Intermediate Oekaki

For experienced artists

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If you are unsure, read the full art rules here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30437

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:
oekaki/settings.php

Help:
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.


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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:

☪In the flames☪
by :Ginger: @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:46 pm [Reply]

Just fooled around idk kinda liked it ?/>

Summertime Sadness
by skwigler @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:40 pm [Reply]

This isn't a vent, I just really liked this song and thought it fit my Sona, Bea, decently well!
Also slight experiment with shading/lighting!

River Rain @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:08 pm

looks cute, i like the song too ^^
this looks very appealing to me great job :3

Taking a solo walk
by AJ. @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:41 pm [Reply]

This is prompt #2 of the Rise Self-Love challenge featuring my Rise cat BlossomBelly :3

Edit; Oml a feature and 50 likes??? I’m sobbing thank you all so much <3

LilVietNhi @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:26 pm

this needs a feature

SurgeFire @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:08 pm

ok but
i liTERALLY love this sm?? look at that b g aaa god i wish i could do a lil summn like that

and b l ossom.... too good, like i say

AJ. @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:14 pm

SurgeFire wrote:ok but
i liTERALLY love this sm?? look at that b g aaa god i wish i could do a lil summn like that

and b l ossom.... too good, like i say

I’m actually weeping thank you so much TuT <3
I try?? I put more effort into the bgs than the characters if were being honest
Al so yes blossom is my soft baby

LilVietNhi wrote:this needs a feature

Gosh thank you so much! <3

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4/13 blue
by not a talking cat @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:58 pm [Reply]

    the most human color


    --


    i barely made it asdfghjkl its 11:58 pm here !! its still 4/13!
    happy birthday to this angel! i started reading homestuck in 2012, that's 7 of his birthdays i've celebrated!
    homestuck literally made me the person i am today. the fandom was a mess but they were lovable and it was amazing being a part of something so huge. i want to thank john egbert for being him and andrew hussie for such an absolutely sensational comic! i loved every last bit of this journey!

    happy birthday john egbert!

TreeFrogHero @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:33 am

*I missed 4/13 and Karkat's birthday but this is true beauty.*

"BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD" based on this drawing by oh no.
by oh no. @ Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:20 am [Reply]

idk what to put here :T
Edit: O...M...G...KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, FIRST FEATURE!!!! tHANKS YOU ALL SO SO MUCH!!<3<3<3

SweetieFox @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:51 am

She's so pretty though......

Edit: Omg CONGRATZ!! You deserve it!!!!

cinnabunny @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:21 am

congrats on the feature, it's well deserved!!

Shoe. @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:38 am

AHHHH CONGRATS ON YOUR FEATURE :0!!!!!

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Hummingbird~
by hakunaa @ Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:41 am [Reply]

I dunno, my friend told me to do it.
The bird is cute uwu

hakunaa @ Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:22 pm

bump~

cinnabunny @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:22 am

aah congrats on the feature!! i personally love the clouds ;0

Skiller @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:45 am

Looks like a Ruby Throated Hummingbird! You did a good job on the feather texture.

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Tony Bark
by zaika @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:34 am [Reply]

    iron dog! this is a long overdue continuation of my marvel animals series...thing (sorry I literally meant to post these months ago, I have a bunch more). tony reminded me most of a mudi dog because of the wavy dark hair they both have, so I decided he'd be one.

    I guess here's mr. bark enjoying a burger in his mark 4 iron dog suit (I tried asjsjjs)! comments & feedback are always appreciated! thank you all so much.

    thor natasha pietro + several more if you follow the link to amino (through 'natasha')!

Skiller @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:42 am

This is really cute! Looks a lot like my former dog, he was a mostly black border collie.
Only thing is, it would look better if the burger was a bit fluffier.

I love this series it's so cute!

zaika @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:46 am

Skiller wrote:This is really cute! Looks a lot like my former dog, he was a mostly black border collie.
Only thing is, it would look better if the burger was a bit fluffier.

I love this series it's so cute!


thank you so much, your former dog sounds adorable!

and thank you for the feedback! my sister actually said the same when asked, so I might even go back & change it.

J-and-K341 @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:59 am

oh man now that is epic! xD

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Who is she?
by StarGalax @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:46 am [Reply]

Crosshatching. First time posting in intermediate. Hopefully it's good enough.

✧Bя0к£и✧ @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:07 am

StarGalax wrote:Hopefully it's good enough.

it certainly is

StarGalax @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:46 am

✧Bя0к£и✧ wrote:
StarGalax wrote:Hopefully it's good enough.

it certainly is


Yay!!

Pride! (version 1) based on this drawing by Cerulean Wake
by Cerulean Wake @ Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:37 am [Reply]

happy pride everybody! Cerulean says gay rights <3

edit: holy moly this got featured??? (;;;o;;;;;)

*deep breath* aaaAAAAA AAA-

Milligold Macaw @ Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:37 am

Gorgeous! Love the color choices!

aldan @ Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:38 am

fantastic!

ecto @ Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:39 am

:0000 nice!! i love the effects and everything ^^

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Cat trio
by River Rain @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:01 am [Reply]

for someone on DA ^^ they're a good friend o mine

Hey my BELT!!
by startail;; @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:59 pm [Reply]

it's his belt. green man's belt.

(must apologize for background)

Kageyenora @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:26 pm

yooo this is dope!

startail;; @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:34 am

Kageyenora wrote:yooo this is dope!


thank you!

Confiding with an Elder
by AJ. @ Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:31 am [Reply]

This is prompt #3 of the rise self-love challenge featuring my rise cat BlossomBelly and the npc StumpyBee <3
I had a lot of fun with the shading TuT

Nice to meet ya!
by J-and-K341 @ Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:49 pm [Reply]

Oh, don't mind me, just thought that i would introduce two of my characters to each other. c:

Looks like they have quite a good conversation going!

Direwolf_1411225 @ Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:49 pm

Oh ye I like this it’s cute uwu

lilac,, @ Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:50 pm

how is your art so cute dangit-

Teriyaki @ Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:25 pm

Me: :(
you: *post art*
me: :)

Honestly I love it so much ❤️

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perspective
by Kageyenora @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:00 pm [Reply]

    this was in my drafts for a while
    so i decided to finish it up real
    quick!!

shoto; @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:08 pm

look at the lad go!

Kageyenora @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:13 pm

shoto; wrote:look at the lad go!


    <3

AvenRose @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:14 pm

I love your art!

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punchy
by 李李李 @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:28 pm [Reply]

:3c
Image

skwigler @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:33 pm

Best villager


Also this art is absolutely adorable omg <333

Humbloom @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:47 pm

I told this boye to yeet himself out of my village.

And,Now I regret telling him that ;0;

J-and-K341 @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:08 pm

ahh so adorable, love it! ^^

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bagel boys
by kiwiis @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:32 pm [Reply]

might add more things later idkk

Hyensa @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:53 pm

This is so cute!!

kiwiis @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:12 pm

Hyensa wrote:This is so cute!!

thank you!! <3

:Ginger: @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:39 pm

Omg teach me, ill never be this good

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pfft...
by png @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:34 pm [Reply]

whip a tesla

precocious
by sylvianbriar @ Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:59 pm [Reply]

    Hey guys I've been working on a self portrait for the past few hours and here it is let me know what you think

WolfTales @ Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:00 pm

amazing

♔ Salem ♔ @ Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:02 pm

agreed with above ^
nice job on it! ♥ c:

Honeycreeper66 @ Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:04 pm

pretty cute!

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TRASHRAT
by MoonWolf124 @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:25 pm [Reply]

timers off

Rain, rose, and a tiger.
by Michael's Fan. @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:51 pm [Reply]

late night doodle :)

\OwO/ @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:04 pm

    i be loving this tiger

Michael's Fan. @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:47 am

uwu

Michael's Fan. @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:09 am

i finished it :)

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For Loki! !!
by Kageyenora @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:07 pm [Reply]

    i hope i did this right, haha <3
    please do tell me if there's anything I should change!

Image

Moonwatcher
by sapphire77 @ Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:35 pm [Reply]

Moonwatcher, from Wings of Fire
c:

Swirlshine @ Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:58 pm

Moonwatcher, yayyyyy! This is so pretty, and the detail is astounding! <3

sapphire77 @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:27 am

Swirlshine wrote:Moonwatcher, yayyyyy! This is so pretty, and the detail is astounding! <3

thank you!!

InkSky @ Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:51 pm

hhhhhhh ohmehgersh it's Moooooon!
This is awesome owo

Moon and Qibli is best ship. Change my mind >:3

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oc for Myst_c
by Jorleesi @ Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:49 pm [Reply]

My entry for Myst_c's competition.
Hope you like it somehow.

In my mind it's a she, and she is some sort of god of the ice and snow

stranded
by Kageyenora @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:59 pm [Reply]

    "bro, look! a non-fish!"

    "careful Jere. mum once told me that those things eat our fins."

    "oh, ack, gross. well, you can't have any of my fins, little guy."

bitsandbones @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:00 pm

holy molyy this is gooddd

Kageyenora @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:08 pm

bitsandbones wrote:holy molyy this is gooddd


haha thanks <33

Lies With Needs @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:12 pm

THAT WOULD BE SO SCARY AKSJDJSH LIKE U LOOK DOWN AND ALL YOU SEE IS A G I A N T F A C E

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