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:

by palindrome. @ Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:39 am [Reply]

i am SOOOOOOOOOO PROUUUUUUD of the background it was such a pain to make it work
nicely wowie
I live in a house with a tin roof and
Every time it rains I can feel my brain it's
Moving back and forth upside-down east west
Feeling and remembering everything you do
I was up last night tossing and turning
Couldn't get to sleep and I slept through the morning
Need to clear my head and get out of the city
All alone in the jungle you'll find me
Close your eyes and hear my secret
Deep deep loving hear my secret
Hear my secret
Hear my secret
Sometime I can feel the treble below me
Pounding through the floor my body's so restless
It lives in the basement below some boxes
Makes me feel so strange and so thoughtless
Find me on the floor looking at the stars
These walls are made of brick plated in gold
But I'm still here growing so old.
Close your eyes and hear my secret
Deep deep loving hear my secret
Hear my secret
Hear my secret

palindrome. @ Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:21 am

edited lighting and changed some things up

painted wings
by paradiiso @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:37 pm [Reply]

    things i almost remember


fruitvale @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:39 pm

petition for everyone on cs to like & follow????? gosh i want this to be featureddddd

Gloves @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:40 pm

^^ Me too this is gorgeous, I don't even know what to say cause I'm still in awe just looking at this

TheUnknownCollector @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:43 pm

-quietly screaming because I love this and just the colors! their just all amazing!-

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Raine, raine go away
by coelagirl @ Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:31 pm [Reply]

I was drawing an updated ref for this character (Raine) and i got so excited i came here and drew this. ref's still not done lol...

~Teya~ @ Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:51 pm

this is beautiful ! Love the crown ^^

coelagirl @ Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:07 am

~Teya~ wrote:this is beautiful ! Love the crown ^^

Thank you!!! I was trying out a new shading style, glad it worked well!!

divine tree
by BlueOrca2000 @ Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:05 pm [Reply]

brock lee

Cloudedgazes @ Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:05 pm

brog.... li

Shoe. @ Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:20 pm

Bron kill lee

Grill, @ Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:24 pm

Danielle Brogcoli

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by 李李李 @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:40 pm [Reply]

text is kind of vent "it not all abt u."
idk abt drawing here anymore something is rlly irking me. its gonna b hard bc im rly used to oekaki now n other prgrams i used before oekaki like firealpaca n medibang have become rlly hard for me to use effieciently

bluewingz @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:54 pm

This is so incredibly beautiful! xx

rainfall. @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:15 pm

    beautiful. amazing. incredible. talent. queen.
    i'm in love with the wings

OHHAILTHECHOOKOFLIFE @ Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:04 pm

This is

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Mr. Professor
by startail;; @ Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:38 pm [Reply]

i know what a creative name.
Mr. Professor is a defiantly* evil school teacher, who is primary ''villain'' of Daniel and Skillets story(who are my characters).

Umm, this took forever cause i didn't know what the heck to do with it. Usually i plan out what i want a drawing to look like and how i will do it, but no, not this one. So that happened. Also school is starting and here i am drawing evil Mr. Professor. perfect timing. :thumbup:

(*nobody knows what mr. professor does that is evil, it is just common knowledge that he is. maybe its just the fact that he's their teacher.)

edit: aww someone moved it to intermediate, thank you<3

Makookie @ Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:35 pm



illilac @ Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:33 pm

Honestly how did you even have the skill to draw this.

ee its so good!

startail;; @ Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:10 am

Makookie wrote:BRO WHAT


:lol: Thank you! ya know the funny thing is that a majority of my characters are guys over 20. I guess i like old men?

Swipe! wrote:Honestly how did you even have the skill to draw this.

ee its so good!

Thank you! im glad you like him<3 may his evil non evilitys bring you joy.

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Spitsipher & Gale
by startail;; @ Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:46 am [Reply]

i love these guys, so much. so much.
when i had started Gale's face i thought, well this is gonna be slightly uncanny. haha...i was right.

Gale is mad. Spitsipher does not care.

edit; was moved to intermediate, awe thank you<3

Fearsome Critters @ Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:32 am

Woah this is real good! I dunno who these people are though

startail;; @ Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:17 am

Fearsome Critters wrote:Woah this is real good! I dunno who these people are though

Awe thank you!!
Spitsipher and Gale are my characters so I dont know why anyone would know bout them lol. yeah.... I may have participated in the object head craze. I am somewhat ashamed because I know people will make assumptions bout my art but at the same time I don't care cause I really love Spitsipher and Gale.

~Teya~ @ Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:30 pm

It looks like a comic ?! And I think when the other person said they didn't know who these characters were, it's because they thought they were from a tv show or something. Because they jUST lOOK tHAT GOOD. I love Spitsipher and Gale, SO MUCH. <3 Gosh, I just love the perspective on the hand and how expressive they are. aaaaaaaaaaa I'll stop gushing now

Proper Gentleman
by Lostfairy @ Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:18 am [Reply]

Oh my goodness, I had such a struggle AND fun time with this drawing. XDD First of all, I absolutely hated it and couldn't get anything right and it was looking pretty gross. So I was like, "FORGET IT." and rage quit. XD But then, I looked at it today and I deleted a few layers, erased somethings, and fixed some lines and... I started liking it so much that I even made a more complicated background for it?? ;-;

This is actually a gift for my brother because he blew me away a few days ago. He really wants me to buy Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and since it's a big game, he told me he was gonna buy an SD card for my 2DS. But then, when it came in the mail, he also handed me a Nintendo eShop card for $20. ;__; It really blessed me so I asked him if I could something for him and he asked me to draw Miles Edgeworth. I really hope I drew him good enough for my bro! <3

That ruffly collar whatchamacallit thing. Dang. Ruffly clothes are just the end of me. x_x But I managed to make it look alright, haha. I don't know why ruffles are hardddd, I should practice drawing them more.

ANYWAY, the timer is mostly accurate, I used a mouse, it only took me two drawing sessions, and please don't steal or repost this! This was my main reference picture and this for background reference!

All comments and likes are appreciated!! (If this doesn't belong in Intermediate, feel free to bump it down. ;-;)

Wobbuffet @ Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:24 am

Woah, this looks awesome!! I love your coloring/shading style!!

miserablemantis @ Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:53 am

ahhhh this is SO pretty!! the shading is awesome and it really compliments the colors that you chose!! you did a great job with setting the mood of the piece, and the back ground,, ahhhh!! it just all comes together so perfectly and it just looks so great !! i really admire the background though, it just makes it seem so mysterious and intriguing !! also, can i just say that the ruffles look awesome??!? i have no idea how to draw them with a mouse, but you just perfected it!! it looks so elegant and flowy haha!
but anyways, this is awesome, great job <3!!!

~Teya~ @ Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:22 am

Ah yes-- clothes ruffles. The bane of my existence xD You did them very well, though! And he name is Edgeworth? I think you captured him pretty well if his name is anything like how he acts! XD

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commission 1 out of 4!
by Michael's Fan. @ Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:01 am [Reply]

Eek! It's finally done! I can't wait to start the next one.

Michael's Fan. @ Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:36 am

It's finally done, y'all!

Bassil @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:46 am

Yo congrats on the feature!!!

caramel~macchiato @ Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:19 am

this is beautiful !

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by skylark @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:57 pm [Reply]


☂ Avril-Showers ☂ @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:57 pm

this is so good :0

lilpupin @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:58 pm

Wow, this is beautiful!

Stardust Cowboy @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:23 pm

this deserves a feature, its so good ;0;

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Two Brothers
by the clockwork cat @ Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:09 am [Reply]

This was technically my first drawing, but I forgot about it.. ;-; I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I just love the idea of the black eyed galaxy and clear eyed galaxy spending time gazing at the stars, enjoying each other's company. :') I wish to one day own these two gorgeous dogs, but so far I've been unsuccessful.. one day though.

EDIT:: sdfghjytfbhj?! Featured?! Me?! Thank you so much omg ;o;

KathrynKat @ Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:21 am

LOVELY!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

J-and-K341 @ Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:26 am

oh gosh this is so gorgeous, and i love the idea here! <3

the clockwork cat @ Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:11 pm

Thank you!! ;o; <3

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Watersoul SOULS
by TechnoC. @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:51 pm [Reply]

wiwiwi yes

"Tear away the mask!"
by @ Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:52 am [Reply]

"Graves hidden, trapped up in visions of war
She prays to nothing, no one, nobody, no more

Tear away at the mask!"

I finished it :)

Edit; Oh my lord guys, when I saw the comments and all the likes,, I cannot,, thanks so much for my first feature!!

1lach @ Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:54 pm

Follower incominggg @ Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:05 pm

1lach wrote:Ahahhhhh
Follower incominggg

Thank you ^^

lilpupin @ Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm

Wow, last time I looked at this it was just the sketch, it looks amazing!

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First Intermediate Post
by Pastel_ @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:49 am [Reply]


I finally worked up the courage to post on the Intermediate page! Decided to do a painting of a doe

I tried, don't judge it >.<

Ciapek @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:59 am

Aww its so cute 💓

♔ Salem ♔ @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:22 am

it's adorable!!
nice job on it! <3 c:

by Sharp Glimpse @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:55 am [Reply]

Don't mind this - it's just my own thing, though it's actually pretty creepy now that I look at it. Tell me if I should remove the blood.

Lostfairy @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:14 pm

Oh my gosh, Sharp Glimpse! You’re backkkk! ;-; I missed seeing you and your beautiful art. <33

This looks mega creepy. ;-; I love the super dark vibes I’m getting and the colors you chose. Man, this is so creepy, it’s great! You’re so talented. <3

Sharp Glimpse @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:26 am

Lostfairy wrote:Oh my gosh, Sharp Glimpse! You’re backkkk! ;-; I missed seeing you and your beautiful art. <33

This looks mega creepy. ;-; I love the super dark vibes I’m getting and the colors you chose. Man, this is so creepy, it’s great! You’re so talented. <3

Thank you so much!!!

