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Announcement: On September 10th 2014, we lost a dear member of our oekaki family. Linda Bower better known as Shamelessaardvark or Tigerchimera is no longer with us. Please take a moment to remember her. If you'd like to do something in her memory please follow the link to an art memorial Zoing has set up to send to her family. She will forever be a part of our family.

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(46480) (link) Oekaki by skullzhead, total drawing time 1 : 7 : 17

skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 12:4:1
I really want a premium membership on DA again.
I'm looking for point commissions. ( points)
My prices do not exceed 35 points! See my deviantart profile for more info-
For now, enjoy this quick sketch of a pretty elf girl. <3 Such a sweet little thing, isn't she?

arya [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 20:46:18
oooh I like the hair colour.
[anon]miles 2013/6/30 - 4:29:6
omgsh if i had points i would give them all D:
this is beautiful btw.. the torso is wonderfully drawn.

(46479) (link) Oekaki by arya, total drawing time 13 : 24 : 45

arya [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 7:56:25
well i left this on overnight, so i defiantly did not spend 13 hrs on this. about an hr, actually. anyway, many people say that I my men that I draw look too feminine? and most people say "she" when reffering to my art, and I always have to point out that its a man. can someone please point out what parts look feminine? It confuses me a bit.

shroudedindisaster [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 10:31:9
Hey! I don't know if I've seen your stuff really, I'm newly active, but this guy doesn't look too feminine! I think maybe if many of your characters have long hair and defined lips like his though that may be confusing the gender. Very cool though, I really like all the warm colors and the intensity of him overall!
arya [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 11:28:30
Thanks :D and ya, most of them do have longer hair, i have a hard time drawing anything short unless its in profile view. welcome to the boards, by the way. :)
kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 12:13:4
Usually one of the bigger factors of determining whether its a guy or girl (besides the mouth and eyes) is in the jaw/cheek bones. Because elves have narrow or angled cheek bones like girls, its sometimes easy to mistake them as girls. A good way to counteract this is in the other two factors: the eyes and lips. You got both down in this picture (which looks awesome by the way), and it looks like a guy to me. However, maybe having the narrow jaw bone combined with another factor that accidentally looks feminine is whats was causing confusion in your other pictures? Hope that helps :)

skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 12:18:15
Hahaha, I can't even classify my own drawings of men as too feminine or not masculine enough. I just think if it looks good, it stays. I like- no love- your style, and I find this particular guy handsome as heck. >//<
arya [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 18:25:18
@kestrelflight: oooh I see. Most of my characters have elven features (thin faces) so maybe thats why... Thanks for the tips ^^
@skullzhead: Thank you, I've been working really hard on my style :D
shroudedindisaster [Profile] 2013/6/21 - 11:26:31
No problem and thank you :D
pumadragon [Profile] 2013/6/23 - 21:13:52
Your art style is like mine, I only draw guys with long hair usually. Also, this fellow here looks almost exactly the same as one of my characters......which I find to be very interesting indeed. What if our minds are connected? O.o Just kidding...

But here's a link if you want to make a comparison... [link]
wolven [Profile] 2013/6/26 - 6:46:16
Pumadragon, keep yer subconscious under control if you please. jk

I think this is pretty cool tbh, and i can see how some might see your characters as effeminate. Wha you need to do i think, is give your male characters a bit more of a traditionally masculine touch. so... what i mean by that is, to make the masculinity a bit more visible, so like the 'adam's apple' for example could be a little more defined here. They ('we' rather) often have broader/heavier/hairier eyebrows and more defined jawbones. Even better, stick in a beard of sorts, or even stubble. Beards are awesome. I don't know why so many girls don't like them. Thats just a few things that could be done methinks.
But i really quite like this.The hair has a nice flowing texture to it, but i think a little more definition and highlights might help the look.
Overall, v nicely done.
[anon]miles 2013/6/30 - 4:30:26
nice work. the others said what i was going to; give their advice a listen.

(46478) (link) Oekaki by kestrelflight, total drawing time 3 : 32 : 45

kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 12:47:34
Anybody know who it is? Well anyways the TV series isn't as popular as Merlin and Sherlock, so I guess i won't be too disappointed if nobody knows :P

skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 15:28:40
I've never actually seen it, but I could recognize it right away! It's White Collar! Amazing job! ;A;
foxtail [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 17:38:12 this White Collar? I LOVE WHITE COLLAR.
kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 18:45:13
Yeah it is. Its Neal lol.
prysm [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 22:27:32
I haven't watched this show very much but I saw this and gasped, like, "Oh I know this guy!" Haha good job. :)
kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/6/17 - 8:43:6
Thanks Prysm.
everin [Profile] 2013/6/17 - 9:12:57
Hello Neil Caffrey!
arya [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 7:56:51
this is awesome!
dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/20 - 7:9:50
Very nice job. I like the skin tones and the coloring on the handcuffs. That chain looks great.
kestrelflight [Profile] 2013/6/20 - 7:46:44
Everin: Neal gives you his regards.
Arya: Na' your awesome.
Dreyacira: The chain was one of the last things I did besides the empty cuff. I'm glad it turned out ok because I just wanted to finish it and be done with it by that time.
[anon]miles 2013/6/30 - 4:30:52
i dont know who this is but i do know that this is incredible!
[anon]haven214 2014/5/14 - 7:35:36
i freaking LOVE that show!!!! and your drawing :) great job

