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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 3.5 / 5 stars

god dammit you made me feel again!
also why did her eyes go from blue to pink?

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

they're pink at the beginning but then "a falling star fell from your heart / and landed in my eye / i screamed aloud / as it tore through them / and now it's left me blind." the color change is to signify her becoming blind ^^


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I would suggest to have the animation run more smoothly, I know the stops are part of the movie but on some parts they weren't necessary, other than that, we have a fine piece of art here, well done man, great job. ;)

So I'll give it a 4.5/5 and a 5/5, keep it up please. ^^

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This movie touch a lot of subjects at once, greek mythology, long distance relationships, even situations in life, when we have ended bad relantionships and we´ve to start a new one letting the other person reach us, anyway, your homework or project was about to create a story, congratulations, you created one with impact and three different perspectives...Kisses, Hugs and A+
By the way..Pleaaaaseee a is too slow..

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black-lotus-kitsune responds:

thank you so much!
lol, yes - a preloader is coming soon XD


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was awesome, I'd definitely suggest making many more things. This animation works so well to the music, epic.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

did this have aything to do with greek mythology? where the plant lady was gaia and the space dude was cyrus

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

while i am a huge greek mythology lover, and dryads are of greek myth origins, the thought of it being gaia and uranus never really crossed my mind (btw, i'm assuming you meant uranus, the starry sky, since it was from their union she was born. that and i couldn't figure out who cyrus was lol) ^^