The LUCID-Art & LUCY
Utilize the secrets of the Old Masters to reflect an image of your subject right over your paper or canvas!
When you look through view hole you’ll see a transparent “ghost” image of the landscape, object or person you are drawing and you simply draw right over that image. The result is a perfectly proportioned sketch with correct perspective-captured with your own hand quickly and easily.
The CAMERA OBSCURA
Camera Obscuras are another magical art tool, which have been used for centuries to enrich the way an artist sees. The Camera Obscura’s image simplifies and enriches color while adding depth by focusing on one distance at a time—the same way your eyes work. Its images were seen as magical in the 17th century—often described as nature’s paintings.
The first time you see a camera obscura in action you’ll get chills. It projects a clear full color moving image of what is in front of it onto the ground glass screen making it look like a tv screen that you can draw on. The light from any object comes through the lens bounces off of the mirror and up through the ground glass or paper for you to trace or just view.
All our pre-cinema optical toys and devices are fully functional and beautiful. From collectors to educators to optical toy enthusiasts, whether bringing history to life with hands-on demonstrations or owning a piece of history, our Ancient Magic Optical Toys will delight spectators by creating the illusion of motion from static images.
Our fine products have been sold by the thousands all over the globe, featured in major films and movies, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. and demonstrated at schools and universities across the world—they are beautiful enough to put out on display, but too fascinating to put down.
Recently, optical toys and devices like the ones sold here are popping up in movies like The Woman in Black, Oz The Great and Powerful and Jack the Giant Slayer. And we supplied Disney with our very own Zoetrope Replicas and Phenakistoscope Sets to use in The Lone Ranger.