Ever wondered how Carravaggio – or any other of the great painters got their drawings just right? … Well, they were geniuses, right? Their skills were divine! Nothing we can ever aspire to! … Not so. The masters used state-of-the-art technology.
The Camera Lucida (above, right) uses a simple but exquisite prism to divide your view to match your drawing with what’s right ahead of you. Sounds a bit complicated, but it means that when facing what you want to draw, you’re able to see this right where your pencil is.
The Neo Lucida is an updated version of that tool, made by two art teachers – as a provocation of sorts. To undermine the idea that art is only for geniuses. See more about their Kickstarter project on the link below: