Dr. Sadik Lead writer: Jacqueline Rivera
Character designer: Ajané J.K. Celestin
Concept art by: Dominque Wittwer
Body/outfit art by: Audia Pahlevi
Face by: XiaoHui
Face model: Xxerru
Meet Dr. Ela Sadik, a very special character. Dr. Sadik’s concept was created after SHINee Jonghyun’s passing back in December. It was our way of paying respect to his memory, with hopes of helping others by showing the importance of mental health care.
Dr. Ela Sadik is also special in that she is a hijab-wearing, Muslim woman. Thinking about the discrimination they often face, Creative Director Ajané Celestin asked former TTEOTS artist Xxerru if she would be the face model for the character, as a Turkish Muslim woman herself.
Please look forward to the detailed art and concept notes in the To the Edge of the Sky artbook, which will begin being created once the main story is finished.
Dr. Sadik’s design was conceptualized by Ajané J.K. Celestin, acting in an Art Director and Character Designer role. Her notes on the design are as follows: