Here is the initial blocking out phase
Then I began to model the nose, the lips (only a little) and the ears. the ears opened up a can of worms in that the shape of this head in particular meant geometry was a little out of whack, but with Alan's help (and a few friends helping me to sort out triangles) it all came out well in the end.
Here I've gotten into creating the throat. Although our character doesn't actually speak her expressions may lead to her opening her mouth.
Next on the agenda are creating the eyes and the hair for the character. I expect the hair to be quite a challenge!