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:

Been gone a while...
by S O U S A N N A @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:05 am [Reply]

Hey everyone,
This took a long time since I am not familiar with the program (I'm more use to illustrator and photoshop). I would have done more with it but I'm exhausted and have lots of assignments to complete. I hope you still enjoy it. Not exactly sure what it is. Maybe a dragon/pig hybrid? Anyway, thank you for taking the time to look at my art.
Have a nice day! :D

Opps, maybe I posted in the wrong section... :oops:

Wirt runnin on sum dirt
by bananer @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:37 am [Reply]

It's spooktober y'all. Been urging to make some Over the garden wall art done, and today was the day. Rough day so glad to be able to take a calm moment to just sit down and draw. Hope you guys are doing allright in this beautiful season of the year C:

by weegeestar5 @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:18 am [Reply]

my cover for my rise nanowrimo!
theres like uh 40-60 layers wh e e ze
wanted to do a more realistic style to mimic the warriors books :3c

ft swift, laurel and storm!

Swirlshine @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:55 pm

Ohhh, this looks so cool!!

fairytale_wonder @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:56 pm


22tabby @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:56 pm

I love this!

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Black capped chickadee
by TalkativeTurtle @ Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:31 am [Reply]

I am building a birdhouse for this specific bird and in my studies they really seem to like mossy areas

TheKwakiutlTribe @ Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:31 am

This is amazing, oh my gosh!

TalkativeTurtle @ Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:32 am

TheKwakiutlTribe wrote:This is amazing, oh my gosh!

Thank you 0w0

catsrule1908 @ Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:41 am

I smell a feature! This is amazing!

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Bulldog take-over
by Levade @ Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:24 am [Reply]

Yes, a French bulldog again. I'm just obsessed with them. Can't help it! A quick one this time.


hatpotato @ Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:31 am

i don't have words
this is like
genuinely super good
and i am definitely questioning why this is in beginners like oh my gosh this is so beautiful!!!i love this beyond words w o w

Levade @ Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:35 am

hatpotato wrote:i don't have words
this is like
genuinely super good
and i am definitely questioning why this is in beginners like oh my gosh this is so beautiful!!!i love this beyond words w o w

Haha thanks! Well I Always post my art in beginners, that's because I don't know how it's going to turn out haha. I never have in mind what I want so .. :) I'll see what i'll end up with hahaha.

mowingmylawn @ Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:47 am

how did u do this in 30 minutes,,,,, ,

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Halloween Cats
by Katicorn @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 am [Reply]

Cause why not! Halloween cats rule.
This time I drew three CS halloween cats from '08, '09 and 10.

I honestly started this piece in October like two years ago and never got around to finishing it..
I decided I had better finish it before I let this holiday slip away again :3

EDIT: I wanna thank everyone for their kind comments and the feature!
I'm so glad people like this, makes me wanna draw more x3

potioncat @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:37 am

this is so good !!

punkopup @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:45 am

I love this!!

Katicorn @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:45 am

Aww thanks guys!
I'm not really happy with the '09 cat picture but at least I finished it lol.

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by angrily.brusk.howls @ Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:24 pm [Reply]

My half of an art trade with ethium! Stevie the cocker spaniel c:

Swirlshine @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:25 am

How cuteeee!

angrily.brusk.howls @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:03 am

Thank you!

Hot Dad @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:47 am

sweet style !

by Rythrox @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:04 am [Reply]

i found this bab hidden deep in the files of my art from my emo kiddo days- decided to revamp some of the design aspects but oh man did i love this character- my shy deer-thing bab

khenney @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:21 pm


by angrily.brusk.howls @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:36 pm [Reply]

art trade with shadow~wolf, of her character Beni the english sheepdog c:
eye color is currently a stand-in as the ref had eyes closed, gonna recolor up finding out the right color lol but i wanted to get it posted in the meantime


Swirlshine @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:22 am

GAH, SO CUTEEE! I love the all the staight lines and sharp edges - you've got a cool style! :O

angrily.brusk.howls @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:03 am

Thanks!! I'm just kinda getting the hang of it, its something that I recently started to try out

by ~Tornado~ @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:13 pm [Reply]

Betta fish

BlizzardTheWizard @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:14 pm

so pretty!

Purrfectpal @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:43 pm

sniff sneef

I smell a feature in this reef.

Leafy Tree @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:33 am

Bettas are freshwater

the Sons of Sionyn
by Scoinwolf @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:35 pm [Reply]

Domhnall and Eóghan!! I couldn't quite tell what their hidden sides looked like on their refs, so I just went with how the markings looked to flow? Also added scars to show how they grew

the boyos designed by spirit18

Spiritstar3 @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:49 pm

they’re really handsome

Scoinwolf @ Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:20 am

yeah, they are^^

Spiritstar3 @ Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:00 am

i wanted to call them beautiful, but didn’t know if they’d appreciate that

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by palindrome. @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:19 am [Reply]

a work in progress of the mythical stallion, Beaucephalis. obviously- it isnt done.

