Da Vinci Eye: AR Art Projector 12+

Tracing Tools & Camera Lucida


    • #2 in Graphics & Design
    • 4.7 • 2.6K Ratings
    • $6.99



Featured in Apple's Top Paid Apps of 2021!

Featured in 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 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.


• 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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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

What’s New

Version 3.2.9

This time around we've cleaned up a few things to make the app run smoother
We've also fixed breakdown mode when you are using AR!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K 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!

RAM blue ,

DVE Watercolor

I have been using DVE for about 6 months. I have found it easy to use and very useful for the freehand drawing-challenged like myself. I originally tried to use a prism/mirror based system but had problems seeing the superimposed image clearly. The computer-based system it is much easier. I can choose a picture to project onto a canvas or sheet of paper, pick the size of the desired finished product, and scale the superimposed image as desired. Once set I can blow the superimposed scene up to draw in details without changing the overall image. One can also utilize the various tools to enhance a particular feature. The strobe feature is great for a final check to make sure you have captured the relevant lines. One can also use another picture to superimpose on a given drawing to add a second image. I find it intuitive to operate and very useful.

Missybee73 ,

Wonderful App!! ❤️

This app is AMAZING!! I absolutely love it! Let me start out by saying I do NOT pay for apps...EVER! For me, it has to be exceptional for me to even want to. But after seeing it on FB I knew this was one I had to have. For me, the hardest part of any drawing is getting my dimensions and proportions right. Once I have that down, I can shade a picture in record time. But I can spend hours just trying to get proportions down. With this app I can sketch out the proportions in record time, leaving me plenty of time to shade the way I want...game changer! Not only that, I can free hand a picture and then use the Da Vinci Eye to check the proportions and see how accurate I am. I’ve only had this app for a couple of days...and I haven’t even scratched the surface of what it can do...but I can already tell I’m going to use it A LOT! Thank you...great job!!

App Privacy

The developer, Cube MG LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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