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Shadow Man and Lady Light - storyboard sketch p. 1 by Spintherella Shadow Man and Lady Light - storyboard sketch p. 1 by Spintherella

Part 2: Shadow Man and Lady Light - storyboard sketch p. 2 by Spintherella
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quick and messy sketches for a Storyboard / concept art in conjunction with Animation craft and Joseph Campbell "Hero's Journey". -THIS IS A STORY I CAME UP WITH AFTER 10 MIN OF BRAINSTORMING - SO IT IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT - I HOPE I CAN CONTINUE WITH THIS STORY, I DON'T KNOW, BUT IF I AM NOT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HERE ON DA WOULD BE INTERESTED IN SOMETHING MORE. 

BTW - TOTALLY BASED THE SHADOW MAN OFF OF MAXTON MIDNIGHT Nick (Deal with it!) - Icon 

"I’m re-telling the hero myth in my own way, and you should feel free to do the same.  Every story-teller bends the myth to his or her own purpose.  That’s why the hero has a thousand faces." (Christopher Vogler). - This phrase is what I had in mind while planning this little story.

 A short and concise overview of the history:


(This storyboard - my first ever - is a bit jumpy, the sequences obviously has more meat to them, and that would be illustrated in the animation (or in a more detailed storyboard later on), if there ever is to be one. It is more or less to show the bigger parts of the story, to give an idea. Which storyboarding more or less is all about anyway; to illustrate your ideas of a story. This was made, in the hopes to be able to further develop it, and even discuss it with other students).


The protagonist of this short and slightly jumpy storyboard, is a shadow, seemingly living together with other shadow people, in a shadow land. We see a huge wall made of glass/ice (or whatever material one wants to imagine to be) divide their shadow land from a land with laughter and light. The beings that live in the land of light are all happy, and they are smiling and laughing; this is what the shadow people want too, they want to smile, laugh, and talk. They believe that by eating the fruits (heart shaped apple) that grows on the other side, will give them what they want, so they attempt to break the wall.


Who knows how long the shadow king and his people have been fighting to break in on the other side? Our protagonist is tired of it all, and wanders off on his own. Annoyed he himself is about let his anger out on the wall. He quickly stops, as he sees a figure on the other side, a female figure. She tries to share her apple with him, but as he catches it, the apple disappears. Light sees that Shadow is clearly upset and sad, and tries to cheer him up. A romance is developing.


As they get closer and settle in for a kiss through the glass, the wall cracks and shatters. Both characters is hurt. Shadow crawls up to bloodstained light. He kisses her. His face touched by her blood, and suddenly he realizes, her love gave him what he wanted.

- With this storyboard I wanted to show how much emotion you can illustrate mostly through body language and very small details. There is hardly any details in the characters, yet that should not be a limitation to display true emotion.

One could have lots of fun animating a story like this. Using and mixing all ways of animation. How could you animate shadow man? How could the apple look? Would the characters look different after the wall broke?
How would the shadow people even consume the fruit, without possessing what they think the fruit will give them?How could you animate the wall? Could actual glass be used? Like our lecturer told us; The only limit is your imagination! Don't think of what you don't have and what you can't do. Try to figure out what you have, and how you can use it.

Good luck
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:iconnekoshappiness33:
nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconinuilikeitplz: Shadow Man is so cute!!  This is a great start of your story board!!  
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Thank you^^<3
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gameangel147 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very good at drawing postures and emotions using them.
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Thank you :)
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o0JackAttack0o Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
ANOTHER COMIC TO FALL INLOVE WITH!
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
heheehh so sweet<3 Well....maybe ill consider making this in to something more than a school project ^^
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o0JackAttack0o Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
I sure hope you do!
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BladedDragonKnight Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
I see things with stuff!

