I'm not sure whether this should be in this forum, or education. Apologies if I'm in the wrong one.
I'm a recent graphic design graduate and I've drawn a few simple geometric display typefaces at University. These were "display", so I had a certain amount of artistic license with legibility.
However, I'm not sure where to begin with drawing a serious (preferably serif) typeface.
Do you draw with pencil first, then scan it in?
If so, do you use any sort of gridded paper?
How long until you take that design and start using Glyphs, FontLab, etc?
Are there any books that have helped you, or others begin designing type?
In the future I plan on taking a course or workshop on the subject, but I can't afford to at the moment.