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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

omg so romantic I absolutly L-O-V-E-D it!! cant wait till you make more your really good at this I encourage you to do more it was amazing words cant explain how absolutly amazing it was!! and bravo to you p.s. yes i am a girl


Rated 5 / 5 stars

You are on my favorites. I'm waiting for the finished product too.

Great song and beautigul story.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

(wtf is this new rating system, i don't even)

anyways, this is really good, i can't wit to see the finished product, this song is great and your pacing is good.

one thing though; when the earth girl goes blind, you should take out all color from her eyes. i know you changed her eye color to show she went blind, but i didn't really notice that happened until the end when she got her vision back. taking the color out of her eyes is a much better way to show some one's lost their vision.

so yeah, can't wait to see that! hope you follow my advice!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Cool :) Fun story, nicely drawn, good song :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It was a beautiful video and i enjoyed the theme, but i think a few people have said it, the music is a bit overly climactic, and me personally, the stop motion animating gave me a lil bit of a headache, but i thoroughly enjoyed it :) I cant wait to browse your profile and see your previous work.

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you ^^ lol, techinically this is my first work, my only other thing i've posted being a short loop that needs a lot of help. but any help i receive on that one will help me in improving this one :)