Yeah. I'm just not sure that CS2 would benefit me any compared to Corel Painter 12. Painter works great, and I'm not doing any photo editing. If I can, I'm going to try and get masterful at Painter, at least within my style.
Since you don't know about painting, learn it. You got a library and the interenet, both free and strong resources. It is not a requirement to go to school for art. If you can learn how to observe well, by reading and looking at resources, then you can draw.
School is resources pretty much. The teacher gives you the resources to learn which you paid for, and then you do the same thing. The teacher doesn't do all the work, you make up by working hard for the teacher, and what you can get out of the class.
Im in art school, and its pretty much like your paying for American idol Audition. In each grading project compare to Idol's singing, they coach you and give you pieces of advice, though with an added lecture on how to perform. Then you audition for the teacher. The teacher then grades your performance, based on the finished work.
But by all means, surrounded by an art community, plus teacher, aiming to improve your current skills, being active, portfolio, a ton of resources, and aiming high to get a job is a good reason for art school. If its only for a degree, then you shouldn't attend. You can get cheaper degrees at your local college, or could just buff your porfolio.
Also Make sure you use the reply button, or people won't get to you.
I have been using the reply button unless it's not specifically targeting one reply. And I agree, I've been self taught for the most part, but like you said School is great for targeting jobs and having that extra coaching during the learning process.
True. Unfortunately I'm probably going to be continuing as an Aircraft Mechanic for a bit longer. Running out of money and I have an interview on Wednesday for a job. Was hoping while in between jobs that I could get back into school, but not sure that's going to happen