This could be completely made with no actual dialogue but just symbols in the word bubbles.
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
or no bubbles at all, just body language , hehe ^^
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:iconihavetoomanyproblems:
You're just so talented I love your art style and just everything about this! :D
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Thank you so much, dear! That was kind of you <3
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:iconihavetoomanyproblems:
No worries :) thanks for sharing your awesome and beautiful art
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Sjarma Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
This comic series is absolutely beautifully drawn! I love how much you are able to tell a story with like no words, it really shows your skill as an artist :) really stunning, also really sad that there is only 3 out right now :P
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Thank you so much ^^ I am going to work more with this story at school, so maybe ill be able to show more someday!
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Dragonlady80906 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Oh, what could he have possibly seen? ^^ (read ahead already...)
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
hahahahahaha
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Dragonlady80906 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
A pretty lady all shiny and doesn't she just look pretty?
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
heheehe^^
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Dragonlady80906 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
I can't wait to see the pretties in motion... :)
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shesu94 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Draw with me? OvO?
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:iconspintherella:
Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
haha what? XD
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shesu94 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
oh sorry lol it just reminds me of Draw with me
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FinnickAbrenica09 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2016  Professional Filmographer
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Good job on how you silhouetted your characters. I can see a Tim Burton-style film potential from this. After all, there are so many ways to interpret this my dear. BTW, is this the one you've been stressing about?
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Aaah Tim burton'!!! Maaan would be soo cool hahha ^^ This and other assignments, but this one was all love hahahaha ^^
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FinnickAbrenica09 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Professional Filmographer
A+ my dear Spin Chuck Norris Approves 
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
awwwww too kind, sweetie <3
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Punderstatement Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Artist
A classic tale if ever there was one. Cor blimey I remember the first time a girl gave me a bite of her heart apple. (I'd feel obligated to apologize usually but I'm feeling far too amazing for guilt, woot woot euphemisms!) Isn't storyboarding great? I have class for storyboarding at eight in the morning, I made a commercial for mine. Like wht's you've donw with yours.
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
Yeeah, well I jsut chose to get out a few iages of the story I came up with hahah im not really sure if we even needed to this, was fun regardless!
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Punderstatement Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Student Artist
Oof I'm glad no one brought up anything of this caliber in class (though to be fair how could they? Your work is the zenith of the artistic field so everything else is destined to fall short) Still glad you had fun drawing it, drawing she is a fickle one no?
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77madman Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
This reminds me of my childhood, except my shadow brethren were a satanic cult, the white shadows were innocent virgins, the fruit were their literal hearts- and the wall was the cell i was later kept in for 201 counts of murder.
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
😂😂😂😂😂😂 that sounds like the story I wanted to go for first!
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77madman Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
....Am I the Shadowman?!
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:iconspintherella:
Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
hmmmmm
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77madman Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Oh dear GOD! I've given you ideas!
Don't hurt me! 
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
HHAHAAHAH ^^
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dariamorgan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the story you are telling us.
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Thank you ^^ maybe some day I get to give you a more detailed version. Both art- and story vise heheh
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dariamorgan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww thanks !!!, Nice work :3
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DarkAlfheim Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Well jesus this had me all like...can't use emoticons on phones ¬_¬ anyways how shadow man is feeling... close to how I've been feeling as of late.

*Sigh those Lighties!!!! 😤😤
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Heheh aww! Sorry to read that :* ( I dont know if you got my note the other day? Did you answer. Jises I havent had Time to check. ..I feel bad now:(
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DarkAlfheim Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Haha Spin don't worry I saw it ^^ it's I that have postponed what I wrote... Been continplating on it alot so... You know want to "solve" it myself and all that.. Well it can't be solved in a sense but please don't feel bad. I know your busy.
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
good^^ and I got even more busy after they chose my storyboard to day hahah but man I do love it all..even thugh its slowly killing me, but I will try and respond as soon as I see a gap! wanna be there foryoou!
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DarkAlfheim Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Love it but it's killing you xD Well... closer to Disney with every day passing Whoosh 

"wanna be there foryoou!"
Thank you Judy Hopps (Aww) - Icon Judy Hopps (Aww) - Icon 
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
hehehe^^<3<3<3
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DarkAlfheim Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
And me back to you Spin! ^^ <3 
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Roa-Hate Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This promise so much. 
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
hahaah
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Roa-Hate Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
And deliver more. 
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onyxrose777 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Came for the Zootopia fan stuffs.  Stay because Spinny is generally awesome and this sounds great!
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Awwww, thank you so much *hugsyou* ^^
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