I find inspiration everywhere. But it happens mostly when I think about a new story for a book.
Sometimes it is a scene in a movie that gives me an idea or a computergame and sometimes I am inspired by other artists. That is how I came to build a similar “impossible” town like M.C. Escher.
As to Leighton, I was curious, if I could paint like an old master. I cannot. But as it was hard work I decided to show it anyway. See the portrait gallery.