Having trouble coming up with something to draw? No worries - while you'll eventually learn how to start from a tiny seed of a thought and gradually nurture it into a complex concept to explore through design and illustration, it's perfectly fine not to be there just yet.
For now though, here's an idea that might interest you.
THEY TOOK THE BUTTONS!
Did you hear? It was awful. Aliens attacked! We expected it would happen, but... not like this. We didn't stand a chance, and didn't even have the opportunity to fight back.
Well, in truth, they didn't actually really fight, or harm us. But what they did was so much worse. They took our BUTTONS! They said that we were bad little worms and they wouldn't give them back until we learned to behave and stop warring with one another over "petty" things. They can't possibly know how important it is that my sports team win against theirs!
Anyway, so we need to figure out another solution. Please! Design an alternative way to use a tool or appliance that traditionally uses buttons. It's an emergency!
Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens
Like the Staedtlers, these also come in a set of multiple weights - the ones we use are F. One useful thing in these sets however (if you can't find the pens individually) is that some of the sets come with a brush pen (the B size). These can be helpful in filling out big black areas.
Still, I'd recommend buying these in person if you can, at a proper art supply store. They'll generally let you buy them individually, and also test them out beforehand to weed out any duds.