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.
The Great Space Bakeoff
Welcome to the future! Space travel has become commonplace, and humanity has made contact with many different species of aliens, each introducing their own complex cultures and traditions. There is one thing they all have in place, however - their love of good food.
It was no surprise, therefore, that "The Great Space Bakeoff" was a smash hit as soon as it hit the intergalactic television networks. Participants come from all around the known universe, and while the results aren't guaranteed to be pretty, they are always exciting.
If you're feeling down for some character work, design a contestant, a judge, or even the host of the show. Alternatively, designing one of the dishes they create, the appliances they use, or even the set on which they all compete.
The Art of Brom
Here we're getting into the subjective - Gerald Brom is one of my favourite artists (and a pretty fantastic novelist!). That said, if I recommended art books just for the beautiful images contained therein, my list of recommendations would be miles long.
The reason this book is close to my heart is because of its introduction, where Brom goes explains in detail just how he went from being an army brat to one of the most highly respected dark fantasy artists in the world today. I believe that one's work is flavoured by their life's experiences, and discovering the roots from which other artists hail can help give one perspective on their own beginnings, and perhaps their eventual destination as well.