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Morezmore – Natalie – Humanly Posable Doll

Natalie is the next part of the Humanly Posable Armature experiment.
If you just arrived and landed here, you can see the detailed description of the parts and tools here.
The inspiration image was this lovely 1832 portrait by Karl Brullov of Nataliа Pushkina or Natalie (as she was familiarly known) – wife of the acclaimed Alexander Pushkin.

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From the technical point of view, the main objective for Natalie project was finding out how to cover the metal joints in clay so that they are a little more graceful without losing their functionality.

There was a lot of experimentation, making, tearing apart and remaking, so I did not take step by step photos, just a few milestone pictures.
I really did not like the doll throughout the process, but kept going thinking that she would do for practice. But closer to the end (after she got her face and hair), I fell in love with her and – that is the reason for a cascade of photos at the end.

Overall result – a good step in the right direction, good learning experience, definite improvement over Anna’s joints and a lovely (I would like to think) doll.

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Armature.
This time I decided to make all the parts removable, so that I can make each part individually and redo it several times, if necessary

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Her hands are on steel balls in brass “cups” made out of brass tubing (7mm), with a small 4mm pill-like magnet inside. The magnet allows to pose the hand. This is something interesting and definitely worth repeating. I am waiting for better suited magnets (larger 6mm, stronger, countersunk – meaning “like a cup”). Will post the detailed photos on the next doll.

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Thank you for watching 🙂

15 comments on “Morezmore – Natalie – Humanly Posable Doll

  1. Love, love, LOVE your work!!! Always a joy to see your new WIP and the finished results! Thank you so much! k-)

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  2. Oh my goodness Natasha, she is beautiful!! I love her. I love that her wrists are jointed, and how you covered the joints, etc. Amazing job. I see you have used brass tubing. Does that stabilize everything more or is there a different purpose?

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    • Thank you, Leann!
      Her hands are on steel balls in brass “cups” made out of brass tubing (7mm), with a small 4mm pill-like magnet inside. The magnet allows to pose the hand. This is something interesting and definitely worth repeating. I am waiting for better suited magnets (larger 6mm, stronger, countersunk -meaning “like a cup”). Will post the detailed photos on the next doll.

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  3. I can see the similarity in your sculpt and the painting.. By the way, I was able to see Pushkin when I went to Russia many years ago..Beautiful
    I love her Natasha.. You are getting really good at the dressing of your dolls too..

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  4. She looks great! I love all your experimenting and your willingness to share your process :). I wondered if you’d ever thought of experimenting in casting in silicone so you could have an all-over skin and not see the joins?

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  5. You do sound pleased Natasha and I can see why, she is a beautiful doll/young woman! I find it so fascinating how you are obviously using each doll, learning from your work and then move onto the next Doll, having learnt things you felt you needed to do!! You feel pleased with each dolls progress and that’s so pleasing. We are all learning too.
    Hugs Margot 😘

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  6. Thank you, Margot! As usual, we are of the same mind! 🙂

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  7. Just *BEAUTIFUL*! And as a long-time professional painter and doll sculptor, I completely understand the will power needed to keep working away on a project that you no longer like. So glad you did with Natalie, because she’s exquisite.

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  8. Wow, what can I say. So clever, you really are inspirational and so kind to share your knowledge. Thank you

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