I am constantly amazed by people who have real artistic talent. The pinnacle of my own artistic ability was the achievement of a "D" grade in intermediate certificate art at age 15. It was a compulsory course in my school and I am pretty sure that you would need to be legally blind to get less than a D.
Anyway the source of these musings is that one of my fellow bloggers is an artist and a game designer. Please check out the beta of Anton's latest creation here. Syphon Spirit is very original and very pretty. It is also addictive. There are only a few levels in the beta but the later ones are quite tricky so enjoy.