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#91 Sylvie by GigaMessy #91 Sylvie :icongigamessy:GigaMessy 935 88 colored sketch commission by sasucchi95 colored sketch commission :iconsasucchi95:sasucchi95 1,107 21 colored sketch commission by sasucchi95 colored sketch commission :iconsasucchi95:sasucchi95 1,199 29 2019 FEBRUARY ART COLLECTION by puriiriin
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Captain Africa
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Youtube: CaptainAfrica (EpicImpotence)
MyAnimeList: PrincessGuardian
Steam: CaptainAfrica

For full animation shorts, see here:…

Here is my Patreon! Don't be afraid to donate, even a dollar would be appreciated:

While I am not literally *starving* yet it is difficult for me to balance a normal working life (and hold down 40 hr grinds) due to my overactive imagination, depressive spells etc.! Hopefully your help will help me delay becoming a street artist for at least a few weeks in the future...

I'll try my best to revise/edit the stuff I have written and publish, but even then it's likely I won't make nearly enough money as a writer.

I'm a lazy ass wageslave (2017 graduate)that don't do shit in real life, I just daydream do proletariat job and do muh artsy shit and dump them onto here, Youtube and Newgrounds
~5.5 yrs experience in Flash, ~3 years working in ToonBoom Harmony. I started using SmoothDraw in summer 2014, Krita late 2016. I've worked almost every day for Sept. 2013 to August 2015 and have always at least drawn regularly. My black and white sketches are usually just done with normal pencil and paper.

Drawing and flat out daydreaming of stories has always been a passion of mine. I probably drew more anime/manga stuff regularly since high school which means maybe 9+ years by now. Animation seemed to me as an ideal form of creative work as it requires tremendous patience even with talent, and since for the most part you get out what you put in.

Overall artists can't make much money at all unless working for a big company, and I didn't get an art degree either hehe.

Heroines by the years:
2009-2011: Rhyme (Hazel hair and eyes)
2011-2012: Hanabi Holbeck (black hair and grey eyes)
2011-2013: hard Homura fanboy (from Megucas)
2012-2013: May Sinker (messy blue-black hair, yellow eyes)
2012-2014, 2016-: Zusa Karasu (Twintails, red eyes, red flames)
2014-: Maira Snow (white-silver hair, purple eyes, thick eyelashes)
2017-: Nila Straese (curly short black hair, vampire eyes)

If you want to look for any of my novels in the future, see Legend of Shade, Tales of Quinity, and Zusa's Misadventures.

Current Residence: United States
Favourite genre of music: Classical, J-Pop, Video Game
Favourite style of art: Anime/manga, Abstract, Surrealism
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: My mind, PC
Wallpaper of choice: waifu
Skin of choice: Fragile epidermis
Favourite cartoon character: Yang Wenli (muh democracy), Oskar von Reuenthal (the feelz) Girls -- Rem (Re:Zero), Miuna Shiodome (NagiAsu), Kyoko Sakura (Madoka)
Personal Quote: "Andy, your iceberg is completely submerged. It's touching hell; that's how deep it is."


Some new friends and books, but overall months stretch on as a writer. Will return to Shade 3 soon enough but I don't expect any new works finished at the end of this year, even without writer's block.

12-hour shifts at work too. Overtime pay in the state is still 1.5x, so much more profit than DoorDashing. While the hours do get to me at least it allows room for creativity. Tad Williams managed with many blue collar jobs, but at the same time he made money relatively early with his writing (vs writers in their 40s, 50s). I guess in comparison Rowling and Martin (Game of Thrones) had the luxury of college and teaching.

Heidegger's Nietzsche study Part 1 and 2 -- the Will to Power as an Art and the Eternal Recurrence of the same. Don't really consider reading the second part. Have read some Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals which is probably the edgiest Nietzschean book next to the AntiChrist. Considered reading more Nietzsche because he is wild aphorismoh, but books aren't that cheap. In any case, Heidegger goes over Nietzsche's incomplete Will to Power for part 1, comparing him to Kant and Plato's ideals of art. In Part 2, he uses symbolism in Zarathustra, with animals especially, as a central component of Nietzsche's eternal recurrence, analyzing things found from both Zarathustra and The Gay Science. It's weird as Heidegger usually writes weird and contains some supporting things from authors.

