Here are my next two large sculptures in progress. I like working on two at a time because then one can dry while I'm working on the other and if I'm fatigued from sculpting something detailed like a hand, I can take a mental break by doing something less painstaking on the other piece.
You might also notice that I paint the faces before building the body. That is because I get impatient to really 'meet' the character and feel a connection to her. That makes it easier to delve into sculpting the body, which can be daunting at first - I start to feel like I owe this little person a beautiful body! The more finished one in the photos still needs a bit more meat on her bones and I'm working on the hands separately from the body (I'll finish and sand them before attaching them).