• Per Ove Sleen

  • STUDIO45

    Studio45 is a one man outfit supplying art illustrations and design on a high and professional level. Besides publishing all sorts of art and graphics (print & web), I also write, perform and publish music. Studio45 Produces and publishes graphic novels and subsequent video productions of the same novels for web and the commercial print market. Podcast and vidcast are in the workings.
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Watercolours added to the page test

I printed the inked version I scanned on a proper watercolour paper, and dabbed some colours on.
Then I scanned that back in, and layered the inked version over in multiply mode.
This is the result.

coloured page test

coloured page test

All hand drawn and painted, but on respectively there for prepared paper, thanks to digital technique.

A sexy place to live and getting inspired




This time around I will use the chance I have to work on a computer with Photoshop and an internet connection.
So let me show you around La Palma.
One of the smallest of the canary islands, and the one furthest west out in to the south Atlantic ocean.
All the pictures are done with my HTC smart phone.






This was two shots of a small mountain town called El Paso.




An old friend Harries More was nice and came to visit. Unfortunately we both got real sick and had to stay in bed for his whole stay.
This is one of the few times we managed to get out of the apartment in Tezacorte.


Lali in Bucaneros Bar in Puerto Naos

Lali in Bucaneros Bar in Puerto Naos

One of many good friends I have made down here.
Her name is Lali, and she runs the coolest bar with live music in Puerto Naos, The Bucaneros Bar.


Manou and his folk band in Bucaneros Bar, Puerto Naos

Manou and his folk band in Bucaneros Bar, Puerto Naos

And these guys are rocking up The Bucaneros Bar with some real hot local folk music. The bass player is the main man, and the brother of Lali the bar owner.


Stempunk-Hair-dryer at the local market in Los Llianos

Stempunk-Hair-dryer at the local market in Los Llianos

Sunday mornings we often shoot of down to Los Llianos, where they put on a real cool market.
Everybody is welcome to sell or buy all they want, and they do.
I love it, one can find just about anything and bargaining is a part of the deal.




the rock of Puerto-Naos

the rock of Puerto-Naos

Two shots of the waves created by a storm way out in the Atlantic.

Now that was it for now, but I’ll be around, stay tuned.

Poster project

Somebody I know saw my art work, and decided they wanted my input on the visual part of their musical endeavour.

It turned out to be a very straight forward process. We found our touch point at once more or less.

The way we set it up was very much related to the fact, that her band is a bunch of revolving characters all according to who’s available.

I shot a few photos of Aina ( main dog), and the rest I cobbled together of stuff I had in my library. The font is as simple as you can get it….. Arial Black. Works wonder as fare as I’m concerned.

I also just got a test print from the print shop, and it is spot on (actually a small surprise considering my screen has never been calibrated). I’m just borrowing an old Compaq laptop, whom barely manages to run Photoshop CS 5.1

But all’all I am satisfied, and so are the customer.

I also recommend everybody to check out this lady AINA HATLEVIK 

Woodcock in pencil

Another sketch for a customer whom want to have a tattoo designed especially for herself.
She has a special relation to the great Norwegian poet Terje Vesaas and his poem “The Birds” (Fuglane).
The poem is about this looser guy who gets his kicks talking with the birds (guess that’s what you’d call Ko Koo).
The bird he seams to communicate the best with, is the woodcock, hence that bird in particular.
The customer is a poet herself.

This is my first draft after we had a little meeting and discussed how she wanted it to be…


My workspace

This is how my creative workspace look like the 1. of  July 2011

The picture was spliced together from 13 different shots in Photoshop..

The St. Pauli Blues has finally gotten a cover we might be able to use

Anyone who has followed me and my struggle to create a graphic novel that I can look at and still be satisfied in 10 years, has realized it is a lot of over and over again.
And since I started learning to draw in a proper way at the same time, there was bound to be lots of it.
That goes for the cover as well.
But still it is only the third attempt, and I feel good about this one.
I would have sourced out that task if I could afford to, it being such an important marketing tool in this business and all.
But here it is, hope you like it as well….


Second Studio45 Gallery on Behance

This is the second gallery we open in just as many days on Behance .

This exhibition is a peek in to our new graphic novel “The St. Pauli Blues”

Studio45 opens its first Behance Network Exebition

Today I opened up my new account on Behance Networks,
and to celebrate I put up an exhibition of pictures from over
the last 5 years of learning to draw

Coming at'ya

Testing a new font

The font I had wasn’t all that nice, so here is another try with one I found online.

