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Friday, March 27, 2015

The Hermit - Curio & Co. Tarot Cards - Sneak Peak at SDCC 2015

Development continues… here is The Hermit.

Trying out the tarot cards without a frame, and one more down and many more to go… next!

The Hermit Tarot card - inked illustration - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Hierophant - Curio & Co. Tarot Cards - Sneak Peak at SDCC 2015

The initial inking and layout are always test subjects I tend to go back and redo/fix things once all of the illustrations are done.  That allows me to see what the sets requires for layout, stylistic lines and fonts.  In animation the call it working on passes, I'm really happy I spent time in the animation industry it taught me a lot.

See you at the San Diego Comic Con ; )


Tarot card - The Hierophant - inked illustration - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Moon - Tarot Cards Sneak Peak at Comic-Con 2015

Tarocard: The Moon - ink version 1.  I'm working on the balance of the line weight to get them to read right at print size but also at decorative art prints size (4x the card size).

I tend to do multiple versions when I work on a project, considering that there are 78 cars… I really need to keep in mind to slim down my production process.  


Tarot card - The moon inked version - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Curio & Co. Buncy Ads - Details

Here are some details of the Bunchy ads - all digital paint, patience, and digital calligraphy.

In order to make things look right I really had to pay close attention to the details…

Bunchy ad - The all want… - retro advertisement - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. - Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com

Bunchy ad - One is not enough - retro advertisement - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. - Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com

Digital calligraphy or the word Bunchy - design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. - Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com


Detail of Bunchy bottle - digital paint - retro advertisement - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. - Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com

Detail of Bunchy bottle cap - digital paint - retro advertisement - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. - Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com

Detail of Bunchy bottle opener - digital paint - retro advertisement - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. - Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com

Friday, March 20, 2015

Designs of Tarot Cards for Judgement and Hierophant - for Comic-Con 2015 Sneak Peak

Here are a couple more designs / initial sketches of the tarot cards I'm designing for the Hierophant (AKA the Pope) and Judgement.

Tarot card sketches for Hierophant (the pope) and Judgement - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. Cuiro and Co. OG www.curioandco.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Page 1 - of "Love Letters" Published by Atelier Olschinsky

I just sent off this piece to the publisher… it will be page 1 of the art book "Love Letters" published by Atelier Olschinsky.


I'm looking forward to seeing what the other artists submitted… I'll be posting more about this project as I have more details.



My Beloved Angel, - Cesare Asaro -  page 1 of "Love Letters" art book published by Atelier Olshinsky.

Some details

My Beloved Angel, - Cesare Asaro -  page 1 detail "My" of "Love Letters" art book published by Atelier Olshinsky.

My Beloved Angel, - Cesare Asaro -  page 1 detail "B" of "Love Letters" art book published by Atelier Olshinsky.

My Beloved Angel, - Cesare Asaro -  page 1 detail of helo and wings of "Love Letters" art book published by Atelier Olshinsky.

The points that build the type

My Beloved Angel, - Cesare Asaro -  making the type for page 1 of "Love Letters" art book published by Atelier Olshinsky.



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Abstract Digital painting

It was a heck of a busy day yesterday so I decided to unwind last night doing some more work (fun work).
Here's the result an abstract piece in black and white. It's been a very long time that I wanted to give it a go to something like this…

Space Exploration in Line and Shape -Abstract Painting - digital - Cesare Asaro

Curio & Co. - Tarot Cards Looking for the Look

This morning I did a test of how the tarot cards could look at the final stage.  I think we'll go with something along this lines.  I'm quite happy with the new brush it's got enough of a bleed and tooth it feels as if it could've really been on paper.  Now I just need to figure out how to best deal with the paper on which they will be printed on so that they will have that old timey feel once they are in hand.

