Google is my usual starting point for inspiration. And then there is some strange stuff that my mind comes up with; often I just make a rough sketch of something, then something about it strikes me, and it winds up being something entirely different.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.