Monday, November 22, 2010

The Bloodshot Reinvention of the Blythe Doll



These were ALL BLYTHE DOLLS. I say "were" because a few barely resemble the doe-eyed cutie AND because as lifeless as dolls already are, Julien Martinez manages to evoke real death and decay. Taking one very shallow form of girlhood and injecting life into it only to suck it out, takes true mastery. If you aren't familiar with Blythe dolls, they each have a string attached and when you pull the string their eyes change color. This artist has customized every single eye chip to better suit the creation.

Ugh! I own a Blythe so I know the limitations of its facial structure! Thus I know what mastery is involved in these creations! Ugh! Julien Martinez's site is in French so I couldn't tell you how to purchase, but if you are truly committed... you will find a way! (via The Poisoned Sweet)

16 comments:

Owner of brittle bones said...

Oh my those dolls are lovely! I adore the one with clockwork eyes. Thank you for wonderfull pictures!

a-g-u said...

Wow, that's amazing!!! a little scary but beautiful

PetSugar said...

Owner of brittle bones - ah! i don't know if you could tell but that one is some kind of madhatter/white rabbit blythe!

a-g-u - very much like tim burton :) in the scary yet beautiful aspect.

Chelsea said...

This speaks to my morbid, yet cute loving heart. They do look quite Tim Burton-ish! It's lovely! ^.^

Dimitri said...

OMG such a terrific work! I'd love to be able to customize dolls like that.
They remind me of Ray Caesar's art...

Rabbit said...

I think they're beautifully creepy! I love Blythe dolls and I would love to own one, but I don't know where to look.

PetSugar said...

Chelsea - haha i think my heart is made of the same stuffings! certainly more cute than morbid.. clearly lol

Dimitri - hmm Ray Caesar? I'll have to look up that artist!

Rabbit - I bought my blythe doll off ebay!!

Saving Capulet said...

oh soo tim burton, I want them o.o

pbrigitte said...

These weren't all Blythe dolls, two of the ones you posted are Dal dolls, that's why they look so different.

PetSugar said...

pbrigitte - whoa!! that makes sense! i swear when you go to the site above those dolls that are "Dal" dolls, it says Blythe!!!

pbrigitte said...

Really?! That's so strange, I'm sure though, I customize both and I love Dal, the one in blue and the one on the bike are def Dals. Would it be strange if they just got lost in translation somehow? Maybe he thinks Blythe is what all Japanese fashion dolls are called :3 hehe!

Skeletronix said...

FUCK I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

PetSugar said...

skeletronix - no one has ever loved it so enthusiastically before! yeah! i love your blog too.. just browsed through it :)

V.J.R. said...

Wow, amazing freak dolls! Congrats for ur blog, it´s great :)

JaxAce said...

Those dolls are spooky! Yet they are highly creative and imaginative. They remind me of the movie "The Bride Corpse."

Kashfiya said...

Really gorgeous. I love this post and Blythe doll as well. Just ordered this at PIJ, Hope get this cute one in a week.
http://bit.ly/blythejp

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