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:

by paradiiso @ Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:57 pm [Reply]

    higher res



    edit: thanks for the second feature! i do commissions like this on FR, just take a look in my signature

Swirlshine @ Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:20 am

Congrats on the feature - this looks amazing, ahhh! <3

paradiiso @ Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:33 am

    oh sweet second feature
    thank you!

ailurophile., @ Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:49 am

Very cool! I love it! Congrats!

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Beachy Summer
by Swirlshine @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:27 pm [Reply]

H-hi. *Waves and then fidgets nervously*
I, uh... I'm here.
Posting this art.
In this category.
Which starts with "Inter".
And ends with "mediate".

ANywho, uh, LOOK. I DREW A BEACH. C:
This was fun to do - I made it because I've been really longing to go to a place like this to just relax and calm my mind. I've never been to any beach this pretty at ALL though, so uh... I was longing to go to a place from pictures. XDD

But I'm actually really proud of how this turned out! I never do big landscape scenes (if a beach counts as that... I think it does), but this one turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself! I do wish I could've figured out the ripples and waves, but eh, I won't mess with it too much or I'll ruin it eventually, XD! I will say that I do love those palm leaves! They took forever but I think they turned out nice!

The timer's a bit off, I drew this all with a trackpad, and please don't steal thissss! Thanks so much, and very sorry if this belongs in Beginners instead!
But still a huge thanks to Lostfairy for helping me work up the courage to try putting it here <333

OH! I forgot! I also used this lovely picture as a reference!

Lostfairy @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:32 pm


Seriously, this art is just BEAUTIFUL. I keep staring at it and wondering how the heck you did this! YOU ARE AN ART MAGICIAN. The horizon just BLOWS ME AWAY. THE CLOUDS LOOK SO REALISTIC. AND THE PALM LEAVES LOOK SOOOOOOOOO DARN GOOD, OMMM!!

Ahhh, I could stare at this for HOURS and fangirl over it for even longer. <333 I sure hope it stays in intermediate and gets FEATURED. CMON MODS, FEATURE THIS.

You're welcome, Swirl! <333 It sure belongs here and I hope you know that I will always love your art! <33

Kira_Nightblade @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:26 pm

Brb I'mma go scream into a pillow...


Cosmic Candy Fox @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:10 am

I think it belongs in intermediate! It's so pretty, seriously, you're really good at drawing backrounds!! It's so peaceful looking!! I love the colors used!!

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by Dr. Acula @ Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:41 pm [Reply]

holy cow ignore the timer

evan. @ Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:20 am

this is perfect !!
wonderful on so many levels <3

Goldstarwolf @ Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:51 am

looks amazing is this a real pet

Dr. Acula @ Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:11 pm

evan. wrote:
this is perfect !!
wonderful on so many levels <3

Thank you so much! <3
Goldstarwolf wrote:looks amazing is this a real pet

Thank you, and yes, it is! It's from the 2018 staff litter (September).

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Under the moon
by OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:30 pm [Reply]

Redraw from june 2018
I'm pretty happy with how this turned out though the nose and facial expression is still bugging me a bit, I might go and fix that later

I swear I only spent 3 drawing sessions on this too??

Swirlshine @ Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:53 pm

This is gorgeous!! That dress, ahhhh! <3

OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:51 pm

Swirlshine wrote:This is gorgeous!! That dress, ahhhh! <3

thank you so much, the dress itself took around an hour and a half to shade. im not very fast at colouring.

Lostfairy @ Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:15 am

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Your art style is beautiful and ahh!! The colors, the dress, the background, her hair, EVERYTHING IS AMAZING.

i'm the king, and who are you?
by idyll @ Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:25 am [Reply]

Redraw of this from March!


I was interested to see how a redraw of something I still liked would look! <33

TheSongOfTheStars @ Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:26 am

Heck this is amaze

idyll @ Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:30 am

TheSongOfTheStars wrote:Heck this is amaze

thank you so much!! <33

Cerulean Wake @ Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:42 am

T h e s m o k e w h a t .

this is so amazing??

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Rainbow 2.0
by clip ♡ @ Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:12 am [Reply]

    *screams* I love him

    is it just me or does he remind anyone else of Kevin. I don't know I just. He reminds me of Kevin for some reason??

