Here’s a fantastic project for make your own DIY sketch tracer/light box with some plastic, wood, and aluminum foil. The author initially made it for his girlfriend who’s a fashion designer so she can trace her sketches easily but this seems like it has many uses.
My Girlfriend is a Fashion design major working on her MFA, and she often needs to trace her sketches. She uses my animation table but it is a bit too large for her to work with, and she can’t move it around. So I decided to make her a light box. Once I had everything together, it took me less than a day to build. In fact, I made it today.