If I don't try to break in to doing original artwork, I'll never do original art. I want it so badly, but it scares the crap outta me.
A friend of mine from High School asked if I could create a horror or sci-fi--Sci-Fi Horror!--illustration for him. Absolutely no constraints on style, content--except for the theme--and I'm going to try to sketch out some ideas. I always feel like my ideas are TOO based on everything I see of other people's artwork. But, maybe that's just how it works? And I would sketch something out and it would naturally evolve in to however I see it.