The most tedious part of sculpting for figure making is the sanding, patching and sanding again... and again. The photo on the left shows a fairly smooth sanded side. There's still more sanding and patching to be done, but it's coming along.
The photos on the right show areas that have been sanded once. After the initial sanding, I mark divots and bumps with a pencil. I'll fill the divots and sand the bumps. This process happens until I switch from 100-grit to 300-grit sandpaper for the final smoothing.
Meanwhile, I continue to work on the jaw and jaw opening trying to get the jaw to fit tightly with very narrow slots. That's another tedious but necessary process.
When does the real fun start?