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Apr 29, 2012 | 7:16 AM EDT
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THANK YOU ALL FOR THE INPUT ON THIS ANIMATION! I have another (not good) animation that needs some desperate critique (lol, not all my animations can be like this one), and I would love any constructive crit on that one - ANYTHING helps, and negative is encouraged :)

Remember - any good input in that video helps me continue with this one ;)

ALSO, I WILL be adding a preloader and make it not loop, but it will have to wait until finals are over in a few weeks. Thank you for the suggestion on that!

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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.

Over the summer I plan on doing some more storyboards set to the music of Florence and the Machine, specifically "My Boy Builds Coffins".

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

OFFICIAL ART: http://nine-tailed-fox.de viantart.com/art/Cosmic-L ove-287241136
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED POSTERS OF THE OFFICIAL ART ARE AVAILABLE ON MY DEVIANTART. Please see the current post for details :)

Thank you for viewing! Enjoy!

Reviews


aza123aza123

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 4, 2012

Very well done :)
cheered me up pretty well ^_^
thanks



GyroPackerGyroPacker

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars May 4, 2012

Not bad! Half my ratings



joe9320joe9320

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 3, 2012

Star Boy want love from Wood Girl, but Wood Girl refused, so Star Boy did something great: make more stars. Wood Girl now in love with Star Boy. Both are pleased.

Unfortunately, the animation is really choppy, which is why I took half a star from my 5 stars. But don't let this make you lose heart; keep improving!


black-lotus-kitsune responds:

lol, not quite the story ^^
the story is that the constellation professed his love to another constellation, but she refused. saddened, he drop his gift to her down to earth where it fell into the dryad's eye, blinding her. all she sees is black, except for a tiny light. she decides to follow it, and it leads her to the constellation. they both understands that it was fate that brought them together, and they live happily ever after <3
it's got some much more serious messages, but in terms of a love story this is it in a nutshell :)


NefariousSovereignNefariousSovereign

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 3, 2012

I like it, all you need is to practise and try to improve on your animation, for the work you put into it, you deserve 5 stars



RdClZnRdClZn

Rated 4 / 5 stars May 3, 2012

I didn't want to evaluate you work, just comment, but they COMMAND me to do so...
The idea was pretty good, but I didn't like much the animation (drawing). Some frames had broken movements and all, but it was pretty good job for such low number of workhours.

It kinda reminds me of "Sandman" so I liked it even more...