(46477) (link) Oekaki by shroudedindisaster, total drawing time 0 : 56 : 52

shroudedindisaster [Profile] 2013/6/15 - 21:41:6
Hey! Just working on a few different techniques and ways to do things on here! C&C is welcomed!

skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 19:28:36
Hellu! I like this! I like the soft shading mixed with the spot highlights, they look awesome together!
shroudedindisaster [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 10:29:36
Hey! Thanks :D I'm really just still trying to get used to the tools and everything so I figured I'd play around with some shading!
[anon]miles 2013/6/30 - 4:31:23
cute :3 i like this style of lineart.

(46476) (link) Oekaki by miku8mycupcake, total drawing time 9 : 48 : 12

miku8mycupcake [Profile] 2013/6/15 - 21:24:38
Hi every one! Haven't been on in a long time cause of college ha! If anyone remembers me from drawing the elemental unicorns (with the bent horn) lol. Any way this is Naru and she is my newest Mermaid character. She was a bit difficult to copy off of my original so i just kept the shape of the tail :P Ugh the background is a bit sloppy but I didn't want to take away the focus of Naru and her color. I hope you like her!
C&C please :3

[anon]als 2013/6/16 - 6:31:24
Oh, I really like her pose. It isn't an easy one to pull off, but you did well. I especially like the way the tail is curving in the water, it's beautifully done.
miku8mycupcake [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 9:52:23
Thank you so much!! And it didn't take me 9 hours. I had left the page open while doing stuff haha! If anyone can give me some tips on how to create water/ translucent effects it would be greatly appreciated cause I have no idea how to do that ha!

arya [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 7:58:0
that pose seems so difficult! you did an awesome job though!
[anon]miles 2013/6/30 - 4:32:35
i feel like ive seen this before.. is this a remake of an original?
anyway as the others said you pulled off a really difficult pose really well. and that hair is fantastic.

(46475) (link) Oekaki by digidragon, total drawing time 1 : 55 : 28

digidragon [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 23:11:27
Hmmm, this was suppose to be a quick one...but my hand wouldn't stop drawing. This is one of my dragon characters from a special dragon project of mine. I wanted to draw a simple version of her, but a detailed version is just as good.

Also for those you may or may not know, NeonDragon's website Flight Rising is up and running, I have an account if anyone wants to be friends, my account is DayDreamer. It's pretty cool, I really respect their hard work and dedication.

skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 23:23:50
Oh my- this is amazing!! I love everything about it! The shininess on her neck and face, it just... WOW. How did you manage this on oekaki!?
amyd [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 0:34:56
This is absolutely astounding!!!! *0*
I really love that eye and the horn on the nose. All the detail....It's just amazing! I wish I could draw as good as you.
imagamaker [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 3:39:47
oh my heavens to betsy this is awesome! Beautiful work!!! I love the horns on this O.O
[anon]als 2013/6/14 - 6:29:24
Oh my lord, the detail on this is gorgeous.
dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 7:4:53
Wow I love all the detailed little scales on the face. And the way the copper horns reflect on the rest of the scales is wonderful. That eye looks like lava. Beautiful.
[anon]dragongilr508_not_logged_in 2013/6/14 - 10:31:29

... *tries to poke it*
geckodragon [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 17:0:1
This is amazing!!!!!!!!!! I can draw like this on paper but i can only dream of doing this good with oekaki!! WOWWWWWWW!!
pumadragon [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 19:30:55
I love the complementary stuff going on here, and the shiny smoothness of the underbelly. You've got quite a talent for textures.

