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Jaeger the Secretary - ooak posable art doll by Jerseydays Jaeger the Secretary - ooak posable art doll by Jerseydays
‘Jaeger the blue eyed secretary’ – one of a kind handmade soft sculpture

This bird is a character and a commission by :iconsinistereternity: and I thank her so much for giving me the opportunity to make a secretary! Hurray!

My sister :iconrieke-b: and I work together on art dolls and soft sculptures. I sculpt with polymer clay, make the armature, sew the body and Rieke does all the painting (visit her gallery to find many, many wonderful paintings)

Jaeger (German for ‘hunter’) is fully posable from head to toes and can even open and close his beak.

Watch his video here [link]
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:iconthorkitty36:
thorkitty36 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it.  One of my favorite birds
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xerotigercat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I'm a secretary bird! That is so freaking awesome!!!
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Woooheee!! Thank you sooo much!!
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chinchilla3232 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can i hav it??????????????????????????????????
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
He flew to his new home on a dreamy pacific island :)
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chinchilla3232 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! an island? that's 1 lucky bird!
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lol: Oh yes!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, so I've been trying to figure this out and I haven't quite been able to get the hang of it, so maybe you could give me some tips. I'm doing a couple dolls like this for a school project and I want to give one a mouth that can open and close, but I can't quite figure out how to make that work. How do you get the pieces lined up so they stay in the correct places and don't slide around?
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
How lovely! I never had school projects to make dolls for, sniff. It's hart to explain in words how to make a two piece head. When is your deadline for the project? I could try to make a tutorial, if I find the time :)
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for responding! ^^ And yes, it's my senior show actually, so I can do whatever I want for it. The dolls are only part of a larger project that spans several media forms. :nod: The due date is technically just when I graduate which is next july, so I've got till then to work. But I'm wanting to get the two dolls done over the winter semester since it's my off track and I won't be at school, so I'll have lots of spare time to work. So if you did find time for a tutorial or something simple I'd be so grateful!

And p.s., if you're curious, the doll I'm wanting to make have a poseable mouth is a sort of snake/shark creature. The other doll is a human, which I'm doing a bjd doll for instead of steel wire skeleton like the animal doll.
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Colonel-Chicken Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
That's awesome! A really well made plushie of a really cool character ;)
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aaaw, thank you so much :blowkiss:
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Punk-Zebra63 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How ling does it take you to make these?
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, I spend many, many hours on Jaeger :faint:
The hardest part in the process is the head with the jaw, several baking steps, a lot of grinding with fine abrasive papers... I've stopped counting the hours :D
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Punk-Zebra63 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I bet. Really? You do such a great job with these lol I would love to start making these but I don't have time right now but I may start next summer when Im off school for a while....would you be willing to give out tips? We can note back and forth so its more private... But if your not willing to share any info that's ok as well...Lol I have stopped counting hours as well with my fursuits,I just make and finish them haha!
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh fursuits! Very good, so you know how to work with a needle :D
I'm thinking about making tutorials, but I will need some more time for that. It's hard to explain only with words, cause you need to see pictures :)
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Punk-Zebra63 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Lol well The only thing I sew by hand are the tails and the rest is glued and machine sewn...but yes I know how to hand sew. I understand that. Sometimes pictures are sometimes better than words.
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Problem with my tutorial attemps so far is: I keep forgetting steps! Noooo! :stare: So when there are fotos missing I think I could make a drawing to explain...
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Punk-Zebra63 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do what is easiest for you.
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll be working on it :)
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SakiTheFluffy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Your art is so amazing! I wish I had that kind of talent! ^u^
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh thank you sooo much :hug:
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SakiTheFluffy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
No problem! Please keep up the amazing artwork.
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Eidolonesque Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
This is gorgeous! The beak and face were very well done, I think.
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :hug: I really appreciate that.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AWESOME.
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :heart:
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:iconshinmon:
shinmon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Die Augen sind so schön und freundlich :heart:
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Jau, da hat Rieke mal wieder toll gemalt! Sie kann es einfach besser als ich und ich bezahle sie sogar, hehe.
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
As always stunning work, secretary birds are some of my favorite raptors! ^_^
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :hug:
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Sturmvoqel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh ich liebe Sekretäre, einfach tolle Vögel und diese Figur ist wirklich klasse geworden! ♥
Das Video schaue ich mir gleich mal an!
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Vielen Dank :heart: Ich war mir nicht sicher, welche Laute diese Vögel von sich geben... sonst mach ich in Videos doch immer so gerne die Tierstimmen, hihi.
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Audrey-Dugan-Art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! :jawdrop:
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :hug:
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meihua Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wow, this is epic! Absolutely amazing work!
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aaaaw, thank you so much :heart:
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh so she's a commission! I was wondering what inspired you to make this (besides awesome factor, because she's really epic!) Everything about her is gorgeous, how she can move and how she looks and her wings folding so naturally. Total love! WELCOME BACK FROM ART DOUBT LAND! :love:
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blowkiss: That's the wonderful thing about commissions! I might never have come to the idea to make a secretary, but fortunately there are people to tell me what to do :D
I'm happy you like this birdie :heart:
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL being told what to do, the happy mindlessness of art making. Because sometimes our brains don't work. :B Haha! ;)
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lol: yeah, and sometimes the ideas are too many, and it helps when someone makes the decision about what to make next :D
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: For sure!
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nanami1995 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, amazing! *____*
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :hug:
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwh i absolutely adore secretary bird! they're so awesomeee!!!
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, yes they are! :heart:
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LandGart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, awesome job!
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:iconjerseydays:
Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :love:
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chibiktsn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is so cute! Secretary birds are my favorite birds, and this doll is absolutely perfect. :heart:
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wooow :blush: thank you very much!
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