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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

really well done, dont even need to judge, you deserve 5 stars. PERIOD.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

so beautiful keep your doing =)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

is that how the world was created or something cause it looks like it but anyway best love story i've ever seen im my life no really belive that =)

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you for the sweet comment ^^ and that's an interesting take on the story :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i like how the girl chases after the guy but nowadays its usually the other way around because girls tend to take blame/pain to themselves. but its sweet that its about how the girl in the movie would help share the pain and be with the guy in the dark together

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

"but its sweet that its about how the girl in the movie would help share the pain and be with the guy in the dark together" i'm so happy you think so ^^ to me, this is one of the main aspects of love, so i'm happy it came across in the storyboard.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty good keep working it's really good