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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

i like how the girl chases after the guy but nowadays its usually the other way around because girls tend to take blame/pain to themselves. but its sweet that its about how the girl in the movie would help share the pain and be with the guy in the dark together

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

"but its sweet that its about how the girl in the movie would help share the pain and be with the guy in the dark together" i'm so happy you think so ^^ to me, this is one of the main aspects of love, so i'm happy it came across in the storyboard.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely amazing! I have been here on newgrounds for a long time and iv notest that the quality of animations have gone down, but this is an amazing step back in the right direction. The music is very suiting and I know that it was just a storyboard but the still frames works very well for emotion of the story. I don't know what to say other than Good Job!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very deep and beautiful. The artwork was very well done, and though I don't think I fully grasped the story, I think I go the gist of it, though I'm not in the mood for trying to explain how I saw it.

The music really made an impact during this, I get this feeling that it was one of the influencing factors for you to make this (Aside that it was an assignment lol). It helped make this really moving, for whatever it was worth to me. I'm sure lots of other people who've watched this get something much deeper than I've taken from it. I'm not sure what else to say about this. Good work, you deserve lots of good reviews for this, and I'm not just saying that to you, but to all the people that helped you make this. You guys all did great, and I hope you continue to make great animations like this, so long as it isn't to tiresome for you :)

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

"I get this feeling that it was one of the influencing factors for you to make this."
indeed, the animation is a direct inspiration of the song. i found the lyrics so gorgeous and florence's vocals are just...gah, they're so pretty XD

thank you for the sweet comment! i'll definitely keep working and improving, and some day this will be the animation it should <3


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I guess it really was a big bang. that aside it was beautifal just magnificant keep it up.


Rated 5 / 5 stars