Very nice ! Your sense of details is very good, what renderer are you using ?
On old doors featuring similar lion sculpture you can see sometime the eye behind carved like in the 2nd pic, sometime being just normally rounded like in the 1st, so in the end it's more about what will have your preference, as both version can exist.
I've been away from the forum for a long time... maybe a little too long.. But I'm back with another sculpture. Yesterday I wanted to try and make a speed sculpt for one night and see what happens. This is the result:
PS. link3000 - I'm glad you like it! Everything apart from the smoke is done in Sculptris.