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 34 reviews
N Penn
Clamp size limited

Clamp does not open wide enough to mount on many thicker size tables

Richard Backer

The viewing field is uncomfortably tiny. Discouragingly so. I've only attempted two sessions with the device and put it away. It's well made: I have no issue with the quality of materials. And I'm taking it with me on vacation to try it again with more time to futz around, but do far it just feels incredibly awkward.

Hey there Richard! The XL will offer a larger picture. Could be something you'd be more into. Just reach out to us at if you ever need anything!

dimitar of macedonia
good product NeoLucida

good product, my children and I are satisfied with the success in art that NeoLucida has given us, the way it is used is simple and the results are many times better than what you expect as a beginner in painting (as a professional)...
Thank you very much to the team that worked on this product...
Big Thanks to Big Idea Design LLC

Eye Training Required

Requires training of the eye, does not work as susggested

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