Laced @ Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:30 am

I love!!!!!!!!!

clip ♡ @ Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:34 am

Laced wrote:I love!!!!!!!!!

    thank you!!!!

gostforest @ Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:35 am

Ahhh i love!

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Lizard Boi
by g u a v a @ Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:31 pm [Reply]


I love this lizard boi

I'm always afraid to post on this forum bc i feel like my art isn't good enough :') but I tried sooo hard on this so I hope you'll like it!

avifauna @ Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:32 pm

      oh my GOD,,, i love this so much !!! the little tongue is so cute & i love the coloring style :0c the little lizard is also so adorable ,,,, im in love

g u a v a @ Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:32 pm

avifauna wrote:
      oh my GOD,,, i love this so much !!! the little tongue is so cute & i love the coloring style :0c the little lizard is also so adorable ,,,, im in love

ahh hecc tysm!! ;w;

lpsbluechinchilla @ Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:33 pm

noce is it based on the cat?

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Nox | #163 based on this drawing by Mythz
by Goner. @ Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:55 am [Reply]

This is a custom founder for ch!cken
Please let me know all their information asap~

Username: ch!cken
Name: Dema <towers of silence>
Pack: wip
Rank: Founder
Gender: neutral
Age: 6
Description: A black Nox with minimal white, a white galaxy on the flank, and vibrant golden eyes.
Other Features: n/a
Items: Crow feathers tucked behind the ear.

ch!cken @ Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:02 am

Name: Dema <towers of silence>
Pack: working on a pack
Rank: founder/leader
Gender: neutral
Age: 6

Thank you!

Hatsune Miku
by OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:05 pm [Reply]

I haven't posted in a while...
The time is off but I did spend a lot of time working on this. (I would be dead if I spent 12+ hours on a drawing :P)
Anyway. I decided to draw her because I love her design.

Some random progress screenshots if you are interested :)

X - X - X - X - X - X - X - X
then the final above

zeraora @ Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:06 pm

this looks so cool!!

OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:24 pm

pika chu wrote:
this looks so cool!!

Thank you :D

Cry_Like_A_Wolf @ Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:35 pm

Not a fan of anime style as a whole, but I really like the detail and lighting effects you managed to portray!

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"My name is Balto"
by ~HєуRєι~ @ Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:09 pm [Reply]

"Oh I'm sorry. Balto, Balto the half breed."

decided to go ahead and heckin redraw this for fun. And MAN has my style changed.
I keep forgetting to make the canvas bigger but whatever. I'm pretty darn happy with this.
I tried to keep their features a bit but it's sorta hard to translate cartoon dog style with semi-realism. Had a hard time trying to re-work the expression i gave Steele in the old one so instead he just has the one here. Tried to work with their actual designs and add a few small 'rei touches' to them to make them fit more into my style, blending some of the sharper edges, adding some grey to Steele's black, ect. Overall I'm pretty happy with it.
Previous Version-

➷.River.➷ @ Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:12 pm

Oh ma gawsh this is just everything I love it

~HєуRєι~ @ Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:19 pm

➷.River.➷ wrote:Oh ma gawsh this is just everything I love it

heck thanks!!

Spiritstar3 @ Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:12 pm

noice redraw

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takin over takin control
by CliveDove @ Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:56 am [Reply]

everyone: stop drawing fanart of an 11 year old ds game

and i don't love you anymore!


all jokes aside, I'm p proud of how i did this piece :3c
its rosecall and her Angst lol

Swirlshine @ Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:13 pm

Oh my gosh, that comment is perfect tbh, XD

This is epic, btw! I’ll always love your style!

by Shadowflight13 @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:43 pm [Reply]

if this isn't good enough for intermediate feel free to move it

This is my friend's D&D character! He's a dragonborn druid who has a little garden outside the tavern our party runs. c:

Kablooey Cat @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:57 pm

That is such a cute idea! And this character looks super friend-shaped ^v^

Also, something about that lighting makes me feel really happy and at peace, I hope it does the same for your friend!

J-and-K341 @ Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:33 am

Ahh i love that so much! Makes my green thumb itchy, heheh! :lol:

Shadowflight13 @ Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:01 am

Kablooey Cat wrote:That is such a cute idea! And this character looks super friend-shaped ^v^

Also, something about that lighting makes me feel really happy and at peace, I hope it does the same for your friend!

