I am new to this subreddit and should start with introduce myself first before asking for advice.
I am a 22 years old student who just finished his Bachelor and started with his Master. I got a Surface Pro 3 as present from my Parents for doing so.
I have been drawing when I was younger (approx. 15 - 17 yo).
This was no where near proffesionell and more like a hobby doing what I wanted to or if I got pretty bored (anime figures, some ojects, sometimes even buildings).
I also learned art basics for one year in high school ( 1-Point-Perspective , 2-Points-Perspective, Light/Shadow on Geometric Objects, Calligraphy)
Two of my earlier pictures can be found here and as you can see they are average drawings of a beginner
I now want to start drawing seriously going into human anatomy, figure drawing, digital art, getting my own style a.s.o.
The problem now is, that I dont know where to start.
My biggest goal is to be able to draw digitally up par to lets say the Dangan Ronpa games, LoL Splash arts and/or idrawgirls.
I have read some guidelines saying to start with pen & paper since its easier to access and I would agree with it, if I didnt have a Surface Pro. I could start drawing on paper but I think it would reduce my motivation to go on ( a step back from my goal?).
My Questions are:
I want to start drawing digitally and not with Pen&Paper but is it ok ?
Which steps should I take ? ( figure drawing sketches -> human anatomy -> light shadow -> human faces -> realistic drawings -> colouring -> stylisation - Objects whenever I feel like it)
Which free online materials are there supporting the steps ?(human anatomy par example)
Are there excercises to improve in a area ? ( 30 second speed sketches)
Sorry for this big wall of text and thank you all in advance for helping me ;-)