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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:

We're Lovers
by Hubble @ Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:19 am [Reply]

Just experimenting with some different brushes.

WingOfFire4Lyfe @ Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:20 am

We are?

Poma @ Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:21 am

How did you do this? This is incredible! Good job!

AvenRose @ Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:28 am

Woah, I love this!

by The Girl On Fire @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:45 am [Reply]


All Might from My Hero Academia :D

all done with a mouse btw... hand hurts XD

Edit: Ahh!? Feature?!? <3 <3 thank you!!!

lancelotl @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:50 am

this is so cool i love it
plus ultra dude

The Girl On Fire @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:39 am

Plus ultra! XD

Mrs.Geektastic @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:48 am

Omg I love this it’s one of my favorite series

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by icetea~ @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:58 am [Reply]

got to fix the shading big time (yikes) and add something to the BG but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Thinkin of making this into a thing where, for tokens, I'll color your characters. Lmk in the comments if you'd want to see your fursona/OC in this line art.

icetea~ @ Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:55 am

updated, still WIP

That's a Good Mom
by Sock. @ Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:49 am [Reply]

It's hot in Africa

GreyScale @ Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:53 am

Ahhh! I love this so much <33

~Teya~ @ Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:13 am

I looovovoovovve thisss <3 <3 The colors, the style, the tree / background !! Ahhhhh <3

Maxy Max @ Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:14 am

So adorable!!!!!

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Wirt runnin on sum dirt
by bananer @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:37 am [Reply]

It's spooktober y'all. Been urging to make some Over the garden wall art done, and today was the day. Rough day so glad to be able to take a calm moment to just sit down and draw. Hope you guys are doing allright in this beautiful season of the year C:

Rain;; @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 pm

love it!

bananer @ Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:05 am

Thank you! C:

by blueshywolf124 @ Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:08 pm [Reply]


Probably my favorite pet from the event so far! :3

*edit* oh, thank you so much for the feature! :3
I have been absolutely loving this event so much. The pets and items are so amazing
i think this is my favorite Halloween event thus far
so I'm so happy my drawing of this awesome pet was the one to be featured ♥

*edit2* golly gee whiz guys! Thank you all for 1000 likes! That's the most I've ever gotten! :3


Kyar @ Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:09 pm

I love the glowing effect you've managed to give the entire body - this is so cool! :)

♥Lily Pad♥ @ Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:24 pm


KathrynKat @ Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:28 pm

love ur work and I also have to agree but also really like others from this halloween event this year :o
I wouldn't have minded a list pet like this ;D haha

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Black capped chickadee
by TalkativeTurtle @ Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:31 am [Reply]

I am building a birdhouse for this specific bird and in my studies they really seem to like mossy areas

TheKwakiutlTribe @ Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:31 am

This is amazing, oh my gosh!

TalkativeTurtle @ Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:32 am

TheKwakiutlTribe wrote:This is amazing, oh my gosh!

Thank you 0w0

catsrule1908 @ Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:41 am

I smell a feature! This is amazing!

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"Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums"

Edit: side by side comparison of the sketch and the final version for fun

I was listening to Counting Bodies Like Sheep when the inspiration for this struck me. Not fully sure how my brain connected that with Mystery Skulls but we're here now I guess?

Timer and drawing sessions aren't right. A lot of time was spent with this sitting open and me not working on it and in the sketching phase I had to switch to ChickenPaint several times to resize some things. Cut both in half and you'd be much closer to what I actually spent on this.

Definitely a really fun experiment with shading, lighting, and silhouettes. I've already posted a couple pictures using similar shading styles. Mostly it was a test to see how well using a non-white color for the highlights on a multiply shading layer would work and using multiple colors for shading / highlighting on the same layer, though this one only has one light source whereas the other two had three.

ultimate writer. @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:54 pm

o o f

Despite hearing so many songs of mystery skulls

Losing my mind and Ghost is still in my heart-

corrosive_limes @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:05 pm

Big Oof ™

though i've been following mystery skulls animated (at least on youtube) since Ghost dropped it was only super recently (like after Hellbent recently) that i started exploring their other music too. gotta say that Ghost, Hellbent, Every Note, When I'm With You, and Losing My Mind are definitely my favorites

who's that pokemon ???
by --beryl-- @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:46 pm [Reply]

I hope this is intermediate worthy oof

gentle .wav @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:48 pm

yesss fletchling?? or am i saying somethign completely off

--beryl-- @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:50 pm

gentle .wav wrote:yesss fletchling?? or am i saying somethign completely off

correct c: !!
thank you :>
i'm probably gonna do more pokemon paintings cuz this was rlly fun

gentle .wav @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:00 pm

yes please do more! pokemon is so nostalgic :>

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by Alonzo @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:19 pm [Reply]

hi loves <33 this is a bit of a vent I've been working on for a few weeks, and I felt like this was the right time to finish it
I've felt a bit like I'm falling for the last several months. This really helped me get out the emotions. ^^

Some inspiration was taken from Echosmith's song, 18 <3

Forest Green @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:20 pm

This is so gorgeous omg. I’m obsessed <3<3<3

Alonzo @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:23 pm

Forest Green wrote:This is so gorgeous omg. I’m obsessed <3<3<3

Oh goodness, thank you so so very much, love!! <33

night skiies @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:24 pm

must. get. featured!!!!

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by ~Tornado~ @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:13 pm [Reply]

Betta fish

BlizzardTheWizard @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:14 pm

so pretty!

Purrfectpal @ Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:43 pm

sniff sneef

I smell a feature in this reef.

Leafy Tree @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:33 am

Bettas are freshwater

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Crisp October
by blueshywolf124 @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:29 pm [Reply]


I had a drawing in my sketchbook of a wolf with leaves swirling around them
I finally got around to bringing the idea to life
I've been trying to focus not so much on the details,
but the values
so it's a little blurrier and sketchy than i'm used to
But i think it came out well :3


Boomer1414 @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:34 pm

Love this!
It's so nice to look at!
I can't wait to see more from you in the future!
Keep up the amazing work!! ♥

Legolas The Elf @ Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:41 pm

OwO to me this needs a feature!

DoomyPanda @ Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 am

This makes me so happy <3

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flaming essence
by Daves @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:14 am [Reply]

so i tried drawing a dragon and it looks kinda hot ngl

Daves @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:37 am

bump h

by Leafy Tree @ Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:58 pm [Reply]

Testing out this paint program, a lot different from photoshop.
She was actually supposed to be pretty but- she turned out scary. The might be resentful of that, and try to get me. :lol:

~Tornado~ @ Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:59 pm


Leafy Tree @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:37 am

Thank you Tornado!

spoopy [redo] based on this drawing by Heyitshowl
by Heyitshowl @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:07 am [Reply]

oops, i kinda gave up. but here, take this

by .wafflecat. @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:48 pm [Reply]

Based this of a photo I took :)

~ahh im so happy :) thanks so much for the feature, its a dream come true.

edit: original picture is on my Deviant Art:Macaroon8

~Tornado~ @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:16 am

Wow this is freaking amazing!

savages @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:17 am

this is amazing! it deserves a feature

aaAAA @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:43 am

    this is gorgeous!! :0

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Yay For Totoro Remake!
by Earl-Greyscale @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:50 am [Reply]


So I drew a fun little thing of Totoro for Halloween 8 years ago now on the oekaki boards and wanted to do a remake of it!
It's pretty crazy to look at this comparison lol, such a style change :'D

So from 8 years ago and now today:

Happy Halloween ChickenSmoothie!!! Still here and active, love this site <3 :D

-TruBlue @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:16 am

So much improvement, nice work!

Earl-Greyscale @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:40 am

Thank you so much!

frog day
by scissors @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:00 pm [Reply]


slaytheist @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:00 pm

ooo love this ;0

bellini @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:23 pm

I’ve always wanted to do this,, I think it would be so fun !! I’ve never had a cool expirament tbh haha
But this is so cool and I love this a lot uhhh

scissors @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:30 pm

slaytheist wrote:ooo love this ;0

thank you! fresh outa the oven for you <3 ;^))

bellini wrote:I’ve always wanted to do this,, I think it would be so fun !! I’ve never had a cool expirament tbh haha
But this is so cool and I love this a lot uhhh

I've worked with small mammals (for taxidermy) and clams (in school), but never any amphibian, at least that I can remember anyway.
but yeah! very interesting experience! I love to see the mechanics behind life, and every part of an animal is beautiful in my eyes. made me sad to see the clams boiled alive though....

psh, I love you a lot >v>
and thank you <33

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Fear of Ducks
by Evils @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:50 am [Reply]

Entry art for the adorable Feather Boa #1!!! owo

SlimPaw @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:54 am

I don't know what that front duck's mood is but I've definitely felt it

bellini @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:16 am

This is so nice I love it,,,

GreyScale @ Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:17 am

I love your art style<3

Halloween Cats
by Katicorn @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 am [Reply]

Cause why not! Halloween cats rule.
This time I drew three CS halloween cats from '08, '09 and 10.

I honestly started this piece in October like two years ago and never got around to finishing it..
I decided I had better finish it before I let this holiday slip away again :3

EDIT: I wanna thank everyone for their kind comments and the feature!
I'm so glad people like this, makes me wanna draw more x3

potioncat @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:37 am

this is so good !!

punkopup @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:45 am

I love this!!

Katicorn @ Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:45 am

Aww thanks guys!
I'm not really happy with the '09 cat picture but at least I finished it lol.

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Sky Tower based on this drawing by Swiftalu
by Swiftalu @ Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:56 am [Reply]

Redraw of this piece from 2015! It's also the parent of this Oekaki for easy viewing. o;

Figured since I've never redrawn stuff from when I started painting I should!

Side by side comparison


WIP shots
x x x x

CompleteChicken @ Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:58 am

Its beautiful.

_-Telikolas-_ @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:57 pm

Yay, Pokémon mystery dungeon!
Extremely pretty! :D

by weegeestar5 @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:18 am [Reply]

my cover for my rise nanowrimo!
theres like uh 40-60 layers wh e e ze
wanted to do a more realistic style to mimic the warriors books :3c

ft swift, laurel and storm!

Swirlshine @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:55 pm

Ohhh, this looks so cool!!

fairytale_wonder @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:56 pm


22tabby @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:56 pm

I love this!

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Bulldog take-over
by Levade @ Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:24 am [Reply]

Yes, a French bulldog again. I'm just obsessed with them. Can't help it! A quick one this time.


hatpotato @ Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:31 am

i don't have words
this is like
genuinely super good
and i am definitely questioning why this is in beginners like oh my gosh this is so beautiful!!!i love this beyond words w o w

Levade @ Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:35 am

hatpotato wrote:i don't have words
this is like
genuinely super good
and i am definitely questioning why this is in beginners like oh my gosh this is so beautiful!!!i love this beyond words w o w

Haha thanks! Well I Always post my art in beginners, that's because I don't know how it's going to turn out haha. I never have in mind what I want so .. :) I'll see what i'll end up with hahaha.

mowingmylawn @ Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:47 am

how did u do this in 30 minutes,,,,, ,

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by angrily.brusk.howls @ Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:24 pm [Reply]

My half of an art trade with ethium! Stevie the cocker spaniel c:

Swirlshine @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:25 am

How cuteeee!

angrily.brusk.howls @ Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:03 am

Thank you!

Hot Dad @ Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:47 am

sweet style !


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