John Rylands Libary

I have been commissioned to make a donations box for the John Rylands Libary in Manchester, UK.The automata will feature Enriqueta Rylands, who used her large fortune and 20 years of her time in the foundation of the Libary.
The Libary is a beautiful example of the Gothic style and is famous for it's carved stone  dragons, so I will be including a dragon in the piece.At the end of the cycle a small worm will emerge from the pile of books on the table holding a 'Thank You' sign. 

Concept Drawing