The Moon - tarot card concept illustration style - Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Curio & Co. designs Volksgarten Pavillon Sign

At the beginning of the year we were asked to design a retro sign for the of the Volksgarten Pavillon (formerly Corti cafe) the building is one of the architecture land marks of Vienna having being designed by Oswald Haerdtl and completed in 1950.  Our task was to design a sign that would complement the architecture and the atmosphere of the cafe. 

Needless to say it was a really fun project.

Volksgarten Pavillon Cafe Resturant Sign - googie retro sign - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. Og - www.curioandco.com)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Curio & Co. New Taro Cards Project - Sneak Peak at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Here's a little announcement:

Curio & Co.'s next project will be a deck of tarot cards and of course they will carry a Curio flare for the fun absurd.  The cards will have a really old fashion taste, in spirit with the classic Marseille tarot.  I can't wait to start putting some color down on some of these concepts.


While San Diego Comic-Con 2015 attendee will have a chance to have a sneak peak at these illustrations and cards the the official release will be in September along with an already scheduled art show here in Vienna.  More details to come.

In the mean time here are some sketches… just to wet your appetite.

Death - tarot card concept sketch (in the style of Marseille tarot) - Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. Curio and Co. OG - curioandco.com

The moon - The starts - tarot card concept sketches (in the style of Marseille tarot) - Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. Curio and Co. OG - curioandco.com

Mostly Spaceman Jax - Dekkin - Sketches & Illustrations

Here's a collection of Sketches and illustrations that I've done since the last post.

Enjoy! … and happy weekend!
Jump Rope Dekkin  - Spaceman Jax - Kid playing with robots sketch by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Robotic Blast off - Spaceman Jax - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Apple Dekkin  - Spaceman Jax - Kid offeferd an apple bye a robot - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Welcome Home Dekkin  - Spaceman Jax - Kid going down floating stairs sorraunded by robots - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Meditatind Dekkin  - Spaceman Jax - Kid and robots meditating - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin;s funny face  - Spaceman Jax - Kid making a face - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Apple Dekkin  - Spaceman Jax - Kid offeferd an apple bye a robot - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin's Adventure  - Spaceman Jax - Kid jumping off the word Adventure surrounded by robots - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin's Adventure - Dekkin in flight - Detail - Spaceman Jax - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin's Adventure  - Spaceman Jax - robots detail 1 - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin's Adventure  - Spaceman Jax - Robot giving the thumbs up - detail - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin's Adventure  - Spaceman Jax - Robot with cushion - detail - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin's Adventure  - Spaceman Jax - Three little happy robot - detail - illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin's Adventure - Spaceman Jax - Kid jumping off the word Adventure surrounded by robots - illustration line work by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin's Adventure  - Spaceman Jax - Kid jumping off the word Adventure surrounded by robots - illustration sketch by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Someone's in trouble Dekkin - Spaceman Jax - Kid and robots looking into space - Sketch by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin pencil and ink drawing with robots and creature - little girl - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin in mid flight holding on to robot - little girl - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Robot in flight- sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin feeding the flanderblatts with ice cream - little girl with cute creatures - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin feeding the flanderblatts with ice cream - Detail - little girl with cute creatures - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

flanderblatts being happy - cute little creatures - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Surprised Robot holding a baseball - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Surprised Robot - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

That robot is crazy! - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Baseball robot referee - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Deking in mid space about to collide with robot - little girl - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin running to the finish line - little girl sprinting and robot holding a race flag - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin happy and surprised with robot - little girl - concept drawing with marker- sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin with ballon meets cute sea monster - little girl- concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin triyes to point out the crystals to Jax - little girl with her uncle and robot - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Deking jumping off the zalfonens - little girl hopping off rocks while playing with robots - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin in space introducing a robot to the other- little girl - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekking floating in space reaching for robot - little girl - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Tricycle Robot paying with friends - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com

Dekkin surprised as she's floating up - little girl with robot - concept drawing - sketch by Cesare Asaro - Spaceman Jax - Curio & Co. curioandco.com