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Artograph Light Tracer Light Box

Updated on January 8, 2013

Artograph Lightbox

 The Artograph Lighttrace Light box is a smaller than usual lightbox for drawing, but in this way it is more compact and portable for any artists or crafters that use them, although you can get larger Artograph ightboxes this one is cheaper and ideal for most tasks associated with a lightbox.

I myself own a lightbox (Although not an Artograph lightbox!) and I demonstrate a little bit of drawing with one below in the drawing videos. The Artograph Lighttracer lightbox has a small tray for storing your pencils or pens at the top of it and it is quite light weight too. Based on the reviews on Amazon, this lightbox is the ideal size and weight to carry anywhere where you have to work or whatever craft or hobby that you do requires it.

Watch these two videos to see what you can do with drawings and a bit of tracing with a lightbox!


Drawing With A Lightbox


Using a lightbox is very useful for drawing and transferring artwork from one sheet of paper to another by tracing the image from underneath. Artists use them frequently and are able to use a lightbox to create symmetrical art and other quality designs by tracing out lines and re-arranging them on a new sheet of paper.

A drawing can be changed and altered to a new drawing like in the drawing video below.

Tracing Using A Lightbox

Common Uses For An Artograph Lightbox

Here is a little explanation as to what you can do with an Artograph Lightbox.

Artograph Lightbox uses and techniques

Artograph Lightbox

Artograph lightbox for drawing and design.
Artograph lightbox for drawing and design. | Source

Artograph Lightboxes And Other Lightboxes To Consider

Artograph Lighttrace Lightbox

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    • Jeremey profile image

      Jeremey 7 years ago from Arizona

      art and drawing is a hobby of mine with my children, I had never heard of this product. Thanks for the intro, sounds like something my cildren would really get some use out of!!!

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Robert!

      I don't know what I'd do without a lightbox to aid my drawings and art and the time saving qualities do make it worthwhile to use as a drawing and tracing tool.

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      robertsloan2 7 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Great little Hub on a great little light box. This is actually the light box that I bought, and I've felt no need to invest in a more expensive one. It's lightweight, fits easily on my lap, is bright enough to trace anything and tremendously useful.

      One more use for it that I find very handy - if I do my first sketch in graphite pencil and then want to do it in watercolor or watercolor pencil or colored pencils without the graphite lines showing, I put the graphite on the Lightracer. Then use colored pencils or watercolor pencils in the color I'm going to use later for each of the lines. Even yellow lines show up well enough if I look close at them - but they're placed accurately and vanish when I paint or color it in. Also as you pointed out, I can make corrections to the original drawing at that stage.

      It's also grand for inking without the bother of erasing! A light box is a big time saver, well worth the relatively low price of this handy little device!