Learning to draw for concepts.
My name is John. I have absolutely no experience with serious drawing, but I recently got interested in it for making concept art. I'm an writer/animator, and I wanted to start drawing out some of my character ideas so I can have a visual model for animation, for use in story boards, and to give me a general idea of what they'll look like.
My main thing is that I simply don't know where to begin. Though I'm not pursuing artistic drawing as an "end-all/be-all" career choice, I would like to learn how to draw the right way, and become the best artist I can be. If any of you could point me in a general direction or give me a starting point, I would very much appreciate that.
Also, if you know any good books on the subject that you could recommend to me, I would also be very grateful for that as well.
Thank you for your time and help.