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Pretend you're an Old Master using cutting-edge Renaissance technology to help you with perspective, called a camera lucida. It's all done with mirrors and enables you to see the subject on the sheet of paper. Really! It's also tremendous fun to use for a party game, for instance doing quick sketches of one another.

Camera Lucida Reviews:
Ancient Magic Art Tools (USA company)
The Camera Lucida Company (UK company)
How a Camera Lucida Works

New this year from Ancient Magic Art Tools is a Photo Projector widget which lets you work from a photograph or small image/object. You attach it to the front of the lens, and it'll enable you to enlarge up to four times (details on manufacturer's website here).

Images Marion Boddy-Evans. Licensed to About.com, Inc

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