Hmmm... does it count if you feel you were self taught, but have been to an art school?
I taught myself how to use most advanced 3d packages and have been doing digital art since the days of Deluxe Paint. I sat around in art school waiting for the teachers to actually show me something I didn't know. But instead, I just zoomed through the dumb crap the class was working on and did my own stuff. Most of the questions I had for teachers would go unanswered, because they just didn't know! Top that off with classes unrelated to art and poor teachers who are only teaching because they can't get a proper job in their field. (I'm bitter, because I have a dumb loan to pay off still)
Art school is a waste! All I got out of it was the proper motivation to increase my skills and interaction with my peers. Now, you can get all of that right here... on DA. Once you're out in the field, that's when you really start to learn stuff!
BTW, 3D is my main gig, but I choose not to do it on DA because my illustration is just for fun. Doing 3D makes me feel like I'm working not playing...
Largely self tought with a little bit of guidance before I went to college. My classes since being in college has mostly just tought me how to do a process or basic use of a material (like in printmaking, or painting), but largely self-styled. Experimenting has tought me a lot, more than any teacher. Profes mostly were only helpful in making me try something, or tweaking my compsition.
Self taught. I actually failed art through school and refused to be taught someone else's way of art...
I'm 23 now, and contradicting all of what I've just said, I've quit my job after four years with no money... and decided to finally take up that government benefit (and I've always been against doing that...) and going to learn everyone else's way and expressions of art... so does that mean later on I won't be saying that I'm self-taught? -hope not.
ive been trying to adjust doodles into paintings (myself) since i was a kid....although it still doesnt work as id like it to, no lesson ive ever attended has ever helped...improvement is always best achieved through experimenting!
Hmm... I don't know what I could really say on this one.
I was in a visual arts class and everyone in there was for drawing except me. I was suppose to be in there for photography, but something about me having to do all the work on my own because we didnt have a working dark room just didnt seem apealing. So one day I started to draw on some regular paper and my art teacher saw and then gave me a very large water color pad and told me to work with that.
I suppose I was self taught, but I got the push I needed from my art teacher. Hmm... Yes...