11-27-2008, 05:20 PM
Personally, I have no formal art education.
Fortunately in my particular instance, I still had a teacher; my father. He works with Global Printing Group as a pre-press graphic designer, and he's worked in graphic design and illustration for 20 years, now. I place all the credit for my technical developments with him.
I think that the only way that I would have better benefited from art school rather than home instruction self-discovery is in the contacts I would have made with peers and instructors.