Thanks, glad you like them! They're called BJDs - Ball-Jointed Dolls. They are made of resin and come in varied sizes, from around 4 cm in size to up to 90cm tall. They're customizable, you can change their face-ups (paint their faces), change wigs and eyes, redress them or modify the sculpt. The possibilities are endless! But the hobby is not really cheap. The dolls cost anywhere between $100 and $1.000,- or more depending on rarity and/or quality and size.
Give www.denofangels.com a try if you're interested, a link to a forum which can answer all your questions. Ot take a look at the bjd photos and their creators here on dA...some of the photos are really breathtaking!
Whoa, never seen them before, or heard of them for that matter. Very unique hobby i must say! Wish i was that interesting:'] They'll be cheaper over here, but still quite dear:') Thanks for the link, i shall have a look! Thankyouuu.
This is a wonderful compliment! I believe a good photo should do just that - set off your skull-theatre and get some movie running. There WAS no story behind this shot. I was just clearing things away after the "symmetry" take, turned around...and Mir had this funny expression. The angle was just perfect, so I dragged the camera back out and gave it one shot. ...and what you see in it is pretty much what it suggests to me. So, again....thanks for the compliment.