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Finalist: 16-18 year olds

Lakshman Nitish Ramesh Me, myself and I

Age 16

16-18 year olds

This is my self-portrait. I chose to draw myself as my life is in my hands and I am responsible for my own actions. I drew myself with a neutral expression, portraying how I feel in Year 11 with the stress and workload that comes along with it. I drew myself in black and white to symbolise that I am yet to experience life to the fullest. The red, orange and yellow gradient symbolises my future experiences, opportunities and life that will soon fill me with colour.