Take a look at the detailed, lifelike drawings of 23-year-old Mariusz Kędzierski from Poland, and you’ll be impressed right away.
His attention to the subtleties of his subjects’ faces makes them seem to come to life, brimming with personality and spirit. And his technical ability is truly notable. You can imagine him toiling away, his fingers smeared with graphite.
Except, that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. Because Mariusz doesn’t have fingers. In fact, he doesn’t have complete arms at all.
Born with only a partial right arm, Mariusz decided that life was too short and amazing to let his disability stop him from doing, well, anything.
“Disability doesn’t mean I can’t live my own, great life,” he says.
Many people without disabilities see people with them as broken or incomplete, and that’s just not fair. Like Ali Stroker, an actress with paralysis displayed in a bold and sexy photoshoot, a body that’s a little different doesn’t mean anything when it comes to an individual’s dreams.
Check out some of his work below and see the amazing things he’s achieved.