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Monday, January 25, 2016

The work of a Russian artist is going viral this week after he posted a video of how he creates his incredibly lifelike dolls.

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According to Daily Mail, Michael Zajkov painstakingly hand sculpts his dolls using a special type of modeling clay, with glass eyes, French mohair wigs and 13 joints each. The Moscow-based artist studied sculpture at Kuban State University, and he learned to do this craft while working at a puppet theater.

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Since making his first doll in 2010, Zajkov has earned himself 103,000 Instagram fans, and he constantly posts photos and videos of his creations.

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“My dolls are made more realistic than is customary,” he said, adding that many see his dolls as “creepy.”

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Find out more about Zajkov in the video below. Are his dolls beautiful, or just plain creepy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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