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:

VERY scary drawing
by Poppymeow @ Sat May 25, 2019 9:37 pm [Reply]

TOTALLY scary:)

Big Boys
by bananer @ Sun May 12, 2019 2:44 am [Reply]

An idea I had in a sketchbook for a great while, thought I might have time to finish it today, but no... But i really like how the creature's turning out! Will do shading on foreground, ground and background, add mote creatures and probably forests or buildings at the creatures in the back!

Edit: Done
Not happy with the buildings, had the thought of having just a dark night sky and them being black silouettes, but when I made the galaxy BG it looked wierd with them being solid black and the background hill in color etc etc, I might redo them if I get the time and energy for it ^^'

Hope you like my big bois

GalaxyMilk @ Sun May 12, 2019 3:04 am

i hope its okay if i mark, this looks awesome!!

Ryeven @ Wed May 15, 2019 9:29 pm


bananer @ Fri May 24, 2019 9:30 am

Thank you guys! It's finished now! c:

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another wolf
by Nheptune @ Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:51 am [Reply]

when you spend like 6 hours on something and it still looks mostly like trash
i mean i don't hate it but i just hate how sloppy the line art is and the shading/lighting is eh :((
i think i just probably suck at using oekaki tbh hahaha
anyways this is my second time posting something in the last 24 hours w o w i never do that
hope you guys all have a good day

WeirdPotatoe @ Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:07 am

i think it looks amazing!

-Blufox @ Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:09 am

Beautiful! <3

Nheptune @ Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:12 am

WeirdPotatoe wrote:i think it looks amazing!

aww really? thank you so much!!! ♥

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For My Deer-est Friend
by LittleMissLouis @ Sat May 25, 2019 9:02 am [Reply]

To the Intended:
Wowie, you're an adult now! Well, I mean you've been an adult for awhile now, but I mean COLLEGE! Wow. I'm so proud of you and my life has been infinitely changed for the better. I was going to write a senior letter, but I mean everyone does that, so I thought, let's make it special eh? Like our own inside joke. Anyways, when we're old and such I know that our friendship will be as strong if not stronger! Don't forget me ok?
You'll always be the cactus to my pickle!
Sincerely and truly,

To Everyone Else:
Hey guys! My best friend and I have been on the site for awhile, (actually she introduced me to it). Anyway this here is a gift for her because she's going to college now! She's the best! Please leave her some nice comments!

To the Intended again:
Thus ends this chapter of our friendship...ON TO THE NEXT!

The best pokemon.
by LizardsAreLovely @ Fri May 17, 2019 2:29 pm [Reply]

riolu is the best pokemon. no competition.

uH a feature?! Thank you so much!! I really was expecting one!! ;o;

Swirlshine @ Fri May 17, 2019 3:06 pm

Riolu IS awesome, no question there c: AND THIS ART, OH MAN. STUNNING ;-;

Cactologist @ Fri May 17, 2019 3:16 pm

Omg why is this in beginners what even I'm speechless

LizardsAreLovely @ Sat May 18, 2019 7:32 am

Swirlshine wrote:Riolu IS awesome, no question there c: AND THIS ART, OH MAN. STUNNING ;-;

Riolu needs more appreciation in this day and age. and THANK YOU OH MAN UWU-**

Cactologist wrote:Omg why is this in beginners what even I'm speechless

shh im only crying a little.. too nice.

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my heart
by SurgeFire @ Tue May 21, 2019 3:53 am [Reply]

i,,, wrote a scene with these boys so i had to,,,

i love luca. i love talon. i love

i can only sob
luca looks cinnamon in here but you know what. screw it

luca belongs to buck

growl.lingo @ Tue May 21, 2019 4:53 am

    Your artstyle is so cute oh my oh my <33 Love how you did Luca's expression I have a hard time really conveying the correct emotion that I'm going for so it's cool to see art where the person is especially good at it c:

nimrod. @ Tue May 21, 2019 5:05 am

      surge your style has such nice vibes to it, always makes my day a little bit better c: lovely work as always!

