I was a drawing machine growing up and always saw myself going into commercial art until I met a kid that was a natural. He was only 8 and could run circles around me despite all my years of training. I had skill via hardwork, but he had talent and I knew right then that my life would be competing against people with talent and I would lose. Oddly enough, I feel the same way about my guitar playing. I have to really work hard to earn what skills I have, there is no talent, and I am again evnious of those who do. I do have a niece now that was born with talent...really high degree of art talent. Watching her study my old sketch books and ask me questions has been one of my great pleasures these days as that kid has a future. I spotted it when she was only 3 and sketched the bride at a wedding on napkin. He parents actually scolded her for always "doodling" but what she drew was REALLY good, forget that she was only 3. The hands and eyes were already at a level of realism that took me a long time to achieve.