Intermediate Oekaki

For experienced artists

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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:

wip ^^
by spider-holland @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:04 am [Reply]

eek when its done ill be a lot happier-- if I ever finish it XD

An evening at the park
by -TruBlue @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:19 am [Reply]

go get that frisbee!

timer is off
pose ref

Snowing2 @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:50 am

This is so awesome!!

-TruBlue @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:07 am

Snowing2 wrote:This is so awesome!!

Thank you! <3

by Lemres @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:30 am [Reply]

long time no oekaki lol


CosmicKittiez @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:31 am

This is so cute!

Lemres @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:29 am

CosmicKittiez wrote:This is so cute!

aw thank you! :3

bare du kan lese min sjel
by Alonzo @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:17 pm [Reply]

bare du kan lese min sjel
only you can read my soul


I think this is the most fun I've had digital painting in a while TwT I feel really good and motivated now haha

timer is nearly correct! Just barely off while I searched for music

King Of Bleps @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:11 pm

This is beautiful!

Alonzo @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 am

King Of Bleps wrote:
This is beautiful!

Thank you so so much! <33

PPS Dragon Cat Painting
by Blackwinged Wolf @ Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:59 pm [Reply]

I trie d.
Like, for the thing itself it looks decent, but the kitten low-key does not look like PPS Dragon Cat. XD
I mean, I guess it's okay? I like the lighting stuff.
PPS Dragon Cat - @Berkshire
Artwork - me

EDIT - Thank you so much for the feature! :0

Dia. @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 pm

It looks so soft!

Pop-Tato! @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:03 am

Wow! Soooo cute!

nightmare dimension
by neongraveyard @ Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:25 am [Reply]

need to draw my boy alastor more 😤😤😤 but lately all ive been able to do are really dumb doodles tht ill probably never post. wanted to try lineless painting / drawing, kind of a warm up ? anatomy is a lil wonky bc i drew a sketch and then basically. colored in a blob lol

Daves @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:04 am

i love this!! congratulations on the feature!

lilpupin @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:53 am

So pretty!

lucid dreams
by kiwiis @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:17 am [Reply]


Disreputable @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:18 am

wow! I love this!!!

kiwiis @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:31 am

Disreputable wrote:wow! I love this!!!

thank you!

Swirlshine @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:51 am

This is STUNNING!!

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♡ Hobi ♡ Clean version based on this drawing by Miint
by Miint @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:17 am [Reply]

I just cleaned up a rough sketch I did yesterday... it's cute :3


temps de combustion @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:52 am

this is so heckin cute!!! i lov the bright colors so so so muchhh

Miint @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:01 am

Thank you :3

x_DemonCoffee_x @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:49 pm

Screeching, I love this!!

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by Koikee @ Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:11 pm [Reply]


justafool @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:16 pm


the kalmar union has been broken
by Alonzo @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:49 pm [Reply]

Tonight was a painting night XD

Redraw of this from March!:


I never really liked the old version to begin with-- it feels wonderful to redraw it and be proud of the result <33

N a n a m i @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 pm

a a a I love your style. c':

Yuroshi @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:51 pm

Hello dear
I just wanted to say
Once again, you stun me with your art. Like, the original is way beyond my level, but then your redraw? This drawing? It's honestly perfect. It makes me so happy, and I'm in awe. I love it.

FluffyBirdie @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:52 pm

wow you've grown so much in just a few months?? :'oo Love the lighting and expressions! <33

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Dreaming of Dreamies
by Glitchedbird @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:19 am [Reply]

Eyyy, i still havint gotten over my loss, but i made some art to distract myself from impendnig doom. This only took be about an hour, but i kept procrasinating on it, so it looks like it took longer.

I recently got my all time desired dreamies from a really kind kind soul who gave them to me for a commission! Im super duepr happy that i have achieved this, and i hope you guys like the drawing.

These are my boys

Stardust_Grey @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:22 am

That is very nice of a drawing there, Good Job :D

by King Of Bleps @ Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:24 am [Reply]

He blep.

Edit:: ...This got moved to intermediate?? Ahhhhh that's so epic!!

Emberkawaiifox @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:28 am

Wow that’s amazing!

by kiwiis @ Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:02 am [Reply]

changed kumikos design

spider-holland @ Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:46 am

love your art like usual

kiwiis @ Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:48 am

spider-holland wrote:love your art like usual

thaank you!! <33

dadmek @ Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:51 am

i love the colors and the movement in this omg this deserves a feature

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Realistic (ish) Cat
by Baconcat Creations @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:07 am [Reply]

Not very realistic but I tried ):
timer is probably like 15 minutes off or so

pretty scared since I haven't been able to keep an art piece in intermediate but I think this is okay?? I don't know


the staff ducks and the racers
by RainWingThing @ Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:57 pm [Reply]

all 34 of these cuties <33

I love them all so I just had to draw them!
I tried to get as accurate I could so I'm sorry if some of the designs are off ;w;

Edit; thanks so much for the feature!

Dia. @ Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:00 pm

I love this! Look at little hedgeduck

Zelery @ Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:02 pm

All the ducks are so adorable.
the little toasts are so cute ;u;

Tess @ Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:11 pm

so cute :D

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by Tendency @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 pm [Reply]

for Lady Raincloud

he needed fun whiskers lol

Dia. @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:55 pm

I love this!

☁Lady Raincloud☁ @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:13 pm

Yay thank you. :D I love the fun whiskers too lol.

Sketch thing
by SeaSaltyy♡ @ Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:14 pm [Reply]

I was rlly bored so yh - My oc doesn't actually have wings but idk lmao

Dia. @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 pm

I really love the water in this piece <3

by Asa Willow @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:56 pm [Reply]

I love drawing this dude, his colors (or lack thereof) make him super versatile

Cry_Like_A_Wolf @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:01 pm

Oh my goodness this is WONDERFUL!

by hotline @ Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:59 pm [Reply]

your species has the attention of those infinitely your greater

Sun Time Fun Time
by Rythrox @ Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:38 am [Reply]

Avi and Totoro havin some summer fun

edit: ahhhhhhh thank you so much for the feature!!!

Michael's Fan. @ Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:42 am

tess should see this!! also nice drawing C:

Dancing.cinnamon~ @ Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:43 am

Aw! Super cute :D

Rythrox @ Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:43 am

aaaaaaaaaaaaa tyyy

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gingerstep <3
by beetea @ Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:50 am [Reply]

there's a lot i would change haha, but i'm very happy with this <3
this is a warrior cat oc for a story i'm making! her name is gingerstep, and she's got some secrets ;'0
i'll edit this more later :">

Dia. @ Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:29 pm

She's so pretty!

beetea @ Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:48 pm

well thank you so much! i'm glad you like her <3

♡ Hobi ♡
by Miint @ Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:58 am [Reply]

I was just doodling hoseok, not really caring how he looked, but I ended up really liking the sketch so I just threw in some color and boom. I think he looks really cute :3

(also please forgive the messiness...)


i painted this irl
by SilveryMoon @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:16 am [Reply]

it was a bob ross follow along for the irl one, and this digital piece was inspired *cough i remembered the steps so i wanted to make it digitally* by the Bob Ross follow along painting video :)

pew pew
by -TruBlue @ Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:50 am [Reply]

    blu's playing some laser tag!
    man this was so fun to draw. i wanted to go for a bit more cartoony style and it was really fun to just let loose and draw something like this. i discovered that glowing stuff is really fun to draw while doing this. the timer's off by a few hours because i went to the eye doctor for a few hours and left my oekaki open. i should really stop doing that.

    pose reference

    i might add onto this later who knows


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