Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Varied / Hobbyist Member WilliamMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 4 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 318 Deviations 1,125 Comments 21,219 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Random Favourites

Watchers

Friends

Groups

:iconslycoopercntvshow: :iconworld-by-lenses: :iconcartoondreamers: :iconraccoonrepublic:

deviantID

RaccoonPioneer's Profile Picture
RaccoonPioneer
William
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Howdy -- I'm RaccoonPioneer, an independent cartoonist with a vision to become a professional in the field of cartoons. My real name is William and I'm from the former coal mining and steel mill capitals of the world, Pennsylvania. While I may not draw as frequently as other artists, and my techniques may have become obsolete, I tend to stick with a draw-on-paper, edit-with-software approach to my art. Most of my drawings you'll find in my gallery were drawn on paper, and then edited in Photoshop (for my earlier drawings) and/or Illustrator (for my more recent drawings, starting in 2013). I'm also exploring the option of animating my cartoons, though my efforts have been limited. Only one of my many drawings has been animated, though incompletely while looping every 2-3 seconds; it's a start.

In addition to the cartoon drawings in my gallery, I also post my own astrophotography images. This is another one of my artistic hobbies, and a fairly recent one, combining the hobbies of astronomy and photography into a common past time activity. I would consider myself a beginner astrophotographer. This is due to my limited window of opportunities; this is a hobby that requires ideal weather conditions -- no clouds, limited moisture, etc. -- and little, preferably no, light pollution (artificial light). Despite these limitations, I will be expanding on the astrophotography section of my gallery in time.

Feel free to drop by and chat, whether by posting on my profile or sending me a private message.

Current residence: Central Pennsylvania
Favorite cartoon director: Tex Avery
Favorite cartoon style: Classical Warner Brothers style (1930s-50s)
Favorite food(s): Pizza, Pasta, Chili, Bread, Cheese
Operating System: Windows 7
Art program(s) of choice: Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Flash Professional CS6
Camera of choice: Canon Rebel T3i
Telescope of choice: TeleVue NP101

Supporter of Capitalism Proud to be an American

No to Communism

---------------------------------------------------

Artist status on:

No Requests Trades--Ask First No Commissions Gifts--Ask First Collaborations--Ask First
Interests

Journal History

For the next round of updates, here are some sketches in my gallery that I'll be coloring:

         



         

         

         



         

         

Despite the fact most of these will be colored, the last of these sketches won't be in color, as it is a tutorial on how to draw one of my original characters.  This one will be done in a cleaner black-and-white coloring to give a better idea of what's happening in the tutorial.

All those sketches in my gallery that I haven't mentioned will be edited for future updates.  For now, the focus will be on the sketches shown above.

----------------------------------------

Artist status on:

No Requests Trades--Ask First No Commissions Gifts--Ask First Collaborations--Ask First

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconchinchillachris67:
I have completed my sketch of your OC. Here's the link:
chinchillachris67.deviantart.c…
Reply
:iconraccoonpioneer:
RaccoonPioneer 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw it, faved it, and commented on it.  Thanks again for the fan art.

Since you've done your half, I will return the favor and do my half.  Before I begin though, I must ask what exactly would you like as a part of the art trade.
Reply
:iconchinchillachris67:
Well, I was thinking you could draw my OC, Carlotta Sandoval in your own version. After all, she is a coati, a relative of the raccoon.
Reply
:iconraccoonpioneer:
RaccoonPioneer 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well then.  It may take me a while to get the drawing done.  I have a tendency to take my time with sketches, and with the brightness/darkness editing in Photoshop.  Do you have a drawing that I can refer to?
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconchinchillachris67:
I have a minor proposition. Rather, an art trade. I want to draw one of your OC's. After all, raccoons really interest me. This is my first art trade so you'll have to cut me some slack on this one.
Reply
:iconraccoonpioneer:
RaccoonPioneer 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch.  I appreciate it.

I've had a little time to think about your proposition for an art trade.  Now, while I accept the idea of an art trade, I ask that you create your half of the art trade first.  I have a policy in which the one who asks for the art trade is the first to complete half of the trade.  Once your half is done, I'll begin my half.
Reply
:iconwolf492:
Sorry I meant to say How are you?  
Reply
:iconwolf492:
Howdy are you?  
Reply
:iconraccoonpioneer:
RaccoonPioneer 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Got a bunch of sketches in my sketchpads and hard discs piling up and in need of editing.  It's gotten to the point where I'm sketching faster than I'm editing.  And on top of that, I've started a new animation of my character Stephanie Raccoon.  Beyond that, I'm down to the final few weeks of my second-to-last semester of my college career, with a few projects on hand -- two of which require coding in HTML, CSS, and PHP.

How are you?
Reply
Add a Comment: