My nice new August issue (http://www.imaginefx.com/02287754329927044275/imaginefx-issue-20.html) is once again overflowing with beautiful work that inspires on so many levels.
The article begining on p20 on concept work for film is right on topic for me a the moment. There are some nice thoughts around the application of concept-design to this field. Matt Allsopp is quoted as "It's useful if you can quickly show your thinking in the form of a sketch. Other qualities include conveying drama, action, motion and depth in a single render" I think this idea of concept exploration is great for a studio.
I like the notion that a good understanding of the film making process is a bonus to the concept artist in pre or post production has strong parallels with Architecture and its related disciplines as well.
I am very fond of this pic (and his others for that matter) by Chester Ocampo (check out Imaginary Friends: http://www.imaginaryfs.com/ or more specifically: http://www.imaginaryfs.com/about_chester.html). This is an obviously cartoony image, but it is very approachable and has a lovely character.
[image from Imaginary Friends site of a nice Chester Ocampo piece]