The program I'm using is ZBrush. I signed up for a class at the local community college and after a few hours I started feeling comfortable using a couple brushes to create a fairly nice body from a sphere. (I'll post some pics of that in a bit.) But seeing how it's an intermediate class and I've never used this program at all I guess I was getting a little ahead of myself and was instructed to focus more on sculpting a head or less complicated object than a full figure.
The subject I chose was the space pirate figure I started sculpting only focusing on her head.