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 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:

have you seen his heart?
by idyll @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:50 pm [Reply]

I haven't posted a human drawing on oekaki for a while, and I also wanted to get something out of my wips because i have,,, so many wips

finishing this was immensely relaxing sgdfs
I'm interested to see how far I've come drawing humans on oekaki lol, I'm still not quite as confident with them here as I am on my own program though

EotC Base! Mudkip's hut!
by skwigler @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:26 pm [Reply]

OK so I really didnt like the old base drawing, so heres the new one! I loved how in the games they had houses that looked like the pokemon and wanted to do something like that! This is technically only 1/3 of the base, theres a treehouse and a basement too!

by lady of the lake @ Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:08 pm [Reply]

midnight doodling <3

BayoDino @ Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:13 pm

Beautiful :o

J-and-K341 @ Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:03 am

Oooooh! <3 <3

lady of the lake @ Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:13 am

Thanks y`all!

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skelebuns are canceled 2020
by Aralas @ Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:18 pm [Reply]

sorry guys but all of the skelebuns are hereby canceled

these little gremlins will hold power over our kingdom for no longer

can i get an amen from anyone in the crowd

chuuya nakahara. @ Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:18 pm


osamu dazai. @ Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:18 pm


Flaming Penguin @ Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:19 pm


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Possible New OC
by KathrynKat @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:08 pm [Reply]

Large Work In Progress!!!!!

by WishUponACzar @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:26 pm [Reply]

Yeah so apparently this took less time to finish than my doughboy cartoon thing. What we have here is a Belgian soldier, c.1914ish. If anyone can ID this guy, that'd be pretty cool.

I didn't intend to go over-the-top (haha! get it?) with the shading but here we are, I decided to put this in intermediate.

I used a photo reference but went and stylized it, but like I said, I went nuts with the shading and lighting. The original photo labels him as French, but he's actually Belgian.

I thank you in advance for viewing, the comments, and your feedback!

The Shadow Slaying Saber
by MySpoons @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:09 pm [Reply]

For VOK's #350 competition, for DraconisSumeris' personal use :3

DraconisSumeris @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:23 pm

Tysm again <3

MySpoons @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:25 pm

DraconisSumeris wrote:Tysm again <3

Of course!

by BornFromAshes @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:50 am [Reply]

this boy

jellyphants @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:55 am

    whoaaa this looks absolutely beautiful!!! i only started following you this morning but i'm definitely not regretting it at all!!

sardine @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:26 am

bro this is so cool

bud @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:12 pm

god that’s some fine quality artwork

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Burn the Stars
by Scoinwolf @ Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:50 pm [Reply]


Trying out a design, prolly gunna be related to Föuo

Spiritstar3 @ Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:51 pm

This is gorgeous

Scoinwolf @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:04 am

Thanks X3

Spiritstar3 @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm

i love the eyes

by Pandistelle @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:51 am [Reply]

I asked my friend what to draw and they told me to draw this ep artwork
I think I made the hand a bit too big,,
the ep is Eprom - Aikon

Get you the moon..~
by Cody.22.uwu @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:09 am [Reply]

" 'Cause you are, you are
The reason why I'm still hanging on
'Cause you are, you are
The reason why my head is still above water
And if I could I'd get you the moon
And give it to you
And if death was coming for you
I'd give my life for you..."

( "Get you the moon" ~ Kina)

Black Souls @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:56 am

So pretty!

Cody.22.uwu @ Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:57 am

Black Souls wrote:So pretty!

Thank you ^^

for the weight of all of us
by idyll @ Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:19 pm [Reply]

Brandr wants to be strong like his father, but he's not sure how yet. He's doing his best to learn.

something i've been doodling between owed things to keep my sanity <33 timer is definitely wrong
shading might be off, i'm really not satisfied with the way Brandr turned out, so i'll fix it later but i cant stare at it anymore dgsd

DragonOfEmber @ Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:38 pm

This is gorgeous!

idyll @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:41 pm

DragonOfEmber wrote:This is gorgeous!

thank you so much lovely!! <33

Dragongirlboz @ Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:20 pm

I love all of your drawing soooooooooooo much!