Thank you!! He is very friend-shaped hahaha. Just a good plant lovin dude. xD

J-and-K341 wrote:Ahh i love that so much! Makes my green thumb itchy, heheh! :lol:

Thank you so much!! :D Hehe

Flower Girl
by thrifty @ Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:26 pm [Reply]

Request for CSMintCat!
hghghg i missed oekaki

scissors @ Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:27 pm

welcome back man!
long time no see! >B^D <3

thrifty @ Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:55 pm

scissors wrote:welcome back man!
long time no see! >B^D <3

thank you!
igtbuhegth yeS i missed cs, i hope i can keep posting consistently
i always look forward to comments from you omg

DatWildWolf @ Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm

welcome back this is bootyful

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by Hubble @ Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:29 pm [Reply]

Uhh Mars is for the gays, y'know.

Wolfumus @ Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:59 am


Hubble @ Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:17 pm

Wolfumus wrote:I LOVE THIS

Thank you!

Burrito Bunny @ Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:13 pm


The lighting/red overlay is PERFECT! So dramatic and eye catching, and it really gives a feeling of the loneliness on mars. Yet, there's juuuust enough color to make the flag distinct. And that satellite in the shadows? Love that detail ❤️

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Flower Fox
by Aleksander @ Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:02 am [Reply]

The fennec fox which I also use as my avatar! :3
It's my favorite pet.

Edit: Tho the version of my avatar is a bit outdated. I rearanged the flowers recently:

JiminPigeon @ Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:30 am

It's so pretty! :0 <33333

ButterflyParrot @ Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:30 am

Looks amazing!

stars,, @ Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:50 am

this needs a feature, well done love ❤❤

by Blackadder @ Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:28 am [Reply]

I have the most creative titles djsks
this is kydem and i should stick to one design lol
i find painting over sketches oddly satisfying?
for the record, that's the sketch

!!! based on this drawing by Canis2954
by Canis2954 @ Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:12 am [Reply]

background for luxiats ... wanted to post this separately bc ive never made a background as good as this sdjhfjh

BananaSocks @ Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:21 am

    i love this! the flowers and the grass... it's beautiful!

Softballpup12 @ Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:34 am

Wow minti! This is absolutely stunning!I love the soft lines and your use of analogous colors is amazing! The multitude of different greens you used really adds to the realistic aspect of the drawing, but the way you add the flowers in like sparkles does the opposite, creating a perfect balance that really relates to the magic we can find in nature around our own earth. I'm in awe of this drawing! :)

Pasito @ Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:26 am


Another Stranger
by Phantost @ Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:28 pm [Reply]

black white and red has been my new aesthetic recently

SweetieFox @ Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:03 am


OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm

👏 best 👏 character 👏 👏 👏

Happy boy- commission
by PeanutButterRum @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:37 am [Reply]

Here ya go Shoe.!! Thank you for commissioning me!!

Shoe. @ Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:51 am

So perfect :') this is everything i wanted, thank you so much!

Sunlit View
by Softea @ Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:39 pm [Reply]

      Scenery Practice <3

      hope this looks good ; v ;

      idk if the timer is right or not I'm
      pretty tired


NightMareRose @ Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:39 pm

It's gorgeous!

LizardsAreLovely @ Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:39 pm


persay @ Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:39 pm

feature Feature FeAtUrE

god soft so nice, so pretty so tranquil <3

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by idyll @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:05 pm [Reply]

for a contest <33 this is the last one I promise

by Mantisbug @ Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:29 pm [Reply]

'lil samoyed pupper!

Sorry if this doesn't belong here, I wasn't sure whether to post it in intermediate or beginner. I find it really hard to judge my art! Even then, what does "For experienced artists" mean? Pretty much everyone has some experience, whether it be with crayons or professional art supplies

wolfs avanue @ Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:03 pm

Too cute! ;-;

Mantisbug @ Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:18 pm

wolfs avanue wrote:Too cute! ;-;

ty :)

Lucky222 @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:09 am

I love it
You can draw so good :thumbup:

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let's walk
by idyll @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:11 am [Reply]

for a contest <33

Gabyslá @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:12 am

This needs to get featured, it's so good o.o

idyll @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 am

Gabyslá wrote:This needs to get featured, it's so good o.o

oh my goodness!! thank you so so very much, love!!

ButterflyParrot @ Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:26 am

This is what I wish my art looks like

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