With some carving work you need those odd boosts to the process to show that you are making progress. Here I have added the eyes. It is really way too early for this level of detail but I wanted to make sure that there was enough wood there and that the mouth, trunk, tusks etc were proportioned to the eyes.
Having said all of that I really just wanted to play with some detail.
It was also a waste of time because, as I added later body detail, it became obvious that the head was too large, and so the eyes had to go.