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:

by Dakoda @ Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:53 pm [Reply]

im rlly stressed

Vieria @ Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:18 pm

Stunning! Sorry you're stressed

Hawky<3 @ Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:22 pm

this is gorgeous! i hope you feel better soon, but in the meanwhile keep up the beautiful work <3

Boonana @ Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:24 pm

Beautiful piece! You are very talented.

I hope you can relieve your stress. Sometimes doing art helps me do that.

But other times the thought of having to get a piece done just adds to the stress.

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bare du kan lese min sjel
by Alonzo @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:17 pm [Reply]

bare du kan lese min sjel
only you can read my soul


I think this is the most fun I've had digital painting in a while TwT I feel really good and motivated now haha

timer is nearly correct! Just barely off while I searched for music

King Of Bleps @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:11 pm

This is beautiful!

Alonzo @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 am

King Of Bleps wrote:
This is beautiful!

Thank you so so much! <33

~Teya~ @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:22 pm

This drawing is absolutely fantastic !! From the simple, but eye catching background, the amazing hair and eye detail, and the great shading. I really like this drawing, and it deserves much more recognition and even a feature.

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by paramecium @ Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:03 am [Reply]

this is cacey ,, if u want u can see a couple other drawings of him in my gallery

genevievepink302 @ Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:04 am

I really like your art style it's very Nice!

paramecium @ Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:06 am

genevievepink302 wrote:
I really like your art style it's very Nice!

wow thanks!!

rose jelly @ Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:20 am

what a king!!!!! love him!!!! <333

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a knittin' kitten
by henryhiggins @ Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:24 am [Reply]

title says all..well except for he's not quite a kitten, rather an old fellow lol... originally he was going to be a grandma cat but i thought "grandpaw" was a nicer pun than "grandmeow," so here we are!!
i had plans to knit all day, yet ended up drawing a picture of someone knitting instead of just actually doing it myself.. life is crazy like that

tenor @ Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:24 am

yesss this is amazing

DancingEevee @ Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:52 am

OMG Why am I not seeing a feature??

by ~(SkyLiarLee)~ @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:28 pm [Reply]

Lowkey inspired off bebop 'w' anyways practiced one line hand drawing then cleaned it up, and I just draw fat fingers but it's ref'd off my hand and uhh the red stuff ain't blood, just a nice color to use in this imo

by Frosted Glass @ Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:42 pm [Reply]

cream puff cookie's edgewizard costume is the best thanks

thrifty @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:11 am

this is;; so cute;;

whack @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:18 am

i love her !!

Frosted Glass @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:38 am

thrifty wrote:this is;; so cute;;

aa thank you!!! :'))

whack wrote:i love her !!

hshgshg me too,, shes v precious

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PPS Dragon Cat Painting
by Blackwinged Wolf @ Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:59 pm [Reply]

I trie d.
Like, for the thing itself it looks decent, but the kitten low-key does not look like PPS Dragon Cat. XD
I mean, I guess it's okay? I like the lighting stuff.
PPS Dragon Cat - @Berkshire
Artwork - me

EDIT - Thank you so much for the feature! :0

Dia. @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 pm

It looks so soft!

Pop-Tato! @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:03 am

Wow! Soooo cute!

kittycats5 @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:48 am

THIS IS SO CUTE!!! Congrats on the feature, you deserve it!

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by jolteon @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:55 pm [Reply]

timer is off ;;

mthorsewhisperer @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:55 pm

this is amazing
feature please

jolteon @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:56 pm

mthorsewhisperer wrote:this is amazing
feature please


muttgirl310 @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:08 pm

So adorable!! Good job on this!

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Well, that's what he said he looked like, not sure how much truth there was in his 'epic bonfire concert' story, but I'll leave that up to your imagination^w^
Looks rather dangerous though;;
The spreading...;;

For the bonfire singing prompt from the kalon event,
Featuring Jyran
I really don’t have a grip on two-legged;;o;

sun struck @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:03 pm

Criticisms are always welcome^w^

J-and-K341 @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:54 pm

Oh wow, i already thought this was great before, but it's even more awsome now! Great job friend! :D

sun struck @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:33 am

Aww Thank you so much!
Along your comments really mean a lot to me<3

don't regress
by opossum. @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 am [Reply]

    wow i actually finished something???
    and it's just edgy vent

spider-holland @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:43 am

nice I love it

by Iblis @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:30 am [Reply]

so much deep thought.
This took way too long.

by chais @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:32 pm [Reply]

this went in an entirely different direction than what i had planned, but i think i like it better this way!

by Koikee @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:57 pm [Reply]

Hey! Heres another drawing just because! hah. I would like to thank justafool for inspiring me and helping me pick out which ones to do!! You all should check her out! I had lots of fun making this and I hope you like it!

