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 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:

Speed is key!
by Mr. Carnival @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:02 am [Reply]

Made myself a Borzoi oc c:

Edit: o.o Thanks for the feature!!

Kittycentral~ @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:20 pm

Aa I love your style. c:

Shadow~Wolf @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:48 pm

love them zois

Mr. Carnival @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:42 am

Kittycentral~ wrote:Aa I love your style. c:

Thank you! ^^

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Enchanted Forest
by sapphire77 @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:06 am [Reply]

it’s finally autumn!

timer might be a little off

SputnikSplash @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:29 am

Aww I love this!
The lil deer is so cute. <3
This is really good, this should be featured!

sapphire77 @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:41 pm

SputnikSplash wrote:Aww I love this!
The lil deer is so cute. <3
This is really good, this should be featured!

thank you <3

J-and-K341 @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:05 pm

Oh my gosh so beautiful! O_o <3

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Art trade for Lost Fairy
by OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:30 pm [Reply]

I am
hands (but wait.... she has no fingernails)

I might have given her a bit of a perm. I have a bad habit of making characters hair curly ;w;

Hopefully, I didn't ruin her. She was so fun to draw

I also did her in anime style which is slightly different from my usual style, I'm a bit sad because it didn't fit her as much as i thought it would
I don't own this character, she belongs to lost fairy :)

.Kira Nightblade. @ Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:23 am

This looks AMAZING I adore the way you did her eyes om XD Actually I adore everything about this drawing..

Kittycentral~ @ Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:09 am

This is so lovely, beautiful work! c:

~Teya~ @ Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:22 am

Daaaaang, those hands look perfect, I'm jealous! Her eyes looks so pretty ;0 AND HER HAIR-- so shiNY ;-; This just looks so great! I'm sure Lost will love it!

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Sunny River
by MySpoons @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:30 pm [Reply]

A commission for Cialline c:

I was so happy to work on it, and I think it turned out well!

ADDED: Added a final requested edit c:

AngelBowties @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:34 pm

looks amazing!

MySpoons @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:35 pm

AngelBowties wrote:looks amazing!

thank you! c:

SputnikSplash @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:54 pm

This is really beautiful!
The details are perfect, I love the warmth the yellow lighting gives off.
I also love the way you drew the background and the leaves!
This is pretty much worth a feature. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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by BornFromAshes @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:13 am [Reply]

got this boy from headache頭痛 !!

His name is Dravyel Ajax Kin,,

he's 24, a previous circus-worker-turned-assassin, who, unlike his appearance, is not demonic--rather, draconic.

-he has pretty bad social anxiety,, garnered from his childhood as a captured circus attraction, where he was named 'Beelzebub',,
-hyper flexible, absolutely loves dancing and contortionism
-currently single,, not really willing to mingle??
-doesn't actually like gold--loves silver
-vents on chest regulate internal body temperature
-all internal fluids are hot,, blood, saliva, etc.
-95% of food redirects to his lungs,, where it is turned into fuel for maintaining body temperature and fire-breathing capabilities.
-tail connects to his mid-back, and is very expressive,, but he gets annoyed with it

;;w;; i would love to create some relationships with this kid! if ya got a character,, please PM me so we can talk about it!<<33

headache 頭痛 @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:41 am

( p.s im totally down for relationships w / him!!
Ill see if i have anyone that might suit with him!)

BornFromAshes @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:01 am

headache 頭痛 wrote:
( p.s im totally down for relationships w / him!!
Ill see if i have anyone that might suit with him!)


i love him so much,, tysm again for them!!!! aha:<<<33

Noraku. @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:04 am

hecc this is like


i think i got some chars for a relationship!

aka everest or ember-glow lmao

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Fall Fest Fight
by sun bear @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:14 pm [Reply]

      come on, you two... can't you get along...?

      Oh shoot, thanks for the feature! And on my birthday :’)

      Magnus, owned by s-smolbean
      and Xanathar, owned by me

s-smolbean @ Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:16 pm

don't think I've said this enough--

BUt This Is BeautIful Hngnfngn !! The details, the poses ??? I just 😭😳

I'd definitely love to write a one-shot for this sometime ! 👀

J-and-K341 @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:47 am

Dang this is so stunning woah!

