Welcome to the Morezmore OOAK Studio Blog
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Posted By Natasha Red October on January 27, 2010

This blog is about making OOAK (One of a Kind) sculptures – sometimes they are called OOAK Art Dolls or OOAK sculpts. I really enjoy making OOAK and sharing my OOAK adventures – both my successes and my failures – here, on this blog. Although some people refer to them as Morezmore tutorials, I myself see them as Work in Progress Notes, with unpredictable results. Don’t miss the World Wide Web Wealth of OOAK Wisdom page – the collection of OOAK tutorials shared freely by talented as well as generous artists. Thank you – enjoy your time at Morezmore.

The information contained here is free for your browsing and personal use and forwarding to friends, you can link to it, you can copy and paste it to your site – as long as you provide the source link http://morezmore.com/myblog/.

If you find this information helpful, please consider donation. Thank you!


Natasha Red October

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How to make a Removable Screw-It Lock-It Hold-It Armature for 1:12, 1:8, 1:6 scale Dolls, Action Figures and Sculptures

Posted By Natasha Red October on November 9, 2012

These are step-by-step instructions on how to make a Removable Armature for figures, sculptures, dolls and action figures in 1:12, 1:8 and 1:6 scale
to use with the , like you see on the pictures just below.

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Morezmore #28 Raspberry – OOAK Doll 1:6 Scale (Part 2)***

Posted By Natasha Red October on October 20, 2012

Continuing from Morezmore #28 “Raspberry”– OOAK Doll 1:6 Scale (Part 1)***

Done! She got a new name – “Ягодка-малинка” in Russian, “Raspberry” which is a Russian term of endearment, something like “Peaches” in English.

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Morezmore #28 Raspberry – OOAK Doll 1:6 Scale (Part 1)***

Posted By Natasha Red October on September 24, 2012

Hello, my friends. I am starting a new doll – A sassy Russian beauty, inspired by the 19th century painting “At the village outskirts” by the famous Russian artist Konstantin Makovsky (1839-1915). I came across this painting by accident and fell in love with the beautiful girl, her self-assured attitude, and her stunning costume. The doll will be a joy to create, I just know it.

As all the dolls come to this world naked, for anatomy reference, at suggestion of my friend, I took another painting of a nude “Russian Venus” by another famous Russian artist Boris Kustodiev (1878 – 1927).

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Morezmore #26 – The Emperor of Asiope (Государь Всея Азиопы) Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD) 1:6 Scale Action Figure
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Posted By Natasha Red October on September 11, 2012

After a very long break, I picked up this abandoned project and finished it!

Quite a few parts were redone, including the head and the hands.
I was not taking pictures of the work in progress since I picked him up, because I was not even sure I would be able to finish him, he turned out to be such a challenging doll for me. But he is done, and I am happy with the result.

Here you are – “The Emperor of Asiope” (“Государь Всея Азиопы”). I hope you like him.

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Morezmore #27. Miniature OOAK Polymer Clay Baby – Part 2***

Posted By Natasha Red October on August 3, 2012

Continued from Morezmore #27. Miniature OOAK Polymer Clay Baby – Part 1***

The head. Make a ball out of clay on top of the head module, a little smaller than the tummy. Find the hole – the bottom of the head module, grab it with the forceps – this is the handle to hold the head without touching it. Find the horizontal and vertical center of the future face. The whole Baby face will be under the middle horizontal line, the horizontal line itself – that is where his eyebrows are.

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Morezmore #27. Miniature OOAK Polymer Clay Baby – Part 1***

Posted By Natasha Red October on July 23, 2012

For some time now I wanted to try to make one of those tiny cute babies. Yesterday I made one and enjoyed it very much. Here are the pictures of the first one – please see below. I promised I will do a step-by-step Work in Progress Blog post on my second baby – so, here we go.


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Morezmore #25 Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD): Figuring Out The Mechanics. Part 5
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Posted By Natasha Red October on May 20, 2011

Continuing from Morezmore #25 Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD): Figuring Out The Mechanics. Part 4


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Morezmore Morning Star – What’s New
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Posted By Natasha Red October on March 13, 2011

March 14, 2011

Just listed – 120 pieces of Manzanita exotic wood for art doll bases.


I will be listing about a hundred of unfinished manzanita this week.

New Morezmore website is now live! Special thanks and appreciation for this hard and beautiful work to my daughter Natasha.

Here is the link: www.morezmore.com

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Styling Tibetan lamb – How to make it straight or curly
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Posted By Natasha Red October on December 15, 2010

December 15, 2010

Let’s say you bought – from me or from somebody else. Sheep, like humans, come with different hair – some fur is straighter, some fur is curlier, tight curl, loose curl, smooth, frizzy – all kinds. But you don’t have to feel like you are stuck with a particular texture – you can change it to suit your OOAK. It is pretty easy.

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Morezmore #25 Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD): Figuring Out The Mechanics. Part 4
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Posted By Natasha Red October on October 29, 2010

Continuing from Morezmore #25 Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD): Figuring Out The Mechanics. Part 3

As I said in the previous part, now it seems a little more clear how to make a ball-jointed doll. So I have started on a new improved Smita. Here is what I have so far:

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Morezmore #25
Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD): Figuring Out The Mechanics. Part 3
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Posted By Natasha Red October on October 2, 2010

Continuing from Morezmore #25 Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD): Figuring Out The Mechanics. Part 2.

I have some progress to report: My first ball-jointed doll is sculpted. Her name is Smita which means “Smile” in Sanskrit. Smita taught me a lot! I am going to make version II, taking into account everything that I learned from Smita. Meanwhile, here she is:

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The Artist Doll: Standard Definitions

Posted By Natasha Red October on May 30, 2010

The Artist Doll: Standard Definitions

As set by the Original Doll Artists Council of America, the National Institute of American Doll Artists, and the British Doll Artist’s Association.

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Morezmore #25
Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD): Figuring Out The Mechanics. Part 2
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Posted By Natasha Red October on January 16, 2010

Continued from Morezmore #25 Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD): Figuring Out The Mechanics. Part 1

Last Update: February 16, 2010

Good morning. I got my elastic finally, put everything together – the elastic is one continuous loop. Well, folks, she STANDS – barely, but definitely stands. So now it is a matter of shaping, and refining and making all parts symmetrical – right now one leg is shorter. Better symmetry, better fitting leg joints will improve the standing balance. So far I am happy with the progress, although she looks rough, I know what to do to make her look better and stand better. Will be back tomorrow – thank you for watching!


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Morezmore #25
Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD): Figuring Out The Mechanics. Part 1
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Posted By Natasha Red October on January 2, 2010

January 16, 2010


Ball-jointed dolls interested me very much for a while, but impressed me so much I had to drop everything and make my own BJD.
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Happy New Year!
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Posted By Natasha Red October on December 31, 2009

Here is a brilliantly done short film about dolls – SCARY!!

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Morezmore #24
Victorian Christmas Shopper (Part 2)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on December 14, 2009

Continued from Part 1: http://morezmore.com/myblog/2009/11/27/christmas-shopper/

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Morezmore #24
Victorian Christmas Shopper (Part 1)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on November 27, 2009

Part 2 can be found here: http://morezmore.com/myblog/2009/12/14/christmas-shopper-2/

November 27, 2009

Good morning! Mom sent me an email message with a festive holiday background and it caught my eye. Here is the next sculpt concept:

Victorian Christmas Shopper

http://morezmore.com/galleries/VictorianChrismasShopper/xl_ShoppingGirl.jpg

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Morezmore #23
Domovoi Caught in the Act of Shape-shifting Out of a Tea Cup
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Posted By Natasha Red October on September 21, 2009

11.29.2009 — Morezmore Evening Star — Breaking News — Scandal in House Fairies Community — Domovoi Caught in the Act — Public Shapeshifting Exposure — Cracker Theft Attempt Charges —Shocking Raw Footage From The Scene —

 Full coverage follows…

   

Morezmore #22
Rusalka – Russian Water Fairy (Part 4)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on March 8, 2009

March 8, 2009

Continued from Part 3: http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/08/26/rusalka-3/

After a few months I am ready to pick up clay again.
I have this incomplete sculpt – Rusalka and that is what I am going to do – finish Rusalka.

What I have right now is the concept and the base. What I need to make – Rusalka herself.

http://morezmore.com/galleries/Rusalka9/xl_100_1283.jpg

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Упоротый Лис (Stoned Fox)

Posted By Natasha Red October on December 4, 2008

What is this:
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Morezmore #22
Rusalka – Russian Water Fairy (Part 3)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on August 26, 2008

Day 44 (August 26, 2008)

Continued from Part 2: http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/07/24/rusalka-2/

Moving along – baked and sanded. One of the arms needs to be redone as clay was not packed well enough – there were voids in the clay which became apparent after baking – so I carved that part out and will redo.

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Morezmore #22
Rusalka – Russian Water Fairy (Part 2)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on July 24, 2008

Day 11 (July 24, 2008)

Continued from Part 1: http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/07/24/rusalka-1/

Good morning! So, about that “fat suit technique” that I wanted to try (pack the clay around the armature, cut off the excess – basically carve the body out of the lump of clay). Well, I did not find it practical.

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Morezmore #22
Rusalka – Russian Water Fairy (Part 1)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on July 24, 2008

July 14, 2008

Good morning! It is time to pick up the clay again! While I am waiting for the Fool Muse, I decided to create Rusalka.

Rusalka

(plural rusalki) – are Russian water fairies. Sometimes “rusalka” is translated as “mermaid” but it is not quite the same thing. Russian rusalki don’t have a fish tail like mermaid, but two lovely legs and feet, just like humans.
They are spirits of unbaptized girls, unwed mothers and young women who committed suicide or were murdered near the water or were not given proper funeral rites.

They appear as young girls and young women – lovely, pale, lithe, with gorgeous bodies and flashing eyes. They have long green hair, worn loose. The hair is always moist. They have pleasing voices and musical laughs. They wear water lilies in the hair. They mostly appear in the nude or decorated with wet water weeds or wearing a long white cotton shirt – wet and clinging to the body.

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Morezmore #21
Master & Margarita. Behemoth (Part 2)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on May 17, 2008

Day 31 (May 16, 2008)

Continued from Part 1: http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/04/15/behemoth-1/

This morning I picked up Behemoth again and here is the status report. The cat’s hands still need to be furred – one more session, hopefully tomorrow morning

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Morezmore #21
Master & Margarita. Behemoth (Part 1)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on April 15, 2008

April 15, 2008

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Day 1 (April 15, 2008)

Behemoth jumped the line and butted in. Nothing I could do.

Behemoth is the cat from Bulgakov’s book “Master and Margarita

“. …The third member of the company was a cat the size of a pig, black as soot and with luxuriant cavalry officers’ whiskers. The threesome was walking towards Patriarch’s Street, the cat trotting along on its hind legs… …

But worst of all was the third invader : a black cat of revolting proportions sprawled in a nonchalant attitude on the pouffe, a glass of vodka in one paw and a fork, on which he had just speared a pickled mushroom, in the other…

Тhe cat drank its vodka and Stepa’s hand dropped from the doorpost… …

“Get out”, Woland said to the cat. “I haven’t had my coffee”, replied Behemoth. “How can you expect me to go yet?” “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov

Here is the book online – enjoy!

http://lib.ru/BULGAKOW/master_engl.txt

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Morezmore # next
Tarot. Major Arkana. The Fool (Part 1)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on April 10, 2008

Day 1 (April 10, 2008)

This will, hopefully, be a beginning of a whole Tarot set – a major undertaking for a turtle sculptor such as I am. But, with a foolish optimism, quite in the spirit of the first Major Arcana card, I am embarking on this journey.

