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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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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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