i got your pm and i put you on my AIM buddy list so we can help each other. but let me get started on some tips about the eye parts cuz im still learning too..
what really helps while making the eye area is that you have a sphere (nurbssphere preferred) in place of an eye and also put it in a layer in case you want to set it as template and what not.
then for the eye lid area umm, well ok the way i making it before was wrong but when i put a mirror on the side of my monitor and i started feeling the shape the areas of my face and looking at in the mirror, i was able to learn how to make it look closer & closer..although right now im still learning, the best thing i recommend is looking at a mirror.
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