NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida

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NeoLucida™ : The 21st Century Camera Lucida
Trace What You See!

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.

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We are proud to have partnered with the NeoLucida to make their kickstarter project possible, and to be the official manufacturing partner of this amazing optical drawing aid.


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.
Manufactured in partnership with Big Idea Design, LLC.
NeoLucida™ is a registered trademark of NeoLucida, LLC.
For ages 9+.

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What's in the box
• 1 NeoLucida (Works for both right & left handed artist)
• 1 Carrying pouch
• 1 Pencil
• 1 Set of instructions



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Detailed written instructions & FAQ's can be found on the NeoLucida website.

Video Instructions


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

I was excited when my order arrived in a few days. Although I followed the instructions to the letter I was unable to make the shadow image appear on the paper no matter how I turned the viewer nor could I see my hand in the viewer. My husband also read the directions and tried and tried. He was also unable to make it work. I think the viewer was just too small. I sent it back and ordered the larger one and I hope to have better success with that.

NeoLucida review

Yes, very happy. I'm a fan of John Herschel's use of a camera Lucida, and I took the NeoLucida to Cape Town last month on a business trip had brief moments to practice. Can't wait for the larger version!

I am Happy!

Terrific! Terrific!

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