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.