Here’s the first attempt; I’m hoping that this is about the waist. I’m unsure of proportions. I learned to make figures years ago, and my experience is quite limited. I know that I can build a figure starting anywhere, but the only ones I’ve made have been face, then head; waist, then building up. I’m hoping I can get the two to meet using this scale for the body. Also, I learned with building a female torso, with waist and breasts, and that’s not what I’m making here.
Photographing this against my usual white paper background didn’t work. This is a piece of pretty dyed wool felt — the fuzz is probably too distracting.
Also, I think I’m becoming more and more convinced that making a figure with 15s is a bit much.