I made this for a lyrics video on YouTube, together with mental slavery. The video is of a song from Mitchell Brunings. He sang at ‘The voice of Holland’. I don’t think he won, can’t imagine why. I love making Linery out of people. Maybe because of the challenge to make it a real look-a-like. Or to express my admiration.
To make such a linery of a face, it can sometimes be hard if you can not find a good photograph. Pal Waaktaar isn’t shot on photos af frequently as Morten Harket and even less than Magne Furuholmen. So it was very hard to find a decent one to work with. Looking back the result is okay, but I remember in those days really unsatisfied.
Second of the set for the collage.
This is also from a set of three I actually finished. At the meet and greet each bandmember would get a collage of photos made by their Dutch fans. I had no photos so I made a drawing of each.
This is the first attempt of making faces into linery. At the time I liked it a lot and have been doing it for a while. If you look at my newer face linery, the style has obviously changed.
Reasons to stay Indoors is from an album by the band Savoy, a sidekick band of Pal Waaktaar.
One of my favorite La Pa Sti. I love this little prozy.
Dragonfly is a number by Magne Furuholmen’s solo album.
This was the first I made for a series I did, which I called La Pa Sti: Linery and Prozy Art, Song-Title Inspired. I would made a little poem or story with the title as my prompt and then draw a picture to go along with it.
A bit of letter doodling.
This I drew when I knew I would be attending a meet & greet with A-ha. They signed the drawing for me. There wasn’t much chance to really interact and I was still pretty shy in those days.