This is the kind of stuff that I find awe-inspiring and almost disheartening. This is so fantastic I could never dream of being this good. Well done!
Thanks. Honestly, it wasn't that long ago that I was perusing these boards thinking the same thing (still do whenever I look at Derek's and Joy's work; well, maybe now I dream of it, but know I won't likely ever get there now that I've shifted my emphasis to sculpting).
Don't lose heart though, just try to challenge yourself and try/improve one thing/technique each time you paint a mini. You'll be amazed at how fast you get good. Also, be brutally honest with yourself about your workl; be your own harshest critic. (I honestly haven't seen your painting though either, so you may already be quite good.)
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'm hoping to get a couple of hours in tonight. I doubt I'll post more pictures though until I have all the eyes done. I'm wondering just how many eyes I can paint in two hours. I think I'll be burnt-out on eyes by the time I'm done painting this guy.