I thought I had already put this online a while ago but apparently not, oops! This one’s about a month and a half old give or take, maybe more. Title is from Teen Suicide’s “I will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body” which, I was going to say, isn’t quite as bleak as it sounds but I don’t think anyone will believe me when I say that, right? Also I swear one day I’ll consider not drawing strange creatures with weird faces and no eyes and impossible hands but not yet, I’m enjoying them way too much.
More drawings coming soon! Thinking about a series of illustrations for songs, I’ll keep you posted if it happens!
Could really use one right now and since I can’t spend €100 on one I decided to look up tutorials to make cheap and easy light boxes.
I made this about a year ago, very useful thing to have and the guide is awesome! But I made it with some additions / custom changes to suit my needs and I thought I’d share some pics.
I used two frames from IKEA under the name of RIBBA (nr. 301.325.27). Obviously you should buy them in whatever size you prefer but I bought some rather large frames, measuring about 40x50mm I believe.
As you can see my first and most obvious edit is I tilted the sides slightly (!) so the box isn’t completely flat on top, which makes for easier drawing. You can’t tilt it too far though, because then you won’t get good light distribution!
Another change is I placed a thin wooden slab underneath the bottom frame to make the lightbox portable, otherwise (if you stick to the videoguide) the lights would drop / dangle if you lift the box.
Also note the square cutouts on the side, this is because I secured the glass on the top frame with two thin, square wooden sticks.
Here you can see the glass being held in place thanks to the two sticks on the sides.
View from the opened lightbox, offers some sort of overview.
Additions I made inside: because I picked a large frame, the light didn’t distribute that well. So I placed two light bulbs rather than just one (my dad helped me with the wiring here because I’m an idiot) and added tin foil in the box to help spread the light, this works great!
Close up from the sides on the inside, being held in place with more wooden square sticks as in the video.
Le view from le back.
Little light switch my dad added because he likes to show off?
I hope this post helps you to make your own light box to your liking! LOTS OF CREDIT GOES TO THE YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOVE for giving me a solid base to work on!