Bachata @ Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:31 pm

AEEE 💕💓💕💓💕💓💕💓💕💓💕💓💕💓💕

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Inktober - Dragon
by Frostnip7 @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:06 am [Reply]

Even though I decided against doing Inktober this year, I thought today I HAD to do something. Dragons have been a huge part of my life ever since I was but a wee lass, so I couldn't miss the prompt that most fit my personality lol. It was a sudden decision to do something however, therefore the lateness of the day. But! I'm glad I got him done ahhhh

I also told myself I wouldn't do this in one sitting, but I am going to snap crackle pop when I get out of this chair smh.

Kittycentral~ @ Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:10 am

Aaa this is incredible, I adore the textures. c:

Frostnip7 @ Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:09 am

Kittycentral~ wrote:Aaa this is incredible, I adore the textures. c:

ahhhh thank you!! <3

First Oekaki Drawing ^-^
by Tentacle_Egg @ Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:07 am [Reply]

Based on the 2017 Lost City Event kitten I found in the archive by 'ary', the design is so pretty :shock:
This is my first ever try at Oekaki here on Chicken Smoothie, in general!
Sorry if I posted this on the wrong forum and instead have to post it on the Beginner's one since it is my first time!
I struggle using lineart in general, so that's why I wanted to without it haha :lol:

I know that the kitten has a blanket on, but the grown up versions have the fishies in them too, so I decided to just go with the blanket and draw the full kitten. Hope it looks alright! I will definetaly be using the Oekaki more, since it took me a while to find it. I thought it just appeared on the main Art forum page, and never noticed the "new drawing" button until I looked at the instructions haha :oops:

~Ravio @ Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:27 pm

Woah it's so cute and pretty. And it's your first! Wonderful job!!

utau0223 @ Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:28 pm

are you kidd i n g me. that is stunning!!! first oekaki drawing or not, it looks amazing <3 i could only wish that my art skills were as good as yours. keep up the great work!

J-and-K341 @ Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:20 pm your first? That's just mindblowingly awesome right there holy ghsdrljsgh!! <3 <3

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Over The Sun...
by BayoDino @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:50 am [Reply]

I tried to do my favorite staff pet Lumen!


honeysticks @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:52 am

    AHH my favorite staff pet too!!
    this is beautiful <3

BayoDino @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:11 am

honeysticks wrote:
    AHH my favorite staff pet too!!
    this is beautiful <3

Thank you! ^^

Gloves @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:24 am

Such a stunning piece! I know there's a lot of people out there who absolutely love this pet, I hope they come across this so they can see just how incredible this is!

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Hunger~ based on this drawing by Fellefan
by Fellefan @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:10 pm [Reply]

really wanted to title it "Hello there"
after 5 years I decided to "finish" that one drawing I was supposed to do for halloween. :D

was fun using the oekaki again, it was after all the first art "program" I used. ♥
tho it was very limited to what I'm used to now I wasn't able to really get the usual smooth look I have in my style, but honestly I really like this hard-edged "painted" look!
I also realized I wasn't able to alter the colors on a layer afterwards so I got stuck with purple shading. now I know!

character; Alice

I do not take commissions like these, but I do have an art shop. link in signature.

Frostnip7 @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:21 pm

Wow! This is amazing, I can't believe no one's commented yet! She's super awesome, I love that the vibe is more unsettling rather than outright scary. Spooky and perfectly fit for the season. The purple shading looks pretty rad to me, excellent work, I love it! <3

by yen. @ Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:14 am [Reply]

alternate title: yen finally remembers to not neglect his characters

it finally saved,,, im saved
the composition is a little boring & the anatomy is off but.. shrugs

.Kira Nightblade. @ Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:29 am

This looks so beautiful?! I adore the color scheme so much, and your style is epic!!

Нүхтэй Слизерин @ Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:38 am

Very nice.

BirdBones @ Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:38 am

This is so beautiful!

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It is the only thing makes us feel alive

Just some art of my bout Beetlepounce!

I decided to mess around with my style and do a bg since I never do them cx
Dunno if it belongs here in intermediate hh,,

Goner. @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:39 pm

Ooo that fur texture
I love it

Mythz @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:01 pm

Goner. wrote:Ooo that fur texture
I love it

thank you! !

aglet @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:50 am

      oh wow this is gorgeous

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by Ozawells @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:29 am [Reply]

what a fluffy fire baby!! i love flareon so here's one with a scrunchy face >u< and some very important toebeans!

