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    USING LIGHT BOXES to TRACE DRAWINGS : How to Use Lightboxes to Copy Images Onto a Piece of Paper

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    How to Build an Artist Light Box Trace Box

    How to Build an Artist Light Box Trace Box

    Many artists and graphic designers use light boxes to trace items they wish to use in their work. Photographers use light boxes to view slides or negatives. You can purchase a light box at most craft or photography stores, or with a little bit of effort, you can easily build a light box at home, saving yourself money that can be used toward other art supplies.

    How to Use Tracing Table

    How to Use Tracing Table

    We will place the drawing that we want to trace on the translucent surface of the table (it is usually a white sheet of hard plastic). We will fix the tips of the drawing with adhesive tape. This way we will avoid it can move when we are tracing.

    Lightboxes : Trace Designs and View Negatives

    Lightboxes : Trace Designs and View Negatives

    A lightbox can be used for multiple projects and can be used by professional artists, crafters and even kids. Look at photograph negatives, transfer pictures or trace clip art and decorative boarders for scrapbooking projects.

    Cheap Light Box for Drawing or Inking

    Cheap Light Box for Drawing or Inking

    A light box is a box with a light in it. Pretty simple stuff. I just can't bring myself to pay $50 (on the low end) for one. This one was put together in about 15 minutes and cost less than $15. Lights of America makes a 13" florescent lamp that I bought at Wal*mart for about $8. The box is a Sterilite storage box with a frosted bottom and cost about $4. I like making stuff, but I like drawing more so this is as simple as it gets.

    Colour fun with our DIY lightbox

    Colour fun with our DIY lightbox

    I set up the table top I made in this post in the kid's bedroom on top of two old wooden draws that we keep their books in. This made a sort of kid level worktop for them to kneel on the floor and play at. We only had one light that was safe to put on the carpet beneath the table, but that gave plenty of illumination.

    Creating Your Own Makeshift Lightbox

    Creating Your Own Makeshift Lightbox

    If you’re doing a lot of craft, then you will come across the need every now and then to do some tracing.

    Using a Light Box to Transfer Artwork: Video Series

    Using a Light Box to Transfer Artwork: Video Series

    Learn how to use a light box to transfer your drawings, paintings, photos and artwork in this free instructional art video lesson.

    How to Build a Light Box for Tracing - Many projects begin with drawing or tracing a picture

    Why Would You Need A Light Box For Drawing? - A lightbox is a useful piece of kit that should be a part of your art equipment and there are numerous uses for having one.

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    You Might Also Like the Following Resource Pages on This Site ... Grid Drawing to Copy Images ... Camera Lucida ... Camera Obscura ... How to Trace / Transfer / Resize Images ... Art Projectors

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