Here we are, nearly the end of my first day's attempt, and my critter is 75% done after a mere 4 hours. A first for sure.
A quick aside. The cartoony fur job was inspired by an ancient screw up on my part way way back when... Looked bad back then, hilarious now. So remember kids, always learn from your mistakes!
The tusks needed to be brought down.
First thing I did was seperate the head into a forehead "blub" and face. This way I could make the face fur thinner and the blub thicker.
However a little preserverance and you can manage anything!