Also, I just tried to check it out, but would someone like to explain to me what exactly flight rising is?
[anon]moo492_not_logged_on 2013/6/14 - 19:53:10
O.O I love the details in this! Those scales and the texture on the underside of its neck look amazing! I also really like how the eye contrasts with the blue of the scales, it looks great. :D
geckodragon [Profile] 2013/6/15 - 20:24:13
Speaking of flight rising, i tried to register and it refused to send me a registration email! I've waited 2 days now, and asked it to resend multiple times, but it won't do it!! Any ideas on what to do?
pumadragon [Profile] 2013/6/15 - 21:24:0
Check your spam folder if you haven't. Mine ended up there and I was VERY confused for a while.
geckodragon [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 10:23:33
i don't have a spam folder! =(
lady_miragon [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 11:3:19
Wow! Again awesome work! I also have a flight rising account! I'm Alara12 and I'll send you a note and we can be buddies! (^-^)
[anon]dragongirl508_not_logged_in 2013/6/16 - 15:58:8
what email do you have?

i use gmail, it went to my spam folder.
geckodragon [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 16:57:5
I use the mail program thing for macs.
digidragon [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 18:44:49
Oh my gosh, thank you all for you wonderful comments! I didn't think this picture would get that much attention. My favorite thing to draw is dragons, so when people like them it makes me happy :D

@geckodragon: Well I suggest contacting NeonDragon, and explain your trouble. You can try to send her a email here [link] Are you at lest 13 years old? Because on the site it says 13 years and older can make an account. If you are, then I'm not sure why it's not working. But I wouldn't continue with this conversation here, maybe through email or the forums (we don't want to stretch this post with comments unrelated to the artwork)
geckodragon [Profile] 2013/6/17 - 14:56:46
Yeah. thanks guys. i am 13, and i contacted her already. i'll just wait and see what she says. )=S
dragongirl508 [Profile] 2013/6/17 - 17:15:21
try an online email... maybe it just doesnt work with that thing
[anon]moo492 2013/6/17 - 19:16:34
Gekodragon, the same thing happened to me. I tried to join on Saturday, and it's been 3 days now, and I still haven't gotten an email. I don't have a spam folder either. :\


(46474) (link) Oekaki by dragongirl508, total drawing time 0 : 54 : 24

dragongirl508 [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 18:25:22
"I hate these cursed markings.
They give me the involuntary name "Spawn of the Devil,"
Chased out of house and home, forever cursed to walk this freezing world.

Please, someone, take them from me.
This cursed skin, the glowing scales, take them.
I want to be normal, I am nothing of the demon they call me.
Someone, anyone...
Meet me with an embrace...

I need someone to talk to, because I'm on the brink."


okay! i dont really know where this came from... just happened. *shrug* maybe ill make a character out of it.

imagamaker [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 3:40:26
ooh, I like oh the marks glow. It looks absolutely sinister... :)
dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 7:3:49
Very cool, I love those glowy red marks. The smoke coming from its nose is really well done.
skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/15 - 9:5:24
I can already see a cool story coming out of this....!
The drawing is very awesome! That design is wicked, the horn is awesome, and I also like the smoke. It looks real!
[anon]miles 2013/6/30 - 4:33:47
i hope you make this into a thing! it seems so, so cool.

(46473) (link) Oekaki by [anon]lemmy, total drawing time 1 : 5 : 41

[anon]lemmy 2013/6/13 - 17:58:17
Whoops, forgot to log in. Just playing around with some lineless I guess.

dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 7:3:17
Yay Tempos! I love the way you did his hair, it looks so shiny.
skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/16 - 19:30:15
Yes, that shiny hair is fantabulous!
[anon]miles 2013/6/30 - 4:34:18
lovely.... i really like the strong facial planes.

(46472) (link) Oekaki by wolven, total drawing time 3 : 21 : 20

wolven [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 17:1:35
As it has been roughly a year since i first posted my OC Daedrid on this site, (And owing the need to provide Heather with a further reference for him- Enjoy) I decided to do a right aul' revamp of Daedrid's first Ever appearrance on NDA. So, he's in this weird underground cavern thing, and it aint really lightening but a sort of pant that grows there, and the roots sort of shoot downward to soak up the moisture from the watery stuff.
Well, Hope you guys likey! C&C much appreciated.

wolven [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 17:16:47
Plant. Its meant to say 'Plant' there.
shroudedindisaster [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 6:14:29
this is just really really cool and intense looking. everything i so dark and all of the colors totally pop out! he looks great! i think the only thing I would say about it is probably to move the eye down a bit!
dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 7:1:58
I really like the shape of the horns. It's difficult to critique the character because he has such unique anatomy. But I think that his back feet could benefit from some more shape. Right now they look a little tall and boxy. [link] Here's a picture of a dog paw to illustrate what I mean. Those long fingers are so sinister-looking.
dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 7:2:56
Well shoot that link didn't work. It was just a close-up picture of a dog's paw.
wolven [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 9:39:57
@ shrouded. He doesn't actually have eyes, but I'm glad you like him.

@Dreya. I understand what you mean about his legs being a bit too tall, and boxy, but truth be told i find it quite hard to get them right anyway. I was also trying to make it look as though he is leaning forward or something. Sorry about the link as well.

