I am an American artist originally from Lakeland, Florida, now living in the Lisbon, Portugal area with my wife and 2 kids. Life is an adventure for sure, as I was taken out of art college at Ringling School of Art and Design after a near fatal car accident in 2000, my first year of attendance. A broken neck in 3 places, broken back among other things. Having never finished art college, I have continued to fight to achieve my dreams despite the uphill battle. Thankfully I am mostly healed from the accident, although my back occasionally likes to remind me of that past!

I now often illustrate childrens books together with my wife, Miriam, as well as having experience in published 2D indie games and animation background work for companies such as WayForward Technologies and Tic Toc Games.
I am a passionate gamer; hardly a day goes by that I don't have a controller in my hands. I first fell in love with gaming on the Colecovision in the early 80's, then of course the boom of the original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Playstation, onward until today. Fantasy RPGs/JRPGs are among my favorite games, which have helped shape myself as an artist in my personal projects. (along with fantasy movies of the 80's: Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Willow, etc.) Some of my personal favorite games are The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, Suikoden 1 & 2, Final Fantasy Tactics ( and the whole Ivalice Alliance Series) and many more.

 Life may not always go the way you planned, but never stop striving for your dreams! 
-Sean Balsano

**Currently open for freelance and/or permanent positions in  2D Game Art and/or Concept Art, General Illustration or Children's Book Illustration**

Contact me at: seanbalsanoillustration@gmail.com
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