Art is definitely therapeutic. So agreed.
Also referencing existing imagery to create your own art is totally legit. I once read Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon and he nailed it by saying that nothing is original, all ideas are recycled and we as artists just add our style into what we compile. Boo-yah! :O)
You work is wonderful! Keep it up! And kudos for your digital work. Personally I find it a lot more difficult than traditional media, and yours even looks good.
Tiffany Seefeldt, * tdaysie
"Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself."