This one is Vesha by Bold Miniatures, 3D printed for the Season 3 Paint Club Vancouver Miniature Painters (VMP). I painted her inspired by myself - the sheer shirt is a mix of a favorite summer time shirt and a favorite fabric pattern of mine. My hair was teal at the time of painting. I have a faux-fur trimmed denim jacket. The patch on the back has my research group's unofficial logo - a figure of part of my PhD research. The logo is of the silicon-oxygen tetrahedra that form structural channels in beryl, and therefore, emerald. That choice was made as a "like myself" instead of "artistically" so it may not fit the piece perfectly, but fits me.

In my Facebook painting page I have included a photo of myself in the inspired outfit (although the hair dye is a bit faded by that point). https://www.facebook.com/CyradisMinisAndMinerals

Note! As of June 18, 2021, I put up new photos of this project, because I took much better photos that weren't awfully washed out.
  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"PLUS

    gold

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Please, stop vote bronze for all my realisations. If you don’t like it, don’t vote !!

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Please stop coming to my posts to harass me about how I vote on your items. A bronze is not a mark of shame.

      Flaws on this piece of mine? A few spots where I didn’t clean up the print well enough. The patch on the back should have been done with a cool beige instead of a yellow-beige as the base. I could have more aggressively pursued highlights on the hair. The texturing of the denim is inconsistent across the chest and the arms. I love how this piece of mine turned out, and I welcome anyone to give it whatever medal they feel is appropriate - none, thumbs, bronze, silver, or gold. I personally would put it at a mid-silver if I was judging myself generously.

    • eric wolfsPLUS

      I came to your post because you didn’t have the courage to comment on any of your votes on my accomplishments so that I could respond. Anyway, fear not, given the nature of your completely gratuitous and nasty reviews, and the high opinion that you seem to have of yourself, I would rather ignore you now.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      It isn’t about courage or lack thereof. I didn’t have anything to add regarding the votes I cast. No one is obligated to post a comment. Why would I fear? If you will stop harassing me, I’ll be downright happy. Stop harassing other people who are honest with their votes. No one should be told how to vote, period.

      A bronze vote isn’t a nasty review. It says that the piece is enjoyable but could use improvement. Fair critique isn’t nasty. I did not curse upon your work. I did not regard it with scorn. Then you come to MY work and hassle me about YOUR votes. That is unprofessional and uncalled for.

    • Philip PrinzPLUS

      @eric please stop these negative comments. Again bronze is not a bad thing. All three medals are positive. Gold more than bronze of course.
      You cannot complain that Rhiana has no courage to comment and at the same time feel of offended when she leaves you a good comment with a valid critique.
      Remember this is supposed to be fun. Opinions are different. And both sides are not voting to harm the other side.
      The four types of medals are there for a reason. See bronzes and props as motivation to work harder on your next project.

      Be friendly guys.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thank you, Philip. I try do stay positive in comments I leave, and felt rather defensive here on my own posts and to the other good fellow who was being bothered.
      May this be an end to the troubles, and all of us shall have a lovely time painting.

    • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

      Totally OK with Eric.and Philip
      This is not a game like a battle for kids.
      There is the rule and the spirit of the rule . It means : if you see somme improvement points you must help the painter by a comment.

      Why do you wear a mask? What is your name? Is it possible to discuss with you on the ground in an exposition?

      If you are a hacker using automatic posting for all French painters , the maintenance department has been informed. about this risk.

    • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

      ” I try do stay positive in comments I leave,”
      Everybody is laughing

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    very nice job, full of subtle details. Great!!

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thank you! The details were pretty fun to work with. Strangely enough when deciding to go with my sheer T-shirt and bra combo, it came up because I was kinda scared to try doing a logo print. Text is difficult to get right. Whimsical has large margins of error and can still look good!

  • Eamon Connerty

    Nice work! Love the sheer top, nice touch!

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thank you! About time for painting a non-sensual non-sexual sheer. Just a comfy summer shirt! :)

    • Eamon Connerty

      Absolutely! Has that been washed to many times look.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      The shirt that inspired it definitely has been well-worn!

