I was curious to know how many of you guys work from concept or do you prefer gathering a variety of references and trying to design something uniquely your own using the variety of influences that come from your reference Library.
my question comes as I when I started 3D I was working off other artist's 3D model renders and replicating them and then I moved on to 2D concepts. Recent I have started to try and come up with my own original pieces utilizing my forever growing reference library. The only reason I bring this up is because I think it can make an interesting discussion on how everyone in the 3D modelling industry prefers to work. strictly from concept or do you like to let loose and design something completely on your own.
another question of mine is if you enjoying designing your own piece where do you start when it comes to your reference.