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Handmade Ball Jointed Doll - Commish: Xeshaire 2 by vonBorowsky Handmade Ball Jointed Doll - Commish: Xeshaire 2 by vonBorowsky
Handmade Ball Jointed Doll - Xeshaire - VIDEO by vonBorowsky VIDEO: youtu.be/yX0MgBWZu5g

Meet Xeshaire, also known as the best doll I ever made. 
This doll was a commission for :iconxeshaire:, a very nice person, by the way.


About the doll: this piece is a fully handmade ball jointed doll, made out of cold porcelain clay with no use of paints. It features handpainted glass eyes and faux fur. Xeshaire has an improved poseability and is bigger than my older dolls. 

I have so many things to say about this doll. First, I like the character since the first time I saw that (long time before being asked to make the doll). The color combination is simply amazing! And when I was asked to make this doll, I became very happy because I thought it would be a gorgeous doll.

Xeshaire was a school to me. The customer wanted all the markings to be made of clay and not painted. I never had done so many markings out of clay before and I thought it wasn't possible. But I tell her (the customer) it could do that. So, I started to mix her colors, something that took me one and a half ours and I mixed 1kg of cold porcelain. I was feeling pain in the hands and arms after finish, and I have to mix and remix it many times until I got all colors right. After, I started sculpting and thought "if I be able to make the faceplate,  will be able to make all the rest". It is because the faceplate has four colors and many details that can be better viwed in her reference. Things happen I developed a new way to make marks out of clay much better than the one I had! And it works and looks amazing. 

Next, the character had fur all along the body and tail and a hairstyle on the bangs. I never made hairstyles before, nor fur along all the body (but the second wasn't a problem and yes, the fur along the tail). So, I made the tail in a way you couldn't twist it and get fur pointing everywhere! And it workd just fine as well. And, for the last, her bangs. I remake that three times until I finally made it right! The last time I took 1mm strands of hair and glued one by one. It took a long time but workd very well!

In the end, this is my very favorite work, because I am very proud of it, of the many things I learned during its process. She is for sure a doll in a next level than the older ones. And the next will be in her same quality!
I hope you like her as much as I do!

This doll was started in September, 2013 and finished in January, 2014. It was produced along 39 days, during five months, and took 53 hours of work.


More views: 
Handmade Ball Jointed Doll - Commish: Xeshaire 3 by vonBorowsky   Handmade Ball Jointed Doll - Commission: Xeshaire by vonBorowsky

Other dolls I've made:
Ball Jointed Pink Dragon: Pinipette by vonBorowsky  Ball Jointed Opalescent, the Dragon by vonBorowsky  Ball Jointed Doll Mew by vonBorowsky

I will not make any tutorials, and I do not have any tutorials about how to make this dolls.
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Handmade Ball Jointed Doll - Commish: Xeshaire 2 by vonBorowsky One of many fantastic and colorful dolls handmade from clay! ( Suggested by Talty and Featured by Brookette )
:iconpwyllo:
Pwyllo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is amazing! I'm so glad it was chosen as a DD, because it clearly deserves it and so do you! :squee:
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I am glad you do! XD
Thank you very much for thinking I deserve! And so you do!
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:iconpwyllo:
Pwyllo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! :tighthug:
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:iconruroni-riu:
Ruroni-Riu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could do stuff like this! :meow:
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
It is a matter of pratice!
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:iconruroni-riu:
Ruroni-Riu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:paranoid: Practice and maybe some knowledge how exactly are those joints made? 
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That you discover praticing.
I did this way, workd for me.
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:iconruroni-riu:
Ruroni-Riu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^; Fair enough, I may need to study your work a little more though. Say do you ever sell these dolls you make?
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! Today there is plenty of videos, explanations, tutorials and schemes of ball joints around. When I started there wasn't so many things and  have to use my imagination to figure out how it work XD I think it is easier to start today.
Yes, I made them under commission and then send them to their new owners =)
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:iconruroni-riu:
Ruroni-Riu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I was hoping you had a stock and I could just order one. My sis-in-law would love an Eevee, a Mue or an Okami. And our DM would flip over one of your dragons.

Speaking of which, I see from your gallery that you have some with fabric or solid wings but have you ever made a jointed wing before? I have some old toy Pterosaurs with wings made of thin fabric with a solid peace to support it, if you could do something like that with one of your posable dolls I think it would give it a neat new degree of movement.
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sometimes I make some dolls and sell then out of commissions, but not very often ><
You can still be in the wait list for the chibis though. But about of those you mention, I may offer something related soon.

I don't =(
Yes, but I haven't commissions with wings since long time to try out new stuff ><
Thank you for it anyway!
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:iconcmwyvern:
CMWyvern Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I know I've commented on this one before... but congrats on the DD!! This is my favorite of all your dolls yet!
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww thank you so much my dear!
She is my favorite too and I am super happy to have it reconized on this way! XD
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:iconmangakasan:
mangakasan Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You deserve it dear and i am sure this wont be your last one as your dolls are unique! congratulations!
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww I am super happy to hear it from you! XD
Thank you so very much!! <33
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:iconsouleaterqueen:
SoulEaterQueen Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
cool
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for think this way! XDD 
<33
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:icondashing-thru-the-oh:
Dashing-Thru-The-Oh Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Cool!
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconjoyfulcolor:
JoyfulColor Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I am impressed by your skills!!!
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanky ou very much for the "impressed" XDD
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is a very beautifully made work :heart:
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww thank you for your words! <3
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:iconkrockomodo:
Krockomodo Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! How did you pull this off?
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Sorry, I didn't understood the question XD
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:iconkrockomodo:
Krockomodo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Was it hard to make the figurine?
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yes! A lot!
It took 53h of work.
But I am very patient with my dolls.
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:iconkrockomodo:
Krockomodo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good. Ever tried making a Sonic doll?
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am not a big fan of Sonic and his design. But I think there is already poseable figures of him, not? 
I like to make things that haven't poseable figures XD
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:iconkrockomodo:
Krockomodo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. How about figures of furries? Those have not been made yet have they? You know, something like StarFox?
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, anthros.
I am having problem with them.
Some human parts are very hard to me to make ><
I am not making those yet.
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:iconamongthefirst:
AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work :iconbravoplz:
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconfancy-fur:
Fancy-Fur Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful job done!
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconsteph-dark13:
Steph-DArk13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Congrats on the DD!!!! OMGsqueeeee.... Caramelldansen :bouncyhai: 
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!! XD
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:iconthemushman:
TheMushman Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
this is great! :D
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!! 
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:iconrainbowpom:
rainbowpom Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd play with that all day if I could...
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know the feeling XD
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:iconrainbowpom:
rainbowpom Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've just always loved posable toys XD
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Who never? XD
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:iconrainbowpom:
rainbowpom Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know right!?
Seriously, those toy companies need to make dolls like this, because it's one of those kind of things you just can't stop staring at. XD
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That would be amazing if they do, but unfortunately too expensive XD
Thank you so very much! XD
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:iconangelirae:
AngelIrae Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much would something like this cost?
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Prices are here: vonborowsky.deviantart.com/art…
She hits the maximum price.
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