Anyways, glad you guys like this. :)
pumadragon [Profile] 2013/6/15 - 21:26:50
Just the overall definition of everything is improved, and the contrast of light and dark is seem to be really good at creating low lighting as well as defining dark objects, something I have trouble with. I like the plants as well, and his acid saliva.
shroudedindisaster [Profile] 2013/6/18 - 10:32:7
Oops sorry! I must've been looking at the design by the horn. Still awesome job though :)

(46471) (link) Oekaki by apple-sauce, total drawing time 1 : 17 : 27

apple-sauce [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 8:12:15
This was I went to a random word genorator and these were the words that came up:

bus stop

So I decided to try and make a picture out of and into an adopt. :)
Tell me what you think. Oh and try out the random word thing it's awesome! :D

dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 6:52:19
This is a very cute idea! I love the coat.
apple-sauce [Profile] 2013/6/17 - 14:32:50
thank you! :)

(46470) (link) Oekaki by [anon]iceclaw, total drawing time 2 : 10 : 11

[anon]iceclaw 2013/6/12 - 21:23:34
portrait practice... c&c?

floodcontrol [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 0:38:37
Nice work.
I think you could have benefited from some heavier dimensional shading. I love the way you did the jewelry and the anatomy of the neck and shoulders. The hair texture seems a little incongruous when compared to how 'sharp' the rest of the picture looks. Nice coloring too.
dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 6:51:49
I agree with flood control - go a little deeper on the shadows and a little brighter on the highlights. But this is very nice, I love all the colors in the hair and I especially like the detail in the earring and necklace.

(46469) (link) Oekaki by dreyacira, total drawing time 2 : 34 : 48

dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/12 - 19:34:35
Kmish and Arid. The tan flying cats with big ears...okay so Kmish isn't a flying cat but he kinda looks like one.

Lemmy has been very supportive and kind to me as I prepared for my big test that's tomorrow, and I really want to give her a hug. But I hate hugs and Lemmy is like 6 hours away, so instead I had my character Kmish give her character Arid a hug. I have no idea if Arid likes hugs...Arid belongs to Lemmy.

[anon]lemmy 2013/6/12 - 19:42:59
I literally squealed when I saw this uwu

They're so cute! I love it! And they're in a desert, which would be Arid's favorite terrain. This is the greatest. You are the best bro.

imagamaker [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 4:12:3
this is so cute! as always, your fur and wings are phenomenal, and the whole love/family/friend theme is so ADORABLE! :)
shroudedindisaster [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 14:30:16
Ah the fur and wings look so great! This is supa' sweet :)
catgirl [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 21:5:50
They're so cute! Arid's pose is great, and such cute expressions.

(46468) (link) Oekaki by zanik_dragon, total drawing time 2 : 9 : 59

zanik_dragon [Profile] 2013/6/12 - 19:28:22
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. - Sarah William's The Old Astronomer to His Pupil

Coloring this was such a pain; clearly I gave up trying halfway though /:

imagamaker [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 4:10:36
oooh, I like this, it's so pretty :) nice job!
catgirl [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 21:1:25
skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 23:24:36
The coloring is really nice! So is the light colored lineart, it looks awesome!
dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 6:54:23
Very pretty, I like the light lineart. The coloring on the character is so smooth, it looks very nice.
zanik_dragon [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 11:33:15
Thanks guys :)

(46467) (link) Oekaki by heather, total drawing time 7 : 2 : 26

heather [Profile] 2013/6/12 - 17:34:18
I call this little piece of art Double trouble.

granted I did take a while on this, and I kept getting distracted throughout, I had to go make a playlist on youtube because I knew this would take a while.

Anyway SOMEONE wanted me to draw more of Chaos, so here she is.
I wanted to display the differences between Lucky and Chaos so I thought the best way to do that was draw them together.

skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/12 - 19:19:34
;o; Chaos! So pretty! I love the contras between the two. Lucky's fire and the frosty effect around Chaos. Gosh they are such cool characters! <3
imagamaker [Profile] 2013/6/13 - 4:15:19
these characters of yours are pretty darn epic. I love how each one glows with a different power :)
dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 6:53:39
It's cool to see them side by side and compare and contrast their designs. I like their colored paw pads.

(46466) (link) Oekaki by keshiri, total drawing time 0 : 48 : 24

keshiri [Profile] 2013/6/11 - 17:8:19
Fun guy.

skullzhead [Profile] 2013/6/11 - 20:22:58
Cool! I am very interested in his face... it's so neat looking! Can he even produce expressions? :0
dreyacira [Profile] 2013/6/14 - 6:50:45
Wow, I love all the different shapes on this guys body. Is he wearing armor? I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley.

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