BalkeStudiosART Updates

Balkestudiosart.com has been updated and is now LIVE!  The biggest differences are from what we had to now is:
– You can see ALL the colored mattes available all on one screen
– You can ZOOM in on the images to get a closer look at them (which is GREAT for the Original Hand Colorings)
– And in general, it just LOOKS better 😉

I have a little update for you on a couple of sections in the store:
SPOOKY-TOONS: Each piece is limited and are ONLY available through the end of October.  This is on ALL of the Spooky-Toons pieces such as our matted prints and 11x17s
DISCONTINUED: All of these pieces are a limited quantity to less than 5 (some are the last ones).  Keep checking back to this section because it will be updated weekly when more items go discontinued

So go, check out the new updated store.

Happy shopping and please share.

Gamer Comic Expo

The end of the year is near and so is (just about) the end of the convention season.  Coming up in in November, I’ll be setting up at my final convention for 2019.  This is the first time I’ll be attending this show, ever, and they’ve invited me as a celebrity guest.  November 8-10, I’ll be at the Gamer Comic Expo in Ft. Lauderdale Fl.  In addition to all the colorful art I’m going to have with me, the studio will also have an EXCLUSIVE print for the show (image coming soon).

If you’re in town or going to the show, here’s what you’ll see by me:
– Cartoon Prints
– Matted Cartoon Prints
– Original Hand Colorings
– Plushies and much more.

I’ll be coloring LIVE right on the spot at our booth (location coming soon) all weekend long.  I’ll have plenty of various b/w pieces for you to choose from to have me color up for YOU.  This makes each piece a one of a kind.

Keep posted here for more info.

Merchandise EXPANSION

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted my own characters on t-shirts and other merchandise.  I’m extremely happy to announce, that that dream has become a reality.  Over the last year, I’ve teamed up with Amazon and sold t-shirts with our characters on them through Amazon Prime.  But now I’m taking things one step further.

With some searching and investigating, I’ve now also teamed up with TeeSpring.com.  The library of items they offer is amazing.  Anything from various clothing items (t-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, tank tops, etc), indoor pillows, cell phone cases, stickers and SO much more, it was hard NOT to team up with them.  One of the biggest things I like about them is, what I call their “print and ship”.  When you order anything from our store (BALKE STORE) on their site, they print it out then ship it directly to you “hot off the press”.  This cuts down a lot of wait time from them shipping the items to me then I ship them to you.

With TeeSpring, we now offer classic and comfort unisex t-shirts up to size 5XL and a huge assortment of colors on all items.

There are a number of great items already for sale in our TeeSpring store (Balke Store).  Check it out.  We’ve only just scratched the surface of merchandise we can create on TeeSpring.  So please, go check it out.  And feel free to also share the item you purchased with yourself on our Facebook page.  Happy shopping!

Facebook 4000

I’d like to say THANK YOU to ALL of you who liked our Facebook Page.  We’ve hit 4000 likes and still going.

If you’re reading this and you haven’t liked our page yet, please click here and like our page.  Share with your friends and everywhere.  I’d like to push to hit 4500 by the end of the year.  With your help, we can do it.

THANK YOU very much again everyone!

Spooky Toons

THEY’RE HERE!  Our Spooky-Toons collection!  With the Halloween season in the air and just around the corner, we have our very OWN Halloween collection.  Some of our characters are dressed up in costumes, but some are well…not..lol!  Even in our discontinued section at: www.balkestudiosart.com, we have a set of 4 horror art prints with some of our characters dressed up as their favorite horror movie characters.

For each of the Spooky Toons pieces, you choose your favorite colored matte for each piece.  Whichever one speaks to you or looks good to YOU!

What makes these pieces different from all other cartoon matted prints we offer, is that these are only available through Oct 31st.  As an extra bonus, all shipping in the US is only $4 (no matter what size order you have).

Don’t wait too long.  Again, these are only available through Oct 31st.

NEW SEASON: Coloring With Jeff

An ALL NEW season of Coloring With Jeff is coming to our FaceBook page: BalkeStudios beginning Wednesday, September 4th at 7pm (central time).  Watch, right before your eyes our own characters come to life just by using color.  See which  makers I use and the technique I use I call “streaking”.  If you have a question, feel free to ask me at anytime during the episodes.  It’s LIVE in real time, so you can ask me any question and I’ll answer you verbally.

But this season, I’m kicking things up a notch.  In addition, I’ll tell AND show you the differences between the markers (water or oil base) and which ones are better.  I’m even going to show you the differences in paper thickness and how much that really does make a difference coloring.  Those are just a couple of the new updates.

So I do hope to see you starting next week Wednesday at 7pm (central) for an all new episode and season of Coloring With Jeff.

OH, and IF you haven’t already liked our FB page, please like it and share it along with the weekly episodes.