Final Page Design for The St. Pauli Blues

I have redrawn 60% of the 70 pages and changed the over all graphic design since I last posted.These last 5 pages are the final design.
There will be variations on the graphic design since I plan to make a web friendly version for online reading (like one and one picture in stead of pages of’em), and another for iPad related reading devices.
These pages are also with text thus you’d just get a few assorted once to save the suspense until release ..sorry :) but it won’t be long now before we can have a look at the whole thing in all it’s glory.
So now, here we go…

Cover with digital colore

OK I have played around in Photoshop a little and have put some color in their cheeks….(lame joke I know, but it’s Sunday and very late :), I am not satisfied though, I will keep trying

Sex brand new panels

I have not been updating lately, but there is a perfectly good reason for it.
Once again I ended up working on many panels at the same time (for diversion, as I am now ready to be ready if you get my drift), and it does aloud for a lot better imagery, cos I give my self a lot more time to contemplate every and each pic since I have more to work on as I let time pass a little, then go back to another one again and so on….

Here are the last six panels I’ve drawn…….

The meanest pig in town

Back in the 80’s I was living in Hamburg, and busking the Spitalerstrasse on a more or less daily basis. It was not aloud but tolerated as a peaceful and harmless activity committed by basically harmless people…us.BUT! there was a very committed asshole working the beat on that street, and his name was Colterman.I used to play together with a great guy called Michael Knubbe, and he’d been owning that street for ages, but was HATED by Colterman. Colterman used to run every trick in the book to fuck Mike over. He compounded at least 14 of Mikes guitars, and fined him a lifetime of wages, but Mike would be back on the pitch minutes after release and making Coltermans life miserable.  So much in fact, that one time after 30 years of this, the pig begged for mercy and invited Mike for a cup of coffee. There he confessed that Mike had been a pain in his arse constantly for all those years.There is only one thing to say about this story…….GO Mike GO GO!!!!
Oh and the point of that story is that I have based this Police officer in this story on Colterman (you see I also got to make this characters acquaintance while busking that street in Hamburg). And this is my payback…he he Fuck you Colterman we get the last laugh ha ha ha


Hot Hamburg “Polizei” Broad

This one took some more time then anticipated.
I had to do a little character design for the little biker babe here.

She was not in the original script, but stuck in at a very late point.
So late as that the character design was already done.

Thus it was left up until the last moment to flesh out the girl both visual and texture vise.


The Streets of Hamburg

OK here we’re back on the dirty streets of Hamburg….The bike is supposed to be some fantasy inspired Triumph….. Bear with me here, it was a hellish task to draw a person on a moving bike in the perspectives I wanted. But I am happy with the result

Cool ride

Nothing wrong with that ride….



Out of here

You fill your flat up with stiffs……, it’s then rather obvious that slipping out the back door is one of the better choices.
A briefcase containing a gun, cash in appropriate amounts, a few selected identities in the form of passports and more money in plastic, would of course be another must have for this sort of undertaking.
Or in other words, this panel is in itself a short little tale of “slip out the back Jack”.

OK enough with the bull.
Here is my Panel Nr. 55 for “The St. Pauli Blues”, enjoy it my friends….

One more down

Horribly violent!
But there is no way around it telling a contemporary tale of crime, drugs, betrayal, dirty politicians, merciless assassins and such, without it I’m afraid.

So dear readers to be, you simply must bear with me.
And don’t forget to save up cash for the release.
You just have to have one of these.
Your comic collection will under no circumstances be even close to complete without this first, and then all the next episodes of  “The St. Pauli Blues” Graphic Novel ……get my drift punters… ?   :)

Until next time everybody…

Gun Shots in London Town

Ok they’re really having it out her now. This guy looks like he is one not to be overlooked. I think our junky protagonists have gotten themselves something to really worry about….by the way where are they, and their little ship now?
It will of course be revealed in a few panels before this album comes to an end, and we start the work on next episode…
So you can all start saving, we will be in the shops soon….hopefully  :)

So until then good folks……


Violence in London

So here we are, another panel ready. I had a birthday party on Saturday, and that kind of got me off the schedule for a stint, but I hope to get back in to the rhythm again at once..
Thus here we have next panel, and I am half way to the next one as well..

No rest for the wicked

It was my 50’th birthday today, and still I knuckled down and did another panel….. That’s dedication for’ya..


Finally another panel. This one was not the easiest one, but still I am satisfied as for the moment (witch does NOT mean I won’t come back and edit at a later stage). As you might guessed this is the start of another couple of ultra violent panels. And that might just go down smooth after all that phoning beforehand.
‘Nuff said, enjoy…..

The streets of London


Until next time folks

Boys at the bar

And we are in London Town



Calling London Calling!