Kitty&Cats @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:00 pm

This looks amazing! I love the eeveeloutions! Awesome work!

justafool @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:02 pm


Swirlshine @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:23 pm

AAAHHH, THEY'RE ADORABLE! And there's my fav (besides Eevee) over there, Glaceon!
Awesome work on this!!

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wig ol bip
by antique skies @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:01 pm [Reply]

    its a big ol wip

    i just switched the letters b and w in the title bc why not i guess

    this is cerridwen - a goddess in my d&d realm. she plays a major part in my story.

Bat Girl!~
by oreorca @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:00 pm [Reply]

My oc Athena! She's a vampire bat. :D

Molly. @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Your art style is so cute! cx

Fight based on this drawing by ~Teya~
by ~Teya~ @ Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:07 pm [Reply]

Looks like these two can't agree on who looks better in this very peculiar painting of themselves . . .

This was fun. x'D

Winchester's Wolf @ Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:54 pm

Oml teypie xD
This is once again beautiful. I wish you could’ve told me xD

~Teya~ @ Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:13 am

Winchester's Wolf wrote:
Oml teypie xD
This is once again beautiful. I wish you could’ve told me xD

It 'twas a surprise ;D Glad you like it <3

Winchester's Wolf @ Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:14 am

~Teya~ wrote:
Winchester's Wolf wrote:
Oml teypie xD
This is once again beautiful. I wish you could’ve told me xD

It 'twas a surprise ;D Glad you like it <3

I just wonder how you come up with all of these surprises xD

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Sketch thing
by SeaSaltyy♡ @ Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:14 pm [Reply]

I was rlly bored so yh - My oc doesn't actually have wings but idk lmao

Dia. @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 pm

I really love the water in this piece <3

SeaSaltyy♡ @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:38 am

Dia. wrote:I really love the water in this piece <3

awwh thanks <333

spider-holland @ Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:00 am

run bro, run

Window of Time
by Oofay @ Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:02 pm [Reply]

I had a short window of time to draw today, (though you can see by the number of sessions that it was far from interrupted...) so I decided to draw a tree, because trees are almost as fun to draw as eyes.

Hiroko @ Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:08 pm

wow, this is amazing. ;u;

Steamturtle @ Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:18 pm

I demand a feature! Immediately!

Xzile @ Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:05 pm

Love it C:

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The Moon Rises. .
by Ember The Wolf @ Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:41 am [Reply]

Just some fanart of my fav princess.

Tang’waan ’laanaa. @ Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:16 am

This is beautiful! Great job!!!!

Agicaljammer @ Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:43 am

Wow, good job :o

Softfeather_04 @ Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:17 am


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Space Breath
by FuzzyFeelings @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:55 pm [Reply]

The chicken smoothie program is wayyy different from what i'm used to so I kinda had a problem with this one

enjoy this purple space-dog-thing!

nightmare dimension
by neongraveyard @ Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:25 am [Reply]

need to draw my boy alastor more 😤😤😤 but lately all ive been able to do are really dumb doodles tht ill probably never post. wanted to try lineless painting / drawing, kind of a warm up ? anatomy is a lil wonky bc i drew a sketch and then basically. colored in a blob lol


Daves @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:04 am

i love this!! congratulations on the feature!

lilpupin @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:53 am

So pretty!

kittycats5 @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:38 am

Wow you are so talented! Congrats on the feature!

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An evening at the park
by -TruBlue @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:19 am [Reply]

go get that frisbee!

timer is off
pose ref

Snowing2 @ Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:50 am

This is so awesome!!

-TruBlue @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:07 am

Snowing2 wrote:This is so awesome!!

Thank you! <3

J-and-K341 @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:02 pm

Woah, totally amazing job, my friend!

the kalmar union has been broken
by Alonzo @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:49 pm [Reply]

Tonight was a painting night XD

Redraw of this from March!:


I never really liked the old version to begin with-- it feels wonderful to redraw it and be proud of the result <33

N a n a m i @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 pm

a a a I love your style. c':

Yuroshi @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:51 pm

Hello dear
I just wanted to say
Once again, you stun me with your art. Like, the original is way beyond my level, but then your redraw? This drawing? It's honestly perfect. It makes me so happy, and I'm in awe. I love it.

FluffyBirdie @ Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:52 pm

wow you've grown so much in just a few months?? :'oo Love the lighting and expressions! <33

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by Lemres @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:30 am [Reply]

long time no oekaki lol


CosmicKittiez @ Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:31 am

This is so cute!

Lemres @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:29 am

CosmicKittiez wrote:This is so cute!

aw thank you! :3


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