When I was 8 years old, my brother and youngest sister bought me Draw The Marvel Comics Superheroes. Its mainly how I started drawing in a formal fashion.
However, a year before that, I'd started drawing comics in 1994. I was off sick from school one day. I remember watching a TV show on BBC 2 in the afternoon.
I actually remember watching that very video and drawing that afterwards. I even remember drawing the triangle upside down at first and realising I must have gotten the drawing wrong. I know it was the afternoon as I remember eating rice whilst watching it. I stored all my drawings in a case from TSB bank which my second sister had gotten when she opened her account. I had always wondered what that was.
I stumbled upon the vid below by accident when looking for Cartooning. Its pretty cool to come across something I know influenced me after quite some time. I know the things that left big impressions on me as a kid, though I don't necessarily know the names.... until I researched it.
e.g. there's a painting in the National Gallery (Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian) which I saw at 11 which and is still how I primarily understand Light and Focus in a picture composition. Until I goggled it just now, I never even knew its name!