This might seem like an odd or stupid question, not sure. Anyway, I'm trying to learn to draw and paint, both traditionally and digitally. I've never been to any art schools. I'm wondering about how to learn correctly. A lot of people say just draw non-stop and you'll get better, but I always wonder: "What if you are just drawing the same mistakes over and over again?"
I guess what I'm trying to ask is: as someone who is new to drawing and painting, what would be considered a correct way to learn effectively?