Sometimes the art of the hand job can be so realistic that even words are not enough. When the puppet masters create realistic dolls that look like living, it’s even a little creepy. Michael Zaikov is one of these talented young artists. Faces of his creations look so natural and of course, that when you see their heads in the hands of a master, can feel chills running on the back. And when you see his puppet in motion, the only thing that comes to mind is, “Please don’t blink! Please don’t blink!”.
Zaikov graduated from Kuban state University (Russia) in 2009, then from 2010 to 2013 he studied in graduate school, while working at a local puppet theater. In 2013, his works participated in the exhibition Art Dolls (“doll Art”) in Moscow, and it brought him real fame.
To create your own amazing puppet master uses polymer clay, hand-painted, as well as the necessary accessories that gains in Germany and France.