Learning via Streaming-Stanley Artgem


As artists we all learn differently. Some of us need to be in class. Some of us need to just go into a room by ourselves and practice, practice, practice. Some of us need to get input from friends and feed from their energy and some of us need to learn by watching others create.

For those who learn best by the latter we have a cool way to get to sit on the shoulder of artists while they work. You can even ask them questions!  All from the comfort of your own home.


There are a number of sites that offer live streaming activities. Sites like Livestream,, or Ustream offer varying levels of  service that allows someone to live broadcast the activity on their desktop while including audio and interactive opportunities for onlookers. This has allowed a number of artists to go live and allow fans to watch them while they work and ask them questions about their process.

We’d like to highlight a few of the artists who do this often and have a number of videos saved that you can go back and watch at your leisure.


The first we’d like to share is Stanley Artgerm. A very successful illustrator who has dabbled in character design, comic book covers, toy design, and any number of sci-fi and fantasy pursuits. Stanley normally announces his Livestream events via his DeviantArt page. But even if you miss them, he saves many on his channel and you can watch them for inspiration when you like.


To find other artists who stream, simply use the search engines provided on the individual sites.  If you come across other artists that you feel our readers would like to learn about please let us know via e-mail or comments. Enjoy Stanley’s work!


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  1. Ian Summers

    There’s some great links here Wilson. I’d never heard of Justin TV or Join me. Join Me seems very interesting as you can file share and event give control of your computer to the person your speaking to. It’d be a great tool to use for online art courses. Thanks again!


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