Sketch Drive

The Otafest Sketch Drive embodies our belief in volunteerism and charity. As part of Otafest’s mission to give back to the community, Sketch Drive offers the opportunity for emerging and experienced artists to hone their talents for a good cause.

How It Works

Sketch Drive Schedule​


May 10

Open to Public
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


May 11

Open to Public
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


May 12

Open to Public
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Application Process


Candidates will be notified of the date and time via email. During the audition, the artists will meet the Sketch Drive staff and will have the opportunity to convey any questions or concerns. Auditions will be conducted digitally via Discord or Zoom.

The audition will take approximately 1 hour and consists of the following 2 sketches:

  1. Artists will have 15 minutes to produce an upper body sketch of one of the models in any style that they are comfortable with.
  2. Artists will have 15 minutes to produce an upper body sketch of the other model in a(n) anime/comic/chibi style.


Artists will need to submit both sketches immediately at the end of the audition by email (cell phone photos are fine if you don’t have a scanner).

The sketches will be reviewed by the Sketch Drive staff, and audition results will be e-mailed to each artist.

If you need to contact us, you can send an email to

The audition is mandatory for all new Sketch Drive artists. Returning artists are not required to audition.



Hall Map

Application Form