Art Sweet and colourful illustrations by Emili Riikka
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Sweet and colourful illustrations by Emili Riikka

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Emili Riikka, a graduate in graphic design and art direction, after working as a graphic designer for years, is now dedicated to illustration in Finland and, throughout her career, has collaborated with editorials and communication agencies for the realization of numerous advertisements in her home country.

The process by which the artist creates the illustrations and animations takes shape from a mental reworking that allows her to think and space with the imagination. Starting from numerous quick sketches made on paper with a pencil, the graphics begin to give a structure to everything she thinks can stimulate her.

Emili Riikka creates designs that distinguish her and that follow a palette of colors refined and very bright preferring the use of pastel shades and a soft line. Her works represent both people and objects, environments or cities and she prefers to portray female figures in different fields including work.

The illustrations are carried out in two phases: the first concerns the research and creation of shapes and different colour tests on Illustrator – a program used by graphic designers to carry out this kind of work -, then the work is transferred to Photoshop where it adds the textures and makes the final changes if necessary.

To draw, in addition to the computer, she uses pencils or any finishing tool that has at hand, sometimes preferring the use of markers such as Uni Posca. Usually the drawing made directly on the computer creates it only when she has a very clear idea of what to represent. Emili tries to convey with his works a happy and light atmosphere in which those who use her works can almost relax by looking at them.

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