Besides Being and Time, Heidegger didn't really do anything that groundbreaking in history though. I suppose I am relatively unfamiliar with postmodernists, but they outright seem to dismiss "unequal" findings in science.

Watching Nietzsche lectures also feels very weird, but it's also hard to imagine teaching a course on Nietzsche as a professor. I wonder how long most of them resisted sociological brainwashing before they shilled for gender equality bonobo societies. Of course on the right-wing, there are people who then just go Ayn Rand egoism.

Other book has been Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War, which is detailed, although dry, featuring many speeches made during alliances and peace treaties and the like. Also ship fighting was a thing, with Athenians having the stronger navy. Thucydides never wrote much anecdotal evidence about himself however, and there weren't that many other Greek historians back in the day. Alcibiades was a prominent politician it seems as well as the sexy boy in Platonic dialogues... The other main Greek historian has been Herodotus, I believe, although there's plenty of more material in the last 4 centuries.

I dunno about rereading more material though, most people just give into peer pressure and drugs like plebeians.

As far as training Bajiquan, hopefully we'll have a large number of people (3) enough that we can do some light sparring and maybe armored sparring. Again, not much money to be gained but keeps leg muscles sharp enough.

Yang 2020 seemed interesting but I dunno if he will get that far, Sanders should put up a good fight against the establishment again at his ripe old age. Of course being poorfag with my bumass job, I would definitely love 1K a month.

Still mixed thoughts on the Slime anime but haven't dropped it and will probably watch it till the end. I still bothered to go through the generic crap of SAO Season one though (and can't believe it got sequels)...

Still nostalgic over Lost Saga and played Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 with one of my new friends. He still really hasn't bothered to pick up the combo system but said all the characters looked hip and cool, but as he doesn't even own a PS4 at home he has no avenue for practice.
  • Listening to: Bionicle songs
  • Reading: Peter Singer
  • Watching: Slimes
  • Playing: GGXrd Rev. 2, nostalgia
  • Eating: random food
  • Drinking: water to wash it all through ._.
Anna schoolgirl uniform
More Anna from Epic Battle Fantasy!

Schoolgirl uniform is relatively easy to draw, and I threw in some background, although again, relatively inexperienced. Linework was kind of sloppy before I cleaned it up too. Still feel a bit weird considering limb shading? Would draw bow and arrows but that takes tiiiiime....
Maira and coffee
Sort of referenced, and a bit hasty as well. So unsure about if shading is that good, but then again, not that much you can do for light hair on black and white.
Farsen and Clora
Mostly experimenting. So backgrounds still are very rough. Maybe could have made shading darker or intense.
Maira Valentines 2019
Would draw the striped dress again featured in 2017? Even simple stripes here can be tough to draw. Maybe should have added a bit more detail to hair and backgrounds, but then again, I didn't have that much time with animating and of course, job.


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spiralmaestro Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Happy Birthday!
Ifarisa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: :hug:
illbecomeyourheroine Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! You take anime requests?
Candor-Shade Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol -- well, a simple sketch isn't too hard for me but a full color drawing for me (even with no background) takes a while actually! I don't have a money system set up on DeviantART but I would if I could make cash somehow!

Also I am a student so in the case that it can happen I would have to delay/slow things down during midterms/finals week depending on what I have to do for school :P
illbecomeyourheroine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
spiralmaestro Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Happy Birthday!
krasblak Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for faving :icontinadanceplz:
AikiYun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you did there.
Candor-Shade Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
idgaf if you mean well, choose your words carefully will you?
AikiYun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well. I tried to reconcile but its clear you don't care anymore.

Best of luck to you.
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