~ New Eyes in the Works~
I noticed some issues with resin casting in colder temperatures, so I’ve been waiting for warmer weather to get back into eye production. For starters I wanted to test out some new eye design concepts, particularly experimenting with different shapes.
This design that Chihaya is testing is more narrow and oval shaped than the usual – it seems to work particularly well for narrower eyes.
Another eye experiment was this cat-themed design. It’s not as narrow and actually might be a bit big for a 22mm design, but the effect is pretty cute.
Another narrow type eye design experiment is modeled here by Rise. This eye is actually more diamond shaped, though you can’t really tell due to Rise’s smaller eyes. It works well for her but might look too startled on dolls with larger eyes, so I might rework this design.
The last experimental design is a bunny-themed egg shaped design. It’s pretty cute for Arle, but I think I’ll test out a smaller version of the bunny print for wider release since her eyes are on the large side already.
Once my eye manufacturing gets to be top quality again, you might see some of these designs show up in the shop!