I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, so if I've placed it in the wrong area, i apologize
I'm wondering what people would recommend as a starting point towards learning to draw, i'm 22 years old, and a recent graduate of a games computing degree, I've always had a active imagination but never really been able to put what I think, onto paper and have decided that i really want to dedicate my time to drawing.
I'm wondering, what would people suggest as a starting point. My current skill level is pretty much retarded, i can just about manage a stick figure but beyond that i fail pretty damn hard
I know about places like posemaniacs but that seems almost jumping right in at the deep end, and to be honest i don't think i'd do anything more than get completely overwhelmed.
any suggestions of sites, communities, books etc would be really great.
Last thing i'd want to do is buy a "how to draw manga" book or something, i hear starting out at something so cartoony really only hurts your chances of improving, and i really want to be doing mainly realistic sci-fi/fantasy stuff and landscapes
Also, would you recommend starting digital or traditional? does it make much of a difference or is it more important to get fundamental theory right?
EDIT: it said it didn't post so i tried again and it posted twice, wat D: not a great first impression