AR Art Projector: Da Vinci Eye

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About this app

As seen in Arist's Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, LifeHacker, Apple News, The Guardian, AR / VR journey, and more!

Da Vinci Eye is the #1 essential digital tool for non-digital artists. Don’t just take our word for it - we’re one of the top Graphics & Design apps in over 100 countries.

Da Vinci Eye is used by thousands of creatives from painters to bakers to make incredible artwork. The app is not just for tracing, it offers a wide range of drawing tools, lessons, and a supportive community to share your artwork!

IMPORTANT!: Please read how this app works below and the device requirements for AR Mode BEFORE purchasing.


• Create incredible artwork from your own photos
• Make hyper-realistic drawings with our strobe feature
• Record time-lapse videos of your drawings
• Separate images into layers by color value, then view those areas on your canvas
• Easily learn the fundamentals of drawing
• Breakdown any image into step-by-step instructions
• Video tutorials
• Use filters to make drawing even easier
• Zoom in to capture micro details in your drawings
• Connect with our community to share your artwork
• Insanely fast customer support!


• Bakers
• Cartoonists
• Tattoo Artists
• Illustrators
• Fiverr Designers
• Hobbyists
• Makeup artists
• Nail Technicians
• Animators

No matter what skill level you’re at — Da Vinci Eye is here for you!


How many times have you been drawing a portrait for hours only to realize that the nose or the eye is in the wrong place? You can use Da Vinci Eye to layout artwork before you begin or even check your work as you progress.

Having a hard time seeing where lights or darks go? Breakdown images into layers by color value. Then virtually project those layers on top of your image. You can see exactly where to place the darkest darks, mid-tones, and highlights.


We have lessons using our unique patent-pending learning method. You can also turn ANY photo into a step by step shading drawing lesson.


Based on a tool that has been used by artists for centuries, this app is a digital version of a Camera Lucida.

You suspend your iPhone or iPad above or in front of your canvas with a stand, tall glass, or other objects easily found around your house.

When you look through your phone, you will see both the image and the canvas simultaneously. It's similar in functionality to an art projector or light box, but with the ability to do so much more.

You can draw on any surface, zoom in to draw micro details in your drawing, and you don't have to draw in the dark.


Using Da Vinci Eye, you will be training your eye to recognize proportions and draw with shading while training your hand to translate precise lines and strokes on paper. You’ll learn faster and more efficiently using our proven techniques compared to any other app.


AR mode works best on new and high end devices. Your device must have a high quality camera, fast processor, and a fast enough GPU to handle rendering and updates.


AR mode anchors your image to an object in the real world. This lets you move your canvas or phone, and the drawing and projected image will move back into place.

Classic mode is like a normal art projector, where if you move your phone or canvas, the drawing will no longer be aligned.

AR mode is especially useful for drawing or painting on an easel. However, in most cases, Classic mode will achieve the same result.


Download Da Vinci Eye today! No one ever regretted sharpening their drawing skills.
Updated on
May 31, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

639 reviews
joseph battise
May 8, 2022
This is a really cool little ap. It is not something I will personally use. It lags a little moving the picture and there is a learning curve that once over it is very useful, but you need to invest in a stand. If you want to use the AP to it's potential you really need one. I am so happy to see a good art ap, I hope they keep updating this as it has the potential to help a lot of artist, be it they are new to art or a pro.
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Chris G
July 11, 2022
Works fine if you want to do small drawings, but couldn't even get it to see the full page of an 8x10 without the phone being too high to really work. Kind of sad that it makes it look easy to do larger drawings, but settings make it feel impossible to do so. Had my phone on a stack of cups, and it was so high that you can't even see the phone screen looking down on it to draw while sitting down at that point. Would be nice otherwise for small sketches, I suppose, not much else.
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July 11, 2022
Hi there! There are several different ways to scale your artwork to very large sizes, feel free to send me an email and I can point you to those instructional videos.
Tom Hughes
March 12, 2023
There is a learning curve but their excellent support will get you there. It's worth the effort. I had almost given up but the strong support I received was clear, patient and helpful. I've been using the app every day for a week now and can't imagine not having it. Thanks to their team, really great work. I would also definitely buy their camera stand, the desk version or clamp version. Either one will offer much more flexibility with the app.
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What's new

New UI updates!
- Crashing Bug fix for 3.2.3
- Added Portuguese language support
- Added Daily inspiration drawing
- Getting ready for some big new updates!