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The Bear and the Hare - badger by basakward The Bear and the Hare - badger by basakward
This, I believe, was my first character I animated for the John Lewis "The Bear And The Hare" ad.  He is supposed to be hanging a Christmas ornament, but we did not animate the ornaments because they were added in during the Stop-Motion stage.  It turned out pretty amazing to see a 2D character hanging a REAL ornament. 

If you haven't seen the ad yet, you really should.  It was one of the coolest projects I had the pleasure to have worked on.  Check it out at:  youtu.be/XqWig2WARb0 See if you can spot my little badger in there.  :)

Animated with Plastic Animation Paper / Wacom Cintiq
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BleedTheRobotThing Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg this is so smooth and cute ;0; i loved the add it was super cute and heartwarming ^w^

Also could you explain why you put numbers and the 'key' and 'breakdown' (and also the measurements with the numbers), ive seen some people do that but i dont fully understand why people do it ;-;
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LSpates92 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And you don't work for Disney becaauuuse?
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loxi321 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... Wmg have blocked sweden to watch the video -.- is there another link?
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LEOproduccion Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconhunterbrony101:
HunterBrony101 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
You should work at Disney!
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CrazyHorseLover345 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just watched it and it was amazing!
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that was amazing what you got to do for that project. i really hope your work appears in a movie in the near future, because i would love to see more of it.
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Haha! I've boarded on a couple movies, but no animation yet. :)
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. can't wait to see when they're ready.
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Layalu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, cute <3 Not only this animation, but the whole project! I really like your animation style, it's so nice and soft and fluent...
It even inspired me to work harder on my own project c=<
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basakward Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!  It was a great project to work on.  Best of luck to you and your project!
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:iconlayalu:
Layalu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I beleve it was. And thank you! =)
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:iconnarawolves:
narawolves Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute 
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconfreckled-cheezus:
Freckled-Cheezus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh my goodness, I never realized you animated in that! o:
(Go figure, the raccoon was/is my favorite too)
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Cool! Yeah, I animated a few of the background characters.
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:iconmadistar2001:
Madistar2001 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The badger looks so cute X3
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Glad you like him!
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:iconmadistar2001:
Madistar2001 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Np. I really like ur style and the animations are good.:D
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:iconcorruptbonnie:
CorruptBonnie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
I SAW IT!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Awesome!  :)
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:iconiasiney:
iasiney Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one :)
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Haha!  I hear that!
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:iconiasiney:
iasiney Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee hee :)
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:iconchikazuri:
ChikaZuri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
That ad was amazing!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It was a blast to work on!
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IrishBecky Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've seen that ad before. Excellent work!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I just worked on some of the BG animals.
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IrishBecky Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No prob! That's so cool!
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MartonSzucsStudio Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Excellent animation:#1::clap:
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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MartonSzucsStudio Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
You're Welcome.
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Traijin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic! you got to work on the bear and the hare advert? That's amazing! It was one of the best one's I've seen
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basakward Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I just worked on some of the BG animals.
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:iconcausticflower:
CausticFlower Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
How wonderful!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:iconcausticflower:
CausticFlower Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're absolutely welcome, Basakward. :)
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Sorcerers-Aprentice Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
spotted him :)
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Awesome!
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Sorcerers-Aprentice Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
he's adorable
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:iconissique:
issique Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
Good grief your work is inspiring! I can't stop looking!!!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!  I had some help from the great Aaron Blaise on this one.
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:iconissique:
issique Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
You're welcome! It makes me want to get better at animating, and work with amazing people haha
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FantasyGold Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw I can't watch the video because I live in Sweden. But cute badger! I have a question (if it's okay to ask); really want to learn how to animate. Is it easier to do it on a computer or by pen n' paper if you're still very new to it? I've animated a few small things before (in 2012) which was on my computer. Thing is that when I try that now I just can get any good technique that works for me.
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Most people would recommend that you start with a little traditional hand-drawn animation.  If you can get a good handle on hand-drawn animation, it will make it that much easier to translate it into flash, or CG, or whatever you decide to use. 

Hope that helps!
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
SO GOOD!!
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Haha!  Thanks, man!
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Indiana-Time-Rider Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Awesome animation! So smooth! :-)
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much!
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Indiana-Time-Rider Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
you're welcome!
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