I'm hyped over the drawing thing, so i decided to make this brief journal with some basic tips that might help you:
Know what you want to paint. You can spend ages looking for the perfect reference, or instead, create a small list of the features you want to draw. Search out each individual detail until you have a small collection of photos for use. Start from the background and fill your colours first, don't jump into details right away.
Take full advantage of any reference you can get your hands on. Depending for what you are going for.
SKETCH YOUR IDEA
Draw out your idea, considering composition, possible colors and light