Month: May 2017

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Witches and vampires, demons and goddesses – and last but not least adorable weenie dogs. Céline’s dolls united under the name Twilight Soul Dolls are truly one of a kind and artist cast.

Elisa: Welcome to There Be Dolls, Céline! I am happy to have the chance to interview you today. A while ago I came across one of your hand cast dolls – a fullset Spider Bride owned by NyxyPixie. That is when I discovered your dolls.
You seem to have a love for witches and spooky creatures. Have you always been fond of ….twilight creatures?
Céline: Hi Elisa, thank you for this interview and for your interest in my dolls.
Well, as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the supernatural.
I was an only child but never felt bored. I imagined incredible stories, full of fabulous creatures. My room was inhabited by little people who only I could see. My classmates read Mickey Mouse, I devoured the books of Stephen King. I was watching horror films in secret (it’s still my favorite movie style today) and my favorite series was of course Twilight Zone (la quatrième dimension in French). I still watch the episodes on YouTube with fun and nostalgia!

Spider Bride by Twilight Soul

Tu sembles avoir un fable pour les sorcières et autres créatures effrayantes. As-tu toujours été attirée par les créatures du crépuscule?
Bonjour Elisa. Merci pour cet interview et pour ton intérêt pour mes poupées.
En effet, aussi loin que je me souvienne, j’ai toujours été fascinée par le surnaturel. J’étais enfant unique. Mais je ne m’ennuyais jamais. Je m’inventais des histoires incroyables peuplées de créatures fabuleuses. Ma chambre était habitée de petits êtres que moi seules pouvais voir. Mes camarades de classe lisaient le journal de Mickey, moi je dévorais les livres de Stephen King. Je regardais les films d’horreur en cachette de mes parents (c’est toujours aujourd’hui mon style de film favori) et ma série de prédilection était bien sûr Twilight Zone (la quatrième dimension en français) dont je regarde toujours les épisodes sur YouTube avec plaisir et nostalgie !

Where do you look for inspiration? (somehow I get a bit of a Tim Burton vibe)
You are right, I am a big fan of Tim Burton and it is a very nice compliment to tell me that this inspiration comes through in my work! I recently customized a doll in Ombrune, after seeing the excellent Miss Peregrine! You will see that the names that I give to my different models are not by chance

La Sorcière de l’Ouest et Ombrune Corbeau

Où trouves-tu l’inspiration ? (je ressens l’influence de Tim Burton)
Tu as raison, je suis une grande fan de Tim Burton et c’est un très beau compliment de me dire que cette inspiration ressort dans mon travail ! J’ai récemment customisé une poupée en Ombrune, après avoir vu l’excellent Miss Pérégrine ! Tu verras d’ailleurs que les noms que je donne à mes différents modèles ne doivent rien au hasard J

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Today’s spotlight is on the Spanish BJD artist Beatriz from Ken no Kokoro Dolls.
Beatriz has created several SD heads as well as two sweet full bodies YOSD sized Dolls (Cosita and Chispita), one of them being my absolute favorite: her Amparita 02.

 Elisa: Originally you are a veterinary, what made you interested in creating your own sculpts? Have you had any artistic experiences before?

Beatriz: First of all, thank you very much for this interview, I’m so happy you want to know some things about me and my dolls.

I started collecting BJDS when I was studying my degree. I have always loved the artistic component that they have and I was fascinated with the idea of being able to paint, modify and customize them. A few years ago, I lost my job and I thought it was a good moment to start sculpting as I had more free time, so I could find a mold which fits what I had in my mind without modifying other molds. It’s really fun!

What was your first sculpt?

My first sculpt was Amparita01. It had a lot of faults and it never was casted or put it in a body, but I keep her with a lot of love. With everything I learnt in the process, I redid it and I created Amparita02, which ended being very different to Amparita01. I didn’t think about selling them, but when I was sculpting, I shared some photos in Spanish forums and several people showed interest in her and I did a few for selling. 

Amparita02 by Ken no Kokoro Dolls

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