NeoLucida XL
NeoLucida XL
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NeoLucida XL
NeoLucida XL
NeoLucida XL
NeoLucida XL
NeoLucida XL
NeoLucida XL

NeoLucida XL

Regular price$85.00
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The NeoLucida is a modern reinterpretation of the camera lucida, a 19th century optical drawing aid. It superimposes an image of your subject onto your paper. You see your pencil and your subject at the same time. Trace what you see!

The NeoLucida XL uses mirror and glass to combine a virtual ghost image of your subject and the real view of your hand.

Setting it up is easy:

• 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!


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Customer Reviews

Based on 83 reviews
Interesting equipment!

This contraption really delivers! It intrigued me at once when I saw the ads for it. So I researched it a bit and discovered that things like this were greatly in vogue during the 1800’s. I have now used it for a couple of months, and I am slowly getting the hang of it! In the process, I have learned more about perspectives than in years of art studies. Emipirical data. My drawings are so much better. Perfect as a basis for watercolours! Thank you for bringing this apparatus to the 21st Century!

Paul Adams
Haven’t used it yet

Received it, looks good can’t wait to get it to work

naomi platt

I am trying to return it, but haven’t heard from the company yet. I was unable to see the reflection that I needed to draw even though I played with the lighting so it will be even like they said to do. it is very uncomfortable to use.

Sorry for the delay in response. We do our customer service Monday through Friday. But it does look like we've now gotten back to you through email. Thanks!

Jerry Todo
Ad demo not realistic

I found that the xl projected a washed out image onto paper. Useless on three dimensional objects and barely useable on two dimensional subjects.
No way the old masters used this toy!
I’ve returned the unit back to you.

Dennis Hoover
Missing Parts No Response from Big Design.

Product seems to work as advertised. Missing “Shader” screen. Sent note regarding missing part to Big Design and have not heard back. Product being made in China is disappointing. Let me know if I can return it… giving it 1 star.

Hi Dennis! We did respond on the 27th. It's possible it was sent to your spam/junk folder. Feel free to try reaching out again to set up a return. Thanks!