When you want to follow your passion, don’t let budgetary constraints get in your way. Like 20-year-old Zhongkai Xiang, who managed to create some amazingly detailed sculptures using nothing but cardboard.

What started as paper sculptures in junior high school, he quickly moved onto cardboard and made it his focus.

His works include cardboard sculptures of horses, dragons, aliens and birds. But my favourite out of them is the life-size Iron Man suit. Zhongkai said he deliberately didn’t add any colour or texture to his Iron Man suit as he stated “That’s my style.”

Check out Zhongkai’s works below as well as a video featuring him.

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