I'm a young gen z-er who's pretty much self taught regarding art, and am trying to get better.
I mostly make art of things that I picture in my head as an impulse, whether it be some character I made up, a weird idea, or something else.
Usually, I tend to not use references. Admittedly, I just get straight to drawing instead of sketching out things first. I've made art this way for a long time now, I think.
Basically I just draw whatever comes to mind. I at least hope to strike inspiration in one person.