Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close
Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close

In this next early version of the bridge house, the bridge tender is a man. The author and I later decided to make all the characters animals to give the story a more universal appeal.

Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close
Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close

At this stage, the bridge tender has transformed into a fox and more details have been added to add interest. The tonal values have also been decided.

Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close
Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close

This is the final stage of the bridge house illustration. Color, texture and shadows have been added, as well as labels for parts of the gear system in the lowest level.

Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close
Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close
Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close
Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close

In this next early version of the bridge house, the bridge tender is a man. The author and I later decided to make all the characters animals to give the story a more universal appeal.

Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close

At this stage, the bridge tender has transformed into a fox and more details have been added to add interest. The tonal values have also been decided.

Bridge house from Drawbridges Open and Close

This is the final stage of the bridge house illustration. Color, texture and shadows have been added, as well as labels for parts of the gear system in the lowest level.

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