Trouble in Chesstown by Per Ove Sleen

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The idea for this picture came from the Chesstown project I am doodling on every now and then.
It was first sketched with pencil and paper,and then scanned.
I played around with this design for days before I was satisfied.
And I didn’t really get there before I decided to use the sketch of an old ship I did long time ago. The sketch was applied without further refinement (read: inking ore /and color), so it’s just the old sketch really.
I used both Photoshop and Illustrator to get what I was after here on this one.
The motive has been for sale as posters and cards for a while, and now I introduce the tee.

Go wild…….POS


board, characters, chess, city, game, king, moon, ship

I am an Illustrator, comic artist and creator and musician/singer/songwriter. I come from the windy west coast of Norway. Rock’n Roll is my guiding star.

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  • Per Ove Sleen
    Per Ove Sleenover 6 years ago

    You can see a bigger view of the motive here: STUDIO45

  • Dave Cunning
    Dave Cunningover 6 years ago


  • frozenfa
    frozenfaover 6 years ago

    Nice.. very interesting piece! =D

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethover 6 years ago

    just incredible…

  • Jason Moses
    Jason Mosesover 6 years ago

    Love your style, Per.

  • KillerNapkins
    KillerNapkinsover 6 years ago

    very freakin awesome design… kudos!

  • Andy Mueller
    Andy Muellerover 6 years ago

    Per, yes this is a really cool illustration. Very neat!

  • Pinhead Industries
    Pinhead Indust...over 6 years ago


  • Imber
    Imberover 6 years ago

    Wonderful imagination behind it!

  • Ryan McElderry
    Ryan McElderryover 6 years ago

    i like this, it’s pretty unique, what’s in your head?

  • Thank you, and I am sorry I can’t tell you what’s in my head, cos then they come and pick me up at once… know those guys in white coats and the straight jacket. :-)

    Thanks again it warms my old heart…


    – Per Ove Sleen

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