Michael Zajkov is a Russian sculptor who likes to create realistic dolls. But not any dolls – they are so lifelike that if you look close enough, they can make your skin crawl.
The artist studied Graphic Arts with a specialization in sculpture at the Kuban State University, Russia, which he graduated in 2009. From 2010 to 2013, he worked at a puppet theater while attending graduate school, and that’s when he created his first realistic doll.
Michael’s dolls are made of polymer clay, painted by Michael, with handmade German glass eyes and wigs made from French mohair and they have 13 joints each, which allow for posture change.
Also, the whole doll collection is elegantly dressed in the 1910-1915 vintage style, with materials such as silk, voile, antique lace and batiste, with leather boots made by the artist.