These heavenly female portraits by Bec Winnel demonstrate the importance of lighting in pictures. Every one of her beautiful renderings features high contrast lighting, which makes the whites especially pop out at viewers in comparison to the dark colors in her pictures. It’s what makes her illustration of Natalie Portman, as well as many other females within her brilliant portfolio, look so angelic.
Bec Winnel is a self-taught artist who specializes in photorealistic illustration. Though her ability to capture physical likeness is second to none, she also injects her paintings with a sense of warmth, illuminating the aura and feel of her subjects rather than just displaying their delicate facial features. Her seamless integration of a variety of media is not only technically impressive, it also gives her work an ethereal dream-like quality.