I started looking back a last years first years blogs to see how they approached this project. I came across this tutorial:
I tried to follow this tutorial but I didn’t feel like I was doing the right thing so after talking to Alec I decided to use MudBox instead to sculpt the head.
Here was my progress in Maya:
After I downloaded Mudbox I messed around with the brushes for a little while and had a fair idea what effect each of them created but wanted to really understand how you would go about sculpting a head so I watched a few tutorials which explained this. I came across a really good one which explained each of the brushes and how you would use them for the purpose of sculpting a head.