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.

Lean Into Art Quests

Mini-challenge exercises for fun and practice

  1. Quest with us on Twitter using the hashtag #liaquest and the quest number.
  2. Link to your work to complete the quest, link to other examples to share powerups.
  3. Jerzy and Rob report on the latest quest and announce a new quest on the Lean Into Art Cast!
LIA Quest 9: Insta-Cast »

LIA Quest 10: This Character is Lying

This series of quest cards is about exploring comics storytelling editing and refinement to convey a specific intent with fun twists and a dash of creative reflection to keep it spicy.

Each of these quest cards is a mini challenge though feel free to explore them in any time frame you wish.

1) This sequential set of quest cards begins with editing dialog:

download card 1

2) Then explores options for showing that dialog:

download card 2

3) Finally looks at the affects the facial expression has on conveying the original intent.

download card 3

Share the results

Tweet about your challenge!

Share your results in a blog post and Twitter with the #liaquest10 tag.