Chibi Pixel Oekaki FAQ
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Okay, so no-one has asked anything yet. Still I thought this would be useful XP Also, ask away if you have any questions!

What's oekaki?
It's a Japanese invention where a bunch of people doodle together on a message board.

The oekaki is being blocked by my computer/browser! Does it contain a virus?
No, this is because the oekaki is an old Java program and recently those have been tagged as suspicious by Microsoft and Google. If you want to run it you still can, but first you might need to add to your safe list at the 'Security' tab of 'Configure Java' at the Control Panel on your computer first. A browser we know still supports the oekaki program is Firefox.

What do I do when I'm done with my picture?
Hit the Upload button in the upper left.

Why has my picture gotten all small?
Two possible reasons: either it's an older picture or a mod did it most likely due to lack of quality or inappropriate content, indicating it will eventually be hidden from view completely.

Will my picture always stay up?
If it isn't a doll item, most likely not. We don't have a lot of server space available so be sure to save your own copy!

How can these other people draw so quickly?
They are most likely using a graphic tablet and the JTablet plugin.

Will the item I drew automatically qualify for the site?
No, it still has to be pixel art of decent quality. Hint: Only use the pencil brush! We're still working on a way to submit items from the oekaki directly.

What am I supposed to do with the doll at the bottom when I go to draw in freestyle mode?
You can use it to insert your doll into your picture. That way you could put together a little comic or something. If you change clothes in another tab you can have multiple outfits in it as well.

How am I supposed to start off when I go to draw in item mode?
First, press the button right below the drawing program. It will insert a doll base. Then draw your item on a layer above the doll base.

What's a layer?
They're like transparent sheets you can put on top of each other. Wise artists use different layers for their sketch, line art, coloring etc.

I want to make my animation into a little story instead of just drawing a picture...
By all means do! XD

My oekaki page is black! What's wrong?
This is most likely because your Java applet needs to be updated. Visit the official Java site and find the version for your operating system to update.

How do I get the special tablet pressure sensitivity tools?
First choose 'Get Tablet Plugin' from the menu. Install the plugin. Then you may have to restart your browser. Start your drawing. First select the brush you want to use, then open the tablet menu by clicking "P" in the top right of the canvas, and play around with the brush size. Once I close this menu I can't open it anymore, so choose your settings carefully.

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March 31, 2010 18:16 (13 years ago)
Will be able to upload pictures already from our documents to post on the boards?
March 31, 2010 20:37 (13 years ago)
No, this is a drawing board, not art gallery.

I might add an upload feature for animations previously saved, so you can view them or continue with the picture.
April 2, 2010 13:16 (13 years ago)
I love this Oekaki~ <3
Um.. how do you change the pen size? ^^"
April 2, 2010 18:13 (13 years ago)
There's a Size & Palette item in the main menu. Use that.

Unless you're using the tablet plugin, then there is a separate menu when you click the P in the upper right.
April 3, 2010 9:21 (13 years ago)
Ooh okayy~ :3
Thankyouu! -^^-

Sorry, I never usually see stuff that's right in front of me.. >.>
April 22, 2010 20:05 (13 years ago)
great legend-immage!
April 23, 2010 20:59 (13 years ago)
Yes, especially for you.
May 15, 2010 3:11 (13 years ago)
I still need the easier "brush tool" and the "paint bucket" at paint. I'm 8 years old but I can draw good at paint and real life. I can't really help on this. I need the "paint bucket" for automatically it's fully colored. And also, the "brush tool" there is easier. I can really draw easier in real life and paint.
May 19, 2010 2:01 (13 years ago)
The paint bucket is called fill. Its on the top~
May 25, 2010 3:31 (13 years ago)

Sorry : My MS Paint is different. It's Windows 7 Ultimate.
June 13, 2010 19:36 (13 years ago)
All I see are black squares... Even when I try to draw, it's just black!
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