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My plan is to make a very realistic looking eye with muscles attached dangling from a crow's beak.

After looking around online, I took my inspiration from several sources (all were great!).

On to my WIP...

I began by making a round ball with Crayola Model Magic Clay. It dries fairly quickly and is very lightweight.


Then I impaled a long nail through foam base to use as a stand and impaled the ball onto it...


During the next step, I painted the bottom third of the eye with bright red acrylic paint. Then using a folded up piece of paper towel which I dipped into paint and then wiped off on a newspaper until almost no paint was left, I dabbed between the red and white areas of the eyeball.

I then took a liner brush and lightly painted in veins.

Using a printout from www.hauntershangout.com/home/easyeyes.asp I selected a pupil and carefully cut it out.

Using an Xacto knife, I made three pie slits in the cutout to facilitate the curvature of the ball.

Using watered down Elmers Glue, I lightly brushed some on the ball and then placed the pupil, taking care to avoid folds. I let that dry for a few minutes and then did another coat of watered down glue over it (be careful to not over work this last step or the pupil ink will run onto your eyeball!).

When dry, I followed up with a bunch of coats of clear nail polish to add a glossy finish (I'm adding two shots because of the glare off the polish)...



The next step is to make the Rectus Muscle which attaches to the eye (which will be held by the crow with the eyeball dangling heheh).

On a mirror, I laid down a thick coat of Mehron liquid latex. Once dried, I took a small strand of cotton and placed it over that. Then I brushed a thicker layer of latex over that. Once dried, it comes right off the mirror with a little edge coaxing by an Xacto knife...


This is where I am at this point. I think I'll paint the Rectus Muscle before removing from the mirror.

More to come later!
 

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Awesome looking eye. I am looking forward to the rest of your How To.

For those interested, like the EasyEyes artwork used here, I too have produced "pupils" for ocular projects. Free to use and distribute. Enjoy.

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Cassie, not bad at all! :) I was planningon the same project, but went to Michael's today and all the crows had been sold.

Mentalist- cool eyes. I added it to my favorites.
 

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Ya know, the photo of the mirror I thought to myself "why is there a photo with cocaine on a mirror?" Silly silly Frst.
 

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haha frst (y it looks like that)
Cassie
very nice I love the paint job on your eyes.
I too will have a crow with eye ball hanging on a tree in my food graveyard hopefully. or maybe sitting on my preacher shoulder trying to pull it out havent decided yet.
 

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LOL @ the coke mirror thing!

I painted the Rectus muscles pink. Then using my liner brush, I brushed on red and light pink stripes here and there.

I attached the muscles with crazy glue and added a little lated to the lip where the muscle meets the eye (to soften the edge). I painted some pink lines going from the muscle onto the eyeball.

I'm calling this done now :)

 

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quick add... take a red polyester thread and shread it... gives beautiful vein branches and the slight 3d effect is worth it... simply lay it on the eye and brush epoxy over it... to really 'sell' the eye do not forget to add the corneal buldge
 
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