on Tuesday, 17 July 2018
The Camera Lucida is the ideal tool to enable you to draw a still life without taking your eyes off your paper. Ideal for use with an easel, it uses mirrors to superimpose an optical image of the subject onto the paper allowing the artist to sketch the key points, aiding in dimensions and perspective.
It does not come with any additional filters. It is a simple unit using mirrors and light.
For the best effects good strong lighting on the subject helps makes a clearer superimposed image on the paper, which will appear like a ghost image on the paper.
You can use in a landscape it works best in a good light giving stronger contrasts. I have tried this outside and have found that you can get a fairly good image some fine detail is lost but you can get correct proportions and positioning of objects.