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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)


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Looking at Toulouse Lautrec & Rene Gruau

illustration by Cesare Asaro - looking at Rene Gruau and Toulouse Lautrec - Cesare is the Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioandco.com)

I think it's obvious to say that I like Toulouse Lautrec and Rene Gruau.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Darkwing Duck

Illustration by Cesare Asaro - Darkwing Duck, Launchpad McQuack and Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard

I little something I did some a couple of months back.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Curio & Co. 5 Books on Amazon

Cesare Asaro and Kirstie Shepherd under Curio & Co. 5 publications listed on Amazon (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com) Franks and His Friend books under the pseudonyms Clarence 'Otis' Dooley, and Melvin Goodge .

It sure feels good having 5 books listed on Amazon under our name, it makes me want to make more and more.  We really love paper, to write on to draw on, and of corse in book form.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Muppets and Kermit

Here's a little something I've done… some of you who love the Muppets may enjoy them…

The Muppets - Fuzzy Bear, Kermit, Ms. Piggy, Gonzo, Animal - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

The Muppets - Kermit - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)
The Muppets - Kermit - Character model sheet - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Pumpkin Designs

Halloween is around the corner so I made some sketches that hopefully will scare you to death – BOO!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Halloween Girl and Pumpkin head talking - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween Girl Separating Pumpkin Heads Dispute - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween Mama Pumpkin and Baby Pumpkin - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Head Character - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Head Characters - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Head and Ghost Characters - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Ghost Characters - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Heads and Little Girl Having a Talk In a Barn - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Head Character - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Head Ready for a Chop - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Head Character - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Head and Ghost roasting Marshmallows - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)
  
Halloween - Pumpkin Head Characters holding pumpkin and playing bells - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Ghost Teasing Ghost - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Heads picking apples and laughing at each other - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)

Halloween - Pumpkin Head and Ghost having a stand off - illustration drawing in pencil by Cesare Asaro - Creative Director at Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. - www.curioanco.com)