Ok here's my work so far.
I've been using Blender for about a week, I've mostly used Maya in the past.
As free programs go, I'm finding Blender fantastic to use, you just need to be a bit patient with the UI and it will eventually make sense
Here she is, Queen Elizabeth II
Ok here's the work so far, having a bit of a problem with the hair but I'll get there eventually (I hope
I'm getting closer with the hair, and I know now that I'll never be a good hair dresser.
There seems to be a small problem just behind the ear with the skin texture, I'm also going to redo the eyes as they seem like they've come from a dead fish