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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."


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.
Did seriously consider Physics. Once again delving into philosophy and literature. Sophocles Electra and Other Plays (4 total) and Heidegger's Nietzsche study (Being and Time still gives me random memories with the weird conception of disclosedness). Will definitely share thoughts and comments on it although few will be able to discuss it, although I have not reread Nietzsche's major works (Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil) for a while now. (and I still remember how one instructor at college corrupted him for feminist agenda. Don't care too much, he will die early as a fat neckbeard though.)

Also making my way through Nabokov's Ada, or Ardor again -- first read was in 2011. As for writing, did bootup Zusa story again, but don't think I will finish it by end of the year...

As for animation, shorts like these are pretty much all I got for now:

It still took around 45-50 hours by a rough estimate, even with some loops and cutting corners... (the "middle view" is the hardest with two characters in their full outfits!) last year I said I would compromise with 50 seconds or less animation and got around 40%?, but come September throwing more and more hours felt ridiculous. It would be different if I either got donations to Patreon, or was famous, but I doubt most of my work will hit 10K views before I get published....

OKC has been on fire, although GSW will probably still win in 6/7 games (unless Curry injury).

Haven't been writing too much this year, and I don't plan to finish any major works either. Still, for the first four months of 2018 I was in a relative drought. Still no progress publishing, did do round 1 of Zusa's Misadventures 2016/2018 edits and will be more aggressive this year. Publishers seek sub-100K works for the most part and the book I was pushing to be published is 250K plus.

Doing some Baji training too.

As for Magic the Gathering, modded Pox for the most part adding 2 Spawn of Mayhem (probably better beater than Phyrexian Obliterator with 4 black CMC and Spectacle) -- Big Eldrazi seemed too much time and money, perhaps. I doubt it will solve Pox's main problems (when I played it actively less than 40% winrate), but will help, in any case didn't play the deck at all for over a year.

Went 1-2 this Wednesday and came across Arclight Phoenix Grixis and UR Delvers with Pteramander and Risk Factor now. Did not get to bust out Spawns though! Don't think the deck is strong enough to play regularly...

DoorDash delivery... Usually $14+ for dinners (5PM onwards) got tipped only once. Working extra hours at security shift too -- still, a 12-hour shift beats most days at the corporate grind, and less caffeine too. Getting free pizza from the employees too!

Have started the Slime anime, but doesn't look that interesting so far...

They talk about social degeneracy and teen preggos with 3 baby daddies though. Philosophically speaking maybe the conservatives are right then? I can't imagine this supporting a stable society in the long run. Of course, social issues are quite complex. In Sociology we did share a study by someone named Mazza about government programs helping poor black fathers though according to T. Sowell and even Pat. Moyniham, there's not a predestined amount of poor teenage fathers, welfare studies exist in UK as well...

Of course, I don't know too many people 50, 60 plus to vouch for such matters.
  • Listening to: Bionicle songs
  • Reading: Sophocles, Heidegger
  • Watching: Slimes
  • Playing: MtG
  • 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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