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William
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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 CapitalismProud to be an American

No to Communism



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Development of the personal website continues, and now, the test index page has been completed.  For those who are interested in seeing the test page, click here.  Now that the index page's completed, the gallery index page is being worked on, as well as a page dedicated to miscellaneous photography.  I have a few other pages to create yet before the entire test is completed.  Once done, it's off to modify the pages to PHP format and, hopefully, get the site up on the internet.



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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on my picture, Untainted.
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RaccoonPioneer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome.
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Ducktwacy95 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthday!
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RaccoonPioneer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.  I appreciate it.
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Ducktwacy95 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
Your welcome.
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WarnerRepublic Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, William. You're becoming another year greater and better. May the year of 2014 be a happy and healthy one for you and your love ones. :hug:
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RaccoonPioneer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the birthday wishes.  I appreciate it.

Did you know that President John Quincy Adams birthday is today too?  He was president back in the 1800s, and is considered one of the worst presidents in US history.  I also share a birthday with literary fiction writer E. B. White, who was famous for Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, just to name a few of his notable works.
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WarnerRepublic Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, Buddy. :hug:

What's the matter with John Quincy Adams?

Nice.
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RaccoonPioneer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
John Quincy Adams didn't connect with the average American back in the 1800s.  He was for the American elite only, helping finance canals, high-end exclusive schools (universities mostly), and many more projects that would only benefit the American elite at the time.  He was the exact opposite of Andrew Jackson, who was in favor of helping finance projects that were desired among the American farmers.  At the time, farmers made up the majority of the American population, and they were in need of money, which was almost impossible to borrow under John Quincy Adams' administration.

Another important note about Adams, he was all out against the freedom of speech, press, and many other freedoms guaranteed in the American Constitution.  Like his father before him, he pushed to make it illegal for anyone to criticize him, his administration, and government overall.
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014   Photographer
William thx :)
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