Can some of you guys share some of your concept 'tricks' if you have any? Kind of like the theory behind coming up with this stuff. Is there a particular process you go through? Mad amounts of thumbnails? Brainstorming methods? Concentrating on a certain story-line elements?
I'm just curious as to how some of you go about it(creative process). My school didn't even offer any kind of classes devoted to concept stuff. They were pretty much like, "Uhhh, do it."