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'Cosmic Love' Storyboard Animation

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Apr 29, 2012 | 7:16 AM EDT
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Artist Statement:
"While the story is a touching tale of love and destiny, there is also a secondary emphasis on the effects of tragic events on an individual. The lyrics “I was in the darkness / So darkness I became” symbolize the different reactions of the constellation and dryad. While the dryad has been stricken with sudden blindness and can no longer view the world she loves, she embraces this newfound darkness and follows the single light. The constellation, however, falls into despair and gets consumed by the darkness, resulting in acts of violence and losing all hope. This became an emphasis because I am a firm believer that a situation is what we make of it. We can choose to be defeated, or we can stand up and turn it into something great."

This was created for my Advanced Drawing class. I was given the task to simply tell a story. I decided to take it further than just a few images and created the backbone to an animation: a storyboard. That being said, this is the reason the drawings are so simple/messy. I needed to get them all done in only a month, so I only had time to do the sketches. Hopefully in the future it will become a full animation ^^ And yes - this is my first attempt at this :)

Throughout the whole process I learned new things, which can be seen in the images themselves (the quality basically changes from image to image). But the top 3 important things I learned were these:

1. Don't edit a video in one night/for 12 hours straight (even though the sunrise was pretty).
2. If you're going to save your layers, then DON'T FLATTEN THE IMAGE YOU IDIOT!
3. Running sequences need to die.

Time taken: 150 hours (including illustrations not here)
Total frames: 304
Special thanks to: SultanaOfStars

Thank you for viewing! Enjoy!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

i lov e florence + machine i even have all her albums and im from england just like her


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

oh my goodness n.n it was rather difficut for me to understand (im slow so thats just me) but i love the art and colors (so pretty o.o) haha n.n i love it alot :) try making it easier (for people like me) to understand ;) i think you should cause i love your art work! Keep up the good work :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

it really shows that no matter what differences someone has that they can love each other and reach each other if they are meant to love each other


Rated 3 / 5 stars

I really loved the drawings a lot, it all looked like painting, very natural, plus I love the song a ton. Story was cute, overall it's pretty beautiful.

But since this is more like a slideshow of pictures or an animatic and not like a finished cartoon, I sadly cannot really give it a high rating. It would be perfect for some place like deviantART though. I would really love this a lot if it was fully animated.

Lotsa talent anyway, though, nice job.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

:3 good animation