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Making painted eyeballs for BJDs by scargeear Making painted eyeballs for BJDs by scargeear
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Tutorial on making a painted eyes for BJDs that have no transparent lens. Looks very nice if properly painted.
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Для русскоязычных: если вы заинтересовались туториалом - пожалуйста, не делайте двойную работу по переводу, читайте оригинал тутора здесь: [link]
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional
cool
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Sakeke Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is that doll tom hiddleston

also! great tutorial!
I definitely want to try this out.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, this sculpt is based on Tom's photos. Thank you very much!
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Sakeke Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive work! :D
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot!
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Sakeke Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Loolooz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I never thought of doing this! I might give it a try!!! Thank you!!
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scargeear Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :hug:
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snowonthetops Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Your eyes are wonderful. Now you need to learn to add UV Resin which will given them the glass/lifelike look you are wanting. It is just another step and it will make your eyes wonderfully alive. I think you will be thrilled with adding this step to your process. It comes from a Doll maker who offers this as a free Tutorial and has updated her Tutorial to using UV Resin
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Thank you for sharing your Tutorials with us :)
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scargeear Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dear snowonthetops!
Thank you very much for your kind words!
I know about bakeable mediums but it's totally not my material. Never had success with them. I even don't have the oven in my new flat.
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FreakY-KiD-RoxY Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, I've always wanted to make eyes!!!
Is it possible to get a glossy highlight without painting it on, just glossing with varnish? so the glossy highlight comes from the light source on the glossy finish? did that make any sense? Sorry, english is not my natural language and I don't understand russian ^^'
these eyes look a lot more detailed than normal BJD eyes, I find that I really like this.
Did you also make the head?
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, it's possible to get a highlight just glossing the eyeball and properly turn it to the light, it's the reflex that you can't get without the lens.
I like the fact that the artist could control the level of details on the iris, too)) I tried my best but a person with a steady hand and a magnifier always could beat me!)))
English is not my native either but I hope my explanation make sense.
Yes, I made the head, you've probably seen it already.
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eternal-song Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
if you wanted, it probably wouldn't be too hard to make a corneal lens by placing a drop of clear resin over the iris- the surface tension would keep it domed ant he eyes might have better "tracking" afterwards.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I didn't state it here but mentioned in my blog: if the resin is placed and something goes wrong (bubbles etc.) the whole piece should be redone, including the eyeballs. And I redid these certain eyes TWICE in the one evening, the whole number of trials was three.
I just don't like 2-part liquid epoxies, sorry. I tried the method you describe but got a lot of bubbles.
Transparent acrylic varnish is not an option too as it requires > 10 layers to form a proper lens and fells soft to the touch in the end.

As you may see I do my research thoroughly.
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eternal-song Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
ok. i really do admire your work, and i can understand the whole "not wanting to re-do it" thing.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
Maybe I'll find a 1-part transparent medium someday, like a liquid glass, that allows to work easily, but I never saw such stuff before...
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eternal-song Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
i did find this tutorial, which makes the lens out of liquid fimo cured with a heat gun. perhaps that could be a solution?
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, it's interesting! But the heat gun... I'd prefer the stuff that air-hardens, but if I'll find that kind of fimo I could give it a try.
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SweetieF Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! This is so awesome! I'm gonna try to apply this to my Monster High repaints, and certainly will try to make a couple of eyes for some dollie!
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes, the method should be perfect for Monsters as this is the technique widely used for vinyl dolls with painted eyes.
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SweetieF Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try it with my next repaint _o If you don't mind the question, which brand of paint do you recommend? I have to buy some new colors anyway and I thought I might as well ask the expert! :P
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really don't know what paint to recommend because there are so many different brands. Any artist quality acrylics are good enough IMHO, I just use a local brand.
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SweetieF Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright then! I have a few of a local brand that's for Hobby painting and works pretty good, it dilutes well so I can make thin layers, but maybe I'll go to the art store to see what they have :)
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good luck to you! When I searched for a proper quality paints I chose "artistic" ones because "hobby" grade was impossible to properly thin out, but if your hobby acrylics are fine and have a lot of pigment they are OK.
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SweetieF Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm, my hobby grade acrylic (they're Vallejo, I don't know if they're known outside Spain _U) paints dillute pretty well, specially the ones that are for "airbrush". I have some cheap "art" acrylic paints that won't thin down no matter what you do! The only problem with the current brand I'm using is the price, and that I'd like to buy a set or something, because although I have the colors I commonly use for painting BJDs at hand, when it comes to Monster repaints I find myself short in color supply and with no idea of which colors I need most of the time... Sorry for the wall of text :_DU
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know Vallejo brand, it's marvelous, has a lots of pigment and covers the surface neatly! Base coat of my Loki BJD is painted with flesh Vallejo.
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Wolchenka Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Шикарно! Это действительно шикарно!
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Спасибо! :la::la::la:
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oddno1ishere Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
thank you.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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PuppitProductions Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
This might come in handy. Thanks!
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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Zetahadrian Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
You never fail to surprise us with all your great crafty skill! Excellent work! I have never seen anything like this. Well, I will continue to get amazed by your works. :D
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks! It was a surprise for me too but I had no choice... Oh, so many nice techniques are invented just out of necessity!
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Zetahadrian Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Like I say, you are the awesome one that I've known who can turn what seems impossible into possible! I'm so inspired by you! :)
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug::love:
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Ideosyncrasy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
that looks like Tom Hiddleston.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, really?))):D ehehehe
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Ideosyncrasy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
very much.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot! I'm glad he is recognizeable here, ehehe))
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Ideosyncrasy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
:>
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Lero-art Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ух ты! Самодельные глазки! Я примерно так же и своей делала, только с меньшей детальностью, ибо размер не особо позволяет.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ага, самодельные!
А какого размера надо было делать? Эти у меня 8 мм, радужка 4 мм.
В принципе, в совсем маленьком размере даже пару бликов смотрятся хорошо, как, например, у тоннеров, волокна в глазу вырисовывать - это уже понты))
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Lero-art Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ну, как бы, вам виднее, какого размера нужно было делать. (=
у меня радужка в диаметре примерно 2-3 мм.
Можно было бы изголиться как-нибудь, но я не стала. (=
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Я про ваши глаза спрашивала :blushes: 2-3 мм, понятно, спасибо))
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Lero-art Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Хех! Не за что)
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