You are dedicated to your craft. You have spent countless hours honing your skills. You have a boundless curiosity for the underlying theories and structure of communicating ideas. You are the artist who finds the connections between your medium and other communications media. You are the artist who relishes in a setback; after all, it's a new opportunity to learn and grow. Inspiration is more than a haphazard mode of thought requiring constant nurturing: it is your natural state of mind.

Lean Into Art is where you go when you're ready to push yourself as an artist in new ways. As a place to learn communication arts online it combines an art-journaling approach, the best of live and time-shifted classes, and a recognition system that encourages students to finish projects, give feedback, even participate in teaching.

It's a big art challenge - that's why we put the enticing warning in the name. You have to lean into it.

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LIA Cast 85 - Where the Heck are All of My Art Files?

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So you set up a clever file structure to keep all of your art files. The digital pencils, inks, colors and lettering are all neatly kept in a folder architecture with a foolproof naming convention on your hard drive.

And then 6 months later you discover an egregious error on an earlier page that needs a quick fix. You search your system, but you can't remember the file name or where you put it. What now?

We're joined by Anne Drozd, cartoonist and Mellon Collection Assistant at the Univeristy of Michigan Museum of Art, for a discussion on easy-to-implement techniques on managing your digital art files.

We also announce a new Quest! Check out Jerzy's Insta-Cast, a series of tiny art challenges that, once completed, will set you off to creating your own cast of characters. Deadline to have your quests discussed on the show is October 8, 2013!

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LIA Cast 85 - Where the Heck are All of My Art Files?

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