Zoo sketches, and the final illustration:
So if your looking for inspiration, don't jump on the computer to see what is hot and what is not, as tempting as it is. Consider what you love in this world, bring together all the things that have appealed you and see what could be combined. Go outside, look around, draw. If you look hard enough, you'll see it is rather exciting out there and you'll find something to share.
Linda Dorn is an illustrator and animator living in Southern California. To see more of her work go to www.lindadorn.com