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Anna's 7th Heaven by Candor-Shade Anna's 7th Heaven :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 14 0 Anna short movie by Candor-Shade Anna short movie :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 9 2 Maira sketches 4-19 by Candor-Shade Maira sketches 4-19 :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 2 0 Zusa and Maira Onsen by Candor-Shade Zusa and Maira Onsen :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 4 0 Anna schoolgirl uniform by Candor-Shade Anna schoolgirl uniform :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 5 0 Maira and coffee by Candor-Shade Maira and coffee :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 2 0 Farsen and Clora by Candor-Shade Farsen and Clora :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 0 0 Maira Valentines 2019 by Candor-Shade Maira Valentines 2019 :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 2 0 Characters 2008 To 2018 by Candor-Shade Characters 2008 To 2018 :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 4 0 Epic Battle Fantasy -- Anna by Candor-Shade Epic Battle Fantasy -- Anna :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 17 2 Brave Flame by Candor-Shade Brave Flame :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 3 0 Kyon Haruhi And Sasaki by Candor-Shade Kyon Haruhi And Sasaki :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 2 0 Zusas misadventures characters by Candor-Shade Zusas misadventures characters :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 1 0 Mellwin And The Light Mages by Candor-Shade Mellwin And The Light Mages :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 2 0 Zusa Angsty by Candor-Shade Zusa Angsty :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 5 0 Zusa on Throne by Candor-Shade Zusa on Throne :iconcandor-shade:Candor-Shade 3 0


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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. Would work for KupoGames or another Japan-style indie studio if they accepted!

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)

Also some Anna from EBF -- ridiculous how fanart gets me so much more popularity than my OCs :/

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."


Anna short movie
For Epic Battle Fantasy 10 yr collaboration. Again, actually made in ToonBoom.

Ninja skirt plus bunny ears is pretty abusive evade kekeke

Gilgamesh robot rororoor

See the higher res version on Youtube!:…
Would make more of this stuff if you donate to my Patreon....
Maira sketches 4-19
Quick and fun sketches. Again, white hair/outfit still allows less potential in terms of shading.

Not too used to drawing hair tied-up either...
Zusa and Maira Onsen
Background took quite some time and energy. Gave Zusa's right arm a scar because... her blade is too heavy, I guess? Heavy reference to Rosuuri. Still did kind of cut corners with background!

Not too used to drawing hair tied up in the back, it was fun.
New location after all. Brain feels a bit fried after too many "inactive" hours at the Guild, where it was usually busy enough that I couldn't do much of my own things. Can host additional sessions of reading shit and training in empty warehouse space, although not sure how long it will last. Gets decently hot (I'm stationed outside in car) as summer approaches but then I can tan my too pale chest, unlike white boys who turn pink! Besides the low ass pay rate, this job is probably one of the best, I guess. Also technically more energy to write/draw.

Finished the Slime anime after all -- no strong thoughts about it but will prob stay around for another season, I suppose some shows just prefer a slow build up? Overall did think it had too many characters and just added more and more shenanigans. Prob will follow Re Zero S2 later this year as well, although I haven't rewatched it. Subaru kyun...

Attack on Titan manga is getting an overcomplicated plot I believe w/ Zeke and Eren. They still throw crazy budget into the next season. (I could also see Re Zero plot getting just as messy) No real shows I'm following though.

Still did watch GSL w Maru 4peat and some sOs cheese, Classic taking Super though. Serral looking less dominant but I don't follow non-Korean too much.

Depression and loneliness continues while I await publishers. In some sense the nostalgia has gotten a little better since 2017, but at the same time, I still have existential guilt over much of my shortcomings. Agewise though, Rowling took much longer to send Mr. Potter out to publishers at 29-30 though while being a single mom...

Darwin collection found for relatively cheap, a lot of scattered, random notes. The four books in the collection are: The Voyage of the Beagle, On the Origin of Species, the Descent of Man, and the Expression of Emotions in Man and Animal. While he uses natural selection and mentions artificial selection, he also does reference prominent sociologist Herbert Spencer as well. He doesn't mention much social or political theory however, just observations in his books. Also generally insights into psychology like Hume vs the trust in rationality compared to other Enlightenment figures or white-boy Stephen. Also many different tribes and cultures he comes across in his journey, with different ways of subsistence and ideas of beauty, although he does not reference Asia too much? Wonder if Darwin would fap to hentai yea I watch that shieeeet

Next on the science quest may be Chemistry stuffs although still unsure about a career, Physics is still too impractical and math heavy.

Seriously considering working for KupoGames even if I won't get much compensation, will have an animation sample up soon featured in anniversary collab. EBF characters are relatively fun to draw...
  • Listening to: Bionicle songs
  • Reading: Darwin and science
  • Watching: AoT S3.2 soon
  • Playing: nostalgia
  • Eating: random food
  • Drinking: water to wash it all through ._.


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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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