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#104 Magica by GigaMessy #104 Magica :icongigamessy:GigaMessy 728 39 Full body collab commission by sasucchi95 Full body collab commission :iconsasucchi95:sasucchi95 853 11 Summer. by Kazenokaze Summer. :iconkazenokaze:Kazenokaze 622 28 Comm : Internet Tans by emperpep Comm : Internet Tans :iconemperpep:emperpep 472 19 Yay~ by Kazenokaze Yay~ :iconkazenokaze:Kazenokaze 606 25 Colored sketch commission by sasucchi95 Colored sketch commission :iconsasucchi95:sasucchi95 1,528 39 Azura chan (Young) by chinchongcha Azura chan (Young) :iconchinchongcha:chinchongcha 1,231 34 Violet Evergarden by Ayasal Violet Evergarden :iconayasal:Ayasal 236 10 It's a bit cold... by rimuu It's a bit cold... :iconrimuu:rimuu 1,204 38 Rosalia by Kazenokaze Rosalia :iconkazenokaze:Kazenokaze 667 19 C :: Alice Dakimakura by rimuu C :: Alice Dakimakura :iconrimuu:rimuu 870 23 MoeComm - Ramiel by penguin-pinpin MoeComm - Ramiel :iconpenguin-pinpin:penguin-pinpin 168 4 Kama by GigaMessy Kama :icongigamessy:GigaMessy 1,002 107 Happy birthday ham by sasucchi95 Happy birthday ham :iconsasucchi95:sasucchi95 2,037 34 Commission : Craytm by emperpep Commission : Craytm :iconemperpep:emperpep 413 12 [CCS] OP2 Heart Dress by kamuikaoru [CCS] OP2 Heart Dress :iconkamuikaoru:kamuikaoru 132 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."


As I get more hours dumped into the working life I realize I can't complain that much. I always knew that being successful as a writer was hard, but loved the field anyways, even if novel after novel all had their shares of disappointments. Successful stories are often just that, strokes of luck perhaps. Many of us artists end up as peons and no more... I always thought that there would at least be more publishers, or that it wouldn't take months waiting for a reply after manuscripts.

And while I am poor, at least I'm not fat like many other people become, huh? Of course that's going to change once I have to make my own food and do my own laundry. Spaghetti and rice for days with cheap meats I imagine.

Zusa has gotten her first rejection! I will go for around 11 more publishers or so before the end of this year and make a 3rd full reread and revision. Still waiting on many publishers to reply for Shade. Chipping in on editing here and there during the meantime.

Without a stroke of luck and inspiration though, I often feel like now in my mid-20s, I have made over half of the good memories in my life. Video games aren't as immersive as they were when I was a kid or teenager, so unless VR is coming I'm drowning in memories, and of course there is the whole awkward loner issue as well. I did try to hold Meetup for some Baji training but guys only showed up 3 times so far. It expires in a month, anyways.

 Of course, I see the same regular guys at the Legacy scene in ChannelFireball (technically meta changes a bit each year) and some even fetch crap for Vintage, surprising MtG keeps their life going so far. I may experiment w/3cmc Sorin and Bloodghast stuffs. I'm still amazed at how Korean Lost Saga keeps going even though it was powercreeped to crap, but I don't expect a similar game to pop up soon yet. :/

But no real regrets, I remember how the first two years of high school felt like I could never fit in anywhere anyways and the fantasy and my characters just kept continuing well into college. I also remember my two annoying apartment mates and think I'm still doing better than them at least -- both letting go of the bluepill hippie weed life and letting go of alcoholism are difficult. I suppose most people from my high school grind out corporate life fine though and are at least in better finances than me.

Of course, I do wish I was slightly more popular or had a bit more support on Patreon, or that I could work for Matt. :P But on the other hand, years ago I never expected my talent or ambition to go so far as an awkward kid in school. If only I had a coding buddy, but I will see how far I can go with dumb sandbox in Unity (which is prob more newb friendly than Flash was nowadays...). There exists official guidebooks online but still, debugging is a bitch.

Overall, I'd have to admit on a weekly basis, I average around less than half of the fun I had in (second half of) high school and the better stretches of college though (although I was plagued with writers block and depression for much of the latter) Time is also definitely getting faster...

Finished OPM S2 and AoT3.2. Titan was adapted pretty straight up. Overall OPM S2 wasn't bad, but at the same time the Suiryu arc seemed kind of pointless and the final battle was kind of predictable as well, and Tatsumaki and Amai Mask hardly appeared either. SJWs still triggered by BlackLuster, hardly more Puripuriprisoner. I still haven't followed the manga too much though it might be a couple more years for more OPM unless directly adapting from webcomic, will continue watching. (but at the same time I look forward more to Neverland and Slime anime in a way)

And no real disappointments in myself, even having an easy post 2.5 months allowed me to be more creative than usual. It will still likely take till 2020 to release a new written work though, and when that comes with more rejection and neglect I may once again start from scratch.

I should have at least 1 new animation by end of year, and maybe 2 depending on how motivated I am.
  • Listening to: Bionicle songs
  • Reading: Nabokov
  • Watching: Vinland Saga (lol releases in batches of 3)
  • Playing: SC2
  • Eating: random food
  • Drinking: water to wash it all through ._.
America-chan sketch
Bored quick sketch. Added We The People and a rifle to the side. Too much smears with my drawing hand I guess. Not too used to drawing flag but I think it turned out fine.
Anna Maid sketch
More sketching fun, Maid outfit and nekomimi. Black and white.

Anna would like to serve her master.

A bit messy with linework and proportions but that's how I am sometimes. Green hair... Not as light as white hair, but can't shade it like black hair either.
Zester Vs Skeletal Hydra
More fun, more nostalgia. Throwback to Lost Saga days with Smile Joker with her balloons and hammer, experimental with monsters and such. Could've gone for edgier backgrounds but this scene is more or less canon in the writing.


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WitchOffMiracles Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Thanks you for the watch Heart 
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?
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