I'm taking Scott Eaton's Digital figure sculpting class. The first week's assignment was to do a male and female torso sculpt based on some photos he took. It's cool to sculpt a posed figure for a change, even if its just a torso. i generally have sculpt characters standing up straight with their arms at their side.
the female one is here, i don't remember blogger's policy on nudity. http://www.ericspitler.com/dfs