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

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 9 reviews
Anita Low
It was a gift.

I have no clue how the items are fairing with the individual I bought it for. Stop asking me!!!!

Robert Murphy
Neo Lucida flop

Very disappointed in the product. The technique is awkward , tedious and the art is way too small. I feel like I just burned $40

Hey Robert! Thanks for the feedback. You are more than welcome to return the product if you are unhappy with it. Just email Thanks!

James Burchett
Future Art

Haven't used yet but I hooked it to my desk for a test look and can't wait to get started on a project I been trying to finish.

Laurence Goldman
It's shit. Don't buy. Get one from Lucy.

I was professional studio artist for 25 years. I can draw better without this device which iss almost worthless. Impossible to align properly. Difficult to see your hand on the paper superimposed on model,,,I'm trying to get an RMA, but Big Idea Design is stone walling me and is unresponsive.

rodney brunet
Too difficult and time consuming to use

I am extremely disappointed. Finding the sweet spot consistently is difficult, easy to lose and frustrating to use.