IAdoreCats @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:31 am

Ahh! SO CUTE! :3

Ozawells @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:35 am

IAdoreCats wrote:Ahh! SO CUTE! :3

>X) thanks!

by angel23456 @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:35 pm [Reply]

can y'all believe this good boy was left in my unfinished drawings? poor thing

the original plan was to make it realistic but I settled for semi-realistic
I had a ref originally but have no clue where that went so the rest of it was finished without one

just a quick drawing before i do my next project (either a traditional commission or a digital drawing)

Traditional art commissions are OPEN! Message me

w0ah @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:18 pm

      so SO amazing and awfully cute ;0; <33
      love this!

Swirlshine @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:01 am

This is too adorable!! <33

Shadow~Wolf @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:04 am

aww so cute

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family is what you make it
by Shadowflight13 @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:14 pm [Reply]

oof I hope it's okay i put this in intermediate

anyways this is baby Dreki!! and their dads, Elior and Torrak! This is before they got married. <3

SurgeFire @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:41 am


Shadowflight13 @ Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:35 am


ahh thanks surge!! <3 <3

by ☼ Red Beanie ☼ @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:43 am [Reply]

how do you draw backgrounds

Pastel☺Chaos @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:44 am

hhh the sweet baby

rottnmilk @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:45 am

so creative, love this style

arti,, @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:51 am

ahh !! the bab !! this looks amazing !

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friendly meeting
by Schnuffel Bunny @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:41 am [Reply]

    a smol gift for J-and-K341, again Cody is really cute. so him and Saga are now friends. <3

sodapop. @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:44 am

this is so adorable!!
i stalk your gallery too much

simply cinna @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:55 am

i love this, i'm sure j-and-k341 will too!! <3

J-and-K341 @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:30 am

Oh my gosh this is so amazing! My gosh Cody looks so darn good in your style FDJFSKDH thank you so much aah! <3 And Saga is such a lovely friend for him as well! ^^ This means so darn much, thanks! <3 <3

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cat burgular
by 李李李 @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:21 pm [Reply]


heehoo i am vry tired now hahah
i rlly want to do art trades but im rlly busy with schoolwork and i dont have any refs for any of my characters.. rip
tried out flight rising abt a week ago and its super cool!! lov it

eggshells @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:10 pm

my guy this is so ur work !!!!

rainfall. @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:19 pm

    i can't get over how pretty your style is omg *-*

李李李 @ Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:29 am

thank u guys!! i appreciate you vry muchヾ (;・﹏ •̀☆)b

Nature is fine
by bananer @ Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:18 am [Reply]

Nature practice, hope you like it!
Not really enjoying the pinework down below, but couldn't find anything that fit better ^^'

khenney @ Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:31 pm

Amazing work with the tree and cliff!
Pines are such a pain. Mine always look like scribbles

Kittycentral~ @ Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:53 pm

Oh my, this is lovely! I love this.

J-and-K341 @ Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:01 pm

oh man this is so gorgeous! <3

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by sardonic.salamander @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:15 am [Reply]

a little drawing of one of my birds :)

lucine @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:17 am

super cute!! looks just like my parakeet irl :'0

♔ Salem ♔ @ Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:38 am

awe it's so cute <33 Great job on it! ^^
and same as above ^

(an ambient man)
a trick of the light to love you tonight

my oekaki be like WORKS NOW so here... he is
the ultimate f/o,, dr habit!

by Phantost @ Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:53 pm [Reply]


edit- fixed so he looks less like a whoville who dsaghdfasghdfaghdasgdaswsg

BayoDino @ Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:02 am

so cool! :>

李李李 @ Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:36 pm

hiyo i rlly like ur style bc it feels rlly painterly! i think the hair and the folds were rlly kool! :3c

by [SAD]istic @ Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:14 pm [Reply]

    oml i really hope you like her!
    i had so much trouble with my
    tablet jesus;;; i was about to
    cry kdgjbmkfmv . . . . . . . . .
    if you need me to change any
    thing, just PM me! i hope i got
    everything right! ;;vv;
    ((btw you can remove her t-shirt,
    to get all the markings! i made it
    because cs don't allow nudity jfnv))
    timer is quite accurate;helpp. . .

    for @K-9-Dog use ONLY

Momochii @ Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:27 pm

This is gorgeous!

[SAD]istic @ Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:46 pm

LEEaboo wrote:This is gorgeous!

    aww, thanks!

K-9-Dog @ Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:31 pm

Holy. Smokes. I'm speechless, she looks so GORGEOUS <333333333333 I'm naming her Maxine, who goes by Max!!!! G O d I love her so much, she's definitely gonna be a furshona oml ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ I can't thank you enough!!!!!! I'm so gonna hit you up for art again in the future when you're open owo

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