NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida - Big Idea Design LLC - INTL
NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida - Big Idea Design LLC - INTL
NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida - Big Idea Design LLC - INTL
NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida - Big Idea Design LLC - INTL

NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida

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The NeoLucida is a portable camera lucida: an optical drawing aid that allows you to trace what you see. Based on century-old designs but comprehensively redesigned for the 21st century, the NeoLucida is perfect for artists, scientists, designers, or hobbyists-anyone who wants to draw.

Originally patented in 1807, by the 1830s camera lucidas were everywhere. Fine artists, scientists, naturalists, explorers, archeologists, architects-all used the camera lucida for drawing in the days before photography.

Our design is lightweight (7oz., or 199 g), sturdy, compact enough to fit in a handbag, highly adjustable, totally non-electronic, and effective in all lighting conditions. If you enjoy drawing from life, or if you're interested in experiencing for yourself how the Old Masters could possibly have created such accurate, lifelike drawings-then the NeoLucida is for you.

Designed in Chicago & Pittsburgh, USA by Pablo Garcia & Golan Levin.
Crowdfunded through Kickstarter.

Officially licensed item from NeoLucida,LLC

Manufactured in partnership with Big Idea Design, LLC.
NeoLucida™ is a registered trademark of NeoLucida, LLC.
For ages 9+.

What's in the box

• 1 NeoLucida (Works for both right & left handed artist)

• 1 Carrying pouch

• 1 Set of instructions


Need Help?

Instructions + Video Demos and Detailed written instructions & FAQ's can be found on the NeoLucida website.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Still undelivered

Over 60 days and I'm still waiting for my delivery. It was supposed to be a Christmas present for a friend too. Definitely won't be purchasing from this company ever again

Joke Geisseler

Bill Kilpatrick
Great Drawing Aid

I prefer the prism NeoLucida over the XL but like anything else associated with Art, it takes practice to perfect its use. Offers an intimate, concentrated view of whatever it is you're drawing. Great for sorting out perspective, composition, etc. quickly without extraneous interference. Beautiful design, perfectly engineered.

William K.
NeoLucida and NeoLucida XL

I bought both and of the two, I prefer the smaller NeoLucida with a prism viewer. Both are helpful in organising the elements in any drawing - perspective, composition, etc. - but the prism Lucida provides more intimate observation. Bird watchers or anyone accustomed to looking through binoculars would understand ... total concentration without extraneous interference. A great product, beautifully engineered, and at a great price. Full compliments to Garcia and Levin and Big Idea - thank you.

David R.
It works... Just

Not a very useful tool. It is hard to use, difficult to get a decent size image and still reach the drawing surface, puts stress on the neck trying to line up the image, and even in the best possible situations, it is not easy to get a decent picture onto the page. Outlines are not too bad, but anything more is very hard to manage.
I couldn't recommend this.