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.|
Originally I would draw all my cartoons on paper and photograph them; this is going back to 2010, when I first joined the DeviantArt community. Starting in 2011, I began editing my drawings with Photoshop, just to enhance the color and line art. Then, come 2014, I started using Illustrator to enhance the line art further still, though I was resorting to a point-and-click routine -- a time-consuming process. 2015, the line art was refined more so, with my latest addition to artistic tools: a Wacom drawing tablet. It took me a few months of getting used to drawing with a Wacom tablet before I abandoned traditional pencil drawings. Starting in August 2015, most of my drawings, unless noted in the descriptions, have been done entirely on the Wacom tablet. And while the tablet has proven helpful to me with Illustrator and Photoshop, I have yet to try it with Adobe Flash.
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: Southeast 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 NP101i
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