Olivier Pron is a concept artist, originally from London and now working with Method visual effects studio in Los Angeles as Supervising Art Director and Head of the Art Department.
When I initially wrote about Pron in 2014, he had just started his blog, and did not have a great deal of work available online. Since then he has established a new website that highlights his concept design work for major feature films, including his pre-production designs for the much talked about shifting reality city scenes in Dr. Strange.
I also particularly enjoy his designs for Jupiter Ascending, which demonstrate to good advantage his ability to convey enormous scale, a visual concept that is in great demand in contemporary fantasy and science fiction films.
On his new site, you can also see Pron’s concepts for films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Cloud Atlas, Suicide Squad, Thor – The Dark World, Wathcmen, Hellboy 2, Harry Potter – The Deathly Hallows Part 2, and others.
I don’t see any information on his process, but it looks like he is using a combination of digital techniques to achieve his final visualizations.
It’s worth pointing out again that when you see concept designs for popular movies, you might unconsciously think of them as interpretations of the familiar film scenes, forgetting that you are seeing the original artist’s visualization on which the scenes and effects in the film are based.