April 2008 Vendor of the Month - Rhiannon

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Who is Rhiannon?

I'm just a southern girl who has always loved to create all kinds of things. My mother was a seamstress, and one of my earliest memories was of sketching the ladies on her clothing patterns and then designing clothes for them. My father had a green thumb, so he taught me how to plant things, take care of them and watch them grow. So, creating for me, just comes naturally. It's a business for me now, and it makes me happy to be able to work at what I love.

I was born right here in Tennessee, on January 6, 1960. I have one son, 19 years old. I love animals, gardening, music, and peaceful days. :-)

 

Do you remember the first thing that you designed on a computer, and if so, what was it?

Sure, I can tell you it was artwork done in Bryce 3D, back in the late 1990's. I was an avid "Brycer" and dedicated alot of time to learning everything I could. This interest in 3D graphics naturally led me to Poser. I joined Renderosity in April, 2000 and became a merchant around November of 2003 with my first skin texture and morph for Victoria 3.

In 2006, I got my feet wet with modeling when I began creating and including some jewels in my characters packs. Then I got a little more adventurous and slowly began creating even more content, starting with my Isadora and Nya packs for Aiko 3. And, as you can all see, I kept moving ahead from there.

I really enjoy modeling, it has helped me to add more dimension to my work. When I create a skin texture and a morph for a figure, and then I'm able to follow through with my vision for that character with clothing and accessories, I have a more complete and versatile package to offer. That is very satisfying for me, and hopefully, for my customers as well.

 

Through your success at Renderosity, what has been your favorite piece of work so far?

Wow, that's a hard question, because there are so many unique things I love about everything that I create, else I wouldn't create it. :-)

For V3, I have to say my favorites are Dominique, for her pale skin and beautifully sweet face, and Eden, for her pure sex appeal and I also love her skin.

For Aiko 3, it will have to be Meghan, I think she speaks to all Aiko 3 lovers, and Nya, she's such a little princess with her clothing and accessories.

Finally, for V4, I'd have to say that my favorite so far has to be Sira Black. Although I do like to mix it up, I am very fond of darker, gothic styles, so Sira Black was a labor of love, so-to-speak. At the time, it was the largest package I had created, and it was pretty special to me. And it has been very successful, so I'm very happy with Sira.

 

Let's see what's “under the hood”. What are the hardware specs for the computer you use to create your masterpieces?

Okay, let's see ... AMD Athlon 3500+ 2.21GHz, 2G RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT, and two 300G hard drives. I use a 22" Acer LCD monitor. When it comes to the technical side of things, I'm more comfortable around software ... I know just enough about hardware to be dangerous ::grins:: , so I can't tell you much beyond this. I think I may spring for a new system though, so that I will have two to work with.

 

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?

- Do what you enjoy and makes you happy.

- Try to learn something new everyday, the learning process should never stop.

- Strive to create something unique and develop your own personal style.

- If you aren't happy with it, chances are, no one else will be either. Never settle for "good enough".

 

What are you up to when you're not hard at work on the computer?

Well, that's a short list because I work alot.

I began some remodeling in the house last year and I'm chipping away at it slowly, room-by-room. I try to spend time with my son when I can, although the older he gets, the less I see him. Can you say "empty nest syndrome?" :-)

When I can, I like to catch interesting television shows on Animal Planet, National Geographic, and The Discovery Channel. Also, reruns of X-Files, Lost, and Grey's Anatomy are my fave series at the moment, plus a few CSIs thrown in there. And I love movies, mostly horror/mystery/thriller types.

Also, it is early spring here now and planting season is just around the corner, so I will be getting outside more.

Oh yeah ... and sleep, I forgot about that. :-)

 

Do you have any final words?

First and foremost I want to say thank you very much to all my customers. It means a great deal to me to know that you support me and appreciate my work, and I hope I can continue to create things that you love.

Thank you, Buddy, for giving me a reason to open my eyes everyday, I love you very much.

Thank you Martin, for your endless support, motivation, and inspiration, and for not giving up on me, you're the best sweetie. LYL!

Thank you Deb, you are a great source of motivation and support, and a wonderful friend.

Thank you Danie, for being such a wonderful, sweet person and always being there if I need you.

And a very special thank you to Joan (kinouk), Leah (turtle), Didi (didi_mc), Orietta (luciferino), Christel (Christel-B), Mari (mari_e17), Martina (arwenone), and Monica (Swantje). You are all so talented, thank you so much for your vision, your beautiful images, and for being such wonderful friends.

