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:

i'll be back
by idyll @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:20 pm [Reply]

not a lot to say about this one except that it took me sO long but I honestly think I'm really satisfied with it!! <33

featuring Connor from dbh doing his coin trick! i hope the foreshortening (or however you call it) is okay ^^

reference used

MistyOleander @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:21 pm

It looks so realistic! ;o; It looks awesome!

bucky?? @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:23 pm

dude that perspective is amazing holy heck!

~Teya~ @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:25 pm

I love the angle-- it looks amazing and totally catches your eye right off the bat! The farther arm is a bit wonky, but overall this is a marvelous piece! Also DBH is da bomb c;

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by L-Marz @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:32 pm [Reply]

trying to learn how to use the art program on here, i tried my best but the coloring/lining was super hard for me lol (everyone PLEASE interact i need some validation here)

Softfeather_04 @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:01 pm

Dude your art is hecking amazing not to mention your awsome style!!
This is awsome you should be proud uwu

L-Marz @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:08 pm

Softfeather_04 wrote:Dude your art is hecking amazing not to mention your awsome style!!
This is awsome you should be proud uwu

thank u so much!

freckle prince
by そばかす @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:07 pm [Reply]

    space freckles for our fav space prince!!

    still trying to work on cleaner lines TvT

Mors est votis @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:47 am

Yeeetttt :0

Deep blue
by Softea @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:21 am [Reply]

woof,,,, this took awhile!!

I'm quite happy with how it came out though!!

spot the creatures in the background ;0

Juniper. @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:22 am

This is beautiful ;;

Softea @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:23 am

Juniper. wrote:This is beautiful ;;

;o; thank you so much!!

It's a date.
by Vampiric @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:02 pm [Reply]

Well.. I wasn't sure you'd ever call, but i'm glad you did, cutie.

Follow up picture to this.
Vampy belongs to me, Aryas belongs to Raey. Picture for our use only.

J-and-K341 @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:04 pm

Aha so those two made a connection after all, huh? Excellent! ^^

raey @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:50 pm


    Honestly, how is it even possible to be so wonderfully cute and adorable
    *squishes the two cuties*

    PS: also....I seriously want the shirt Vampy wears in rl please....I need it so badly

One vegan hot chocolate later...
Aryas: *curls up into Vampys lap and falls asleep*

kerstin @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:02 am

    ooooh, what's this o:
    new otp? new otp.

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Mule Adopts based on this drawing by Albino_
by Black.Wings @ Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:59 am [Reply]

I own these lines now :)

Memento Mori
by blueshywolf124 @ Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:09 pm [Reply]


This took me a while,
but i'm happy with how it came out :3
i hope you can tell it's a mirror


Mune ☽ @ Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:11 am

      Holy hecc this is amazing
      You are

sodafarts @ Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:16 am

woahhh this is stunning
also makes me think of the goonies for some reason!

NeoLikesWolves @ Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:31 am

aaaa this is so good!!! i love all the details on the bones of the skeleton! this needs to be featured!!

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by cherubim @ Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:57 pm [Reply]


caspian; @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:06 pm

      i hope u like the change of oekaki categories (;

cherubim @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:44 pm

caspian; wrote:

      i hope u like the change of oekaki categories (;

SO YOU'RE THE ONE WHO DID IT??? OMG thank you 😭😭

caspian; @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:49 pm

cherubim wrote:
caspian; wrote:

      i hope u like the change of oekaki categories (;

SO YOU'RE THE ONE WHO DID IT??? OMG thank you 😭😭

      wink wonk it b me !!

      np !! jus .... almost as a small sorry for what happened w ... that . . .

