Compass Rose

Compass Rose Pirita Tolvanen


Motorcycle Stories

Pirita Tolvanen Motorcycle Stories 01 Aermacchi

Alongside my very dear book project ”The Baron” I drew some other motorcycles as well during last year. You can say I kinda fell for them ❤ Especially in the old race motorcycles there’s such simplicity and beauty. And the thought alone to be illustrating motorcycles for kids charmed me… I could use all the color palettes I wanted, I could illustrate all the tiny bits with as much fun as I only could!

Pirita Tolvanen Motorcycle Stories 02 Ducati 02

This Ducati from the year 2002 is one of my favorites. It just keeps charming me!

Pirita Tolvanen Motorcycle Stories 03 Red Pipe

Pirita Tolvanen Motorcycle Stories 04 Raisu 78

Yes, it was a small and cute one ❤

Pirita Tolvanen Motorcycle Stories 05 Yamaha

Revolution counter! How’s that for a word!

Hello Goodbye Blackbird

Some personal work pieces just never get finished. You go back to them over and over again and change the colors or change the composition or change a teeny-weeny detail in a character’s foot.

Bye bye Blackbird! That’s what I’ve tried to tell this piece several times. Do you think this time he’s gone? Or still hanging around?

Cabaret Blue

Blue Cabaret Pirita Tolvanen

This shoe wants to DANCE.

I wrote a story about two blue shoes waiting for someone to buy them and to take them out dancing – it’s called Cabaret Blue. And there’s a dancer walking by the shop each and every day but he never enters the shop to come and get them. But of course it has a happy ending! They end up on big stages and get to dance until they drop.

I would not mind at all having pretty blue shoes myself!