>Now it is a truism that when you draw something you really look at it with an intensity that cannot be matched by any other activity.<
Absolutely!!! For an art exam I was once asked to draw a pinecone - amazing! Have you ever <i>really</i> looked at a pinecone - looked at it for maybe 15-20 minutes - drawing its every little detail from all angles? You might not end up with a work of art but you sure do end up with a better understanding of pinecone.
>Why did I subconsciously give the male gender to A and female to B?<