Easy and awesome
I'm sure most anyone has seen or has created their own monofilament eyes. It's not rocket science, but there are still a few things I've found that make it easier yet keep a bit of realism in the mix.
So for this method, you'll need:
- 30 to 50 lb monofilament. The brand or type doesn't matter. Use whatever you have and whatever color you might want.
- Clear Cure Goo. I use Hydro, but you can use whatever style you'd like. Because of the "sculp-a-bility" of Hydro, it's very difficult to get this shape and effect with anything else.
- Sharpie. You can color up the eye in any color or combination you might need. Crab eyes come in a wide variety of colors and sizes (another reason the Hydro and Sharpies come in handy here)
As shown in the video below, you simply melt the mono with a lighter (starting with the flame above the mono held vertically), allowing the glowing ball of liquid nylon to melt back on itself thus forming an eye shape. Once I extinguish the flame, I immediately flip the eye upside-down so that the still-malleable eye can pull back to form a nice tear-drop shape (shown here).
|Mono eye painted up and coated with CCG|