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alien dog!
by lee! @ Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:52 am [Reply]

trying to get back in the hang of using oekaki after only drawing on firealpaca for the past like... 5 years lol. i cant believe i used to draw on here with just a mouse !!! Younger me had way more patience than i do now skjgshdkj

anyway !!! i love this litter, its probably my fave set of store pets! my goal is to have all 4 again someday uwu

rainfall. @ Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:13 am

    congrats on the feature!! i love your style <3

bvboo @ Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:22 am

Awe I love it!

lee! @ Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:40 pm

omg i didnt know i got featured! :0 thanks so much! <3

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Stranger in the Woods
by ~HєуRєι~ @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:56 pm [Reply]

The blue tinted female was walking at a quickened pace, gingerly lifting her paws up and forward as she moved. Feeling vulnerable without the ability to tap into water for protection, she keeps her head low with her panicked mind. This was of course until a large white blurred figure suddenly appears in front of her, being an obstacle she bumps into briefly with low force. "I-I'm sorry, I didn't-" pausing to look towards the canine she gazed. His oddly tufted fur was his most noticeable feature, unnatural curls creating waves and tangles, boggling her mind as she wondered how his fur was able to stay up so stiffly. Slightly intimidated she looked at him intently, though he stayed silent for the moment. Both stared at one another before he gave a quiet, seemingly apologetic nod, and walked away. Cordelia watched for a moment as he walked away, curious at how his fur looked so strange, almost the strangest she had seen in her travels. Still, she had a place to be, and she turned towards the opposite direction, though the strange canine still lingers in her mind.

I decided that I wanted to try my hand at drawing Nolan and Cordelia since she is finally getting some proper development. She had never met him before and his strange appearance intrigues her greatly.
I hope you don't mind, Spiritstar3, that i took some liberty with making him look a little less saturated and having his markings flow more with a messy, sharp look from his original ref. I have his red marks on a separate layer as I wasn't sure if I was going to include them, though I did in the end. His disk/coin thing with fire isn't present, mostly due to simplicity but also because it might've created some fear/caution in public (they're set in a small town atm).
Either way I'm happy with how they look.
Hopefully we can actually develop them together soon lmao, it's been too long and they never even had a proper interaction.

Nolan - Created by Spiritstar3, Owned by Spiritstar3
Cordelia - Created by Me, Owned by Me

Flat Color-No Background | No Special Markings

Michael's Fan. @ Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:40 am

so pretty?!?!!!!!
omg i love this!!! your style is spot-on!!

~HєуRєι~ @ Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:55 am

Michael's Fan. wrote:so pretty?!?!!!!!
omg i love this!!! your style is spot-on!!

Ah thank you! <3

Spiritstar3 @ Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:00 pm

wee hee!
i love this

it’s called Divine Retribution (i think), but they actually probably don’t all have one
i used those lines bc they’re from Okami, and i love Okami, so it’s fine

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:: dragon commission ::
by QuilandInk @ Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 pm [Reply]

Simple dragon commish~

The owner (TheRedGal) may use the reference but do not remove any of my watermarks. Can edit the design as long as credit for the original design is given to me, do not trace the reference for other works or to use the drawing as a base for anything art related or for profit.
Thank you~!

(I'd love to see what people do with these, so pm me if you do anything!)
follow me on instagram if you like what you see!
~ @QuilandInk ~

TheRedGal @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:55 am

This is absolutely stunning thank you so much! And no problem on the wait! It was well worth it! Good luck with school restarting~

TheRedGal @ Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:14 am


Do you know who I am?
by Eytelia @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:56 am [Reply]

I was just messing around. Originally was going to be lined not lineless then this happened. Not sure what happened between wanting to do lines and then doing lineless.


RainbowServal @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:12 pm

woah,, all that fire,, looks so good

Eytelia @ Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:41 am


long day
by idyll @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:06 pm [Reply]

well it's the d:bh fanart we all knew was coming, oops
(I was playing with lighting, and it's super super possible I'll go back and mess with this drawing more later. I apologise if it's currently awful and messy T_T)

this was a thought I couldn't get out of my head of Connor cuddling Sumo after a long day, so I had to draw it XD I hope I did them both some justice

posture reference
background was inspired by backgrounds from the game!

Lilly Howlter @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:07 pm

I love this cjjksk its so good

PixieSwirl @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:08 pm

this is amazing!
i love it so much!

idyll @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:08 pm

Lilly Howlter wrote:I love this cjjksk its so good

Thank you so so much!! <33

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Strawberry Popsicle!
by Softea @ Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:15 am [Reply]


~Teya~ @ Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:30 am

omg your style is to die for

Softea @ Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:31 am


thank you so much!!

What have I done..? | Warriors
by Juuzou13 @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:50 pm [Reply]

    '' What was the point of all this..? ''
    He mewled.