  • Adam

    Your textures are really great on the cloths, the sheer top and the jacket are particularly impressive to me. Well done!

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thanks! They were really fun to paint - although somehow the sleeves were a bit of a nuisance to get positioned right for it!

  • Andrey Miroshnichenko

    Great painting, positive work! Gold!

  • Bernard EntrevonPLUS

    Le visage est beaucoup trop plat, manque de relief !

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      I can see that in the photos. Holding her in person I see much more pink and orange; the colors have been quite washed out by the lighting as I have trouble getting that right. Even the blues of her hair aren’t vibrant enough in the photos - but I can see how vivid they are when I see her across the room on my shelf.

  • Bernard EntrevonPLUS

    Comme a écrit @Eric, ne votez plus ! ou renseignez vous sur l’attribution des notes !!;

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Why should I not be voting, if I am voting according to the standards set by the website creators?

    • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

      Bernard, c’est probablement un hacker sans visage et sans nom . Nous sommes plusieurs français à avoir systématiquement bronze de sa part sur tous les projets , quelque soit le niveau ,sans aucun commentaire!
      J’ai envoyé un message au service de maintenance pour savoir comment leur “algo” gérait ce type de cas. Car cela disqualifie totalement le site et ses classements.
      Oublions l’aspect convivialité et politesse qui voudrait qu’un vrai master , ce qu’il n’est pas ,, mentionne les points d’amélioration dans un post si on lui met bronze

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Try to work on your figure with coloured shadows and lights. Your white is only white and your blue is only blu. You can put some violet shadows and yellow light on this bust! (Just an example). Is a clean and good job but you can improve your skill if you put more colours on your palette! Excuse me for my bad english! Cheers :)

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thank you for the kind suggestions! I do often like to paint like that. This one a bit less on focused lighting due to the topic. I do actually have some better photos now that don’t wash her out nearly as much. The shadows on the skin/shirt have a bit of blue to them.

  • Jakob VillienPLUS

    Great work overall. I agree with some comments but really love the piece. Mostly I just love that shirt and blue shining through.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thanks! The shirt really was the highlight of painting this piece. Often I pick one aspect to focus on trying something new or ambitious, and that’s the part that got it this time.

  • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

    Please , stop your assessment. We are several people in France to suffer for your intempestive intervention. If you do not like , don’t vote as other normall people.
    You seems to be a student! It seems that you have a lot of time !

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      My votes do not indicate that I dislike something. They indicate a vote based off how I have interpreted the voting rules of the website. A bronze is not a mark of shame.

      Yes, I am a student. Everyone has hobbies. Why is that problematic?

  • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

    “I don’t have time to paint often” you said…...
    So what is your problem?

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Please stop with negative comments on Cyradis. Everyone is free to vote as they so please. Those ate the rules. There is a flag button, and you can press that if you feel the vote was unjust. All this is just something we play. Happy painting :)

    • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

      You are like a bad kid. who repeat the same things that says his father.
      The adults who are on the site ( the majority) do not wear a mask on the photo, use their real name and mostly post comments if the note is bad in ordre to help the painter to improve himself. These points are the real rules..

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      I used both my name and an online moniker that I have used for years.
      There is no rule saying we have to have our own face to our profile pictures. I have my photo of myself in a costume that I am very happy with. Why are you angry about my profile picture? There is no rule stating we must leave comments. In fact unless someone asks for C&C, I try not to. If someone asks, then I am more likely to give my thoughts on it. Otherwise this is a gallery website.

  • MatteoPLUS

    Sorry if I have to write here, but unfortunately there is no private messaging. I see that I am not the only one and I am sorry to have to speak on the same topic. Thank you for your interest and the vote of my latest works, thank you for the feedbacks and the silver votes, but kindly if you vote bronze I would appreciate a feedback from you that justifies this vote, I understand that it is not a competition, that we are all lovers of the same passion and that the medals are “just to play” (more or less since I always link my customers on my page here) but I think it is useful for everyone’s growth that low ratings are justified in some way. So I ask you in the future please comment explaining your reasons, I will be happy to speak and discuss how I can improve myself in the part where you think I was wrong. Thank you!

