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Doll eyes tutorial by ramaon Doll eyes tutorial by ramaon
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Hello all!

As you know, i've been working on quite a few dolls in the past.

I experimented with this technique for a little while, and want to share it with you now, hence this tutorial I made for you all!

It's super quick, super simple and you can find all the supplies close to anywhere you shop.

here it is!

If you make eyes with this technique, post them here, I would love to see!

N.B. Please do not repost this tutorial without my consent, thanks!
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:iconleaving-eden:
leaving-eden Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! this is so cool. i was planing to make my own eyes for a while now :D
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tspeecestudios Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is fantastic.  Suddenly crafting a totally custom face is unintimidating, because now the eyes will always fit!
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Doitsuki Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
seems legit.
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Rae-Cooper Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Writer
What kind of beads are good for this? and what size were the beads you used? For what size doll?
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JitterBugLovlie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
This is brilliant, I'll have to try it when I manage to get a doll of my own. Thank you for sharing. c:
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very helpful. :3 Gonna give this a try sometime
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Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
You have been linked! RoxiBabe\Dolls
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vk-tsuki Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome, awesome! :dummy: I wanna try it! (will be difficult to resist the urge to poke things. hahaha)
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:iconswitchum:
Switchum Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
"People who buy things are suckers.” -Ron Swanson
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:iconpsto1464:
psto1464 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Doll eyes can be exspensive :tighthug:
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:iconreijinbeauty:
ReijinBeauty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
this is the awesomeness. Best eye tut I've seen!
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:iconramaon:
ramaon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great tutorial!!
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kitkat76 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
what kind of beads did you use?
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Skaias-Orbit Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very interesting. Maybe I'll try this one day just for fun!
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CreativeNight Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much. my budget won`t allow me to buy anything that's not pencils and paper. Iv always wanted to make a doll. but never knew what to do about the eyes. so this should help a lot.
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Corrupted-xB Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I love your tutorial and I've got a few questions, ;O; if it's okay.

By white beads, do you mean like pony beads? Pony beads have holes so is there something else? Like what do you use? (Sorry, such a BJD Newbie) Erm, and where might I beads and Epoxy glue? ( like, Micheals, Joanns, Walmart, somewhere else?)
Oh one last thing, gloss/vanrish does like folk art gloss work?

Sorry and thankyou!
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ramaon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello Darling!

Don't worry, I don't mind :)

White plastic beads, anything will do. Mine Had holes, they worked just fine!

Beads and epoxy glue can be found at Walmart and Michaels, I cannot tell for the other stores as I don't have them around!

Any gloss will do as long as it's acrylic (check on the bottle!) Don't pick anything 'matte' or 'flat' go for hi-gloss or "shiny". Several coats might be necessary.

A favorite of mine is the Tamiya x-22 gloss. Available in hobby shops where you'd buy miniature cars and planes and stuff or on BJD websites!
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Corrupted-xB Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thank you. Two more questions ^^
Could buttons be used?

Epoxy like 'instant mix' or 'plastic'? Thats all I can find.
<33
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Corrupted-xB Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you can tell I was not focused.
Let me try again. :sweat
Does Elmers or Gorilla Epoxy Glue work?
What do you think of Folkart gloss/varnish for this?
And where do you find the white beads you use? All I can find is glass pearly beads or pony beads (with the hole to string them )
I found everything besides the beads on Dick Blick's website.
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Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
You've been LINKED!

roxibabe.com/dollslinks.html
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:iconramaon:
ramaon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The website looks very interesting!
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Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
:blush: hank-you.
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MakoStorm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome tutorial! I'm going to try it out when I get my new girl in! ^w^
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OlgaMarie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I am sure this tutorial is fine, but I cannot read it , too small printing. I tried to increase the percentage, but it does not work. Is there another way to get it ?

Thank you for it anyway
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Anacrea Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Just click the image.
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BeanSproutMomo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial!
I'd love to try this sometime~
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Wollob Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful, thank you :3
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yami-akyouru Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just found this but it`s still brilliant nonetheless :D
I might try it out when I have the time~
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ramaon Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I appreciate when people leave comments!
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yami-akyouru Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello again ^^
Erm, when you say "Matte medium or gloss", what is that exactly? Cause I`m not too sure where I can get them
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ramaon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello, "Mod podge" is a typical, common one, you can technically use white school glue as well, as long as you allow it plenty of drying time. This step is essential to lock colors in so they won't bleed out later :)
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yami-akyouru Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh~ I see. Thank you very much! ;)
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ramaon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome, have fun :)
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octoberpumpkins Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
awesome man :D
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Unpredictabloo Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so helpful! I tried something along the lines of this myself, but it didn't turn out well because I had no clue what I was doing. Thanks for making this!
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naomitiana Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
wow it's great ! thanks so much !
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elephantdreams Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, it's so cool! I've got a question. Can I use translucent liquid Sculpey instead of epoxy glue? :)
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ramaon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You sure can! It's just going to take a lot longer to dry, and you might need more than one application :)
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elephantdreams Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you much! :)
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elephantdreams Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can I seal eyes with Translucent Liquid Sculpey?
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ramaon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yupyup!
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Atomic-Rell Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I have a question would color iris show up okay on black beads? My character Noxus has black 'whites' to his eyes. If not is their anything I could do to make them stand up well against the black? ( since his Iris color is yellow )
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ramaon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! Yes, the color should show up fine if you use white paper and seal the irises correctly because you had the epoxy (use white glue or modpodge to seal)
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Atomic-Rell Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Thanks so much! : )
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EndlessXSuicide Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Can you use a small white marble? o-o
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ramaon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you do use a marble, I would advise caution. Marbles are made out of glass or resin, the dust is toxic AND harmful by itself (mini glass shards, ow). Wear a mask and wetsand (the water weights down the dust so it won't fly everywhere). Be careful :)
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Ravyn0us Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been wondering how to make your own eyes, so I'm glad I found this! I really didn't want to have to pay $25-$40 for eyes online. Thanks for posting this!
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vmpgrl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I've got the new doll itch but i dont have money for eyes so this'll help a ton!
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lajvio Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is great! thank you! :D
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