I spend a lot of time looking at others painted minis on the internet as well as in person. One of the things I think can really make a mini pop is the eyes. The face of a mini is normally a focal point and even a decently painted pair of eyes can make the difference.
Many of my friends comment on the way the eyes of my minis look. They are not spectacular in any way, but they do tend to say the right thing about the mini. So, as with all the other areas that people tell me they like about my minis I decided to do a step by step to help others who may need it with this area.
Some people I have seen start with the eyes when they work on faces. For me personally the eyes are normally one of the last things painted on a model. Since I typically use a wash on the flesh when I do the face I don't want the eyes getting covered in it. Anyway, we need somewhere to start so here I have the one decent picture from my failed faces post. This technique is fairly straight forward and does not need a lot of explanation so you may see more pictures than words here.
Sloth from "The Goonies".