Among them was a lightbox. A device on which you place your paper and draw, which makes sketching a lot easier (think layers from Photoshop if you're of that clan). In essence, it's nothing more than a box with light coming out of it.
Cost: $199.99. You've got to be freakin' kidding me.
Which is when I decided to do a little rummaging, pay the electrical store a quick visit and come up with my own solution.
Materials needed: Plastic paper box, 1 small CFL, bulb holder and wire to a plug.
|Place CFL in box like suchly.|
|Close box like thusly. Try not to snip the wire, that will render things a little useless.|
|Voila! Sketch heaven!|
Total cost: INR 525. #winning.
This man, the king of jugaad, would be proud.