I was hoping all you veteran (or new) concept artists migh part with some of your wisdom. I've read a little bit about concept art, and in a nut shell what I have learned would be that concept art is about getting the 'feel' of the piece, as well as coming up with many ideas and, keeping the bits that are wanted from each and wittling it down until you're happy with the whole lot.
Now, I've been trying to come up with concepts myself, but I end up only drawing about 2 or 3 pieces for each character or item. And out of one item or character the few designs don't differ that much.
Perhaps it's because since I'm designing these for myself, and I'm not much of a pencil man (they're designs for sculpting) you could argue I have a good idea what I want them to look like already.
But I want more designs, and I want the concepts to reach out farther than I've been going.
So basically, does anyone have any great advice to help coming up with designs? Would writting down a list of 'rules' or 'ideals' for each design help perhaps? Come on, you guys are absolutely amazing! Share your wisdom!
Thanks in advance!!!!