NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida Drawing Tool
NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida Drawing Tool
NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida Drawing Tool
NeoLucida : The 21st Century Camera Lucida Drawing Tool

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 71 reviews
Malcolm Fife
Perfect for transferring sketches

It is difficult for words to encompass how delighted I am with the NeoLucida. I have wanted a camera lucida for a considerable time, but never considered it as anything other than an interesting gadget of limited practical use. Your camera lucida is well constructed, remarkably easy to use, and quite affordable. I am a printmaker and have already put the NeoLucida to good use transferring my sketches to linoleum blocks for carving. I can now transfer sketches in a quarter of the time with a greater degree of accuracy. I expect the NeoLucida shall become an integral part of my artistic practice.
Yours truly,
Malcolm M. Fife

davide leone

Hello. I ordered 2 Camera Lucida ... I wish I had received it ... but so far I got nothing yet! ...

Can you please check the status of the delivery?

Thanks in advance

Davide Leone
0041 76 819 40 84

Wendy Green

I am looking forward to trying it out as soon as I recover from back surgery. I can't wait!

Erich & Becky
too hard to use

It's too hard for me to use. I can't see what I'm drawing well enough at the same time as seeing the subject. I won't be using it.

Feel free to reach out to if you need anything!

Corey Saft

This is a great product well made and quickly shipped for a good price. We need more stuff like this!