Hello! I am trying to figure out my life and where to go to school and all that- but what should I be doing in the mean time? I want to go into illustration somehow, and I am currently very actively searching for a way- but what should I be doing to develop my skill until I get to school? I know I have to draw and draw and draw, but I guess my main problem is with computer media. I am not the most experienced at all with computers or graphic design related things. At all. I know that is not good and that technical/computer skills/knowledge is very important today. I'm just not sure where or how to start training myself. I need to work up starting from basic knowledge- and I mean BASIC knowledge. I'm not stupid with technology, but I haven't had the opportunity to acquire much experience or knowledge.
I would love any suggestions of what I should be working on or towards right now on any aspect of art and/or illustration- whether or not it has to do with computers. Thanks!