I, too, agree with Christian . I am of those who believe that anyone can do anything as long as he put it in his mind. Of course if people start with the "well, i'm not good at it, i don't have the 'gift', but let's see if i can do something..." mentality, they're doomed to fail. You first need to believe that you can do it and then try to do it. And don't expect to do it overnight. It may take months or years to achieve a decent level. As someone said me once in a forum about art: the key is practice, practice, practice until your hands bleed. And when they do, continue practicing. Of course, it's much easier to say "i can't do that, let others do it"... EDIT: The guy behind these graphics started art at around 20+something (after army). Before that, he knew nothing about art. When he started he just loved the whole thing and got obsessed. He was (and still is) almost all the time in front of 3DS Max doing models. I know him personally and i know that once he puts something in his mind, it has to be done . Recently he started learning how to write Cg shaders (with no programming knowledge). I believe that he will reach a very good level at that too.