I could write all about artists, engineers, naturalists and more who secretly used optical aids to draw & paint in the past 400 years.
But we'll save that for another post.
For our purposes here today the bottom line is this:
The Camera Lucida let's you draw accurately.
The Comparator Mirror lets you Draw AND Paint with life-like accuracy.
Instantly. And with no experience necessary. Don't believe me?
Check out this clip to see for yourself before reading on 👇
Camera Lucida vs Comparator Mirror
What It Looked Like Historically
I show this not to smear the two artists on the left.
On the contrary. They are fine pieces
My point is this -
You can make any of the above works of art with the Comparator Mirror (like the one here)
But a Camera Lucida, like the Lucy Flex can only make the two on the left.
Today, we have better quality and variety of images to paint from. Compared to past generations when the above pieces were created.
And given that, here's what an untrained person can expect to produce with each tool today.
The camera lucida is a useful tool. But the comparator mirror does everything it can. And much more. 👇
Camera Lucida (Lucy Flex)
|Comparator Mirror (Vermirror)|
|Paint With Life-Like Realism||❌||✅|
|Draw With Accurate Proportion||✅||✅|
|Match Tint (White Level) Paint Light Accurately||❌||✅|
|Match Shade (Dark Level) Paint Shadows Accurately||❌||✅|
|Price (Standard Size)||$97||$97.00|
The Lucy lets you draw with accurate proportion.
But the comparator mirror does too.
AND it lets you match color. As well as light & shadow.
Sure, you'll get better with the comparator mirror as you use it.
But the average untrained person will see a 100, maybe even 1000% improvement in their painting (and drawing) ability right out of the box. Myself, an untrained, unartistic amateur definitely did.
But even if you're a good artist, VerMirror will take you from good - to great.
So why buy a camera Lucida, like the Lucy Flex, or Neo Lucida for Instance,
When our Comparator Mirror lets you do everything both of those do and ALSO makes you an expert level painter pretty much immediately.
There are endless sources of high-quality pictures to choose from
- The internet
- Photography of our pets and loved ones,
- Not to mention scenes we can Photoshop or its free and user-friendly counterpart "GIMP"
And the new artistic styles in the 300 years since Vermeer used the comparator mirror give us even more ability to make something genuine to our personal taste.
It's true. I have no real inherent artistic ability. But when I decided to become an artist in 2012 I knew I needed to figure it out, and fast.
After scouring the internet for two years I found the documentary Tim's Vermeer. Where Tim Jenison rediscovered this tool "the comparator mirror" when contemplating how Vermeer achieved such glowing realism in his artwork.
In the ten years since, I've been building comparator mirror prototypes and using them:
- to give portraits as heartfelt personalized gifts
- make money on commissions
- and make artwork for my own home I never thought I was capable of in my wildest dreams.
Now that we have arrived at a quality, easy to use, versatile comparator mirror model - it's time to share this once Secret tool with the world.
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