WolfTales @ Tue May 21, 2019 8:01 am

It's awesome surge! your art is always so lovely!

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crystal practice!
by hiraeth + hound @ Fri May 17, 2019 4:17 pm [Reply]

        just u know, wanted to practice drawing some crystals since ive never done it before and its definitely a weak spot for me lol
        referenced my own crystals! i was told theyre quartz

        i kind of gave up on the last one (bottom right) cause i blinded myself with the light by accident lol

S-S-Sweets @ Fri May 17, 2019 4:18 pm

    These are gorgeous !! Oml <3
    The one on the left reminds me of a selenite crystal!!

mierose @ Fri May 17, 2019 4:19 pm

houndothy these SLAP like honestly how gorgeous ??? So lovely?? Crying??!

J-and-K341 @ Fri May 17, 2019 4:54 pm

dang, those look so real! :shock:

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It's the good that die young
by khenney @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:51 pm [Reply]

Do not go gentle into that good night
/Rage against the dieing of the light

There was an accident, my cousin didnt make it.
He had just graduated high school and moved into his own house a week ago. And now hes gone.
I cant even remember what his favorite color was.
I'm so sorry, Kid
I'd like to make this more realistic later but I just need to process this first.

lucifer, @ Thu May 23, 2019 6:20 pm

oh my god that is horrible :'(


khenney @ Thu May 23, 2019 7:44 pm

It's been pretty tough, thank you so much though

idle automaton @ Fri May 24, 2019 1:25 am

Sorry for your loss.

This is incredible--thought it was a photo at first.

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by Dynosaur @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:47 am [Reply]


its a bit weird and didmt wuite turn out as planned but eh... I came too far not to post

(i also meant to post this in beginners whoops)

cautiousculpeo @ Fri May 24, 2019 4:52 am

this is incredible!

Suga Yoongi @ Fri May 24, 2019 5:58 am

I LOVE THIS :o :clap:

by coelagirl @ Thu May 23, 2019 2:58 pm [Reply]

idk... something! I was feeling pretty good about this for a while. Now its mearly okay

Impaled to Power
by River Rain @ Thu May 23, 2019 9:38 am [Reply]

Don't worry, she's fine. (no gore for obvious reasons) She's alive :3 kinda wanted to draw my fursona and such, depcicting the scene in such of how she got her marking and such. Pretty cool huh?

River Rain @ Thu May 23, 2019 12:09 pm


what are we coming to?
by Hubble @ Sat May 18, 2019 1:47 pm [Reply]

    I promise I'm not dead; just suffering from artist's block more than usual.

dogs are pawsome @ Tue May 21, 2019 8:44 am


Lostfairy @ Thu May 23, 2019 10:35 am

TOTALLY thought you had drawn EXO's logo! It looks pretty epic, whatever it is! The colors and details are gorgeous, as always. <3

by River Rain @ Thu May 23, 2019 4:15 am [Reply]

for someone on facebook

An Afternoon Snooze (redraw)
by J-and-K341 @ Wed May 22, 2019 2:07 pm [Reply]

I thought i would try redoing this one after it being a year-ish since making the first version. I did decide to do a couple of things differently this time.

Speaking is the original. I can't help but laugh at myself plastering that big black CS logo in the corner on the old one, i was super ultra paranoid about breaking art theft rules back then. Gosh, it's all a little embarrassing to be honest, but i can't exactly call this a redraw without 'fessing up and showing the old one, now can I? xD

wolfs avanue @ Wed May 22, 2019 2:20 pm

My! How You've improved! Great job!

rainfall. @ Wed May 22, 2019 5:35 pm

    that is SUCH a cute squid awww <3

monarchrunner; @ Wed May 22, 2019 6:12 pm

i wanna hug that squid plz

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Golden Hour
by ~Pogo~ @ Fri May 17, 2019 5:29 pm [Reply]

Reference image:

(I'm not sure if implied nudity is allowed or not, so I added a top just in case.)

invincible llama @ Sat May 18, 2019 7:07 am

    this is so pretty!! keep up the great work!

