Equip your workspace
The more you learn about drawing and painting the more you will need to learn further on. This also means, learning more about all the tools and equipment which you may need for painting or drawing. It is absolutely no wonder why most painters have a separate room or studio for painting: they are incredibly full of stuff, from wood to make frames to paintings, brushes, all sorts of cleaners, canvases and the list goes on.
What this simply means is that the deeper you dig the more you need to get ahead. This is why we suggest everyone to stick with graphics, until they feel they are absolutely prepared to all the technical and financial challenges of painting. Drawing and sketching will really develop your skills which will eventually show even when you start painting. Also, drawing can be regarded as a complete way of art on its own right. So, stick with it, until you feel you are totally ready to dig deeper.