The video game studio CD Project Red has held a couple of art contests for „Gwent: The Witcher Card Game“ over the years.

I first participated in the March/April 2018 contest but this picture is from the September/October 2018 contest. 

The task was to create a poster for the then unreleased Gwent spinoff „Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales“.
Having only a few product pictures and sparse information about the game available to us me and my fellow contestants went to work.


Before starting to work on the actual piece I made these rough sketches.
The goal was to get a feel for the atmosphere and overall look.
My final poster ended up being a mixture of multiple elements from these ideas