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Not only is the body and head cut out in profile (side view). They are also cut out in plan view (top).

Here the head has had the corners rounded off.

The body is also put into what carvers call 'the round', and the major body blocks, wings, cape etc., are isolated. 

Once the head is rounded and in the correct size and symmetry  the various head feather groups and eye placement can be drawn in.