Most of my artwork comes from photos I've taken years ago or just last weekend and then I'll come upon an image that catches my eye and I'm inspired to start to draw a new piece. It sounds simple but I often ask myself questions about composition, color and design, foreground vs background, and has anyone else drawn this sort of piece. If so how do I make it fresh and make it mine, and that is the question, I must make it mine so when someone sees it they know I drew it.
Enjoy the art and take time to read what I went through to get the right image on paper. At times the journey makes the painting that much better and understood as to my choice.