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Crystal Clear by zeiva Crystal Clear :iconzeiva:zeiva 192 10 Milk Feeding Bottle by emperpep Milk Feeding Bottle :iconemperpep:emperpep 420 14 Gira-tan OC by emperpep Gira-tan OC :iconemperpep:emperpep 430 17 Beach photo by chinchongcha Beach photo :iconchinchongcha:chinchongcha 1,366 30 Summer Abigail by Rosuuri Summer Abigail :iconrosuuri:Rosuuri 1,969 32 happy 11th Miku !! by puriiriin happy 11th Miku !! :iconpuriiriin:puriiriin 58 0 Bionicle MOCs: Fire by KupoGames Bionicle MOCs: Fire :iconkupogames:KupoGames 29 8 Saber doodle by chinchongcha Saber doodle :iconchinchongcha:chinchongcha 1,299 41 Sakura (doodle) by Villyane Sakura (doodle) :iconvillyane:Villyane 136 3 MOE Comm - Koharu by penguin-pinpin MOE Comm - Koharu :iconpenguin-pinpin:penguin-pinpin 145 8 School Girl by chinchongcha School Girl :iconchinchongcha:chinchongcha 1,124 38 Abigail Williams by puriiriin Abigail Williams :iconpuriiriin:puriiriin 52 0 happy summer abi~ by puriiriin happy summer abi~ :iconpuriiriin:puriiriin 58 1 Shameimaru!! by Reef1600 Shameimaru!! :iconreef1600:Reef1600 115 14 Lillie by Reef1600 Lillie :iconreef1600:Reef1600 637 24 Korwa (summer) by Villyane Korwa (summer) :iconvillyane:Villyane 159 3

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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 8+ 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: 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."


Zusa Angsty
A bit of a quick sketch but I think it turned out decent. Probably more than anything characterwise, the haunted flames need more work... I have been doing full color drawings but both animation and writing mean doing less for now.
Zusa on Throne
Not sure about body shading, but still wanted to have hair stand out more. Unknown if I could've added much in backgrounds without distracting from her.
Well, I rewatched Madoka. Seven times in 7 years, 5 times for Rebellion. Overall I still like it. Still hard to believe seven years already passed. In 2011 I was still a bored kid with so much time on his hands that I got to be so lost in video games. Relate to Homura with the loneliness and longing for better times, I guess. Even 6 years ago I had more in life, even with depressive spells. In any case my writing can somewhat bring me to better times.

Publisher got back to me a bit over a week ago and wished me luck with other possible publishers. Sent to a second, this one not exclusive and will continue to keep trying to send out more. Don't know when I can reasonably expect getting something published.

For the social work job it didn't work out. Me being introverted and antisocial isn't something I can suppress very well, interaction is just so tiring. Also reminded me of how awkward my own assburgers makes interacting with females. I don't think any social constructionism could've really improved me that much. I got some money out of it in the end.

In any case donate to my Patreon, even a little! I'll try my best to find better work but any help is really appreciated.

Realistically it will be several months before I can release a new animation, even if I better know my limits and keep it under a minute.

First day of training for me as a delivery driver. Pretty tiring and pretty hot around here is all I can say -- pay and everything is actually pretty neat it seems. Many apartment complexes can be mazes. Obviously it's not that realistic in the long-term though. I feel if I go back to grinding computer crap the same depressive spells will come over though. Although for this job I am still not sure how productive I can be with writing on the side, my other one really didn't let me get much done. I've written a decent amount this year especially when looking at constraints, but I still want more out of the last few months.

Overall security guard is probably less work as you don't have to scramble to organize boxes, but many turn out to also require weapons permit, heh.

Suddenly got nostalgic over Bionicles in the last couple of weeks. (The MNOG playthroughs were pretty funny) Wish they still made them or that the reboot didn't fail. I broke apart many of my figures, but for now I mostly have completed Vezon+Fenrakk, Matoro, and Pridak who needs eye replacement and lost his hella useless squid+launcher. My last figure was the 2008 shadow leech Takanuva titan, and I dunno where most of him went -- I regret not buying other titans at the time. My first was the red Bohrok, I think as a gift, and then I liked the Toa Nuva, but only got 1 Bohrok Kal and Rahkshi in 2003, and skipped over the latter half of 2004 and 2005. Piraka Rap manages my depression. Maybe will do so now like a true nerd.

Haven't been playing too much of new Legacy, went 3-1 and 1-2. Epic Battle Fantasy 5 is almost done, I look forward to that more than any console games. Judging from battle demo, I like Matt-Anna-NoLegs as main crew, although I'm biased because I just think Anna>Natz. Hungrybox is surprisingly slipping in SSBM. Not really looking forward to many shows though, nor Ravnica 3...
  • Listening to: Bionicle songs
  • Reading: GE Moore
  • Watching: Megalo Box
  • Playing: Bionicleeees
  • Eating: random food
  • Drinking: water to wash it all through ._.
Mona and Madeline
I didn't mess up that poorly on characters and clothing. Took a while to get the city, and also some sloppy coloring, and also still not really used to drawing glasses and fur? Heh. I don't think I needed much more efforts on the clouds at least. First time I finished cleaning out more outlines this year though, as it's been relatively busier so I've had less time to do so with my other drawings.
7753 colored
7753 from Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku arc 3: Limited. Did it for the magical girl index site and uploaded in frame there.

It was a full body pic, if not I prob would've focused more on upper body and put more hearts and enlarge them. The hair is pretty ridiculous, but I think it's canonically even a bit bigger.


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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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