My original acrylic paintings are mostly inspired from things I imagine in my mind with a little help from the internet to get structure correct once in a while.
I normally don't sketch much out, I imagine it laid out on the canvas, make a light painted sketch, and start filling in the blanks. I like to leave it up to my creativity what comes next! The mistakes I make can turn into brilliant discoveries!
I go between using a palette knife, various brushes, and even my fingers! I never know what will come out of these and that's what makes it exciting.