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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

This was brave exciting and deeply heart wrenching i loved every moment. shows pure compassion and makes you think deep loved the artistic side as well, but the song made this plentiful and wholesome nothing could beat this emotionally. Bravo well done you are a shooting star.

black-lotus-kitsune responds:

^^ thank you very much! :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I came for the boobs...
Just joking!
The movie was great! But the transition arent...
But still! The music, very good.
The art, mostly good.
IT WAS AWESOME! I hope you like this review! ^_^

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black-lotus-kitsune responds:

LOL XD it's all good - i like your review ;P
and thanks! lol, yeah, don't watch it with no lights on - the blinking can really get to you O.o


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing and very well done, my friend :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nicely done. Its very touching made my girl cried when i showed it to her. This will remain a fav for a long time. Thanks for making it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

it really shows that no matter what differences someone has that they can love each other and reach each other if they are meant to love each other