Art dolls production demand a wide range of skills and technologies, including sculpting, painting, and costuming.
A variety of media may be employed in the creation of an art doll, including fabric, paperclay, polymer clay, wax, wood, porcelain, natural or synthetic hair, yarn, wool, and felt.
One of a kind (OOAK) art dolls may command prices in the thousands of dollars; publications featuring established and emerging doll artists support collection, and artist groups, such as the National Institute of American Doll Artists, promote the art form.
In 2010, Facebook banned images of an art doll posted by Sydney jeweller Victoria Buckley; included were images of a semi-naked doll used to display jewellery in her shop window. The doll was the work of Bychkova's.
A prominent segment of art doll fashion favours adolescent figures with strong sexual features.