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The Lean Into Art Cast serves visual and interactive storytellers with topics and coversation that explores design thinking, creative communication, visual arts, comics, illustration, creative coding, and more.

Lean Into Art Jerzy Drozd and Rob Stenzinger

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 43 Ratings

The Lean Into Art Cast serves visual and interactive storytellers with topics and coversation that explores design thinking, creative communication, visual arts, comics, illustration, creative coding, and more.

    LIA Cast 318 - Navigating Burnout

    LIA Cast 318 - Navigating Burnout

    Uncertainty, unrest, new realities, and managing a side hustle can easily lead to burnout. What do you do to navigate or manage it? How can describing the systems that lead to burnout help us? Join Jerzy and Rob and share your experiences with the subject. Sponsors for this episode Super Comics Challenge Rob's Patreon Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: The Whole-Brain Child The Upside of Stress Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Ashley Knapp Olivia Birdton Katherine Sugrue Brandon Dayton Chris Watkins This week's 2 Minute Practice Brainstorm ways to express more gratitude towards others Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 317 - Drawing Games & Setting Up Creative Spaces

    LIA Cast 317 - Drawing Games & Setting Up Creative Spaces

    Join Jerzy and Rob as we put our streaming studios through some tests! Work continues on our studios evolving, a couple episodes ago we mentioned working on our studios, learning the OBS streaming/recording app. And let's also do some live drawing, what better way to have fun and see what we're liking and want to improve about our live streaming setup. Join us to see how it goes and share your ideas and questions. Sponsors for this episode The 2020 Kids' Comics Awards Rob's coaching and workshops Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: A Web Whiteboard Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Mike White Stephen Stone-Bush Dave 'Sri' Seah David Armantrout DADO This week's 2 Minute Practice Analyze some compositions in existing art and render them simply Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 254 - Side Hustle for Product Development (Rebroadcast)

    LIA Cast 254 - Side Hustle for Product Development (Rebroadcast)

    A truth for many of us is we have to hold down some other jobs while we hustle to make our art. How do we think about this friction between keeping the lights on and developing new products? Speaking of which, Rob and Jerzy are wrapping up their Art Soundoff entries and have some reflections on using creative challenges to develop new products. Is an art challenge a good chance to set aside time to make new things? How does it change your relationship and experience with the challenge? Links to sites mentioned Becca Hillburn's tweet on hustling Art Soundoff Sponsors for this episode Science Comics: Rockets This Panda Needs You Lean Into Art Workshops Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Mike White Stephen Stone-Bush Dave 'Sri' Seah David Armantrout DADO Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    Instead of our usual exploration of visual storytelling and thinking about creative process, this week we have a brief yet important message to share. Our message is that we’re here to love, care, and support our black community and do our best as non-BIPOC do to be better at helping more by listening, being affected, and committing to an ongoing active awareness and ongoing supportive action to get rid of systemic racism. Black Lives Matter. The ongoing system of repression and discrimination must end. So much murder and death of black skinned people is such an obvious symptom of the discrimination. Murders by the police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, and so many others. We are in the midst of an uprising of super brave action from the black community. This is a place and time to dig in for systemic change. Let’s make it all our job to end systemic racism. I’m looking at us white folks as I say this. People who are BIPOC have no choice but face that job. Our work is to help one another become as strong as possible. So then what are we/us two doing to help more and in better ways? For Jerzy, that is: Following and supporting black artists, finding and supporting more businesses owned by people of color. Casting a wider net for guests and creative works to highlight. Donating more often, for this week that was donating to the Community Split Bail Fund. I will use my agency as a co-organizer for comics festivals to bring attention to diverse voices. For Rob that is: Awareness and listening deeper: For years awareness and immediate attention on justice for the black community is an event. Occasional and inconsistent. Now I’m working make it an every day practice. Making it a real project to be continually informed black voices. With that, I follow more, listen more, read more, share more black voices in my feeds and media. Donating more often, for this week that was donating the Campaign Zero Project. Scheduled a recurring task for this evolving project in omnifocus app, that works for me as a habit to keep a project going. Supporting, raising, celebrating voices that need to be heard like that of the black community must be an ongoing way of life. Where you can, when you can, support black creators and causes. The black community has been forced to bear this systemic racism load every day for over 400 years. We are privileged because it’s a choice for us to face it. Let’s not forget that. Let’s explore ways to bring in more diverse voices more often on the show. We want potential guests to reach out. Leanintoart.com/contact We’re here to learn with all of you. What are you doing for your awareness, commitment, and ongoing action? Tell us your stories, comments, questions, thoughts (through our email, social feeds, contact form). I know we’re in good company to make things better because Leaners aren’t weiners. Brave protesters thank you, our society owes you. Thank you all for listening and learning with us. Love to you all. OK Bye.

    LIA Cast 316 - R/W/P

    LIA Cast 316 - R/W/P

    Rob and Jerzy like to remind themselves to make space for reading, watching, and playing. Join us for an exploration of media we engage with for relaxation and inspiration and even refueling. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: Bomberman '93 Four Million Years Later Skull Fist The Tiny Chef Show Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Greg Horvath David Armantrout DADO Ashley Knapp Jonathan Wornson This week's 2 Minute Practice Visualize prompts from last week's word cloud! Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 315 - Learning OBS Studio to Level Up Video Streams

    LIA Cast 315 - Learning OBS Studio to Level Up Video Streams

    The tools we use to make and share our art change a lot. Individual tools wear out, digital tools change company hands, business plans change and tools get decommissioned. As makers we are often in the position of picking a new tool, sometimes to replace the old, sometimes because we need to change something about our work and a new tool offers new possibilities. The Lean Into Art podcast is soon to be 9 years old and we’ve offered both video and audio versions of our show for most every episode. Lately we’re digging into how we can level up with video streaming and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a tool pointing us toward so many interesting new possibilities. Join us to learn along with us we share what we’re learning so far about streaming and recording with OBS! We’d love to hear from you in the chat whether you’re an OBS pro or just getting started. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: OBS Virtual Cam Plugin Up Deck EpocCam MultiCam Logitech R400 Presentation Remote Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Greg Horvath Rachel Ross Becca Hillburn India Swift Keri Goble Billick This week's 2 Minute Practice Create a word cloud of stuff you're thinking about lately Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Robert578 ,

Awesome podcast!

As a younger 24 year old guy who is newly married I feel like I can really look up to these guys. I love that they get excited about scented crayons and make it cool to be excited about books about cats. Thank you for the great content. I plan on binge listening to every episode at work.

Chopsy_BTF ,

Flippin' Fantastic!

Jerzy and Rob do a fantastic job of breaking down story and structure. Lean Into Art has helped me immensely in my own story telling ventures. THANKS guys.

mikewhiterobot ,

Great Podcast

So much great content for any aspiring artist or DIY'er. Thoughtful, informative insights as well as usefull take aways on each topic. And like another reviewer said, they are also great to listen to for company while working on your project :)
It also helps that they seem real, transparent, nice and kind people. That always makes me happier to know your supporting good folks.

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