Worldbuilding Brainstorming Evolution
During the brainstorming process of building the world of Leea’doch in this novel, I have taken part in many important decisions. This page highlights some of the critical choices which I had to go through during development.
Ni'vim and the Sha'reena
How should Ni’vim and her race, the Sha’reena, look like?
I planned to make the Sha’reena an avian, humanoid, intelligent species that evolved in another world. However, this was tricky as I had to search for zoological knowledge to see how I could do this.
It was also essential to make Ni’vim’s appearance stand out from other avian humanoids. Working together with Alejandro Colucci (book designer for the Witcher series), I gave him the following details:
The charts below highlight these processes, with explanations:
The Eternal Reflection Symbol
The Eternal Reflection symbol is the most crucial in the entire novel series since it represents essential philosophical and spiritual concepts.
Here is the evolution of the symbol, from its nascent phase to the current one:
The 1st Book Cover
Working with Alejandro Colucci, here is the evolution of his original sketches at various stages. I provided him with more details until it evolved to the current one: