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Apr 29, 2012 | 7:16 AM EDT
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THANK YOU ALL FOR THE INPUT ON THIS ANIMATION! I have another (not good) animation that needs some desperate critique (lol, not all my animations can be like this one), and I would love any constructive crit on that one - ANYTHING helps, and negative is encouraged :)

Remember - any good input in that video helps me continue with this one ;)

ALSO, I WILL be adding a preloader and make it not loop, but it will have to wait until finals are over in a few weeks. Thank you for the suggestion on that!

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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.

Over the summer I plan on doing some more storyboards set to the music of Florence and the Machine, specifically "My Boy Builds Coffins".

Time taken: 150 hours (including illustrations not here)
Total frames: 304
Special thanks to: Karen-Monster and SultanaOfStars

OFFICIAL ART: http://nine-tailed-fox.de viantart.com/art/Cosmic-L ove-287241136
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED POSTERS OF THE OFFICIAL ART ARE AVAILABLE ON MY DEVIANTART. Please see the current post for details :)

Thank you for viewing! Enjoy!

Reviews


HonorOfStyleHonorOfStyle

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 29, 2012

Nice start for a beautiful work. You really should continue further and finish animating it.
Sounds like you sliced or crossfaded the music in a few parts. It's probably me or my computer but the characters look a tad bit chubby in this. Other than that I don't think I have much else to pick at. Nice artwork and sweet short story!


black-lotus-kitsune responds:

Thank you! lol, they may be a tad chubby XD i'm not too good at male anatomy, so i probably gave him a few feminine curves by accident ;P


joe9320joe9320

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 3, 2012

Star Boy want love from Wood Girl, but Wood Girl refused, so Star Boy did something great: make more stars. Wood Girl now in love with Star Boy. Both are pleased.

Unfortunately, the animation is really choppy, which is why I took half a star from my 5 stars. But don't let this make you lose heart; keep improving!


black-lotus-kitsune responds:

lol, not quite the story ^^
the story is that the constellation professed his love to another constellation, but she refused. saddened, he drop his gift to her down to earth where it fell into the dryad's eye, blinding her. all she sees is black, except for a tiny light. she decides to follow it, and it leads her to the constellation. they both understands that it was fate that brought them together, and they live happily ever after <3
it's got some much more serious messages, but in terms of a love story this is it in a nutshell :)


mega48manmega48man

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 2, 2012

(wtf is this new rating system, i don't even)

anyways, this is really good, i can't wit to see the finished product, this song is great and your pacing is good.

one thing though; when the earth girl goes blind, you should take out all color from her eyes. i know you changed her eye color to show she went blind, but i didn't really notice that happened until the end when she got her vision back. taking the color out of her eyes is a much better way to show some one's lost their vision.

so yeah, can't wait to see that! hope you follow my advice!



greatgamergalgreatgamergal

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 7, 2012

It's very detailed and beautiful.


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ixidor92ixidor92

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 1, 2012

Truly a project worth seeing on the front page. It tells a very pure story with no words, only music to set the tone, and a series of pictures that convey more emotion than any sentence could.


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black-lotus-kitsune responds:

^^ thank you very much!