Rian'
Marie-Anne Dt, also known as smilingstone, also does animation and illustration.

Tumblr:
http://smiling-stone.tumblr.com
Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/user9257729
Deviantart:
http://smilingstone.deviantart.com
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/marieannedt
  • Real Name
    Rian'
  • Age
    25
  • Gender
    Female
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*Paps* Good luck with everything! Be kind to yourself and don't forget to REST. <3
May I also congratulate you on how good the shading looks here? You've outdone yourself dear!
Fuhuhu talkig heads are fine with me <3
I just marathoned through WAS since I was quite behind on your its updates! All I can say is GOOD JOB. Looking forward to the next update! \o/
Rian'
September 11th, 2014
@Oly-RRR:
I agree, we can discuss different opinions. I just think there are better ways to put things than how you did so far whenever you didn't like something.

I was by no mean telling you to stop commenting and I am sorry if I hurt your feeling, but if you think that is the best way to deal with the issue then so be it.

I thank you for your interest so far, I will continue to work hard and hope you'll keep on making comics that makes you proud and happy.

No harsch feelings I hope :)
Rian'
September 11th, 2014
@Oly-RRR: Thanks :>

I'm not sure how to say this so I'll just be straight forward.
I'd like to think you're not ill-intended but your comments do come accross as a little rude. Some of the things you say are quite uneccessary.

I welcome constructive criticism, there's no point putting out something you created if you can't take critics. A friend of mine always point out when I mispelled things, when I forgot to draw a props, when I broke some fundamental comic rules which allow things to read clearly, SUGGESTS how I COULD do things which might make the comic better, etc. although I get a little annoyed I really appreciate it, as I still have a lot to learn.

But a lot of what you say, aren't helpful in any ways, they are mostly about your own preferences, and we are not here to make things according to what you like (plural as I spoke to some other people you made such comments to and who feel the same). No one is forcing you to read anything, so you are not doing any good by telling them or insinuating that they are doing a bad job just because it isn't how YOU would make things.

Then maybe it is just a problem of how you say those things, but this is really how it comes accross and it does get a little annoying.
Rian'
September 11th, 2014
One day late update!

I am going to go on a little hiatus, in order to buffer some more pages before updating again, going back to school in a few days I hope I'll still manage to keep up with the updates afterwards if not, I may go back to one page every two weeks or something like that. We'll see.

Thank you so much for sticking by and hello to all new fans I hope you've been enjoying reading Nickster so far and that you'll like what's coming! Cheers!
Rian'
September 3rd, 2014
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Rian'
August 31st, 2014
@Oly-RRR: It's okay, I take pleasure with both and aim at different things with different techniques/projects, if others do as well it's cool if they don't... well I don't care all that much tbh.

Angoulême's Festival is a small compensation as all the rest of the year, it's a quite boring place.
Rian'
August 31st, 2014
@Oly-RRR: It's from a comic I made two years ago, you may have seen it in my 2013 porfolio: http://smiling-stone.blogspot.fr/2013/07/portfolio-2013.html
Here's another page: http://smiling-stone.tumblr.com/post/41868899380

But the link to the entire comic isn't availlable anymore and I haven't uploaded it online anywhere else.
Rian'
August 30th, 2014
@Seven Rain: Shh shh. But no, really he's not, although they come from a "good" family among their peers.
Rian'
August 30th, 2014
@Oly-RRR: Being stuck with demon kids must have damaged her ability to think logically somehow.
Rian'
August 30th, 2014
@Oly-RRR: Good head canon. Keep that in mind, it could make things really funny.
Rian'
August 30th, 2014
@Oly-RRR: I have to apologize for the inconsistency in the art style and character designs haha

Ethan is indeed younger (but you know that now since the latest updates mention that) and I thought unecessary to go through the number thing again and just assumed is what done during the ellipse which happened between the two chapters, I guess I could have handled that better, but that's too late~ 
Rian'
August 30th, 2014
@Oly-RRR: Thanks! And yeah totally, I'm finding a new working schedule, so far it's been working great... I think it is a first time since I started this webcomic that I manage to be so efficient and consistent with the updates, fingers crossed for future ones!

The way you said the last part is kind of sad... I hope you're not experiencing that! And good luck getting back on the business too! :D
Rian'
August 30th, 2014
@Oly-RRR: What do you mean accidentally? :o
Rian'
August 30th, 2014
@Oly-RRR: They make great subjects to draw :P
Rian'
August 30th, 2014
@Oly-RRR: Hi! Thank you for your numerous comments, I read them all but probably won't be able to answer all of them =)

I like to read/watch/listen to stories which have different paces through their narrative, that's what I aim at doing. You may think that it isn't done well, perhaps you are right as I still have a lot to learn but I can assure you that the layout has been thought through as a sequence and that the decreased number of pannels and general stillness are intended.
There were pages with more actions, there will be more action in some future pages too but this is the pacing I wanted to have for this sequence. Some people prefer having actions all the way through, I personally don't so I won't be telling stories that way.

Hope this doesn't prevent you from enjoying it and if so I hope you've still enjoyed bits of it so far! Cheers!
@SketchJelly: The colors look great that way in my opinion! I like the sort of "brushy" feeling... actually if that's something you enjoy I don't think you should restrain yourself from doing it even in non intermission pages... but then I'm not a good example of style consistency so hey x)

Good luck with school! Hope you learn a great deal and do lots of interesting projects this new schoolyear, you already improved so much since!
Rian'
August 27th, 2014
Don't be upset.
Rian'
August 18th, 2014
You know it's true.
Rian'
August 14th, 2014
@LadyLestat101: Thank you! Hope you'll like what's coming up too!