    For the moderators, I apologize but, at least for me, the “flag” doesn’t work, it crashes.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Hi Matteo,
      I do not view a bronze as a mark of shame. I tend to post feedback and critique when a painter specifically asks for C&C on this page, not otherwise. I would be glad to chat about how we can improve as painters, but I admit that I hesitate because you came here to pile on the anger at me.
      Honestly my only disappointment on bronzes that I’ve received is because lately I know some are out of spite, and that makes me sad. I have a few pieces up that really should be bronzes (my black panther and fairy figures - a 1 day paint job, and one I did years ago), and some that I know shouldn’t be, and I am sure that none of my pieces are golds.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      I gave you my thoughts on your piece - I hope that helps. Please just make a note for C&C on yours as a cue for others to do so! I do enjoy talking about how to improve painting.

    • MatteoPLUS

      I understand your point, Thank you to spending your time to answer me and giving your feedback, I appreciate it.

  • KevinCollier-Corsair

    Cyradis is a fine lady who conducts herself honestly. Aside from her skills, she has been honest. If you do not want honest feedback and voting, then don’t post your work!

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Thanks, Kevin. I know I have some talent, but part of that is in being able to pick out where I can improve and do better. I did the fancy shirt on this piece in part because it is an illusion to hide things I’m not as good at ;) Thank goodness the pictures aren’t of the underside of her arms - the denim pattern got super coarse there!
      I appreciate the support!

  • Philip PrinzPLUS

    Hi everyone, please remember also a bronze is a good thing. Not only gold. And of course bronze has not the same value as gold.

    Everyone should be more concerned if all those golds are sincere or just to get a gold back. A honest bonze is much more worth for your artistic development than a gold that was just voted to get a gold back.

    Please stop spreading rumours about users being a sniper, hacker or other silly things.

    Thank you. Keep on happy painting!
    And be inspired by the projects here not by numbers.

  • KevinCollier-Corsair

    @philip prinz, well said sir. I am strictly tabletop game quality, so I do appreciate and envy those with greater skills.

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf

    Gold!

    To the people who think she’s not real, I know her, she’s real.
    Stop acting like you’ve been hurt.
    Many hobby forums went down because of such negative behaviour.
    Be happy with a vote or ignore if you don’t like something or someone please.

  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    Heyo! June 18, 2021: I put up new pictures that while not perfect, they aren’t horribly washed out. Still don’t have an ideal setup, but I improved on the old one. Hope you like it!

  • KevinCollier-Corsair

    Even more vibrant!
    PS, I especially like “Crowley” on her shoulder!

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Yeah! Getting the camera to play nice helped a ton!
      The critter turned out quite pleasing, and kinda soft looking. I think he’s supposed to be a ferret though. I have the selfie posing with the figure though and my bearded dragon substitutes on the shoulder. Paint job was done to emulate my own wardrobe, profession, and hair at the time. But I have a lizard, not a fuzz ball pet ;)

    • Herman aka Glitterwolf

      Hello Kevin!

  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    Very Good Texture painting~!! good job~! Gold~

  • KevinCollier-Corsair

    I have to say the two most impressive things to me are the lovely and delicate lacework on her blouse and the wonderful job yo accomplished in the left eye being partially obscured under her lock of hair. Really quite impressive.

    And Hiya Herman!

  • HenkPLUS

    These photos do it so much more justice, the detail comes out much beter.
    I very much like the sheer effect on the shirt, I may ‘borrow’ that on my next project…lol.

    As for the people whinging about getting a bronze vote, grow up…  to be honest, I see a lot of Gold votes which are at best lazy, if not cast because people are worried about offending others.  My own work here, pleasing as it may be, rarely merits the gold votes that I get.  I rarely vote with the medals.  I rather leave a comment, pointing out what I particularly like.