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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

it was good


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome music man!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Excellent storytelling through the music and the scenes.
i agree with others by saying the transition could have been better but otherwise i look forward to more of your work.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow. this video is a magnificent portrait of the way love acts and moves within people, and the music in the video puts that extra emphasis on that fact.
i have to admit, this video kinda made me feel negative inside, due to the fact that it seems that i cannot find the perfect love in my life...

People find this review helpful!
black-lotus-kitsune responds:

"due to the fact that it seems that i cannot find the perfect love in my life..."
i hear ya/i'm the same...BUT WE'LL NEVER GIVE UP! *high five*


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

it was already my favorite song of hers, and now it is that much better. thank you!