Gorey Eyeballs

It’s one thing to make realistic looking eyeballs for use in a skull or creature, but what if you want eyeballs that have been freshly plucked from their sockets?  You know what I’m talking about, the eyeball that’s being pecked at by a crow with muscles and optic nerve still attached.  If that’s what you’re looking for, and trust me, you definitely want some of these, then you’re going to want to check out the Gorey Eyeballs tutorial that Chiapetrescue posted.

You’ll start with your pristine, perfectly round eyeball and add a few layers of hot glue to the bottom of it.


Once you’ve got a couple layers of hot glue added you’re going to start turning it upside down to let the hot glue start running.

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Once you’ve built up enough layers of hot glue to give the appearance of an extended optic nerve, you’re ready for painting.  Chiapetrescue did an awesome job of painting these by starting with a base coat of red spray paint for a bit of a splatter effect and then added an additional coat of red acrylic to it.  Some black acrylic paint was then dry brushed over the base to add a darker finish to it.  A final coat of polyurethane was applied to give it a glossy appearance.  The finished eye balls look fantastically gruesome and are incredibly easy to make.



Items needed to complete this include:

  • Plastic eyeballs
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Red Spray Paint
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Black Acrylic Paint