That's cool. Do practice with hands. I already went to University to study graphics design, after "finishing" it (I didn't finish it, but I did all four years out of four, just diploma is left), so I had fine arts / traditional art as well since basics are a must, and I learned quite some things since I never was exposed to art like that before I went there, and I still managed to score somewhat high among others. I wasn't the best, I know my issues and problems, but going there made me realize that I have a potential and talent, I just need to practice and figure out how things work.I'm also started to learn drawing. When I was working on the textures for my mod, I used GIMP and mouse and I found drawing with mouse is not an easy task. A few weeks ago I downloaded Krita and I found that for drawing it could be better than Gimp. But a tablet or a digital drawing table is necessary! Because of financial reasons and because this is simply a hobby at this time I'm planning to buy a Huion H1060P in the spring and until that I practising pencil and paper drawing/sketching. Besides that learning Krita functions, so when I get the Graphic tablet I will have some skills.
If you think about digital drawing, it is the first thing what you must have. I see now drawing with mouse like playing a racing simulator with keyboard. Throw cold water on you.Good recommendation! I tried doing a couple of projects with Krita earlier in the year, and became absolutely fed up using a mouse.