    '' When will it all end? ''


    A theory I have is that Scourge got into all this mess unwillingly. He
    never thought he would be feared or a killer. He only lied to make
    cats think he was strong, someone that they couldn't take for granted.
    But it all went too far, and now he has gotten himself into this mess.


    I feel zero sympathy for Scourge, non of the above would ever excuse
    what he has done. It's simply a theory I have thought of.


    I want to point out that I personally have uploaded this to Fur Affinity,
    so don't go bashing my account if you see this on there. My username
    is Shakira, if there is any other name with this artwork under it, then
    it is not me, and you need to notify me asap.

Dise Enchanted @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:52 pm

its a cool theory, and I really love that artwork

overall amazing

Juuzou13 @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:53 pm

    MøønytheLøøny wrote:its a cool theory, and I really love that artwork

    overall amazing

    Thank you!

Solarizing @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:44 pm

Beautiful work! It has the feel of an animated movie still to it! ^_^

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Ember and Elaine
by ShimmeriCat @ Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:33 pm [Reply]

Just a drawing of Ember and Elaine. I've been drawing them a lot lately, and I don't know why, I just like drawing them together. :D

sparrow; @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:13 pm

Your art is really pretty, love it!

ShimmeriCat @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:14 am

sparrow; wrote:Your art is really pretty, love it!

Thank you! :D

Snowlondon @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 am

They're so cute together!

Far from Home
by Eytelia @ Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:39 pm [Reply]

I have so many things I need to be finishing but for some reason, I'm not finishing them, so eat this drawing. Anyway, these are two characters that I don't even know why I drew them. Things I should ask myself more often, why should I draw these characters?

RainbowServal @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:18 pm

i love this

Eytelia @ Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:58 am


daddy clown
by demytrixi @ Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:15 am [Reply]

marvus xoloto is best man

sodafarts @ Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:06 pm

im experiencing??? attraction?
hmmm interesting
v nice looking dude here

Eren-Peri @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:40 pm

marvus is prime father material good work

by demytrixi @ Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:21 pm [Reply]

during drawing: this is serious artwork. while i'm listening to "i'm blue" on loop.

Eren-Peri @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:23 pm

shes a sp8der

Vampire boi
by taiadoodles122 @ Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:14 am [Reply]

Do not ask me for commissions or anything they are not open

W h e e z e my heart was not ready for the feature

Ya'll got me cryin with the complements

kerplunk @ Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:53 am

This looks awesome! Congrats on the feature.

Marcy @ Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:57 am

Oh?? Your style is gorgeous???

Vampiric @ Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:47 am

I love it :)

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thats right! ESM's are for sale! these lines come with everything, it is lock alpha, it has foal lines, an option for it to be a mare or stallion, halter lines, shade, shine etc,

so make offers!

im looking for DA points, list pets(i paid 2 list pets for this) or you can buy these lines by making me new lines for a different species

whenever i find what i like

but you MUST credit the line maker Airashi

Black.Wings @ Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:53 am

What kind of list pets did you pay? Anyway I offer 200C$ and Image

Amber eyes
by taiadoodles122 @ Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am [Reply]

Please do not ask me about commisions or requests they are not open.

Thank you!

peter parker @ Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:08 am

oh this is gorgeous!!! i love the warm colour palette and the textures you've used are so nice :)

taiadoodles122 @ Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:27 am

Thanks so much :D

DoctorDraca @ Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:26 pm

Oh gosh I absolutely love your style! The eyes just pop out it's quite incredible.
Very nice work!

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by Swiftalu @ Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:17 pm [Reply]

Just an Articuno

Timer is off as I left this open

Swirlshine @ Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:38 pm

Ah Swift, you never cease to amaze me!

lucky333123 @ Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:10 pm

I love this!

Keclo @ Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:12 am


    Beautiful as always, Swift! (:

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Michigan - The Milk Carton Kids

This is the first time I've used Oekaki and the pen tool? works so well?? It's almost better (If not actually better) than the brushes in my art program, I don't understand. What is this magic.

Anyway, I figured I may as well try drawing something on here once to see how it goes (And because I've felt generally unproductive art-wise and the guilt is killing me). So here ya go~

Art of this guy:

brontide. @ Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:34 pm

this is beautiful!! very nice job!

Michael's Fan. @ Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:22 pm


CryptidGoat @ Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:32 am

Thank you guys!!


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