What is an oekaki? What is the Pokékaki?

An oekaki, named after the Japanese word (お絵描き) for "doodling," is an online drawing board where members can contribute their own digital artwork drawn using an illustration applet in a Web browser. The Pokékaki is an implementation of an oekaki that utilizes ChibiPaint, a Java-based oekaki applet. The rest of the site was coded mostly by Cat333Pokémon, with additional code by FreezeWarp. It is still a work-in-progress.

Work in progress? How can I report bugs or request features?

You can report bugs or request features by contacting Cat333Pokémon. The preferred method to do this is by sending a private message to Cat on Victory Road.

Can I download my pictures and submit them to other sites, like deviantART?

Of course you can! You can do whatever you want with your own pictures as you drew them yourself. You don't need to give any kind of credit, but if you want to let others know about where you drew it, feel free to put a link to the oekaki:

What are the system requirements to use this site?

The Pokékaki is tested to work in the major five browsers (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 10+, Opera 9+, and Safari 4+). Older versions of these browsers may work but have not been tested. Other browsers may work as well. You must have a compatible version of Sun's Java installed to use the applets. If you have issues with the applets, upgrading Java and/or your browser is recommended.

Why don't animations display fully for images above 640×480 on Shi-Painter?

This is a known issue that is being researched.