Rhiannon's "Days of Summer" Sale

July 15, 2008 1:52 pm

Tags: 3D, 3D models, marketplace, Poser, Rhiannon

Oh, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here! And what better way to celebrate than with a cool Vendor sale? Ahh, but for those living in parts of the globe that are not currently enjoying summer, perhaps this sale will bring just enough of the 'warmth' you need!

What am I talking about? Well, Renderosity artist and vendor, Rhiannon, has come up with an exciting summer sale that will carry through to the end of July! But, hey, here is the exciting info from Rhiannon herself:

The "Days of Summer" Sale starts on July 17th and will continue through July 31st!

Beginning on July 17th and continuing through July 31st, there will be one item in my store on sale everyday for 30% off, for one day only.  Each day it will be a different item.  But, that's only the beginning of the fun ...

... everyone who purchases the sale item for that day, and their order number ends with the number "7", they will receive their choice of one item from my store, absolutely FREE!

Check your wishlists, come visit my store, and you could save BIG!  Good luck, and happy summer days!!

First, let me ask you about your current sale. What prompted you to have a sale of this proportion?

A good friend of mine actually gave me the basic idea, and then I put my own spin on it.

I wanted to try and give a little back to the community and to thank my customers for their support.  Let's face it ... the overall economy is not exactly at its shining best.  So, I thought this would be a great way to promote my store and at the same time, give customers a chance to save some money on something they have on their wishlist.  If the response is good, maybe I will make it an annual event.

What is in your creative toolset? Is there anything you couldn't possibly do without?

I think that the easier question is what is "not" in my creative toolset.  :-)

What could I not do without?  That's easy, it's Poser File Editor.  That program is absolutely invaluable if you're doing "anything" for Poser, it saves me so much time and aggravation.

 ~ Some Fun! ~

Do you have any traditional art experience?

No, I don't have any traditional art experience at all, so it's a good thing I don't aspire to be a Da Vinci, huh?

Are you primarily self-taught in the way of digital art?

Years ago I had alot of training in Photoshop, but I've been on my own with Poser, Bryce, Painter, and everything else from the beginning.  That's not really a fair statement though, because there are so many people willing to help anyone, and resources available for just about anything you want to learn, so you are never "really" on your own.  The only other requirements are time, patience and a willingness to learn.

What is your favorite work in your Renderosity gallery, and why?

That's an easy one, it's an image called "The Spell". I did it a very long time ago, even before I became a merchant.  The original was done by fantasy artist, Keith Parkinson, and I really loved it.  It was a challenge of sorts at the time, to see what kind of reproduction I could do, and it was alot of fun. 

 ~ The Spell ~

As a Vendor here, how has your experience been?

My experience here has always been terrific, as a vendor or otherwise.  The Renderosity community is full of opportunity and so many friendly, talented individuals.

As for the staff here, the personal service and attention is invaluable, and I am very grateful to everyone for all they have done for me.  It's great to be able to pick up the telephone and get a real person on the other end of the line.

What do you feel is key to being a successful Vendor? Are there any tips you could provide for those looking to sell here on Renderosity?

The most important thing is don't be so quick to just give up.  If you put a product in the marketplace and it doesn't sell well, don't waste your time blaming this or that ... instead, ask yourself some valid questions, and be honest with yourself.   Is it a unique product, or are there 3 other products just like it in the MP?  Did you promote your product in the galleries and forums?  Did you do an eye-catching thumbnail and fabulous promotions?  Did you do a banner for the product?  Does the product work as it should?

If you create a quality product for a fair price, and you slowly but surely attract customers who trust you and your work, you will make it.  Be patient ... it may take some time, but you will.

 ~ Ravenmaster ~

When you set out to create, what is your inspiration or motivation? Moreover, do you specifically look for trends?

I do look at trends sometimes, but I think it's more about balancing the overall scheme of my portfolio and pushing my creative and technical skills.  If I find myself in a rut, I try to create something that will require me to use skills I haven't used before, or learn something new.

What is your workflow like, and how much time do you typically spend working on a product?

If I'm working on a big package, sometimes it begins with a cool idea for a fantasy outfit, and then I build the character into it.  The next time, I might start on the character first.  Wherever inspiration strikes, that's where I start and then it just rolls from there.  A small package may only take 2 weeks to complete, a large one can take from 4-6 weeks, or even longer if I have multiple projects going on at the same time.

Do you receive a lot of requests for specific products to create?

Oh yes, we have alot of really creative people here and I love hearing about new ideas and product concepts.  I have a long list of them in my "ideas" folder, you can be sure.  I just wish I could clone myself so that I could make them all a reality.

What do you feel is your personal favorite product?

My favorite will always be be Sira Black, because I'm partial to darker, gothic styles.  And the Sira Black package has been very popular, so I'm very happy with it.  A close second is definitely Elsa Wylde ... I really love the character and I enjoyed creating that package.

 Rhi's ~Sira Black~
(available in the MarketPlace)

Rhiannon, thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share with us. Thanks, also, for your work in giving back to the Community through this "Days of Summer" sale, and I wish you much success, now, and in the future!

**Be sure to get on over to Rhiannon's Renderosity Store every day, from now through July 31st, to check out the daily special!**

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Nick C. Sorbin is a digital artist, sculptor, writer, and Managing Editor for Renderosity's Front Page News.
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rockets ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 July 2008

This is a great idea and wonderful interview also! Good luck with you sale hon!!

LeChatDesigns ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 23 July 2008

Hooray! I love your characters, Rhi! Sexy Sira Black is a superstar in my book. All the best to you, hon. Hugs from a big fan!

boltrocksbargains ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 24 July 2008

i'll be sure to check this out I have several of your free ladies and love them . Gina

ViksonRaytracer ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 24 July 2008

I love your work and your characters, especially Elke, Lyla, Sira and Tanya, whom I have. And the Bootz, nice work also! I hope the sale is a huge success. Blessed Be.

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