A new Lucida camera redraws an age-old artist’s secret that lets users draw what they see – Colossal

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Ten years later Pablo Garcia Released the NeoLucida, a modern iteration of an age-old drawing tool, the Chicago-based artist and designer has a new model. THE Neo Lucida Plus it works similar to the original tabletop device: just peer into the small eyepiece and see a shadowed image superimposed on the surface below.

The camera lights up emerged in the early 19th century and today most vintage models come with hefty price tags. To use the device, artists look through a small glass prism or mirror tilted at 45 degrees, which creates an inverted reflection of the scene directly in front of them. Rather than relying on freehand sketches, the aid enabled users to trace an image and easily create accurate and proportionate drawings.

Garcia’s new model includes a redesigned prism that produces a brighter image, with an optional shade lens and aperture control to adjust light. NeoLucida Plus is currently funding Kickstartersand the rewards are going fast.

All images © Pablo Garcia, shared with permission

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