Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fish Finelli: Operation Fireball

Proud to say Fish Finelli book two hits the shelves today!
http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/fish-finelli-operation-fireball.html

Monday, July 1, 2013

Saint Florian

Here is an illustration I made for American Way (American Airline's in-flight mag) last year that depicts Saint Florian, the Patron Saint of Fire Fighting.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Fish Finelli Released!

I have the great pleasure of illustrating for Fish Finelli, a new series written by E.S. Farber and published by the wonderful people at Chronicle Books!  Here is the first book released this month.  Hopefully you can find it in your favorite book store now.  I'm excited to get back to illustrating his next adventure!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Puss in Boots





I recently did another "look and find" style book for the release of Dreamworks' Puss in Boots. Here are some of the illustrations from that project.

The Wednesdays






Here are some interior illustrations that I just completed for Random House. It was such a fun story...I had a great time with these.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Come Play with Us!

I just wrapped up the "Making Play" class at RISD's illustration department and I have to say the students produced some amazing work! We focused on non digital games, but would never call these games "traditional"...the students tackled everything from whimsical games for younger audiences (Peter Pan, Cupcake Baking), to games centered around unique IP's like "Dante's Inferno", Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Lovecraft's "Call of Cthulhu", and "Hamlet". Some young designers even stretched the notion of gameplay to incorporate game mechanics that touch on such topics as Bipolar Disorder, and the spreading of Cholera. We had a blast and wanted to have the chance to share these unique gameplay experiences with folks outside of the classroom...
...so we invite you to join us for our gallery show where you can get your game on! "The Game Show" will open on Thursday Jan 6th and 6pm. You'll find us playing in RISD's illustration building on the canal in Providence...hope to see you there!
If you miss Thursday, the work will be up until the 16th.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Some more recent game concept work...



I can't wait to work on this game more!

Some more game mockups...






These are from an ongoing project that I am excited to be a part of at the lab.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Here's a peek at an environmental concept piece...





for a game that I've been working on at MIT's GAMBIT Lab. Hope you enjoy.

Recent character concept piece


Here is a contract character concept produced for a game development studio.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fabiola Balesterri Beene!!!










We welcomed Fabiola into our lives at 9:28 am on 3/6/09....she was a healthy 7lbs 14 oz and we just arrived home today! Everyone is doing wonderfully and we are feeling very blessed to have such wonderfully supportive friends and family that helped us along the way and shared in this joy with us.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sculpture for my wife and daughter...




Here are some pics of a sculpture I just gave to my wife and daughter to honor the coming of our new baby....they loved it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Here is a Max model...







that I've slowly been playing around with when I get free moments.