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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 322 - Maybe it's time to hire yourself

    LIA Cast 322 - Maybe it's time to hire yourself

    What do you do when you’ve got a product that you can’t find a partner for? Is it time to set it aside and try something else, or is it time to hire yourself to and go it alone? Join Jerzy and Rob for a discussion on evaluating a project when influential people in the field don’t want to invest in it. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction Comics are Great! episode 95 Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Greg Horvath David Armantrout DADO Ashley Knapp Jonathan Wornson This week's 2 Minute Practice Open up a comic you like Flip the pages and find a moment that moves you Notice and capture some details from that moment Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 321 - An Exciting Unplanned Art Project or Technology Appears! Now What?

    LIA Cast 321 - An Exciting Unplanned Art Project or Technology Appears! Now What?

    Is there an easy and useful way to find success criteria for projects in a technology you’re excited about? This week Jerzy and Rob talk about when it’s exciting and tempting to try a new (or new to you) art technology, especially if you have a project in mind for it. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: Super Comics Challenge Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Greg Horvath Rachel Ross Metal Witch Sketchbook Project Mike White Dave 'Sri' Seah This week's 2 Minute Practice Sit in a way that lets you comfortably notice your posture for 2 minutes Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 320 - Digital Drawing Hacks

    LIA Cast 320 - Digital Drawing Hacks

    This week Jerzy and Rob look at ways they’ve sought out more efficient approaches to drawing using digital tools. Sponsors for this episode Super Comics Challenge 2 Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links mentioned: Ray Frenden's CSP Brush Sale Affinity Design Apps Python PSD Tools GIMP Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Greg Horvath Rachel Ross Becca Hillburn India Swift Keri Goble Billick This week's 2 Minute Practice Draw a head shape 3-4 times and see how many different heads you can create Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 319 - Obstacles: Managing Time, Managing Energy

    LIA Cast 319 - Obstacles: Managing Time, Managing Energy

    This week Jerzy and Rob take a look at some of the obstacles we encounter in making our art. How do we struggle with finding time for our whittling and side projects while also trying to keep refining our main jobs? And how does this friction with finding time affect our enthusiasm and morale? Note: We ran an experiment this week in streaming the video podast to Discord, which called for some new audio routing. The result was a good stream that left us with misconfigured video. So an audio-only episode this week! Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Greg Horvath David Armantrout DADO Ashley Knapp Jonathan Wornson This week's 2 Minute Practice Brainstorm some people in your life who helped you get to where you are, and find ways to express gratitude to them. Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    LIA Cast 190 - Getting There Being There (Rebroadcast)

    LIA Cast 190 - Getting There Being There (Rebroadcast)

    This week Jerzy and Rob are joined by returning guest Gregg Schigiel to talk about the value of keeping the connections between you and your social/professional network active. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links Mentioned Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Thunder Punch Daily 123: 5 Years From Now Thanks to our top Patreon supporters Stephan Black Dave 'Sri' Seah Stephen Stone-Bush Becca Hillburn SOPHiE LAWSON Connect with Jerzy and Rob Jerzy on Instagram Rob on Instagram Lean Into Art on Twitter

    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

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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