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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sketching to keep ideas Flowing

Nude girl on pillows -  Sketch by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and CO. OG - www.curioandco.com)


Random sketch. One of the things I've been aiming at is illustrating an appealing female form. Fred More for example is someone who really understood where to put those lines and how. One of these days I'll get to hitting those notes with my own marks. For now I'll just keep at it. 

Draw draw draw. 

Below is an other random sketches; I try my best to keep loose with the pencil, I usually find the time to sketch in the evening before going to bed, and when I see some work that inspire me I tend to do sketches in that style.  In this case I saw Sergi Borsa's work and I got an adrenaline kick.

Futuristic Man with his motorcycle and a playing with fire -  Sketch by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and CO. OG - www.curioandco.com)


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Spaceman Jax's niece Dekkin - The illustrations process

Spaceman Jax's niece Dekkin - Little girl in space with dog - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

In between the regular work load I manage to do some more fun stuff here are some of the work I've done on the Dekkin illustrations, they are all character belonging to the Spaceman Jax universe.

I'e been testing out some of the new digital brushes I've made.  Here are the basic different stages I go through with an illustration of this kind.

I'm sketching and working out new idea. More posts to come with more colour, and roughs.

Spaceman Jax's niece Dekkin - Little girl in space playing with robots - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

From Spaceman Jax's universe - little round robots - drawing by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

New Spaceman Jax prints of Dekkin


Dekkin - girl in space with dog - By Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co OG - www.curioandco.com)

A couple of sketches of Dekkin, from Spaceman Jax, for some prints which I'm working on.

Happy Drawing to all of you.

Dekkin - little girl in space - By Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co OG - www.curioandco.com)Dekkin & Arite - little girl in space with robot - By Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co OG - www.curioandco.com)


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Curio & Co. Reviewed on Go Comics - by RC Harvey

Go Comics Rants & Raves by RC Harvey reviews Curio & Co. (Curioandco.com)

Here's a little bit of nice news.  We got a Curio & Co. review, an other great review from RC Harvey! And, we got it posted on December 26, 2014 what a great Christmas present!!! The review is on his Rent & Raves column which is also syndicated by Go Comics.  I can only say thanks for giving us some wonderful exposure.

On top on reviewing comics and being a published author in this field (as of now he has 9 books on comics  under his belt), RC writes columns and, additional freelance work, and, and… He's a busy man that's for sure.  But one of the the things I really find inspiring are his drawing he really has a touch that makes those drawings fun. I would love to see him go back to cartooning, and get the name he deserves for his drawings.  Below is a little example of how talented he is.

RC Harvey ink drawing of man and rabbit looking at a book


We met RC Harvey back in 2012 when we (Curio & Co.) put together The Myth of Nostalgia panel for the San Diego Comic-Con. We have to thank Peter Maresca of Sunday Press for the introduction one of our panelist could't make it and he brought in RC Heavy.

Since then it has been a pleasure seeing RC every year in San Diego Comic-Con.  It seems that time flies at that show, there's never enough time to catch-up with old friends and the new.  The good things is that there's always a next year, and that you always pick-up the conversation where you left off the year before.

ASIDE:
Peter Maresca makes some wonderful books, if you like sunday comic you really should check out some of his publications they are full original size news paper comics fully restored and beautifully printed.  They are worth every penny. He was the first to publish the entire restored collection of Winsor MCKay's Little Nemo and for my taste the best one out there.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Spaceman Jax Rough Animation

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I've been working on some animation for Spaceman Jax, roughing in different scenes which will then be put together in… more to come.

Here's a little bit of work in progress.

Enjoy.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Character Design Sketches

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Cupid

Some more random character designs, and this is how new projects get started and old ideas solidify.  There are definitely a couple of things in these sketches that at some point in time will surface at Curio & Co.

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Indian - Native American with bow and arrow

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Indian - Native American with bow and arrow

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman with tiger

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman
Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman with lance and shiled

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Tribesman
 
Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design. - Character with large Glasses

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.


Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.



Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.

Illustration/Design by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - Character Designs - Retro design.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Character Sketches

Sketch by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - retro character design.

Sketch by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - retro character design.


Sketch by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - retro character design.

Sketch by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - retro character design.

Sketch by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - retro character design.

Sketch by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) - retro character design.


Some random sketches from last night.  I was looking at the book Cartoon Modern it's a great source of inspiration, if you like character design for animation it's a must have.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Spaceman Jax on ComiXology

Spaceman Jax - Through the Mantagon Minefield - on ComiXology - Comic Book - Humor - By Kirstie Shepherd and Cesare Asaro - Illustrated by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

A little bit of news:
We've been working with Jesse Post (who's a great guy - Editor, Marketing Guru and of course book lover), well he helped getting our Spaceman Jax comic on both iVerse and now on ComiXology.
Thanks Jesse!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Keeping Loose With Some Character Sketches

Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

I've been working on some Spaceman Jax animation content.

But, there's always time for a break, to do something different and get some juices flowing, truing new stuff, and having some fun.

Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)