LIA Cast 104 - Drawing From Memory, with Brandon Dayton (Rebroadcast)

Talking about improving your visual memory on the LIA Cast with Brandon Dayton!

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the best drawings you make are the ones for which you have a very clear mental picture? Have you ever tried to draw something from reference materials and just can't accurately capture it? Is the first situation simply a moment of "inspiration," and the second situation "artistic funk"?

How might things change if we consider the difference between seeing and object and perceiving an object? By improving our visual memory skills, might we one day be able to draw entirely from memory like Kim Jun gi?

This time we have a discussion on the role of perception in illustration with guest Brandon Dayton, who shares some tips on how to improve your visual memory and draw with improved accuracy.

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LIA Cast 223 - Gratitude

Join Jerzy and Rob for a discussion on the role of gratitude in creative endeavors and how being intentional about expressing gratitude changes the way one might feel about the work.

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LIA 222 - Tomorrow's Skill or Feature

Something Rob journaled a while back "Today’s role is tomorrow’s skill and next week’s feature" is what Jerzy and Rob will dig into this episode.

Join Jerzy and Rob for a discussion on choosing tools and process for a project when you’re considering making things from scratch or how much of the project should be made by hand vs. automated or pre-made.

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LIA Cast 221 - Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs

Our art endeavors are sometimes executed within narrow bandwidth constraints. Fitting in warm up and cool down exercises can be challenging--but what benefits can we look forward to by including them? If “selling your sawdust” is an important aspect of making art, why include warm up and cool down exercises that don’t leave you with anything worth sharing?

Join Jerzy and Rob for a discussion on some exercises that mentally prepare us for engaging with the work more thoughtfully.

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LIA Cast 126 - Getting Out in Front, with Lee Cherolis and Samantha Kyle (Rebroadcast)

Must all visual artists be public performers?

It was never enough to simply make things and wait for the public to show up and love it, but more and more it seems that creative people need to get out in front to promote their work.

This “performance” aspect can be daunting to many in the creative arts. Illustration, design, and coding are often solitary efforts, attracting the introverted or shy. So what can we learn from artists in more performance-based media about how to get out in front of our work?

On this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast we're joined by Lee Cherolis of the Little Guardians webcomic, and Samantha Kyle, cartoonist, designer, and Valkyrie. Samantha and Lee are also members of rock band The Shake Ups in Ponyville. Together we pick apart how things change for a visual artist once they begin thinking of themselves as a performance artist.

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