Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Sywork is a live streaming platform for illustrators and graphic designers.
Live streaming has been the tech trend of the year, with apps like Periscope and Meerkat changing the way we interact with each other online. Sywork is another live streaming platform, but with a much more focused audience. The site allows artists, illustrators and graphic designers of all types to live stream their desktops while they work — sharing their craft with the world. There’s always one featured stream playing on the homepage, and Sywork even broadcasts the audio that the particular illustrator is listening to. If you’re an illustrator yourself or simply interested in the craft, it’s intriguing to peek into the ways in which people are working around the world.
Every illustrator on Sywork has his or her own, dedicated channel. Artists can list their specialities, as well as their experience. Some videos may be archived, or a schedule for future streams is posted. There’s also a chat on the side of each profile, where users can directly communicate with the illustrators while they work. An overall schedule of all upcoming Sywork streams is also accessible on the site, or you can browse by category or search for a certain illustrator or channel. Sywork caters to a niche audience, but the fact that it’s free and accessible from anywhere makes it a great community for illustrators and interested audiences alike.