Begin the texturing process by applying a light layer of the texturing paste to the body. By keeping the texture quite flat on this area, the body recedes more into the background. Cover the area with cling wrap and put in the texture lines. Do the same for the leg, but add just a bit more thickness.
When you reach the ear, add even more height to the paste. Then taper it back down to the base height. Note that you will actually “lift” the edge of the ear up off the canvas. Continue with the basic molding to the remaining ear textures.
Apply a fairly light layer to the forehead. Build up the deepest “humps and bumps,” then gradually taper the forehead back.
Move on to the eye. Use Nolan's technique for rolling the paste to sculpt the eyelid and make the eyeball.
Next, work on the cheek area. Then begin layering the paste on the trunk. Carve out a place for the tusk on the right. Use the cling wrap again to put the main texture markings on the trunk and follow up with your knife to do any remaining small markings.
Make the tusk on the left. Then make a thick tusk for the right side and shape it into place. Let the texturing dry. for a day or so.