Hey everyone, long time lurker first time poster here.
One aspect of VFX creation that I struggle with the most by far is the conceptual stage – I’m just not very good when it comes to coming up with original concepts, much less be able to sketch thumbnails.
So my question is pretty straightforward… Where do you turn to for inspiration when you have no direction whatsoever (particularly when it comes to stylised FX)?
I play games, watch YouTube playthroughs, search Giphy and Pinterest for game and anime GIFs and check out other people’s work on forums like this. Am I missing anything? The process of original FX conceptualisation is often an excruciatingly difficult one for me…