AR Art Projector: Da Vinci Eye

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About this app

Master the art of drawing and sketching with Da Vinci Eye’s AR art projector & tracing tool!

Featured in Artist's Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, LifeHacker, Apple News, The Guardian, AR / VR journey, and more!

Trace, sketch and draw with the #1 essential digital tool - one of the top Graphics & Design apps in over 100 countries and used by thousands of creatives to make incredible artwork!

The app is not just for tracing, it offers a wide range of sketching and 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.

Da Vinci Eye: AR Drawing App highlights

• Create incredible drawings and sketches of your photos
• Make hyper-realistic drawings with our strobe feature
• Record time-lapse videos of your drawings and sketches
• Separate images into layers by color value, then view those areas on your canvas
• Breakdown any image into step-by-step instructions
• Video tutorials to learn how to sketch and draw
• 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!


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• Makeup artists
• Nail Technicians
• Animators

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


Ever spent hours sketching a portrait, only to discover that the nose or eye is misplaced? Use our AR art projector and tracing tool to layout artwork before you begin or check your work as you progress.

Struggling with light and shadow placement? Divide your image into color value layers and overlay them virtually to pinpoint the right spots for darks, mid-tones, and highlights.


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


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

When using your phone, you can view both the image and the canvas simultaneously, offering functionality akin to an art projector or light box, but with expanded capabilities.

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


You'll be training your eye to recognize proportions, sketch and draw with shading, and refine your hand for precise lines and strokes on paper. Our proven techniques ensure quicker and more efficient learning compared to any other sketch and draw 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 tracing 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, your sketch or drawing will no longer be aligned.

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


Da Vinci Eye is waiting to help you to improve your drawing skills. Trace, sketch and draw using AR technology.
Updated on
May 31, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
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Data is encrypted in transit

Ratings and reviews

679 reviews
Fox Hearn (Missy)
December 10, 2023
I like the app... Except... It quickly drains my phone battery and tends to make my phone overheat a little. The AR is hit or miss most days with it saying it can't find the anchor when it's clearly in sight. Other than that, it's great! I can arrange my subject perfectly in the areas I want, find the color value differences I might miss, and help get proportions right. There's tons of support and tutorials and lots of little features available. I hope to see it keep improving.
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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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Da Vinci Eye LLC
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.

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!