When I first joined the Wild Life team, I was tasked to redesign and dress up the Umbar region. Initially I was given lots of freedom to explore new ideas.
Reference boards for the Umbar biome
The coastal area underwent redesign. Using screenshots from the game's alpha state.
Initial draft for the revised layout and early settlement ideas
Additional designs and ideas for 'Apoc' ruins in the area
Very early draft sketches and designs for the region's jungle