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Oekaki Rules and Information by Tess

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Oekaki Rules and Information

Postby Tess » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:19 am

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).

Changing Thread Ownership
Is your topic changing owner? Are you taking over someone else's art shop or adoptables?
As part of a new rule, you may need to formally notify CS staff about these changes, so please read for more information:

If you are transferring ownership of an art topic with continuing services (e.g. adoptables and original species adoptions, group artist shops, etc) you need to write a New Ownership Contract and submit this to CS staff. Both the current and future topic owner should send copies of the same contract to CS Staff using the help system.

To write your New Ownership Contract you need to include these details:
  • Username(s) of the old and new owner(s)
  • Links to all affected topics
  • All terms, conditions, and limitations of the transfer - For example what the future owner is and is not allowed to do, whether it is temporary (set time frame) or permanent, and conditions that would allow or prevent the old owner from taking ownership back or having content removed.
Any later changes/updates to the contract will need to be submitted the same way - both the old and new owners must each send a copy of the changes they've agreed to.

Ownership of these topics will not be switched over until we have copies of the contract sent in from both the new and old owner. If you're having trouble writing your contract please send us a help ticket for support.

If there are any disputes or ownership problems with the topic in future, staff will refer to this contract so they can resolve the matter quickly.


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:
http://www.chickensmoothie.com/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 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.


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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 its own.

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