Today, I ran into a guy at Starbucks who wanted to show me his artwork. His work was OK, nothing too special. I asked him if he was self taught or if he had studied formally. He said, smugly, "I'm self taught, I didn't go to school, I have a gift." People should learn to draw properly before making such statements. It was obvious that his "gift" wasn't that sizable; I didn't want to bruise his ego too much by telling him that he needed to draw and study a lot more. Poser, schmuck, wannabe - grrr!!!