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NeoLucida Deluxe

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To celebrate ten years of NeoLucida, get this very special Deluxe Edition! This kit includes the all-new NeoLucida Plus, the NeoLucida XL eyepiece, a gooseneck arm and clamp to fit both, instructions, a Drawing Guide, and very special limited edition Blackwing X NeoLucida pencils in Firm, Balanced, and Soft graphite. All of this comes packaged in a custom designed case, perfect for drawing in the studio or out in the field. 


What’s included with the NeoLucida Deluxe?

  • NeoLucida Plus Eyepiece with Adjustable Arm
  • NeoLucida XL Eyepiece
  • Special Edition Blackwing X NeoLucida Pencils (Set of 3)
  • The NeoLucida Drawing Guide (Print Edition)
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Custom Hard Shell Case

NeoLucida Plus Retail Price: US$89, NeoLucida XL Retail Price: US$89. Add in the custom zipper case and luxurious special edition pencils, and that's nearly $200 worth of gear in one awesome package!


How does it work?


The NeoLucida XL is a see-through camera lucida, it uses mirror and glass to combine a virtual ghost image of your subject and the real view of your hand.


The NeoLucida XL setup:

• Clamp the NeoLucida XL to a table or sturdy drawing board.

• Bend the adjustable gooseneck so that the viewer is facing your subject and positioned over your paper.

• Look straight down into the viewer to see your page and a ghost image of your subject superimposed.

• Trace what you see! 

 

The NeoLucida Plus uses a precision glass prism to combine a virtual ghost image of your subject and the real view of your hand.

 

The NeoLucida PLUS setup: 

• Clamp the NeoLucida Plus to a table or sturdy drawing board.
• Bend the adjustable gooseneck so that the viewer is facing your subject and positioned over your paper.
• Look straight down into the viewer to see your page and a ghost image of your subject superimposed.
Trace what you see!


When you look down into the NeoLucida Plus eyepiece, the edge of the prism splits your view. The upper part of your vision is diverted towards your subject. The lower part of your vision sees directly to your page. But your brain blends the two views, making it look like your subject is "projected" onto your paper. You see your subject and your drawing at the same time, so you can trace directly from real life.


The split-vision prism in action. Part of your view goes past the prism towards your paper. The other part is directed through the prism to see your subject. Your brain combines the two views to make it look like your subject is a ghost image on your page. Science!


No matter your skill level, the NeoLucida Plus helps you make more accurate drawings. Proportion—the relationships between elements of your subject—and perspective—accurate rendering of space—are laid out for you in the ghost image. You can even compose your scene before you draw so your subject fits on your paper the way you want it to. All of this means you can focus on the most important part of drawing: putting pencil to paper. Controlling a pencil to make beautiful lines takes practice. With the NeoLucida Plus, you spend less time on laying out your drawing and more time drawing.


What can I draw with the NeoLucida? 


Use your NeoLucida anytime you want to draw accurately from real life. 


Still Life Drawings. Set up a bouquet of flowers, a bowl of fruit, your favorite stuffed animal, or even a replica skull from anatomy class and use the NeoLucida Plus to capture it from any angle!


Portraits and Figure Drawings. Bring it along to your next figure drawing class for quick studies of human form. Have your friend pose for you and try making portraits!


Landscapes. Take a sturdy table outside and draw en plein air! (That's art-speak for "drawing outside"!) If you can stabilize the NeoLucida Plus on a cafe table or portable easel, you can draw in cities, parks, or anywhere in nature! You can even take it to the desert.

 

Image Copies. Want to study great works of art? Or maybe you want to enlarge or reduce an image you clipped from a magazine? Set up the NeoLucida Plus to look at a printed image or a computer screen and make a hand-drawn copy! 


The NeoLucida isn't lens-based, so there is nothing to focus. Draw anything in front of you from 6 inches/15cm to infinity. If you can see it through the eyepiece, you can draw it! 


As an art professor (Pablo Garcia), I believe everyone can draw. Every child makes marks with crayons, many adults doodle, and most everyone can write with a pencil. That means that most every human on Earth can hold a pencil and control where it goes. But drawing realistically is a special level of control that most people haven't practiced. A select few of us can do this without much effort, but even those who draw realistically well practice A LOT! When I made the NeoLucida, thousands of people started drawing more because a simple tool helped them overcome some of those fundamental barriers. The NeoLucida doesn't make you an expert overnight, but it can help you take those first steps.

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Customer Reviews

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Beth Smith
learning curve

it seems well made and so far i like it; i think it will take a bit of use before I feel comfortable with using it and seeing how it advances my drawing. I bought the package that includes both "lenses" and it was a good deal.

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Matthew Lance
My Dad loves NeoLucida!

I got my Dad this gift for Christmas, he loves art and taught it for many years. I surprised him with this gift and he got all teary-eyed and gave me a big hug. Thanks!

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Guerin Pierre

Wish it was larger so that I didn’t have to bend over so much hard to see in bright lights. Don’t know that I would necessarily recommend it.

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Faith

Great customer service.

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Mariya R
Takes some practice and more instruction

I purchased this hoping to have a way to “ace” self-portrait drawing. I have limited time to do my daily drawing, so have been feeling frustrated by the amount of time it’s taking to figure how to set up the NeoLucida at the right distance to achieve desired size. I have actually put it aside for two weeks because the couple of times I attempted to use it cut into my available drawing time by 5-10 minutes, and I haven’t had any such extra time since to fiddle with it. The instructions are too basic; there needs to be clear indications of placement distances and correct angle. Also not likely to use it if I have to keep my head tilted over it—for all its apparent adjustment capability, having only one posture or position severely restricts its use.