One popular luckwas once her drawing of Eo Woo-dong, a famend gisaeng or paid entertainer of the Chosun era, sitting at the back of a tiger for the cellular trading card game "Million of Bravery".Three years ago, Wooh give up her workplaceactivity to grow to be a full-time illustrator. She saw her opportunity in out of the country markets, and her paintingschanged intofrequently used on web sitesassociated with the Korean Wave. It's far especially popular in Europe and North America. She beganpromoting her works at online virtual art marketplace Deviant Art for her fanatics abroad. Wooh grew up in a family where either one of her folks worked full-time and was presented to the sector of online games at an early age thank you to her older brother. "I enjoyed North American and Easternvintage role-playing games", she recalls. "My pen name Obsidian also comes from an item that I chose in an RPG called 'Ultima.' I chose it as my pen name because I presumed ITsuits my oriental taste of drawing".Studying Asian portray at Ewha Womans University, her self assurance soon dissipated. "I discovered soon when I went to university that I'd take an uphill fight to make ends meet by painting alone. If I might started as a full-time painter, I should now not have survived".Instead she received 10 years of enjoy in the sport industry, yet she grew uninterested ingenerating drawings to corporate orders. She taught herself to exploit drawing tool in her spare time and began drawing illustrations.
Her series of "Women in Hanbok" in fashionabletrend and "Fairytales" in which noted western fairytale characters are reinterpreted in Korean genre were published online, and the reception was positive. She quit the corporate and held her first solo exhibition the next year. "I pursue an oriental style in my painting, especially characters in hanbok, but this is notprecisely popular in the game industry. Currently, three-D art is the mainstream, but the superb thing about oriental art is in its two-dimensional facetsequivalent to lines and blurring of colors. There is extremely little advertisement prospect in what I do, to be honest".Instead, since turning freelance Wooh has earned her living from contract work from game firms in Korea and abroad. She counts herself fortunate to have succeeded as an illustrator overseas. "I'd love to earn more than a subsistence living as a full-time illustrator, and would like to continue this job even ifI am old", she says. "My dream might sound grand, but I'd like to be a excellent role fashion for aspiring illustrators, appearing them that some other people can make ends meet or evenreside in modest convenience in the job".