When I finally got back into painting, I started by copying some artists I really liked. An artist I knew nothing about was Clive Barker. I had checked a book of his, Visions of Heaven and Hell, out from the local library. His approach to painting seemed original, so after outright copying a few of his paintings (now hanging on my wall, but not on my site, as I'll only take plagiarism so far) I started changing them just enough to make them my own. Here's a gallery of some of the works from that book. I couldn't find the exact one this grew out of.