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Title: Copying drawing using a light box.
Post by: Bill76434 on December 29, 2017, 03:45:46 PM
I watch "The Mind Of Watercolour" and get some good tips from Steve Mitchel. This one I like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzSRCoqUOtg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzSRCoqUOtg)
I use  a small light box 5" x 7", I used for my photographic slides. Good enough at this time but will get a larger one.
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Post by: Happychappy on December 29, 2017, 04:23:41 PM
 :thankyou:  for posting such interesting topics Bill.   Patricia
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Post by: Val on December 30, 2017, 01:52:08 AM
I have an Artograph light pad that was bought for me. It works great but is a bit awkward for me on the boat. Another piece that must be packed away after every use due to space requirements. Hopefully that won't be a problem for much longer.

The lightbox makes redrawing/tracing so quick and easy especially if you have vision issues.  O0
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Post by: Bill76434 on December 30, 2017, 01:29:24 PM
Looking at the costs of the large  ones  :-\ I might have to wait awhile, my wife though very supportive thinks I spend too much on my new passion. ??? I might buy Her one for her birthday  :heeha:
I'd Love to see a picture of your boat Val?
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Post by: Val on December 30, 2017, 02:51:22 PM
This is the newest one I found, taken earlier this year in Placencia Lagoon, Belize.

Puddle Jumper

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Post by: Cath on December 30, 2017, 03:09:51 PM
Bill,  the idea of using the slides light box is a good one for the meantime. O0 Will put ours to use, too.

 :) Val, thanks for the photo of your boat. Very nice.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on December 30, 2017, 04:07:16 PM
Wow, much bigger and nicer than the name "Puddle Jumper" implies.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Bill76434 on December 30, 2017, 05:51:34 PM
Very Nice Val.  8)  :envy:
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Post by: Val on December 31, 2017, 12:20:41 PM
Thanks guys, it will be hard to say goodbye to her.  :'(
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Post by: TeresaM on December 31, 2017, 03:21:14 PM
My husband made me a lightbox . Its a box with a light bulb in it with a piece of glass  over the opening in the box, only it gets very hot (maybe I should change the light bulb to one of the newer ones). Only bending over makes my back hurt and for some reason also makes me nauseous.
So have purchased the  new Lucy after Patrica and Val discussed the Lucida. If you are interested www.drawlucy.com (http://www.drawlucy.com)  Although I haven't used it much as i put it away  after trying to draw a little statue of an elephant. It takes practice.  Only just took it out now to get the web address  (naughty me should use it more) although like Val I don't have a painting space just the kitchen table so things have to get packed away.
   
Val beautiful boat but I would get very sea sick. Enjoy your life and creating many beautiful paintings on it.
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Post by: Val on January 01, 2018, 05:34:32 AM
 :doh: I had mine out last week and forgot I had it out to show my setup!  :D I will make it a priority today, must start off the new year on the right footing!  ;D

Teresa, is yours the newer model with the flexible arm?
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Post by: Cath on January 01, 2018, 03:17:20 PM
Teresa,  Thank you for the link. That is a great apparatus.
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Post by: TeresaM on January 16, 2018, 04:05:19 PM
Hi Val yes mine does have they flexible arm so can move it around easily