Yes, this is another one of those posts. You know the kind, where a beginner asks how to get started in the vast world of art. Anyway, feel free to move along.
But let's get to the main point shall we? Back when I was a kid, I loved drawing. Obviously, they were nothing more then sketchy doodles, but nonetheless I had fun. However, as time went on, my love for art faded and several years of passed since then and now I'm completely out of practice.
Now, at the good ol' age of 17, I've got a renewed spark for art and am keen to learn once more. However, I'm basically starting off from a clean slate. So, I thought I'd take this opportunity to learn proper techniques, anatomy and the like.
I'm interested in pursuing traditional drawing as simply a side hobby, not a career. I plan to buy a sketchbook tomorrow to begin the long journey of improving my art. However, I'd like advice from you guys on how to take the first few steps.
Basically, I'm asking what kind of objects or things should I first focus on drawing. I've heard basic shapes are one of the starting points, but where from there? Would focusing on perspective or moving onto anatomy be better? It might sound a little stupid of me, but a little nudge in the right direction is all I'm asking.