Cut the blank on a scroll saw, band saw or with a cope saw.
Make stop cuts
Deeper stop cuts at: Front of arms, hat brim (top and bottom), Top of chest / bottom of jaw line, Ear out line, pant cuffs, and pants pockets.
With a very sharp knife, remove "chips " in front and behind ears, and each side of nose.
Remove "chips" at the inside elbows and pare down from the head/hair to the top of the shoulders. to begin to separate the shoulders from the hear/hair.
Remove "chip" from top of chest area to the bottom of beard/jaw line. Part 2 next posting.