Monday, November 14, 2016

Spooky: Spiders and Armor Gloves Working Together?

Now these spooky spiders got in their had to start making chainmail armor with the ghost… who knows what they are up to.


I got to pick up where I had left off some time back the Ghost and Spiders are still in development and more elements are coming together, things are expanding.  The best part though is that I got to do some drawing.

Spooky spider making chainmail armor with ghosts - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Mattel Art Show at Gallery 1988 - My He-Man Contribution

EXHIBITION Opening tonight I'm taking part in a group exhibition opening tonight at Gallery 1988: LA (West) off of Melrose, the show curated by Chogrin (チョグリン) Illustration & Design and the umbrella concept a selection of Mattel toys. Here's my interpretation of He-Man meets the Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots back in Japan's 1980s.

Heman illustration by Cesare Asaro for Mattel show at Gallery 1988 Curated by Chogrin

It's Vienna Design Week - PechaKuchaNight Vienna with Curio & Co.

WE ARE TALKING:
Tonight Kirstie Shepherd and I we'll be talking about The Myth of Nostalgia at PechaKucha Night Vienna (Vienna Design Week Programmpartner) stop by, say hello, have a drink, and take a look atPopupzentrale they've done a wonderful work with the space, there's even a playground space for kids and adults created by Lilo Krebernik andKathi Macheiner.

Other speakers tonight also include:
Rob Perez
Christine Ko

Plus there may even be some Curio & Co. give aways…

The Myth of Nostalgia with Cesare Asaro & Kirstie Shepherd of Curio & Co. at Pecha Kucha Night Vienna at Popup Zentrale


Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Shining A Poster Design For The Sanley Kubrick Retrospective At The Gartenbaukino

Here’s a second poster for the Stanley Kubrick Retrospective that is taking place at the Gartenbaukino in Vienna September 30 - October 18.

Which one will be hanging at the Gartenbaukino?

The Shining - Stanley Kubrick retrospective at Gartenbaukino - Poster design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. OG (www.curioandco.com)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Contributing To Wallpaper For Refugees

My contributions to Wallpaper for Refugees.

Back in December of last year I was asked, along with a whole bunch of other illustrators, to collaborate on a refugee project.  Each illustrator got a word to illustrate, mine was Schnizel, and here it is in black on pink. The project was really well received and is now on the second production run how cool is that!  

My compliment to the Leichtfried Marlene and her team to make this happen!

The posters will be on exhibition through October 10 at 

VIENNA DESIGN WEEK OFFICE
Praterstrasse 1
Shop 31/3. OG
1020 Vienna
Austria

and during DESIGN WEEK September 30 - October 10 also at

Karlsplatz 8
1040 Vienna
Austria

Cesare Asaro points at his contribution for Wallpaper For Refugees - on execution through Vienna Design Week 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Stanley Kubrick Retrospective Poster Design for Gartenbaukino

I was asked to design/illustrate a poster for the Stanley Kubrick Retrospective that is taking place at the Gartenbaukino in Vienna September 30 - October 18.

I dig doing this type of work!!!

Here’s one of the versions…

Stanley Kubrick retrospective at Gartenbaukino - Design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. OG (www.curioandco.com)


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AZR-0 Robots Prints from Curio & Co. at SDCC2016

Continuing the AZR-0: Robots in the Wild journey… I did a series of layouts form the robots I designed and added annotations to create little moments of reflective observation by robologist Verdie Z Goodsey our intrepid heroine who goes studying the AZR-0 robots on planet AZR. The prints are designed to work as if they were scans from one of her journal pages.


We'll have a series of these mini prints, 5x7in, available at SDCC, Curio & Co. small press O-2. 

Three adorable feral AZR-0 robots meet each other - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co OG - www.curioandco.com)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Drawing Spooky Ghosts In A Barrel

Ghost in a barrel at sea with a friendly fish in a fish bow floating next to him? Now that's a bit weird right!?!


Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.

Spooky ghost in a barrel at see - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Friday, July 08, 2016

Concept Art For AZR-0 Universe from Curio & Co.


Yesterday I finished off this sketches for Verdie - one of the characters in the AZR-0 universe from Curio & Co.

