What A Modern-Day Renaissance Man Looks Like

That's Usman Riaz.

He's a 23-year-old Pakistani artist who is a classically-trained pianist, who taught himself to play the guitar by watching Internet videos, and who is a TED speaker and senior fellow.

Yes, that's right. I said he was 23. Sorry.

He's also KickStarting Pakistan's first-ever hand-drawn animated feature, The Glassworker. It's a pretty clear homage to Hayao Miyazaki, both visually and thematically (and even musically).

A hand-drawn film about a young glassblower who discovers that life is beautiful but fragile, like glass.
Attribution(s): Usman Riaz at a TED Conference via Visualhunt.com (CC BY-NC).