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Why Would You Need A Light Box For Drawing?
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Lightboxes 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.
To trace a drawing, some might say say it's a cheat, but other artists often trace original drawings or just the shape of something and then I can develop the drawings into something entirely different.
A lightbox provides a brilliant underlighting illumination on your piece of paper, making it easier to see a drawing on top of a blank piece of paper.
Lightboxes are an ideal tool for animators and illustrators or even tattoo designers and they are easy to make if you wanted to.
A lightbox has many uses for the artist and the main use I use them for is to trace and repeat patter such as borders or other patterns like on a tribal tattoo and I could therefore merge two seperate designs together by tracing the previous one on top of the other.
Animators use a good quality lightbox so they can trace the underlying image and alter it slightly and they create the illusion of animation by creating cels of ordered sheets that they have traced and worked on with the lightbox and these are then captured with a camera taking a shot of each individual drawing.
Once you start using an artists lightbox, you'd be surprised at how you got along without one to begin with, I'm using mine more now than I used to and that's because they are a useful part of your art equipment..