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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

my god i have never seen such a beautiful thing. first off i would like to say your choice in music was perfect i just loved it. it all flowed nice even thought it was just pictured it just seemed to flow natualy. the art was wounder full i really loved it every detail made this amazing. i am crying i love it so much its unbearable my god. love is such a great source of inspiration but this just takes the bar to another level. No no its magnificent, Stunning, excellent, vibrant the list goes on. i give this animation 5 hugs up!

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

i give YOU 5 hugs up XD
thank you for the awesome comment - made my day <3


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Although this is an animatic...that was very well done. Please turn it into an animation....I can see a lot of hard work to do such a thing...but still a masterpiece will emerge.

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

Thank you! I'll look into how to make a true animation, and hopefully in the next year or so 'Cosmic Love' will be an animation :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

if one turns you down try try agin i gues


Rated 5 / 5 stars


and I'm glad that you decided to share this with newgrounds :D

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

i'm glad i did too ^^ i've gotten a lot of great feedback, as well as the drive to finish this :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Touchy. Not sure, but I think that lesson of this flash is that you will never be completely alone beacuse stars will alway be there and follow you.

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