Pixel Art and Oekaki MisconceptionsDespite the fact that Oekaki has it's own sections/galleries throughout deviantART, we are finding that more and more people continue to incorrectly place their Oekaki artwork into Pixel Art, which generally results in hours of gallery clean-up.Pixel Art and Oekaki Misconceptions by Moonbeam13
Despite their similarities, these two styles of art are really quite distinct from each other and that is why deviantART has separated the two.
Oekaki, being the Japanese word for 'doodle', is more of a technical style than a genre. It's often created with specific oekaki software, such as oekakiBBS, paintchat and opencanvas, although it can be created using anything; msPaint and Photoshop are used just as often.
Pixel art and oekaki have the tendancy to be often similar, but they both have their distinct characteristics:
* Pixel Art is a form of digital art, in which images are edited on the pixel level. This does not necessarily mean that every single pixel must be placed by hand, but instead only for the most p