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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 five 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, daily drawing prompts, 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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!

PERFECT FOR ANY ARTIST

• 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!

OVERVIEW

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.

CAN'T THINK OF WHAT TO DRAW?

Check out our inspiration section for user uploaded reference photos. If you have a great pic, you can even upload your own content for other artists to draw.

LEARNING HOW TO DRAW?

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

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.

WILL THIS HELP ME LEARN HOW TO DRAW?

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 REQUIREMENTS

To use AR mode, you must have an A10x or A11 processor and above. We recommend using:

– iPhone 8 and newer (iPhone 7 and below will not work)
– iPad Mini 5th Generation and newer
– iPad Air 2019 and newer
– iPad Pro 3rd Gen (Any pro made after 2018) and newer

AR & CLASSIC MODE

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 stay aligned.

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.

TAKE YOUR DRAWING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Download Da Vinci Eye today! No one ever regretted sharpening their drawing skills.

What’s New

Version 3.1.2

New Features Version 3.1.2
- Minor Bug Fixes
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Version 3.0+
- Use AR to anchor your reference image in place
- New interface and design
- Save past projects and timelapse video recordings
- Better timelapse video recording quality
- Share your artwork with other users
- Upload inspiration for other artists to draw
- Recommended products section to see what other users are creating with
- New and improved video and lessons sections
- 20+ New Filters and New Filter Interface
- New filter switch to turn filters on and off to compare the original reference image to the filtered image
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Bug Fixes:
- Blur and line filters should no longer crash
- Grid now locks to reference image.
- 2-minute video option exports successfully now
- Long drawing recording bug fixed. (The middle of drawings was getting cut out of the video)
- Fixed-sign in issues experienced by some users
- Created offline mode for users that are behind a firewall
- Fixed very long videos timelapse videos to crash when being creating
- Better on screen walkthroughs
- Opacity on/off button

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
894 Ratings

894 Ratings

SueKate ,

Love Da Vinci Eye!

This is definitely my favorite app! I’ve had so much fun with it and areas of my art have vastly improved. I now get drawings with tricky compositions right on my first try. It’s especially helpful when drawing animals and people—getting them properly proportioned, with eyes exactly where they belong, and getting the shading just right. The breakdown mode for shading is fantastic, and the strobe feature is also extremely helpful. Any problems I’ve had have received clear and friendly help—and incredibly fast. A tutorial will be made addressing an issue I’ve had, so user needs receive very focused attention and are even welcomed.

Da Vinci Eye was a gift, and I was amazed to find out how little it costs. I would gladly have paid several times over its price tag. There’s so much more to this app than I expected, and I’m looking forward to whatever enhancements may be in its future. I truly believe this is an essential tool for artists of all levels!

Cuaddu ,

Love it 😍

This was such a buried gem-app to find. I was aiming for a tool to help me trace outlines, I was intrigued by the AR capabilities, I tried a free version of a similar app but then decided to “throw away” the money for this one and boy I’m glad I did. Best $$ spent on an app ever. To my surprise I found myself enjoying different aspects of the app rather than what I initially thought I was going to use it for and it took me to the next level with the very first artwork I did. I enjoy my art very much now and it makes me happy and literally less stressed and more smiley all the time. The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to see where the Da Vinci eye will get and see it go viral as it should 😍😍😍 thank you for making this app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much! 🙏

Slybeast ,

I want to have other artists help

First of I do like this app it’s a great tool to use to learn how to draw there are tutorials and also the AR thing where you can trace drawings however, my biggest gripe is that there are no comment sections or captions to me a big part about art is being able to not only share but to receive constructive criticism to be able to become better I want to be able to ask how can I improve on my artwork and another thing I feel like we should have DMs to reach out and speak to other artists and share and compliment and just have a good community however I do feel like there’s a fine line where hate can be spread but I feel like the positives outweigh the negatives so TL;DR please add comments, captions, and DMs so that way artists can connect and become better artists through that

Developer Response ,

Hey Slybeast, thanks for the feedback! That is something that I want to add in the future for sure. I just want to make sure I can add it in a way where comments and feedback are constructive. I have a limited ability to moderate comments at the moment. That being said there is a Facebook group that is fairly active with people that have the app! Feel free to send me an email, sam@davincieyeapp.com, and I can give you a link to that page. There is also a link to it in the app. Thanks!

App Privacy

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Information

Seller
Cube MG LLC
Size
133.6 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
12+
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Copyright
Price
$4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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