This drawing in particular really opened my eyes to how much I use basic shapes in CSS art. When I say basic shapes, I'm talkin squares, rectangles, circles, ovals, triangles, lines. Utilizing your tool belt of shapes allows for some really cool CSS art! If you practice using these shapes with `box-shadow`, `linear-gradient` and some other cool tricks, you can recreate any picture on the web using CSS and a bit of markup!
Remember creating these illustrations takes time. Some of the basic drawings might only require a couple hours of work, but as you move into more complex replications and drawings, it can take many hours if not days to perfect. I didn't say it would happen overnight.
But the feeling of accomplishment after finishing a CSS drawing is unrivaled.
When I'm looking for a new css art idea, I start by searching for images online. Usually by typing in the keyword (ie telephone booth) and saving 3-5 images that I wanted to stare at for a few minutes each before deciding which made the most sense in my head to start making.