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Morezmore #20
Fortuna – Goddess of Abundance, Luck and Fortune (Part 4)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on April 2, 2008

March 31, 2008

Work in Progress Recap – Continued from Part 3

http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/03/31/fortuna-3/

Fortuna’s Official Page

http://www.morezmore.com/Fortuna.html

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Morezmore #20
Fortuna – Goddess of Abundance, Luck and Fortune (Part 3)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on March 31, 2008

Day 22 (March 31, 2008) – continued from Part 2

http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/03/23/fortuna-2/

More work in progress pictures can be found here:  http://www.morezmore.com/Fortuna.html

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I put the hair on Fortuna and took pictures, it is drying at the moment, will style, take more pics and post them. Hardly a tutorial, as I do my hair differently every time and I don’t have a “procedure” yet, but still something to give folks an idea of how to go about it.

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Morezmore #20
Fortuna – Goddess of Abundance, Luck and Fortune (Part 2)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on March 23, 2008

March 23, 2008

Day 14 (March 23, 2008) – continued from Part 1

http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/03/08/fortuna-1/

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Morezmore #20
Fortuna – Goddess of Abundance, Luck and Fortune (Part 1)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on March 8, 2008

March 8, 2008

Here is what I have so far:

a lovely victorian image of Fortuna by Jean Bernard (“Fortuna”, Bridgeman Art Library, London, England – thank you, Colleen, for doing the research and digging it out (!!!)

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Morezmore #19
Mistress of Copper Mountain (Part 2)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on January 11, 2008

Continued from Part 1:

http://morezmore.com/myblog/2007/12/20/mistress-1/

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Morezmore #19
Mistress of Copper Mountain (Part 1)
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Posted By Natasha Red October on December 20, 2007

December 20, 2007

I am starting a new sculpt “The Mistress of Copper Mountain”. For now, I am collecting the material, refreshing it in my memory – this is from one of my childhood books. In a nutshell, it is a mythical female entity who appears as a beautiful enchantress or a lizard.

 

Here is an outline of the legend:

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Morezmore #18
Goldfish Mermaid Diving to Retrieve a Sunken Bottle
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Posted By Natasha Red October on December 2, 2007

December 2, 2007

After a long break in sculpting, I decided to finish the mermaid which I started a while ago. I am trying to figure out this blog thing, so that I can keep my Work in Progress and be able to chat here too. I am making a mermaid.

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Genesis Heat-Set Paints Info and Instructions
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Posted By Natasha Red October on November 3, 2006

Here is the link to buy

Genesis® Artist Colors
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Brief Overview

Not Oil or Acrylic

Genesis® Artist Colors are a new paint chemistry, called “Heat Set Artist Oils.” Genesis is an artist quality fine-art paint that is ready to apply without repeated pre-mixing and will not dry until you are ready; then it dries very quickly.

Genesis® Artist Colors offer fine control in mixing, blending and application, and can be worked in many states without the addition of mediums. They are very similar to oil paints in feel, opacity and translucence. We encourage you to experiment with your style to achieve the desired effect.
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Genesis Paints Color Chart
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Posted By Natasha Red October on November 3, 2006

Here is the link to buy


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TCS: YE-5-1-5,..Bismuth Yellow 07,..Genesis,..86004D,..$17.95
TCS: BK-5-1-9,..Black (Carbon) 01,..Genesis,..86079D,..$14.95
TCS: BK-4-1-9,.. Black (Mars),…Genesis,..86126V,…$12.95
TCS: BR-6-2-6,..Burnt Sienna,..Genesis,..86071N,..$15.95
TCS: BR-7-6-9,..Burnt Umber,..Genesis,..86068K,..$14.95
TCS: BR-5-1-5,..Burnt Umber Light,..Genesis,..86069L,..$14.95
TCS: BL-5-1-6,..Cobalt Blue,..Genesis,..86198L,..$17.95