My entry for the Witcher: Throne Breaker competition.
I think these these types of contests tend to be a bit skewed towards industry digital painters, which I'm definitely not, so with that in mind I really wanted to go in a direction which was more idea based, even a bit more abstract. If I can't be the best, I can least make an attempt at originality!
It's loosely based on the book where the Witcher officially gets his namesake, so Giant Poster Geralt is made up of warring factions, burning Northan Realms, the Wizard Towers as swords hilts and a Nilfgaardian Empire at his head, amongst other things.
I'm a fan of the books and games, so it was fun putting little references in there, like the Dandelion in the foreground.
I try to treat these things as mental exercises, with the aim to try and approach a brief in an interesting way, and to see if I can work that into my own work process moving forward. That way, even if I don't win anything, at least I've come away with something productive!
I'm pleased with the idea, it's just a shame I forgot how to use colour at the end, so it kind of loses it's impact. Back to the reeducation center with me!