Double Matted Visions

I’m very proud of the characters I’ve created.  From Stanley and Friends to Dancing Skeletons to my very own Fairytale Land.  Which is one of the reasons why I added mattes to all the 5×7 ARToons.  Making each one special, different and original.

But of course, I’m always looking to “level-up” myself in some way shape or form.  I loved when I introduced mattes to the ARToons.  So I took that idea and added to it.  I’ve always wanted a two tone matte, but trying to figure out which two colors would go good with every ARToon was near impossible.   I was playing around in Illustrator and laid down a digital white mat I created over the Skeletons.  But something told me to add a little black digital matte around the Skeletons too.  And this is what I came up with.  A “DOUBLE MAT”.

These new double white and black mattes really enhance any ARToon and make it a focal point in the room.  It’s also something you don’t find everywhere either.

All the characters and ARToons mean more to me than just a print.  They are a reflection of me and the studio.  So I want to make sure I give you a piece of art.  Something that looks good and fun for everyone.

Check out the new double matted ARToons at: www.balkestudiosart.com under the (Matted ARToons section).  And yes, I am keeping some of the single color mattes as well.