My typical creative process starts out with an objective, this can be very vague, like an emotion. Then I start sketching the first image that pops in my head pertaining to this objective, then the next one and so on. After I have all my sketches I decide on which one I think is the strongest.
My creative process should probably have a little more organization and definable steps. I should also look to thinking more creatively in my process leading up to my sketching, i.e. thought mapping, etc.
Chuck Jones would draw from past experiences and childhood memories for much of his creativity. He implemented backbreaking concentration and devotion towards getting a job well-done for himself and his pride.