thimatos welcome! I am also from Brazil.
My sugestion is: look for all kinds of modeling tutorials, even non-Blender ones. The technique does not depend on the software, but on the person who use it. Basicaly, all programs have the same tools and you will probably be able to use other tuts with Blender. That’s how I started. Of course you will benefit from Blender tuts, what I am saying is: learn the technique. Once you are used to the program interface, it will easy.
Here is one great tut for 3dsmax that helped me a lot. It explains the way to model a nice female caracter. You just have to adapt to Blender (not difficult at all). If have any question, post it and we will try to help.
shoujoboy please post an image or explain better what happened to your gingerbread man, so we can help you.