I am, so excited, because something incredibly lucky has happened to me today. Somehow, by a stroke of ridiculous luck, I managed to win my all time dream pet in a giveaway with over 200 people entered. I am still in shock! Thank you so so so so much Rhythm!

Too celebrate I made this art of my new pet, and I'd like some name suggestions since I'm not sure what to name them! I haven't decided their gender, but I'm leaning towards they/them and/or she/her.

Still can't believe this is real ;-;

also the timer would have been like 30 min shorter had I not done something stupid and put a bunch of stuff on one layer lol


J-and-K341 @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:04 am

Oooo really huge congrats! And also this drawing looks awesome! I'm afraid that i'm no help with the name, though oof! xD

ArcticWaterDrake @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:06 am

J-and-K341 wrote:Oooo really huge congrats! And also this drawing looks awesome! I'm afraid that i'm no help with the name, though oof! xD

Thank you so much ^^

That's ok if you can't, I'm sure I'll get some more or think of something owo

Edge- @ Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:22 am

Nice job on getting your dream pet! As for name options here’s a few that might work? Polaris, Nebula (or Nova), Andromeda, Astro, Apollo, and Neptune. Kinda basic names but hope this might’ve helped.

Project; Shelby and Ned
by startail;; @ Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:29 am [Reply]

i think you know which one is Ned.

Makookie @ Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:19 am

These guys are so cUTE!! And I love the lighting :00

startail;; @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:12 pm

Makookie wrote:These guys are so cUTE!! And I love the lighting :00

thank you<3 they are supposed to have a sorta Megaman/Astroboy look, but then i decided to make them a little more beanish.
haha you know what's funny, I hardly spent any time on the lighting :lol:

the clockwork cat @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:43 pm

Oh my gosh I love them QoQ

i can do anything with no assistance
cause I can lead a nation with a microphone
with a microphone
with a microphone

"And then there were two; those two who dared to stand in the beast's way..."

i had no idea what i was doing this whole piece
god i love him conflagration's his title name?
he just jrkgjgjs i really want to write his story

Ocean @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:45 am

Whoa, this is breathtaking !!

Slilk @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:47 am

oh my gosh this is beautiful! I really love your work and this one is absolutely... *insert hand gestures to indicate amount of beauty that cannot be expressed with words* Mwah

Gabe. @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:47 am

Oh gosh this is pretty!
also Handlebars is such a good song oml

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Hello Again CS
by lion star @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:21 pm [Reply]

I haven't posted on here in years so thought id post an art update.

Confusion 100
by LizardsAreLovely @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:57 pm [Reply]

The halloween pikachu this year is.. interesting to say the least.

also the shiny set hidden fates released and I can't get my hands on any of the pin collections or tins and man thats a sad time.

J-and-K341 @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:00 pm

G'ah!! ^^

LizardsAreLovely @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:29 pm

J-and-K341 wrote:G'ah!! ^^

Thank you!! ;w; <3 <3

_-Telikolas-_ @ Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:22 pm

Awww, so cute! <3

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watch me based on this drawing by ✧вя0κ£и✧
by ✧вя0κ£и✧ @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:11 am [Reply]

well, this is my first time intentionally posting something in intermediate so I hope this is actually worthy of being here c':
here we have the 'new'est edition to the ragdoll cat gang- ruben. he is a very furry, purry, soft 'kitten' (he is almost the size of woody- who is very much adult at this point, but I still think of him as a kitten) who likes to terrorise his older brothers.

I love him very much.

☂ Avril-Showers ☂ @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:11 am

its so good :00

cvsbxk @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:13 am

Wow it’s rlly good! ;0;

Emø Rat @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:13 am

Omg i wanna hug it!!

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Those Summer moments.
by BabyBlu @ Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:01 am [Reply]

So uh update I think Blu has a crush on cassandra..

I broke my phone and now the screen is shattered!
Happy Friday the 13th!!! the most luckiest day of the... year!!

And I would like to know what you think about me
uh I mean like
whats your assumptions???
Example: Age? Favorite character... stuff

caspian ! @ Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:03 am

dude your art is to die for 💖💖💖

BabyBlu @ Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:07 am

caspian ! wrote:dude your art is to die for 💖💖💖

Agh thank you!!! But again I want my art to like,, not kill youu??

BornFromAshes @ Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:35 am



!!!!!!I feel like Eithriel and Blu might be good friendssss;; or maybe he and Hyatt could be an annoyance to him?? ;;;would you wanna converse through PM??

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Who's that yeen over there?
by .:Pandora:. @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:20 am [Reply]

Zuberi, that's who.

Play with fire
by cherritovski @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:21 am [Reply]

So,uh,last drawing...for a time,,i'm moving and i won't be able to have internet for a time,,i'll miss you all,, ;;_;;;

caspian ! @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:23 am

awh I’ll miss your drawings ;^;
nice art btw!! ❤️

cherritovski @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:21 am

caspian ! wrote:awh I’ll miss your drawings ;^;
nice art btw!! ❤️

Thank you ;;n;;

SputnikSplash @ Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:51 am

We'll miss you, too!
Wishing you the best of luck and just remember you're awesome and your art is awesome too!!

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