AZR-0 robots - young girl playing with feral robots - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Drawing A Spooky Fish Out Of Water

A bit more from the work in progress:  A Spooky thing to see… a fish out of water… but don't worry it's also a ghost.


Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.

Spooky ghost mayhem with fish, barrels, and ropes - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Drawing Spooky Laundry

Setting up the scene for some Spooky laundry.


Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.

Spooky ghost hanging the laundry to dry - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Monday, July 04, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016

Drawing Spooky Ghosts In The Old Barn

Spooky ghosts taking care of their nightly chores on the farm.  Boo!


Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.

Two Spooky ghosts in the old barn - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Spooky Ghosts Character Designs

Character design concepts for Spooky ghost - I've been looking for the right elements to have a proper spook.


Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.

Spooky ghosts character concepts - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Spooky Ghosts Facing The Rope

Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.


Spooky ghosts find themselves facing the noose. 

Spooky ghosts spooked by the noose - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Drawing Spooky Ghosts In The Woods

Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.


These little story moments for these Spooky ghost and spiders just keep on coming…

Three Spooky ghost and two spiders taking a walk in the woods - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Drawing Spooky Ghosts On The Roof Tops

Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.

I don't know what's going on but these spooky ghost seem to get into some crazy situations…

I'd really like to know what the heck he's doing tied to a roof top… maybe he's just catching a night breeze…

Floating ghost chilling out on the rooftop - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Drawing Spooky Ghosts At A Water Well

Having fun drawing spooky ghost at the water well.

- Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.

Three Ghost and three spiders at an old well - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

How to Wrap-up A Ghost

Ghost do get wrapped up in the moment sometimes…

- Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.

Ghost all wrapped-up - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ghosts and Spiders Playing Hide and Seek


Ghost hiding from spiders… what's going on… someone must be in trouble…

Ghost and spider playing hide and seek in nature - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Drawing More Story Moment for Ghosts and Spiders

It looks like some one is going to get in barrel full of trouble…


(Having a barrel of fun drawing ghosts and spiders. Developing new IPs for Curio & Co.)

Ghost heading in a barrel and the spiders to the rescue - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Drawing More Ghosts and Spiders


I'm having some serious fun drawing these spooky ghosts and spiders…

Floating ghost dealing with spiders - pencil on paper - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Aging the The AZR-0: Robots in the Wild Book Cover.


One of the things I got to paint yesterday… From A to Z digital paint- I really enjoy aging objects, giving them that wear and tear which makes them feel real.

AZR-0: Robot in the Wild scientific book cover journal with robot sketches - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Monday, June 06, 2016

Drawing Spiders and Ghost

I guess I have spiders and ghosts on my mind – over the weekend that's all I drew… 

Pencil drawing of concerned spiders on a taut rope - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Friday, June 03, 2016

Feeling Like Drawing a Ghosts


Feeling Ghostly and Spooky today - The poor guy may be tied up over the weekend - had some fun and now back to work…

Ink drawing of ghost tied up - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Sketchy Ghost


A quick ghost from this morning - just to get the juice flowing…

A surprised ghost roped during a game of ball - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Doodle Duck - A Couple Of Quick Lines

A quick sketch from a couple of days ago, with some quick color… maybe I'll do series of illustrations this way…

Abstract ink drawing of a duck in pond - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com

Friday, May 27, 2016

Character Design for Verdie of AZR-0 Universe from Curio & Co.

Some initial concept sketches for Verdie - one of the characters in the AZR-0 universe from Curio & Co.


The project is on Kickstarter for just a couple more hrs… AZR-0: Robots in the Wild 

AZR-0 robots - Facial concept sketch of young girl explorer - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Character Design for AZR-0 Universe - Continued… Part 3

Looking at story moments and continuing to play with the character design for for Curio & Co.'s AZR-0 universe.

The project is on Kickstarter for just a couple more days… AZR-0: Robots in the Wild 

AZR-0 robots - Concept sketch of young girl explorer checking her blistered foot at the camp - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co OG - www.curioandco.com)



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Character Design for AZR-0 Universe - Continued…

Continuing the character design work for Curio & Co.'s AZR-0 universe.


