-cs @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:35 am

beau-tiful wrote://screeches

Your art is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Do you take commissions omg

pls feature this

ack i take paypal commissions, but none for pets? rip
i might be up for an art trade ^^ but
THANKS SO MUCH AAAA scrEAms im crying thanks I've been noticed by another living soul

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by BraveBird0991 @ Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:44 pm [Reply]

I've been looking for a place to draw and make friends and I'm so stoked to see that this place is alive and well with talkative artists! Hello! It's been more than 10 years since I've drawn on an oekaki... I've got a lot to get used to again! I thought it'd be suiting to celebrate my return by redrawing my first ever oekaki drawing. I don't usually draw pokemon but I couldn't pass up the opportunity for a little sunshine soaking Pichu!

I hope to doodle here more often! I really like drawing people's characters (along with my own), writing, and hoarding music for animations I'll never make. :))))

Tell me a little bit about yourself and maybe I'll be seeing you around! :thumbup:

Coalchaser @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:46 am

Welcome to CS! I love how soft the coloring in this is! c:

Smiley100P @ Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:54 am

Plot twist:
Pichu is actually in smash bros.

werewolfrock256 @ Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am

Awwwwwww Pichu is so ADORABLE <333333333

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by ❀HibiscusBlossom❀ @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:08 am [Reply]

just started reading a vision of shadows and alderpaw is puree
this was originally going to be a painting until i realized it couldn't
i went for a more realistic style
no spoilers please.

Devonsona @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:10 am

This looks really good!

❀HibiscusBlossom❀ @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:11 am

Devonsona wrote:This looks really good!

thank you!! <3

Swirlshine @ Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:47 pm

Aaahhh yes, I love Alderpaw!!!

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by Hubble @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:04 am [Reply]

More cloud practice c:

Edit: Fhshdh I did not expect to see this on the front page, oh my goodness, my heart stopped for a second there. Ahhh thank you guys and thanks for the feature!! ❤️

Boonana @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:05 am

This is gorgeous!

edit: I knew you would get featured!

zaika @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:35 am

I'm very convinced you may be the best oekaki artist out there <3
keep up the wonderous work, I'm anticipating more!

Hubble @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:31 pm

Thank you both!!

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by eonian @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:50 pm [Reply]

time to DO YOUR WORK you lazy god

and no I didn't spend ten hours on this hhh I just left it open overnight... I've been inactive for a while but I'm ! not dead ! i think !!

Okashiba @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:47 pm

ah this is amazing!! ;o;

Alex Green
by ~Tornado~ @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:06 pm [Reply]

One of my favorite youtubers GoHerping, a chill nerdy guy around my age who educates about and rescues reptiles, someone I'd love to actually meet!

☼ Red Beanie ☼ @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:36 pm

Aaa looks amazing!
I just love how you drew their face!

To Face A Dragon
by ☼ Red Beanie ☼ @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:32 am [Reply]

Whew, finally finished,
This was supposed to be a warm up sketch, but took a bit longer and became
a bigger project itself

Any thoughts?
I tried to do a somewhat painting - lineless style .0.

Drudi @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:28 am

This is amazing, omg. I just love how your original art sometimes or often has a 3D look, because of the massive job of shading that you do. It's amazing ^^

LordJeckJeck @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:46 am

This is awesome!!

~ Barkunami ~ @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:19 am

Dude! This is gorgeous! gj!! I really like it! It should be featured!

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I'm not ready
by ~HєуRєι~ @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:45 pm [Reply]