Thank you all, and blessings to you.

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Doctor's Lab Coat by Rhiannon
Doctor's Lab Coat
Night Watcher by Rhiannon
Night Watcher
Morgana Teddy by Rhiannon
Morgana Teddy
Laliberte Sexy Sweater Dress by Rhiannon
Laliberte Sexy Sweater Dress
Miss Tressa Collection I by Rhiannon
Miss Tressa Collection I


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Member Opinions:
By: Turtle on 4/1/08
I'm so glad to see your name here. Bravo I'm glad all your hard work is being noticed. Lot's of Hugs to a great person and friend.

By: 3Dillusions on 4/1/08
Congratulations Rhi and from all of us Daz users too as your products work so well it that program also :)

By: biomechanical on 4/1/08
congrats and about time,not only are your products the best, but you have to be one of the most friendly and helpful people around.

By: SilverLynx on 4/1/08
Congrats!!! :D

By: Artemis on 4/2/08
full deserved congrats, your products are always of the highest quality!!! i'm glad your being recognised!

By: Christel on 4/2/08
CONGRATS RHI!! Well deserve VOM!! BIG hug from Christel

By: Brandi on 4/2/08
Congrats Rhi! You definitely deserve it, hon'! XOXO

By: Swantje on 4/2/08

Congratulations Rhi!

By: StaceyG on 4/2/08
Congratulations Rhi:) Well deserved.

By: ojim on 4/2/08
Congratulations !!! I have many of your products and every one on them are excellent. I think of your name as synonymous with the highest quality products.

By: cliff-dweller on 4/2/08
Congratulations to you, Rhiannon! Well deserved! The products of yours that I have are really fantastic...and you were wonderfully helpful with my questions, too! Excellent choice!!

By: luciferino on 4/2/08
Too cool Rhi, wowwww you rock girl, congrats smack smack TVB Orietta

By: Kinouk on 4/2/08
Oh WOW!!!! But it's about time LOL!!! Very, very, happy for you. This really rocks!! (LY) hugz

By: Lakotariver on 4/2/08
Well done, You deserve it. You are very talented and I know your work. It is excellent. Happy Renders to you Rhiannon

By: FutureFantasyDesign on 4/2/08
Rhi you deserve this so very much! I am so happy for you and as a proud owner of everything! Ha! I want to say "Congrats"!
Love and Hugs,
Ariana

By: mytilus on 4/3/08
Congratulations Rhiannon.. I'm glad for you.. :))

By: brycek on 4/3/08
Congratulations..your products are wonderful!!

By: MirageBay on 4/3/08
Congrats, Rhi! A well-deserved honor for a very talented person:)

By: Romantic-3D on 4/3/08
Congratulations Rhiannon!! :)

By: calico1 on 4/3/08
Congratulations. You seem to consistently come up with appealing items.

By: Danie on 4/4/08
Congratulations, Lady! :) It was about time! I´m glad you´ve tried your hand on modeling and it´s impressive how fast your skills are growing. Keep up the great work you do ... You rock! :) *hugs*

By: matrix03 on 4/4/08
Awesome! one of the best and coolest vendors around with the coolest outfits(Rhi, I'm using two in my scenes ;) ) and well deserved imho.
I can't wait to see another Lola Belle or Sira Black type outfit. I could use them just right about now :-D

By: lululee on 4/4/08
Congrats Rhi.
Your ladies are all unique and top quality.
cheerio lululee

By: Talos on 4/4/08
I LOVE Rhiannon. She's a genius. What an eye for beauty. I do texturing as a hobby, and I envy her talent for making so many perfect, classy, wonderful things!

By: renapd on 4/5/08
Most deserved honor to a most talented lady and great friend! :)

By: kaleya on 4/5/08
Congratulations! A well deserved honor :)

By: PXP on 4/5/08
Rhi, Congratulations. Just great, artist and person well deserved.

By: M0rgane on 4/5/08
Congrats! An honor you deserved you are such a wonderfull artist

By: -BrandyE- on 4/5/08
Major congrats Rhi!!! You deserve this more than anyone I can think of! Everysingle set you create inspires me and creating with them has brought me many hours of joy. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all! Brandy

By: Greybro on 4/5/08
Congratulations indeed are in order! Love your stuff.