The project is on Kickstarter for just a couple more days… AZR-0: Robots in the Wild 

Young girl explorer sketching an AZR-0 robot - illustration and design by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co OG - www.curioandco.com)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Character Design for Curio & Coo.'s AZR-0 Universe

Some new character design work for Curio & Co.'s AZR-0 universe.
The project is on Kickstarter for just a couple more days… AZR-0: robots in the the Wild 

Young girl crouching on the desert ground - Concept for AZR-0 universe by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co OG - www.curioandco.com)

Monday, May 23, 2016

4 Days left on the AZR-0: Robots in the Wild

4 Days left… 

Check out the AZR-0: Robots in the Wild - Kickstarter campaign  pledge to get a copy and at the same time help send the book to print. 

Pledge Now! 4 days left - AZR-0: Robots in the Wild - illustration of these three adorable robots in flight by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

A Pin-up Girl From A Quick Doodle


A quick sketch - I've been bumping into loads of pin-up art by character designers in the past couple of days… so this one popped out of the pen…


Monochrome character sketch of girl with shorts and tank top and facial expressions - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Landscape Drawing

Another landscape sketch from 2010… 

Austrian landscape in the snow - drawing by Cesare Asaro

Sunday, May 22, 2016

5 Days left on the AZR-0: Robots in the Wild


5 Days left… Check out the AZR-0: Robots in the Wild - Kickstarter campaign pledge to get your copy of the book and help send the book to print. 

Pledge Now! 5 days left - AZR-0: Robots in the Wild - illustration of these two adorable robots in flight by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Character Rough Concept Sketches For AZR-0

Working on some rough concepts for characters who will populate the AZR-0 Universe.  


The Kickstarter campaign is on its last days; now is the time to pledge! Take a look and enjoy the first AZR0 animated short. Your support of the AZR-0: Robots in the Wild will send the book print.

Rough sketch of female character part of the the AZR-0 world - design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Having Fun Drawing From Life

A sketch from some time back… There's nothing better then being out there and doing life studies. Draw Draw Draw.


Farmhouse in the snow - landscape drawing by Cesare Asaro


Saturday, May 21, 2016

AZR-0 Robots Digital Clean-Up

Cleaning-up some more of the AZR-0 Robots…

We also made a little short with two of these guys… check it out it's on our Kickstarter page below the main video and… 


We only got 6 DAYS LEFT - Now is the time to pledge and get the AZR-0: Robot in the Wild to print, so:

PLEDGE! 

PLEDGE! 

PLEDGE!

Digital sketch of the AZR-0 Robots - illustration and design of these two adorable robots by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)



AZR-0 Robots in the Wild - 6 Days Left on Kickstarter campaign

6 DAYS LEFT - Now is the time to pledge and get the AZR-0: Robot in the Wild to print.


And let me tell you… Happy Weekend ;)

Pledge Now! 6 days left - AZR-0: Robots in the Wild - illustration of these two adorable robots in the desert by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Friday, May 20, 2016

AZR-0 Robots in the Wild - 7 Days Left On Kickstarter Campaign

7 DAYS LEFT 

We are starting to wrap up the campaign. Now is the time to pledge and get the AZR-0: Robot in the Wild at a pre-sale price.

In 7 days our focus will shift on SDCC preparation, we got some really cool things planned for that show, and they are tie-ins to the AZR-0 book.  I can't wait to start drawing and producing them… more details to come.

Pledge Now! 7 days left to the AZR-0 Robots - illustration of the adorable robots by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)



Curio & Co. rough sketches of the AZR-0 Robots


Roughing out some of the AZR-0 robots

The project is on Kickstarter at that moment.  Take a look at the animated short on the project page.

Rough sketches of the adorable AZR-0 Robots by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

8 DAY LEFT to the AZR-0: Robots in the Wild Kickstarter Campagn

8 DAY LEFT


Pledge now to help send the book to print.

A $1 support will give a popularity boost and you will help make the difference.

Pledge $1 8 days left to the end of the AZR-0: Robots - Design and illustration by Cesare Asaro - Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG - www.curioandco.com)