past event in Weaselspot's life
At the time of the memory, Weasel wasn't known for his stealing. In fact he was mostly against the idea. That of course was until his partner in crime contracted a fatal illness, leaving him with borrowed time to find the correct herbs that could save his life. Recently stumbling across a well-stocked society of cats, Thistleclan, the darker colored tom came across an opportunity of a lifetime. Looking back and fourth between the clan and his companion, constant reminder that the death of his friend could be the next cold night, he tried to take the opportunity in front of him. Day after day, the tom hoped and prayed, searching for another way to get the herbs he needed other than through theft, though he unfortunately didn't have the knowledge needed to start looking for that second option. One particular night, Weasel stirred, troubled by how increasingly cold the nights had become.
"Weasel?" The sickly blue tom mewed weakly, "How are you still up?"
The darker tom gazed into the amber eyes of the one next to him, taking in the soft shine that glazed over them. "I'm just.. thinking." He replied, a solemn tone evident in his voice.
"I thought I smelled something burning," the tom chuckled at his friend's reply, soon turning into a raging cough. Weasel turned, trying to comfort as his mind knew it would soon be time to start his plan. The coughing soon ceased, leading the pale blue tom to once more look back at his friend, "Pardon that, but you simply sitting there, looking at the direction of the clan isn't like your usual 'thinking'."
Both paused, the darker tom turning away slightly in shame, till one more question broke the sudden silence in the night, "what are you planning?"
The white spotted paw on the pale blue tom lightly settled on top of the darker tom's paw, leaving them staring into each others eyes with great worry still lingering. "Nothing that you need to worry about, Pigeon," the silence was broken once more as Weasel lightly nuzzled his partner's head, an exchange of loving licks and re-assuring purrs before the warmth of the two intertwined in the night, both soundly sleeping in the cold.

The next night Weasel decided to take the plan into action, slipping silently away from the pale sleeping tom into the foliage. He simply told himself he couldn't wait any longer for some 'saving grace' to appear in front of them, that he had to take these drastic measures in order to save the life of the cat dearest to him. Creeping through the foliage around the camp, the darker tom silently padded across the camp towards what he thought was the medicine den, or at least the medical stash. Smelling around for the correct herbs to use, he gathered some tansy, borage, moss and catmint before swiftly leaving the den and back through the entrance he made for himself. Quickly deciding that he would likely need some water as well for his friend, he dipped the piece of moss into the cooling liquid of the nearby lake, the sun's rising rays causing for the ripples to glimmer as the air warmed. The tom trotted back to where his sleeping partner was, excitingly waving his tail as he approached the shelter.
"Pigeon! I got something that will help you get better! At least it should," the tom placed the various herbs and soaked moss down as he padded softly over to the pale tom, still dozing early into the morning. "Hey, Pigeon, wake up love! You have to take these as soon as possible."
As the darker tom rest his paw on his partner, he noted the distinct coldness of his fur, "Pige?"
He slightly turned his friend, begging for him to open his eyes, to say something, do something. In the end it was for nothing, the one thing Weasel knew for sure that caused for the illness to get worse was the cold. Likely the only thing keeping the pale tom alive the last few nights was his friend's warmth, his company, and last night Weasel left him early into the night, the air having gotten colder as his travel took long enough for morning to finally rise once more. Perhaps if Weasel simply waited, simply asked the clan for help instead of quietly taking the resources in the night, the last person the darker tom cared for would still be alive. But that couldn't be changed now, that cat was dead. Weasel was now left alone in an unknown place, with heavy guilt and regret weighing on his shoulders.

lil octopus prince
by temps de combustion @ Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:06 am [Reply]

r-r-r-redraw of this !

temps de combustion @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:06 am

bump !

Rock based on this drawing by endless shelter;;
by endless shelter;; @ Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:20 am [Reply]

So i saw this 3d cat headshot model and i used it for reference of the piece that i coloured in to make this.
Then i decided "Hey this looks cool how about I make Rock."

Also rocks because that's cool.
Feel bad for Rock. He sees the future and can't change anything.
He's also stuck in a cave.

this 3d model really helped getting the wrinkles in the right position, i had it up just to make sure it looked normal!

Softfeather_04 @ Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:44 am

Super cute

Royalkitten @ Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:21 pm

Ooh that's amazing!!

endless shelter;; @ Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:40 pm

Woo! I finished it :D

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<3 here you go ! !

twinkletoes (my big sis), imma make you your favorite animal soon! !

ove @ Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:04 am

Cute!! So far..

Michael's Fan. @ Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:38 am

ove wrote:Cute!! So far..

thanks !

its a present for someone !

Lugnut @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:05 am

Your skills are growing by leaps and bounds Lil Sis :)

Young Blood
by Autumnwinds @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:23 pm [Reply]

Young Blood
Another great song.
Really like this guy idk who he is but I like this person I've whipped up...a Loki, elf, Lithunium Snow(A real life god like oml he's gorgeous looks like an elf god angel man) irish/scottish child.

