OKay this is the best i could do...i know its long and its confusing but this is the best way i know how to explain it
heres what it should look like if you did it right
i know theres a million other ways to do this, but this is how i went about explaining it....so i wont be replying to comments saying " well you can do this or this or this or this" i know how to work GIMP so if your commenting for the benefit of others than thats fine...but i wont reply to those comments
ask as many questions as you want and ill do everything in my power to help!! i know this isnt the greatest tutorial but its the best i could come up with
dont ask me about making eyes blink or how i make my anime icons, i wont tell you.
GIMP works with stacking layers on top of each other...sooo to make it blink, stack different eye layers on top of each other, one open, one closed, one half open and back to full open
thats all im gonna tell you.
experiment with GIMP or any other animation program. thats what i did. so if i can figure it out, so can you!
and by messing with the program, youll find new things and youll get to know it even better!! so yeah
hope this helps a little bit