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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

original, moving, and great animation and music. 5 of 5


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was an amazing story!!!!!!!
The music fit into it perfectly.
I think it'll be even better if you make it into an actual animation (but that's just my opinion).
One thing, why does it loop?

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you so much!
lol, it loops cuz i don't know yet how to make it not loop/do a preloader XD i am learning though (i am completely new to the whole animation/newgrounds thing) ^^


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

i like the story and the musics great but the grephics could maybe be a little better
great job though other than that

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you for the input ^^ they're currently in the sketching phase which is why they aren't to refine, but i definitely plan on making them better :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

the music matched perfectly with this flash. the animation is really good. all in all i loved it. btw did u base this animation off the greek mythology?

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black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you very much!
while i am a huge mythology lover, this was just done out of my own imagination ^^ dryads ARE greek mythology, but in terms of story i didn't take inspiration from much :)