Cyrille Jubert discovered watercolor at the age of 42, after retiring early from a precursor of the dot.com economy in France. Almost by accident he discovered he had a talent for animal portraits, specially dogs; he was doodling on letters he was writing to friends, using his children's felt tip markers, and got 18 calls in one day about how great they were and why didn't he become an artist.
Sounds sketchy? (Ha, pun intended.)
As it happens, he's got a really decent sense of humor about it all - and he can paint and draw beautifully, as you'll see when you visit his Dog Museum!