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'Cosmic Love' Storyboard Animation

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rated 4.06 / 5 stars
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Music Video
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love
nature
cosmic
pop

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Uploaded
Apr 29, 2012 | 7:16 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged May 1, 2012
  • Daily 5th Place April 30, 2012

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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!

Reviews


aza123aza123

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

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



GyroPackerGyroPacker

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Not bad! Half my ratings



joe9320joe9320

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

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

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

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...