actually, it may be just my personality, but i dont like to take backwards steps, because then i make it an annoying habbit. to me, its like, learning PHP then learning HTML afterwards and ditching PHP. knowwhatimean?
my book explains GDI somewhat, tells you how to make a triangle and box, and an ellipse. thats it. and i find it very confusing to draw something, just to set it up i mean. but drawing is the easy part.