|The latest addition to my collection of Minerva Mink fan arts. Also the first attempt at digitally coloring a character without outlines.|
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
Artist status on:
Having completed “Seductive Mink” recently, here’s a status update on the various digital art projects:
Angela Renard as Lara Croft
As of today, the project has come along at a snail’s pace. Only the eyes have been completed; lined and colored. Very little has been done since.
Clara and Stephanie at the Beach
While stated in the previous journal that work would resume following the completion of “Seductive Mink,” work on this project is due to be pushed back, due to the emphasis on “Angela Renard as Lara Croft.”
Thank You Very Much!
No updates on this project since the last journal update. Work will resume following the completion of “Angela Renard as Lara Croft.”
Dragged by the Ear
Work has yet to begin on this project. The Illustrator file exists on the hard drive, although nothing’s been done to move this project along.
Nicole w/ Lightfoot von Raccoonavania
As with “Dragged by the Ear,” work has yet to begin on this project.
Jenna’s Wardrobe Malfunction
As stated with the project “Clara and Stephanie at the Beach,” work has yet to resume, now that “Seductive Mink” has been completed. Work on this project will be postponed until the completion of some of the previously listed projects.
As with “Dragged by the Ear” and “Nicole w/ Lightfoot von Raccoonavania,” work has yet to begin on this project.