Inspiration comes from many places. This weekend I found a really cute rubber stamp at a craft market. I didn't originally intend to incorporate it into a painting, but inspiration strikes in unexpected ways. The dragon stamp became the core of a bigger, more dramatic magnificent flame throwing beast.
This is the original stamp.
Dragon colours: Winsor Blue, Winsor Turquoise, Veridian.
Flame colours: Daniel Smith Tranparent Orange, Perylene Maroon, a touch of Cadmium Yellow.