I started to learn 3d myself around 3 years ago. 3D is very fun :3. She was one of the first 3d complete characters that I made, it took me one week, but actually, I could make a similar character in less time
Can we see the textures? (Sorry if you have posted somewhere and I didn't see them, I miss stuff easily during lunch break, when time is limited.)
I really LOVE the look of this model of yours - I'll certainly look for the videos when I actually am not running out of time to see whether the textures look good even while moving. I have a project for a game with 3D models in a similar style (chibified, painted-look textures) that I can't pursue right now, but your model is so inspiring that I'll keep it in my favourites folder just to look at it to push myself to start practising again.