Nuts and Bolts Pencil Studies Inspired by the Artist Jim Dine
The Art students were given a small matchbox, which included a range of different nuts and bolts. The students had to arrange an effective composition and then accurately transfer this onto an A5 piece of paper (that would act as the matchbox).
Firstly students sectioned out their A5 paper, mapped out the shapes very lightly and then continued to add detail, focussing on the shape, size and proportion of the nuts and bolts. Each student had to apply a range of tones to their drawings with the aid of a tonal strip (pictured below), emphasising contrast.