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


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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Awesome !

Really worth to purchase. I draw and paint since sixty years, but the pleasure to discover a new way to draw is so nice. It should be stated that, a confirmed drawer is used to spend time and energy to learn a new technique, as generally non confirmed people quickly fed up. This is the case here : it needs time and training to learn how to use it, but it's worth. As I read the comments of disappointed people, I just recommend them to spend time, and method to improve theirs skills; this device is really a great one.

Peter Elliott
Puzzled purchaser

I love the idea of this camera lucida, but have struggled to try to use it. The instructions, both written and video, seem too brief and i just cannot get to see the outline of the object on the paper. Therefore, at this stage, disappointed!

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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.