I got to watch some "making of" stuff for the upcoming The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe movie last night. I am simply blown away by the CG characters and affects. It makes me realize that the CG I create is as far separated from the professionals as my first grade son's artwork is from mine.
That said, I'm having fun playing with Blender's new hair features. My female head still needs a lot of work such as better texturing, eye-brows, eyes, and some more hair combing, but I'm pretty happy with how it's coming. The first hairdo I did because I only had to use one hair guide so it made things simple. The second shot used about 7 hair guides.