The first time I saw a Dsixshop custom Blythe doll I was very intrigued. I’ve seen a lot of dolls, but that one was truly different. She didn’t look like Blythe, her eyes were smaller. I was very curious to learn more about who this customizer was and if there were more dolls like this one.
So, I was lucky enough to find her Instagram account and she accepted to do an interview for the DollyCustom site. I’m sure there are a lot of you very curious about her.
DollyCustom posed 12 questions to David about her history as a customizer, her process, and techniques. Here are those questions:
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
I graduated from the Tianjin Academy of Arts in Environmental Art Design. After graduating, I did design work for three years but I decided to quit after giving birth to my child. Then after discovering Blythe, I started making customizations.
When and how did you discover Blythe dolls?
I discovered Blythe dolls by seeing photos of her online back in 2014.
How long did it take for your style to emerge?
About two years. The small eyed style begun in November 2017.
Do you do this as a hobby or professionally?
What is your creative process like? Do you plan your custom dolls from start to finish or just go with the flow?
For the dolls with themes, I will design in advance. If I want to try something new, I might just go with the flow.
What is your favorite part of this process and your least favorite?
I like to do the makeup of the doll but I don’t like painting mostly because it’s toxic to my nose.
How long does it take you to customize one doll? Do you do one at a time or multiple?
It takes around a week to create a doll. I work on 2 or 3 dolls at a time.
Where do you work on your dolls? Do you have a dedicated workplace?
I have a studio at home to work on my customizations. Sometimes I will find some friends to do the clothes and accessories for the finished doll.
How would you characterize your style?
As Blythe’s eyes are big, I wanted to try something different. I saw that a lot of customizers were using epoxy, so I gave it a try. Now I have my own unique style.
What are your favorite tools? What is your favorite Blythe mold to customize?
I like to do the doll’s makeup using my own cosmetics (eyeshadow). And I use the blush brush to apply makeup to Blythe. I also use acrylic paints. My favorite Blythe mold is FBL.
How did you develop the pricing model for your dolls?
I wait until the doll is complete so that I can calculate the price.
For the beginner customizer, what advice would you give them?
Take a look at some photos of babies to get inspiration to do Blythe’s nose and mouth.
I know that many of us wanted to know more about this unique and mysterious customizer. Her style is fun, colorful and very original. Her dolls are like characters taken out from a movie, ready to be alive at any moment.
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