This is such an interesting topic because every year I have this period (mostly from June till August) where my art side seems to go dormant. It's the time when I have no inspiration nor the intention to even create anything.
Then September arrives and the Inktober prompt list goes public. That is the moment the ball starts rolling for me. I can't explain it. It is literally the changing of the seasons, the smell of fall just around the corner, the pumpkins, the colors of the leaves turning red. I just want to pick up my pencil and draw. Once October starts I ink the hell out of everything while watching my favorite horror movies.
This is the first time that I've been able to keep the momentum going. After Inktober I knew I liked to work with prompts so I started following this instagram profile. I know I can't draw a picture every day, but at least some prompts spark my imagination. I also kept using my Inktober characters, I didn't care they were 'Halloween' themed. I like them, so I am going to draw them for as long as I want.
I also knew I needed a movie in the background, so that is what I try to do when I come home. Put on a movie and work on my art. Which is ink based, because I want to get better using a brush pen and then color it digitally.
I also don't force myself to draw, like right now. I'm posting a reply and reading the forum instead of drawing and that okay too.
So for short, my recipe for inspiration and creativity is:
A movie + prompts + my favorite beverage/snack