Autumnwinds @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:45 am


The Chase
by XxoreoloverxX @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:01 am [Reply]

I dont know if this should go to the beginners or intermediate but if it doesnt belong here, please move it to beginners

by twenty-one-pilots @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:50 am [Reply]


Lil' Demon cat girl
by Kittalie @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:07 am [Reply]

yay for having the worst title/subjects ever!

Just trying to get used to the oekaki again. ;u;
timer is probably right because i was struggling to not go all out because of the lack of pen pressure. >w<

and now back to the shadows aside from little adopts because oekaki is hard. TTwTT

Sleeping at Last wrote:We're taking turns
At shattering apart.
At least we're taking turns.

How did we get so good
At dismantling these hearts?
How did we ever get so good?

We dress our best
To receive their sympathy.
At our worst, we dress our best?

“time heals all”
According to these greeting cards.
Oh how we'd rather time resets.

If we could turn the hourglass, we would.
If we could move a grain of sand, we would.
If we could find our way back, we would.

Our minds keep spinning webs
Of question marks and of regrets.
Will our minds keep spinning webs?

I once heard honest words:
“though nothing may ever be the same,
The heart keeps widening for change.”

The timer's off, I left this open for a while. First time posting in Intermediate, I hope it's okay.

Tips, comments, and likes are wanted and appreciated! Enjoy!

Ominous Clouds @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:34 am


AmazingPhil (WRONG FORUM)
by Lance McClain @ Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:34 am [Reply]

(please move this down into beginner's or w/e forum you think fits, it shouldn't be in this one, I was browsing this one)

The hair blending was v bad oOF
As you can probably tell by the title, this is AmazingPhil/Phil Lester.
Blending and circles were inspired by this masterpiece.

by howling-cs @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:06 pm [Reply]

these get worse every time i draw them :^(
a gifto for a cool kid, woeful on toyhouse!

☼ Red Beanie ☼ @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:48 pm

looks amazing! love the effects <3

howling-cs @ Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:21 am

☼ Red Beanie ☼ wrote:looks amazing! love the effects <3

thank yOU!!! <33

Silver Pandorica @ Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:49 pm

Um?? This is amazing?!?!

i need your art do you do coms

Squirrel cat.
by LizardsAreLovely @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:15 am [Reply]

I really love the GH squirrel cat! Excited to see what it looks like fully grown.

Wanted to try posting in intermediate. If it isn't of the right level please move it. c:

Shxdow @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:25 am

I'm pretty sure i have that cat and i didn't even get the Stump Cat haha

Swirlshine @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:41 am

Darn, didn't get this outcome!

rockosaur @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:28 am

This look so cute!<3
I love how the fur looks on the tail!

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"The Center of the Universe"
by Direraven @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:14 pm [Reply]

I love comics and I got inspired by "The Black Vortex" #111 on their character "Kitty Pryde". Beautiful comic, I just couldnt help myself but to create my own version. Do you guys like how I drew the planets? I wanted to try it in a different way. Let me know what you guys think! :D Ill probably do another one of her soon since shes so pretty :lol:

~Teya~ @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:21 pm

wow?? this is STUNNIN' Good anatomy, B E A U T F I U L background!

African Wild Dogs @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:34 pm

Get ready for a feature!!!

Metatarsals @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:48 pm


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The Way of the Weird
by Evecora @ Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:10 am [Reply]

Doc Strange cat is the best cat.

Fishyviolet @ Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:13 am

I really love this! This is really great looking and such a cool idea, and I really love how you did the shading! Amazing job all around :)

Prince Audric @ Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:44 am


Neoduskxy @ Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:39 pm

I love this.

This is amazing.

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Two birds on a wire
by Dakoda @ Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:23 pm [Reply]

i rlly like this style w painting, is fun


~Teya~ @ Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:50 pm

Wonderful shading ;0;

Dakoda @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:15 pm

~Teya~ wrote:Wonderful shading ;0;


Drudi @ Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:08 pm

Super amazing. I like their expressions.

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