Now to bring in the future thing. Once, I had a dream: futuristic submersibles descending into a sea, big lights revealing the wreckage in the water of...Washington Dulles International Airport, because in a far future Atlantic water levels had risen hundreds of feet and submerged the terminal (and huge swaths of the East Coast) — unlikely, but striking. The image stayed with me.
It inspired this pencil assignment for high school art. To be able to show more, I dropped the whole "submerged" idea and just went with ruins.
While I added such far-future details as mountains to the southwest, where there aren't any (one's volcanic, too! Which would require massive changes in Virginia's geography), I didn't really update anything else. No bigger main terminal, no 21st- or 22nd-century aircraft; I didn't think big enough. I added a fourth runway that doesn't exist yet, to the south and angling west-northwest, plus a fifth north-south runway you can just see on the right, but it turns out the airport's real fourth runway would later get built north-to-south on the airport's western side. (There may someday be a fifth runway where I pictured my fourth, but not yet.) I'd initially sketched in far-futuristic flying machines above the airport, but didn't add them to the final shot. I figured it was already futuristic enough, and I was more interested in showing ruins anyway.