|Flat back or hollow back acrylics|
|This is a stem.|
Keeping the eyes in your doll: You can use various things to keep the eyes in, including eye putty, ticky tack (like for posters), silicone ear plugs, hot glue (haven't tested this on acrylic eyes), or rubber eraser. Don't use oil-based things like Sculpy clay to hold them in, as these could damage the doll overtime.
|Acrylics break easy.|
These broke in a doll's head.
To avoid this, you can buy eyes that have whites at 14mm, but a smaller iris at 12mm.
- Using a size smaller eye usually makes the doll look a little more mature.
- A size larger eye makes the doll look a little more young.
- Sometimes the smaller eye just doesn't work and makes the doll look beady-eyed or doesn't fit in the eye well at all.
- Sometimes the larger eye has more of a creepy effect than an innocent one.
Don't choose eyes too small or you'll have gapping.
This picture shows an attempt at putting 12mm glass eyes into a Feeple 60 head.
Grim here has eyes far too big. This works because they have no pupil and he's supposed to look a little creepy.
The Classic Mistake- Doll in the Headlights: This is my major mistake. The doll looks shocked or psychotic or something. Do not do this:
Much less creepy, right?
Bedroom eyes: Why, hello there... (Not meant to follow drunken eyes on purpose, but let your inner perve laugh anyway.)
Into the distance:
Possessed: While you want to position the eye so that the pupil is slightly covered, don't put them too far back or else they just look like the little girl from the Exorcist. Or a zombie.
It's cute like this.
Not like this.
So after all of this, I still suck at positioning eyes. Hopefully this shows a lot of what not to do and helps you with yours. I'll get better….I hope.