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:

A Mhaighdean Bhan Uasal
by mewmew. @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:44 pm [Reply]

A thing. I wanted to post her while I thought about what to do next. She is a unicorn deer with a larger than normal tail. Willow- o- wisps dance around her neck. She is a shy creature who only comes out as dusk. Her diet mostly consists of clovers, wild berries, twigs, and wild flowers. Some call her Mewby.


TheSongOfTheStars @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:48 pm

awww she's so sweet!

Superocelot02 @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:49 pm

Such a beaut! I would so get a dozen or so if you made them into adoptables

Shadowflight13 @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:49 pm

this is beautiful mew! :0

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by Winchester's Wolf @ Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:06 pm [Reply]

You ran into a shiny Furret, what will you do?
>Let it sleep


I hatched a shiny sentret today and evolved it into a furret <3

I meant to have it centered on the canvas...but it was too late. I'll add a border later, rn I'm tried and agitated.

~Teya~ @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:48 pm


DancingEevee New Sig
by DancingEevee @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:20 pm [Reply]

Lil Eevee enjoying a day of fun in the snow. New Signature for the holidays ^^

He's probably up to no good
by MistCat @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:00 pm [Reply]

Just bought this stunning design from BornFromAshes !

I'm super excited about it so I decided to do a lil drawing on Oekaki since I haven't touched the program in forever and I'm feeling nostalgic.

TF2 @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:37 am

HEY THIS is really good im so sorry this isnt getting attention ur art is so epic and i luv the way u did the horns on them!!

MistCat @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:10 am

TF2 wrote:HEY THIS is really good im so sorry this isnt getting attention ur art is so epic and i luv the way u did the horns on them!!

Hey thank you! :D Pfft, it's fine I just like drawing. Thanks a lot though! Aaaa don't compliment me, go compliment BornFromAshes they're the one who designed him and gave him such cool horns !!!

Yvie based on this drawing by Temy
by Temy @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:05 am [Reply]

A bit overworked ^^

Wobbuffet @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:02 am

So cool!! I love the colors you used!!

SlimPaw @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:04 am

Amazing! Yvetal looks great in your style!

Minimoose @ Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:02 am

This is so pretty!! Yveltal is such a cool legendary :D

Happy Holidays!
by September Rain @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:33 pm [Reply]

Happy holidays, everyone!

Inspired by:

Tips, comments, and likes are wanted and appreciated! Enjoy!

IAdoreCats @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:34 pm


September Rain @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:36 pm

IAdoreCats wrote::O SO ADORABLEEEE

Thank you so much!

DancingEevee @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:48 pm


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by d o e @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:17 pm [Reply]

i spent too much time trying to pretty this up lmao
flower dad!

Gørø Akechi @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:56 pm

Flower daddy 👀

by Pimprite @ Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:35 pm [Reply]

I gave up on the background ok, i suck
but we love monke y

Makookie @ Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:31 am

So cute :00

kingstoat @ Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:35 am

This is gorgeous!!! :0 congrats on the feature!!

☆Darlene☆ @ Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:16 pm

Congrats on the feature! And the background is fine! Draws more attention to the monkey

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A Nervous Boye
by wolfbane. @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:58 am [Reply]

Drew my cutie patootie greyhound Draug being a nervous boy!
Inspired by those pictures of that greyhound in the nervous bandanna/harness.

houndpine @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:31 pm

I love your art style!! This is so good omg

wolfbane. @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:34 pm

houndpine wrote:I love your art style!! This is so good omg

You're too sweet, thank you! I'm not as familiar with Oekaki but it's a fun program ♥

by Hubble @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:00 am [Reply]

    Warm up that I liked. I really like trying new color schemes.

    Progress GIF

Creatornottraitor @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:01 am

This is really cool. I love it!

creampuffpie @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:08 am

im gonna need alot of background tutorials from you

IlluminatiTheShrimp @ Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:29 am

Seeing your art is always so nice, you have a great choice in aesthetics and your work is amazing

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by Skiller @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:57 am [Reply]

It's The Alpha and Showers again! They have their powers activated, talk about a power couple! (Get it? No? Ok I'll just go do my homework now :roll: )

This was something I started months ago, and I have to say I'm happy with how it came out! :D Why did I put it on a small canvass though? There is so much detail I put in there that you can hardly see :(

I got red, I got blue, what you want?

Zeena @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:11 pm

Looks amazing, love it! <3

Skiller @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:16 pm

Zeena wrote:Looks amazing, love it! <3

Thank you! :D

its about the found family
by TF2 @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:16 pm [Reply]

adalwulf wakes up at 7 am to see his stupid dad baking pies and humming der heiland ist geboren and his weird uncle about to chase him around the castle dressed up like krampus

i just like drawing them.. therapy is expensive. however drawing your ocs having a much better life than you is FREE

also in case it wasnt apparent. dolf gets coal. not only because hes terrible but also because heinrich and morcef don't have any money. the economy is in shambles.