By: venerella on 4/5/08
You sure are one of the best and I appreciate a lot your works, your ability, the time you have spent and you follow spending to improve... going through texturing to modeling. Yours has been a long road for sure and you're getting back what you've given to the community. I wishing you all the best, and to go on and on like you've done until now with your amazing works, always.

By: bloodhawk2002 on 4/5/08
this was a long time in coming congrats are in order. your products are always on my MUST but list - even if my funds dont let me grab everything :) and nya in piticular has a special place in my heart

By: Dragonluna1 on 4/5/08
Congrats, hon!!!! You deserve it!!!

By: Richabri on 4/5/08
Congrats :) A well deserved distinction for such a talented creator :)

By: stagehand on 4/5/08
Sira Black is my favorite character set too. Your work is outstanding!

By: jartz on 4/5/08
A well-deserved honor indeed. You breathe life and creativity to Victria 3 +. Congratulations! JB

By: Purrdey on 4/6/08
Congrats Rhi! I love your girls.
Good to find out about the person behind them!

By: ruby_dragon on 4/6/08
Congratulations, you rule and totally deserve this!!! I've always loved your work, and I look forward to your further creations :) A little story - When I first started into the Poser scene, Meghan for A3 was the *first* Poser thing I've ever really, really wanted - I wouldn't shut up about it at work (as I was always at that time showing my co-workers what I was learning with Poser, and I would show them the Meghan character on Renderosity) - one of my co-workers eventually bought her for me as a house warming present :) Since then, she's always been a very personal, and "dear to me" character - as it was the first Poser set I was totally excited about (hahaha!) Thanks for being you, your work is comparible to none! *hugs*

By: debb6425 on 4/6/08
CONGRATS Rhiannon!!
Love your content...

By: romanceworks on 4/7/08
Congrats. Your love for what you do shows in everything you create. CC

By: calum5 on 4/7/08
Congrats Rhi,everything Ive ever had created by you has been top quality.I dont know you very well but for what you produce for the MP I can agree with your award!My edens fantasy(with your eden character) image has over 8000 views!Not to mention some of the other girls in my gallery of yours!Thanks for making my art look better:-)cal

By: Nebula on 4/7/08
Rhiannon, your the best!!! I love your characters and they are so flexible and fun. And they render beautifully! Congrats!

By: vshane on 4/7/08
Congratulations! Well deserved!

By: Debbie M. on 4/7/08
I cannot express how proud of you I am my friend :) I've watched you grow from a tiny seed to a beautiful blooming rose, and it's been sheer joy every step of the way!! Keep on keepin' on girlfriend! The sky is the limit!

By: marforno on 4/8/08
Well... you know pretty "darn" well the way I feel huh...? , so I'll just keep it simple... YOU make me very proud sweetie p'a... *LYL*

By: mari_e17 on 4/8/08
Contrats Rhi!!! You deserved it!!, You are a wonderful friend and very talented artist, thank you for sharing your work with all us! Love ya! FELICIDADES! :)

By: juca on 4/8/08
Congratulations!!! You are the best!!!

By: gypsyangel on 4/9/08
Well deserved!!! Congrats!!

By: fastburn on 4/10/08
A big "Congrats" to you!!

By: didi_mc on 4/10/08
Big congratulation to you, you so deserve it. I love your products and you are an inspiration to me in growth with my own 3D endeavors with your endless, amazing talent. So thank you too, my friend…Hugs.

By: Shiroyama on 4/10/08
congratulations! your products are so creative and such great quality. VOM is well-deserved!

By: lorddarkwolf on 4/11/08
Congrats!!!! about time and well deserved!

By: deviney on 4/11/08
you do have wonderful products,your creative talent really shines thru!

By: rockets on 4/11/08
Wonderful...congratulations on this well deserved honor!

By: lwperkins on 4/15/08
I'm so happy you are being recognized--you know how much I love your characters..I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite! Though I keep trying to re-use Ana Marie's moon jewels..and Tanya's jewels..I just can't keep my hands off the jewelry! hehe! You are so brilliant, I only wish you had more time to just do art renders! Big hugs!

By: eres on 4/19/08
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: kendall5 on 4/19/08
Congratulations!!! I have many of your products and they are all excellent work!!!! I have your newest one in my cart to purchase in a little while!

By: Claywoman on 4/24/08
Wow Congratulations! I'm very happy for you

By: Polyanthus on 4/25/08
Congratulations.......no surprise!!!! I just love your painted doll stuff...great fun to work with!!!
Well done.


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