So the first tasks for the tools project are to complete at least one fantastic sustained pencil drawing from direct observation and take a set of interesting photos of your tool.
Zoom in, choose unusual angles, consider lighting, cropping and viewpoint carefully. You might make use of cast shadows or select a specific background for your shots.
Take 15 - 20 shots and print 4 - 6 of the best at A5 scale. Here are a few sample shots to give you the idea: