If you don't have talent than you manifest it within you. Nobody is a illustrator after their first drawing, it takes time practice and patience. Talent and determination is a contributing factor, its almost like the "eye of the tiger". The school and degree doesn't matter, but if you want a degree for personal reasons or achievments than go ahead. An example would be: a company is looking for a artist, on the one hand they have someone with a mfa or whatever but on the other hand there is another person without a degree who has superior skills, more than likely they will choose the no degree guy. But that doesn't mean not getting a degree is going to give you skill, the individual makes the choices. Try looking around your local schools.
I'm becoming more of a renissance man every day.
Yea i'm that awesome.
The lord is my light and salvation-so why should I be afraid?-Psalm 27:1
Jesus said,"Stop your doubting and believe!"-John 20:27
God has said,"I will never, never fail you nor forsake you."-Hebrews 13:5