Funny Shoezie.. That still happens today to a degree. As a very young man, before nerve damage I was pretty good with a pen and pencil. I majored in art, but had no skill in sculpting. Later I learned how to do autobody work which is labor intensive, but requires (or did) some sculpting skill along with painting skills, mechanical, etc..I've worked on a lot of restoration vehicles which usually have a lot of curves so sculpting became part of the gig..
The owners of those cars however sometimes would treat the guys working on their fancy, expensive cars as mere laborers never appreciating the skills and time involved in taking an old rust bucket into what most people see as works of art..
Could be why I no longer care what cars look like as long as they go from point A to point B.. :-k