~Pogo~ @ Wed May 22, 2019 6:02 pm

Thank you so much!

by silver ~ @ Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 am [Reply]

oof i'm trash at drawing guys, this took so long and still doesn't look right

things to fix
- the iris is real messed up
- fix the right eye area, it's real messed up
- clean up the lines
- fix the hairline, he's not balding yet

references ::
one | two | three

SablePossum @ Wed May 22, 2019 12:56 pm

I am amazed. Looks very realistic, good job!

silver ~ @ Wed May 22, 2019 5:06 pm

SablePossum wrote:I am amazed. Looks very realistic, good job!

thank you! <3

i haven't logged onto chickensmoothie in real actual years, but i found that my old fav oekaki (sutaro, if you're curious/familiar with the internet of yore) no longer has any compatibility with my laptop, so i thought i'd check in on the cs oekaki. lo and behold, it works delightfully!! i'm not sure exactly what it is about the oekaki interface that i love so much, but something about it always lets me make work that's much more easygoing and stress-free than busting out a whole entire ~program. so i made this fun drawing of my boyfriend!

(i intended for this to be a bit more serious, so if this is too goofy for this board, my apologies. i swear i'm a professional artist.)

by Dynosaur @ Mon May 20, 2019 4:20 am [Reply]

Rip - grumpy cat

➷.River.➷ @ Mon May 20, 2019 4:21 am

Aww :(

≫ Dσggσ Kυrσgαмi ≪ @ Mon May 20, 2019 4:22 am

Press f to pay respects

Denkiz @ Mon May 20, 2019 4:22 am

We will miss this great piece of internet glory

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by mocking @ Wed May 22, 2019 2:12 pm [Reply]

ive drawn something similar on my other art accounts but i love it so much so here

by River Rain @ Wed May 22, 2019 4:34 am [Reply]

for someone on facebook

lol idk why i do this to myself

Wolfumus @ Wed May 22, 2019 4:42 am


River Rain @ Wed May 22, 2019 7:44 am

Wolfumus wrote:I LOVE THIS

lol yay

odd eye @ Wed May 22, 2019 1:23 pm

    This is gorgeous! You did an amazing job on it. :>

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by River Rain @ Tue May 21, 2019 10:16 am [Reply]

for someone on Facebook

Judging U
by TheGuardy @ Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 am [Reply]

Really quick doodle of Orephoron, an OC of mine

Just for the obligatory daily art, really. No time for more, alas.

reygankiwi @ Tue May 21, 2019 9:56 am

What a lovely expression !! Looks very thoughtful.

    I DID IT
    finally after THREE YEARS i have redeemed myself
    i not only redrew my worst drawing ever that i hate I ALSO REDREW MY WORST REDRAW


Lies With Needs @ Fri May 17, 2019 7:04 am


nacho box @ Tue May 21, 2019 9:16 am

this is so well done n pretty!!

ky-on. @ Tue May 21, 2019 9:18 am

miles morales wrote:this is so well done n pretty!!
Lies With Needs wrote:MMM THHIS IS 20/10 GORGEOUS IM IN LOVE!!

    thank you two~ this was so fun to draw, i'm glad you like it as much as i do

haven't been feeling particularly creative/ artsy lately (been too busy rotting my mind with pointless videogames)
so I went ahead and used a ref for some human practice

turns out I can art much better with refs (which I already knew, but still)
anyway- this is YET another style that I have to choose from fgs..
lets just face it, I'm never going to settle on one style uwu
aand- I got lazy on the bg, just ignore that monstrosity

(dunno who this is but, ref)

tbh, I kind of like this 'piece'

lol wth

hhHH, this got moved to intermediate '^'
thank you
I am not worthy

thlayli @ Mon May 20, 2019 10:33 am


Akumii @ Mon May 20, 2019 11:35 am

ahh this is really good! the anatomy looks really nice and the style is interesting too.

✧Bя0к£и✧ @ Mon May 20, 2019 9:48 pm

thank you both <3

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