Sketch for Vhenan
by Arvakell @ Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:01 pm [Reply]

A little drawing for Vhenan of their raptor Slag. I hope I did alright for you. :D I like how it turned out for sure. I may have gone overboard. *Cough*

For others interested in sketches, I just opened a little shop here!

by Leafy Tree @ Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:58 pm [Reply]

Testing out this paint program, a lot different from photoshop.
She was actually supposed to be pretty but- she turned out scary. The might be resentful of that, and try to get me. :lol:

~Tornado~ @ Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:59 pm


he called me a hummingbird
by Alonzo @ Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:57 am [Reply]

hello my loves!

This is a redraw of one of my drawings from about a year ago, the hummingbird


(there is no blood in this drawing! It's red glow ^^)

hummingbird ref

Dawnfire5212 @ Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:58 am

This is amazing! I absolutely love it!

Alonzo @ Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:07 pm

Dawnfire5212 wrote:This is amazing! I absolutely love it!

thank you so so very much, love!!

Crisp October
by blueshywolf124 @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:29 pm [Reply]


I had a drawing in my sketchbook of a wolf with leaves swirling around them
I finally got around to bringing the idea to life
I've been trying to focus not so much on the details,
but the values
so it's a little blurrier and sketchy than i'm used to
But i think it came out well :3


Boomer1414 @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:34 pm

Love this!
It's so nice to look at!
I can't wait to see more from you in the future!
Keep up the amazing work!! ♥

Legolas The Elf @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:41 pm

OwO to me this needs a feature!

DoomyPanda @ Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 am

This makes me so happy <3

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bert and ernie
by peskypawz @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:27 pm [Reply]


bellini @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:30 pm

This is perfect and I love t so much omg

Coalchaser @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:51 pm

ahh I love this!!

peskypawz @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:24 pm

bellini wrote:This is perfect and I love t so much omg

Coalchaser wrote:ahh I love this!!

thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

by Blackadder @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:05 am [Reply]

This is going to be colored in as a header multiple times but before that happens I wanted to post it elsewhere because I'm lowkey proud really
The species are ignis and can be found here <3

GreyScale @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:09 am

This is adorable!
Love your style <3

Shoe. @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:31 am


Blackadder @ Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:39 am


Hyper realistic ladybug
by Michael's Fan. @ Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:52 am [Reply]

*cough* I was thinking about posting in advanced, but nah ..
I tried realism, and this is what turned out
it is actually better than i expected?

DuskzeHedgie @ Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:54 am

oh my gosh this is awesome!! :00

Michael's Fan. @ Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:54 am

DuskzeHedgie wrote:oh my gosh this is awesome!! :00

thank you so much !! ;0;

zevii! @ Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:05 am

great job, this looks really realistic!!

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by The Girl On Fire @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:45 am [Reply]


All Might from My Hero Academia :D

all done with a mouse btw... hand hurts XD

lancelotl @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:50 am

this is so cool i love it
plus ultra dude

The Girl On Fire @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:39 am

Plus ultra! XD

Mrs.Geektastic @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:48 am

Omg I love this it’s one of my favorite series

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bridal witch babe
by 하루Lᴜɴᴇᴛʜᴀʀʏ @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:06 am [Reply]

hope this isn't too hot for CS to be called inappropiate sjjksskkjssklslks,,,
first drawing on this website i have ever done, it's not the best like it's rlly blurry 'n stuff but oh well

i didn't know what to draw but since it's spooky time i thought about a witch, why in bridal wear? bc it looks nice i guess
anyways she's probably late to her wedding to marry her gf or something idk

Annbellboo @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:08 am

Fabulous work

sparklehomo @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:08 am

this is gorgeous! everything's so soft and beautiful ;o;

DoorKarmaQueen @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:10 am

10/10 Most gorgeous babe-

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I am the Avatar
by The Girl On Fire @ Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:42 am [Reply]

I love Avatar and Legend of Korra! I can't wait till September 13th! ^.^

~Pogo~ @ Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:45 am

I love how you drew her eyes! I also really like how you shaded it. Super excited for September the 13th too! Awesome job on the drawing C:

The Girl On Fire @ Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:47 am

Thanks ^^

Purrfectpal @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:40 am

What was on September 13??

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Snake Boi WIP
by mint_fox @ Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:08 pm [Reply]

Too tired to finish :'D I'll color it later haha

fareeha based on this drawing by beeztea
by beeztea @ Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:08 pm [Reply]

    fawn i still can't thank you enough oh my goshhhh
    i love her!!111/!?!1
    timer is off a little


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