It depends on what end you want to be at. You can create the art, buy art, appreciate art, or even be the art. I will be focusing on drawing the art.
If you want to start off creating some artwork I personally suggest pencil and paper. The reason is that they are super cheap and easy to get, also you won't have to worry about color. For paper using copy paper/printer paper or lined paper will do fine.
However, now'a days you can get a cheap sketchbook from the dollar store which is also good. An eraser is needed for pencil, because the pink erasers suck. Save yourself the time and get the white ones. Some extras would be a folder or binder to keep your drawings in, and a pencil sharpener. But for the most part do not worry about any fancy materials at the moment.
What you need:
Or you could get this beginner kit and this sketchbook.
Faber-Castell Creative Studio Graphite Sketch Pencil Set – 6 Graphite Pencils: https://amzn.to/3foKKHE
AmazonBasics Sketch and Drawing Art Pencil Kit: https://amzn.to/3gmrsUy
Great, you have what you need to make some art. Now what are you going to draw? That depends on what YOU want to draw. You can draw anything you want but are you going to be good at it? This is the time to start on the FUNDAMENTALS OF ART.
How do you develop those things? Some would suggest art school or taking online classes. I mean, if you have the money cool go ahead nobody is stopping'ya. But it really depends on the person, don't waste your money on it if you feel its not going to help you. I started drawing at a young age and I got better without an art school. It really boils down to practice, time, and dedication.
Here are some tips that I can give.
One thing that I did that helped me learn to draw was tracing. Now I know folks do not support tracing of any kind. However, there are many people that do use this method BUT only for learning purpose and not for a finial piece of work.
Start collecting reference images to fill your visual Library. This will give you more to draw from and you can study on the go on your phone. Pinterest.com is a great site/app for holding interesting pictuers. Here are my boards
Drawing from life is the best thing that you can do when you're first starting off. This will help you get an understanding of how things actually look. Here are some of my examples from my desk.
That's only what I have to offer but the internet has so much more like videos and sites that will help you understand the basics.
Here are some links for understanding and drawing the human figure along with other topics (Both of these sites do have butt naked people.)
Channels with drawing tutorials
You have the internet at your finger tips, take advantage of it while it's still here.
Hope ya'll have a great day.
Please and thank you! ♥ ♥