Personal Project

Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle became an internet sensation under the name "Baddie Winkle" at the age of 85. Her carefree and youthful personality is often characterized by a wardrobe full of bright colors, fun patterns, and eccentric accessories. Finding inspiration in this subject's free spirit, Jess digitally painted this portrait as a lighthearted personal project. By exploring Baddie Winkle's online presence, Jess developed this composition for her illustration.