Terrible Yellow Eyes, drooling over what everyone had made and I started to glance back at what I had created for Cory. I was (and still am) satisfied with how it came out, but I always felt like there was something missing. I think I always felt like there was a lack of soul in the beast. My intent was to make him jovial, so in doing so, squish up the ol' eyeballs and make him squint. However, considering Max is facing away from the viewer and the second beast is basically a faceless creature in the shadows, this basically leaves us with three characters without eyes.
So I noodled with it a bit, I personally think I got what it needed. Now you can see a spark of life in his eyes, and a bit more sense of curiosity.
-also another note, I think having his eyes open, lead the view up and around the illustration. Where as, when they were closed, you kinda just stopped on his face.
Let me know what you think, maybe I'm wrong!