How I Made
Eva Eskelinen shows us how the colourful Isle of Emuu was made
How Eva constructed a foggy island with brushes, selections and even a sprinkling of the Motion Blur filter
“Last year I hiked a lot, I took a lot of photos and collected references,” says Eva Vilhelmiina Eskelinen, a Finnish artist who currently lives in Canada. “The islands, mountains and forests in Vancouver are so very beautiful. I’ve also been away from home for a while, being busy, so nature helps me to escape, to recover and to feel connected to something.”
Eva’s Isle of Emuu image is rooted in the natural beauty she’s surrounded by. A piece that relies heavily on texture, detail and perspective though, there’s certainly more that has gone into it than the obvious brushwork.
“If I were to choose my most essential Photoshop tools, I’d say Lasso Tool and clipping masks,” Eva reveals. “They’re the most convenient tools for
“I’ve been away from home, being busy, so nature helps me to escape, to recover and to feel connected to something”
keeping the shapes neat and clean, and [clipping masks] enable me to paint on top of shapes without losing or messing up the original shape.”