Description: This is a preliminary sketch by Greg Hildebrandt for a poster included with Civilization 4: Gold Edition. The game was published by 2K Games for Windows in 2007. The foreground of this sketch has a few sections that were drawn separately and taped onto the main page to form the final composition, a process Greg often used to work out and hone various compositional elements. The sketch is signed at lower left. Greg talks about the creation of his poster painting in a series of three videos on YouTube. This preliminary piece appears to be shown in the first video just after the three minute mark here and throughout as Greg photographs reference material for his painting.
Medium: Pencil on paper
Image Area: 19" x 15" (on a 21" x 18" piece of paper)
Image Source: Original