TF2 @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:37 am

bump again perhaps. mayhaps.

winter encounter
by Schnuffel Bunny @ Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:00 pm [Reply]

    wanted to use the new cute cocoon and the Spotted Hyena dog. <3

Sparkly.Eros @ Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:02 pm

so precious 0>0

Lynxray @ Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:07 pm

Too cute! 😍

LizardsAreLovely @ Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:07 pm

actual sobbing cuz this is so cute

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Snowy Sunrise
by smartiez @ Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:42 pm [Reply]

I looked at some art on here and got REALLY inspired to make something like this. It was nice making the sky, since I really enjoy working with purples. And again, MORE SNOW. Christmas vibes.

Arion44 @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:47 pm

Nice! I love how the silhouette has differing hues around it

smartiez @ Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:54 am

Arion44 wrote:Nice! I love how the silhouette has differing hues around it

thank you so much <33

Baca bee <3
by River Rain @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:02 pm [Reply]

I drew my baca in a more realistic way :> i honestly had this in my drawings that I was still working on and stuff but I guess I thought now that it was a good time to finish it and I am glad I did :3333

Funtime Foxy (redraw) based on this drawing by River Rain
by River Rain @ Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:56 am [Reply]

Ik I did another redraw but I really wanted to do this one really bad. And I am quite happy with the results tbh :>

dibfan11 @ Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:56 am

Woah :0 Great job!!

River Rain @ Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:59 am

dibfan11 wrote:Woah :0 Great job!!

ty <3 :>

Error @ Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:15 am

    Wow! That’s quite the improvement from the old piece, the contrast in this one is great and the amount of details is just amazing! I especially love the way you drew the eyes, they look both lively and plastic/fake? At the same time and it works perfectly for this character!

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( — pumpkin carving!
by [SAD]istic @ Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:40 am [Reply]

    entry for a boer spaniel <3~

    edit; aa oml thank y'all so much for the comments!! I really appreciated every one of them! ♡♡♡

    also thanks a lot for the feature!

utau0223 @ Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:44 am

i said this before and i'll say it again- your art is amazing! this entry is so cute c:

[SAD]istic @ Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:46 am

    @utau0223; aww thank you so much!!

certified @ Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:55 am


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lurking In the dark
by ☂ Avril-Showers ☂ @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:02 am [Reply]

    aaa love him
    my vv cool goofy monster
    also shoutout to watercolour and add effect

Deku_is_best_boi @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:03 am

bro, your art is so amazing like-

I love your style so, so much uwu

Halographic @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:04 am

this is so cool!!!! i adore this
those teeth are rlly well done!

add is by far the best layer mode its SO good

J-and-K341 @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:05 am

holy heck that is awesome!

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don't forget to decay.
by Hubble @ Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:33 am [Reply]

    Warm-up doodle that I thought looked neat enough to post.

The Gay Hyena @ Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:34 am

This is gorgeous!

fairieteef @ Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:34 am

      this is beautiful aaa

Birdsforlife @ Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:36 am

THIS is a WARM UP?!?!?
This deserves a feature!
And im serious!

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new pajamas!!
by -Blufox @ Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:35 pm [Reply]

avian showin off her new pjs!
i have returned from the endless void of lurking, now that blu's refurbished fursuit head is finished i can spend more time on here and my personal website

J-and-K341 @ Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:43 pm

ok now this is some extreme adorableness right here! ^^

-Blufox @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:04 am

J-and-K341 wrote:ok now this is some extreme adorableness right here! ^^

Thanks friend! Dynamic poses are so fun aaa

here have a Squash stealing squash

Doktor Monty @ Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:06 pm

    This is so cute!!!

MySpoons @ Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:15 pm

Doktor Monty wrote:
    This is so cute!!!

thank you! those little salamanders are too cute to not draw

AJ. @ Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:38 am

this looks so cool! I love the details! :o

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Luna & Jezebelle Cuddling WIP
by KathrynKat @ Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:51 pm [Reply]


Shiba ♥ Inu
by blueshywolf124 @ Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:07 pm [Reply]


Just wanted to make a shiba sticker
had no idea what to do
with the background . . .


Image ♥♥♥♥♥♥

took a few tries, but i got my sticker to show up transparent :3

ArcticWaterDrake @ Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:07 am



♔ Salem ♔ @ Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:22 pm

oml so adorable <3

BadgerBuddies @ Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm

I’m crying this is precious<3

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Natt the Moon Child
by ~Dracken~ @ Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:12 pm [Reply]

My first time ever using Oekaki! Honestly a very intimidating first drawing, I am a realism digital artist, and working with a new program always intimidates me, so to make it easier on me, I simply went for a more toony style. So, here is Natt! My absolute doll of a Eastern Timber Wolf. I admit I completely forgot her whiskers but thats okay, I plan to use her in roleplays on here as Im very rusty haha.

~Dracken~ @ Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:15 pm

Also just realized shes totally in the wrong thread, i was looking at all the amazing work on here before making her haha


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