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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



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nicely done. Its very touching made my girl cried when i showed it to her. This will remain a fav for a long time. Thanks for making it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Omg that was so beutiful it made my eyes water (the funny part was it wasin't done and I was like woah lol)

Awesome I mean REALY AWESOMELY DONE, makes me feel good I found my gf, even if she is so far away ^^ . I once had my heart broken, but then I found my gf even if it was across the internet, she and I aren't giving up and will always do are best to someday be with eachother.

Nicely done :) this realy gave me strong emotion, I can't help it when I see such love like this. It really strengthens my hope that me and my gf will find eachother no matter how dark the future looks.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow just wow.
Even for a storyboard I find this art (that is what it is. this (in my opinion) is not a flash) nearly impossible to describe much less praise because I cannot put my thoughts into words worthy enough to describe such a masterpiece.
I truly believe in my heart that this does not need praise.
I have not found anything on the same plane as this art.
you know when art is legendary when simply looking at it is enough to instantly clear your mind of any and all thoughts.
If anyone tries to compare to this art to their art they must first understand that it is not possible to compare perfection to anything but itself.
This is as perfect as anything will ever get in my opinion.
The art and music perfectly tie in with each other
Damn your good.
Keep up the great work.
Personally I do not think Five out of Five stars is a rating fit for this art (as perfection can not be described as anything but what it is, perfection.) but since that is how the rating system works (at the moment) I will have to do.

I can and will never be able to say anything more to praise such a masterpiece of such perfection.

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black-lotus-kitsune responds:

i...don't even know what to say *can't help but blush* ^^ thank you for your very kind words! i can't tell you how flattered i am by your and other peoples' comments. you all are too kind :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It's very detailed and beautiful.

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