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eye see you
by ChiGa @ Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:43 pm [Reply]

i love him so much but i can't t play as him for heck 😞

i was lookig through my art gallery and found this, this is one of the oldest picture remakes so i hope you like the new one!


P.S I if anyone would like me to Redraw there old Art then PM me.Tell me the details that you want me to add in the remake aswell.

~Hazeldreamer~ @ Fri May 31, 2019 9:17 am

This is stunning!

Total's Designs @ Fri May 31, 2019 9:46 am

thank you!

Lostfairy @ Fri May 31, 2019 9:54 am

This is SO pretty! What a huge improvementttt, ah! I really love how you drew the ground and the moon and GAH, EVERYTHING!

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by ky-on @ Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:09 pm [Reply]

WanderingCrows @ Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 am

an absolute baby! a real precious bean

hiyorin @ Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:01 pm

i know i've said this a million times already but parfait is the cutest boy i've ever seen (salad who?)
where can i find my own cake boy!!!

let us be brave
by idyll @ Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:04 pm [Reply]

a moment of betrayal, featuring my kal fitch
taking some time to play on oekaki between finishing owed things <33

goes kind of with a series, with this and this

edit: cs staff, i was having such a low last few days and i saw that this got featured and i'm,,, there are no words for how honoured I feel and how much I appreciate this, this drawing means a lot to me and I don't know how to say thank you enough times for featuring it T_T <3333

saraphena @ Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:00 am

      i still love your art,, how do you do it ;0;
      magic i say!

Katskatskats @ Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:03 am

This is gorgeous! Deserves a feature

idyll @ Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:42 am

saraphena wrote:
      i still love your art,, how do you do it ;0;
      magic i say!

sara oh my goodness T_T this comment means so much to me, thank you so so much! <33
it's not magic it's just no sleep LOL

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summer breeze
by waterlily @ Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:43 pm [Reply]

      this eerily warm weather in january is making me nervous

wip based on this drawing by h.orns
by h.orns @ Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:01 am [Reply]


Schnuffel Bunny @ Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:40 am

    i really love your style, i have a weakness for big paws! ❤😩

by skylark @ Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:05 pm [Reply]

finally finished the original star wars trilogy with my best friend and unfortunately he is my favoritE
imma edit this so much in the morning hrgrtgr

gosalyn @ Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:06 pm

i don't go here but bro !!! the shading,, just *chefs kiss*

ky-on @ Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 pm


Thechosenblackwolf @ Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:59 am

This is another level of amazing ;o;

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by Pandistelle @ Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:31 am [Reply]

nothing special, I was just figuring out how to use the oekaki
drew my OC with a pipe, I had the idea earlier this morning

by ege @ Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:27 pm [Reply]

    this could look a lot better tbh but my computer crashed in the middle of this and now i just wanna be done with it :')

    fife is baby

leopardspots142 @ Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:26 pm

aawh I love

ege @ Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:43 pm

    thank you!

by h.orns @ Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:05 pm [Reply]


hearts racing
by idyll @ Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:48 pm [Reply]

I got the feeling we won't make it to heaven
I got the feeling we won't try



a gift for my amazing friend booshweasel, of their perfect little alien mans, Boot <33
ilysm beau, I hope you like it!

sky ref

DragonOfEmber @ Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:48 pm

I'm in awe this is... Fadblfiuaddhof too good for words

idyll @ Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:59 pm

DragonOfEmber wrote:I'm in awe this is... Fadblfiuaddhof too good for words

ember you were so fast whaT
dgsgdfs oh my goodness love that means so much to me! thank you! <33

honggseok @ Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:26 pm

wow, you art is so good!! you deserve more recognition for the level of detail and time put into your work !!

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the break of dawn
by ☂ Avril-Showers ☂ @ Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:01 pm [Reply]

    this took way too long ybgtfgfbhyhn
    i'm staring at those buildings i hate them sm
    i do kinda like the eyes tho lmao


Honeycreeper66 @ Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:02 pm

beautiful amazing breathtaking, I love it very much

☂ Avril-Showers ☂ @ Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:03 pm

    Honeycreeper66 wrote:wjatheaheakthealoksamaxinh
    beautiful amazing breathtaking, I love it very much

    no u

_-Telikolas-_ @ Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:03 pm

    bruh,, why r u so talented om
    i love this

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