An online, interactive drawing festival for the global art community

Cover Artwork: 幻電放映 (Electro Illusion)


The Massively Multi-artist Online (MMO) Drawing Festival

Drawfest is an interactive live streaming event with audience participation, consisting of multiple live programs. An assortment of internationally recognized artists will be organizing online art programs such as seminars, art-battles with all participants, simultaneous speed paintings with all participants, etc. We will broadcast this event in Japanese, English, and partially Chinese with simultaneous interpretation. Artists from many regions can participate in the event.

In recent years, anime-art-related content has drastically increased its popularity cross-boundaries and has gained many fans outside of Japan. We are holding “Drawfest” with simultaneous interpretation to create an opportunity for artists to gather together, draw together, and interact with each other, regardless of region or country.

Last time, pre-registration was required, but to make everyone able to participate, Drawfest 2 will be open to anyone who wants to jump in without pre-registration. However, those who pre-register will have access to various gifts provided by the emceeing artists and sponsors.





3dtotal Publishing
5 exclusive digital artbooks for Drawfest 2, 20% artbook discount codes (all pre-registrants)

Air Asia
Official VTuber “Kurumi Aozora” line drawing (all pre-registrants)

Zeen Chin Drawfest 2 Special Artbook (all pre-registrants), Zeen Chin designed figure “Fan Tong (chocolate ver.) (1 pre-registrant, randomly selected)

”Tools” coupon code that can be used at the Ochanomizu, Yokohama and Umeda stores (pre-registrants located in Japan), Drawfest 2 special line drawing (all pre-registrants)

Clip Studio Paint PRO 6-month single device license (500 pre-registrants in Dec. 12th 23:59 JST, randomly selected)
*We will issue the license by the date of the event, so the tool can be used in the event.

“The Legend of Hei” Drawfest 2 special mini book (all pre-registrants)

PIE International
Drawfest 2 special digital artbook catalogue (all pre-registrants)

pixiv Premium free 3 months gift code (all pre-registrants)

35cm giant POSCA Case (30 pre-registrants, randomly selected), POSCA user guide (English/French versions, all pre-registrants), James Chapman Drawfest 2 special mini artbook - Artist Supported by POSCA (all pre-registrants)

Discount code for eligible products (Japan: Wacom One, Wacom Cintiq 16, US/EU/UK/Ireland/Taiwan: Wacom One)

*The gifts will be distributed after the event.



  • ・Dec 18th 08:30 - 19th 01:00 [GMT -8 / West America]
  • ・Dec 18th 17:30 - 19th 10:00 [GMT +1 / Central Europe]
  • ・Dec 19th 01:30 - 19th 18:00 [GMT +9 / Asia]


Free of charge


YouTube Live

We plan to release the streaming URL 5 days prior to the event on this webpage and pixiv official YouTube Channel. Please subscribe to our channel on YouTube!

Program 1

・Dec 18th 08:30 - 10:00 [GMT -8 / West America]

・Dec 18th 17:30 - 19:00 [GMT +1 / Central Europe]

・Dec 19th 01:30 - 03:00 [GMT +9 / Asia]

Drawing your dream holiday with James Chapman
James Chapman, an artist, specializing in a water-based paint marker brand "POSCA," will be drawing exotic holiday scenes with a range of colour schemes, and answering questions along the way.
Sponsor: POSCA
Emcee: James Chapman

Program 2

・Dec 18th 11:00 - 12:30 [GMT -8 / West America]

・Dec 18th 20:00 - 21:30 [GMT +1 / Central Europe]

・Dec 19th 04:00 - 05:30 [GMT +9 / Asia]

How to tell stories in your illustrations
The program will focus on how to draw a scene and tell a story within an illustration. It will explore generating and brainstorming ideas for storytelling, and using techniques like composition and color to build a narrative between characters and their environments.
Emcee: Kevin Hong

Program 3

・Dec 18th 13:30 - 15:00 [GMT -8 / West America]

・Dec 18th 22:30 - 24:00 [GMT +1 / Central Europe]

・Dec 19th 06:30 - 08:00 [GMT +9 / Asia]

Color and shade long beautiful hair with Rosuuri!
Rosuuri walks through her method for coloring and shading long and lovely hair! We start with assessing the character within a scene that includes mixed sources of shadows. She demonstrates how to choose the right colors and tools to quickly and beautifully bring the hair to life!
Emcee: Rosuuri
Center Artwork: Yukihana Lamy/雪花ラミィ © 2016 COVER Corp.

Program 4

・Dec 18th 16:00 - 17:30 [GMT -8 / West America]

・Dec 19th 01:00 - 02:30 [GMT +1 / Central Europe]

・Dec 19th 09:00 - 10:30 [GMT +9 / Asia]

Lighting and space in artworks from an architectural point of view
Architects who have been involved in various museums, public architectures, and events around the world will provide expert advice on essential lighting theories for staging scenes, such as a relationship between locations (daylighting) and cultures.
Emcee: Shougo Kawata (teamLab) x Yutaka Kikuchi

Program 5

・Dec 18th 18:30 - 20:00 [GMT -8 / West America]

・Dec 19th 03:30 - 05:00 [GMT +1 / Central Europe]

・Dec 19th 11:30 - 13:00 [GMT +9 / Asia]

Art Battle: Fight against Zeen Chin!
pixiv will bring you 3 themes for the art battle. Draw your best artworks to compete with Zeen Chin!
Emcee: Zeen Chin

Program 6

・Dec 18th 21:00 - 22:30 [GMT -8 / West America]

・Dec 19th 06:00 - 07:30 [GMT +1 / Central Europe]

・Dec 19th 14:00 - 15:30 [GMT +9 / Asia]

The Legend of Hei - Behind the scenes of anime production
[Japanese, English, Chinese 3 languages] An animator of a Chinese smash hit anime film "The Legend of Hei" will take the session to share its cutting-edge animation production process.
Sponsor: The Legend of Hei
Emcee: XRiverN
© 2021 HMCH Anime Co.,Ltd

Program 7

・Dec 18th 23:30 - 25:00 [GMT -8 / West America]

・Dec 19th 08:30 - 19:00 [GMT +1 / Central Europe]

・Dec 19th 16:30 - 18:00 [GMT +9 / Asia]

The highly acclaimed online art school "KK Magic Academy" will come to Drawfest!
[Japanese, English, Chinese 3 languages] Krenz will lecture on basic techniques to draw accurate and convincing perspectives. This is his first class ever to hold not only in Chinese but Japanese and English as well.
Emcee: Krenz

Some artworks of Electro Illusion and Zeen Chin are included in 'Asian Illustration' published by PIE International.


You don't need pre-registration for Drawfest 2, but we will provide gorgeous gifts for applicants!

The application requires pixiv ID.