While writing, I’ll look up objects and mythological creatures to help myself get a visual of what I’m writing. Here are some of the visuals I used while writing Elementals!
The Prophecy of Shadows
The clay sun that Blake makes for Nicole in ceramics.
The painting that Nicole’s mom is working on when Nicole gets home from her first day of school.
The Hemlock Center (Rosewood Center in Maryland.)
A wooden castle playground — where Nicole and Blake first fight Orthrus.
Orthrus (although the Orthrus in the book doesn’t have a third eye on each head, and his tail is longer and spikier.)
The harpy that they fight in the cave.
The statue of Zeus at Olympia. This is an imagination of what it would look like, since it doesn’t exist anymore. In Elementals, they visit a replica.
Sun pendant that Nicole receives at the end of the book. (But the one in the book has a solid back with an engraving.)
The Blood of the Hydra
Scylla and Charybdis
Looking down Charybdis’s throat.
The Head of Medusa
Antarctic Ice Palace
Chione in her dress of ice
Nyx in her dress of the Universe