What Will I Look Like?


Imagine who you would like to be in the future. For what qualities are you valued and appreciated by your families and friends? What characteristics would you like to cultivate further? What goals and dreams do you have?

Create self-portrait that reflects how you see yourself in the future—draw, paint, sketch or collage—don’t worry about the quality of the drawing—just draw. The idea of this project is to help us focus on and set goals for ourselves—to move us toward achieving our dreams using art making.

  1. Think about the future you want to create for yourself. You may want to journal or write about who you hope to be. Be as creative and imaginative as you want.
  2. If you want to draw from real life: set up a mirror or camera, adjust the angle so you can comfortably see yourself. 
  3. Start with an outline of your head. Sketch an oval shape in the middle of your page. Add your features. 
  4. Add detail:shadowing and highlights. 
  5. If you prefer abstraction you can use symbols, lines, shapes, blocks of color and words to build a portrait of your future.
  6. Add words that describe your future.
  7. Share a photo of your portrait with us by using the submission form at the top of this page!