Acrylic A3 A4 LED Light Pad LED Drawing Writing Tracing Board for Animation
Drawing and tracing without a light box is like painting on a canvas without an easel: it is quite possible, but it is much less pleasant. But what is a drawing / tracing light box, and how does it work? Sometimes called light pad/table/board, a light box is a transluscent surface that is evenly backlit by LEDs. It allows you to draw with the highest precision, wherever you are: in the dark, on the train, etc… Provided it is bright enough, the light source also makes it possible to trace a picture or its outline onto a non-transparent yet translucent paper such as sketch paper, drawing paper, canson paper, watercolor paper or stained glass paper. An illustrator can, for example, use a tracing light box to ink a comic strip directly from the pencil sketch, without tracing paper or carbon paper.
In addition to being great for drawing and tracing, light boxes can be used by photographers to view slides or negatives. Light boxes are also a really handy tool to use for crafts. Indeed, one can use them for scrapbooking and creative stationery (for embossing), but also for serigraphy, calligraphy, stained glass technique, quilling and even embroidery.
Features to Consider When Choosing Your Drawing Light Box
While it is quite easy to build a DIY light box with a plastic tray, an opaque glass plate and fluorescent tubes or LED bulbs / strips, it is recommended to go for a quality product with a perfectly even illuminated surface that does not heat. But with dozens of models on the market, choosing a light box can be a real headache. The perfect device has to meet your needs and offer the best quality at the most competitive price. So, what to look for in a tracing / drawing light box?
Do you plan to bring your drawing light box with you while you are out? Then you should consider buying one in A4 size. It will be lightweight and easy to carry in a bag or a backpack. Do you usually draw on A3 or A2 paper sheets? In this case, a larger device should be preferred. A3 is the most common size in pencil portraiture and other kinds of art while A2 is useful for portraits of full-body.
Obviously, a good light box should have a bright light. If you need one for tracing, the LED lighting should be bright enough to shine through 2 sheets of (thick) paper. A tracing light box should have a maximum brightness of at least 4000 lux. For other applications (drawing, photography, quilting etc.), 1500-4000 lux should be more than enough. Most light boxes have adjustable brightness so you can dim or brighten the light to the level that suits your project. Generally, they offer 3-5 levels of brightness, but top-of-the-line products allow you to adjust the brightness continuously.
A light box plugged to a power outlet will generally be brighter than one powered by USB. The latter must be connected to a computer to operate, but it is also possible to purchase a USB wall charger. However, with a USB-powered device, you can get a car charger and an external battery and thus have a completely portable light table that you can use everywhere.
Product Technical Specification:
Working Area:470 x 317mm
Dimming Button: touch switch, optional:
2. Stepless gradient intelligent memory function
Lamp Beads:44pcs Color Temperature:12000-15000K(cold light)
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Shenzhen Ruixin Teng Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
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