It is pieced together from a lot of reference, for instance, the model is a character I designed for a graphic novel in 1997 while working in Rome with a bunch of italian comix guys on a movie.
I came across this info in a book by Alex Grey which I thought was a good definition of the deal.
“The Creative Process
1 Formulation: discovery of the srtists subject or problem
2 Saturation: a period of intense research on the subject or problem
3 Incubation: letting the unconscious sift the information and develop a response
4 Inspiration: a flash of one’s own unique solution to the problem
5 Translation: bringing the internal solution to outer form
6 Integration: sharing the creative answer with the world and getting feedback”
… reprinted from the book “The MISSION of ART” by Alex Grey