Hi, here are just some of the steps I have taken to model Pocahontas. I decided to model her face part separately, as a mask, and parent to the head controller later. Similar to Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas. That way it should make the blend shapes easier. It's not the most detailed and sophisticated model I admit, but it should do for animation, and besides that's not what I am specialising in.
All that's left for her is to mirror, smooth and build some eyelids, teeth and tongue and, as a model, she'll be done.
Then Cornelius is next.
By the way, these are only temporary colours, I haven't decided yet.