Hello everyone in CCAS!
Firstly, I thank God to let me find this website out 'cause I didn't expect there's such a website like this. This is wonderful website for Christian artists!
I also thank you for few good welcoming comments :)
Let me introduce myself:
Unlike majority CCAS members, I live in a different continent. I live in South Africa. SA time flies 7 hours faster than New York. More interesting is that I'm not South African :P I'm South Korean (that's why my name is Youmin Park) and my family has moved to SA 9 years ago for the missionary purpose. My family serve a church with a children service and a social welfare in a township.
I started to learn English since I was Gr.10, which is the time that I moved to SA, so you may realised my grammer isn't fluent as an English speaker. Hope you kindly understand me ;)
I was dreaming to be a comic artist/animator since I was very young and wished to be educated in a good institution that teach comics/animation specifically. (Personally I wanted to move to America, learn art and hoped to join Disney or Dreamworks lol) However, God directed me to South Africa and He provided me BA Information Design degree in the University of Pretoria. Some people say the miracle happens all the time - and yes it did. He helped me to graduate the course miraculously. I was not disappointed about studying design 'cause this course actually made me realise that I have learned valuable theories to improve my future comics in different - or maybe new - concept!
Though I have studied design, my true passion is on comics, animation, illustration...I guess anything regarding illustration :)
As many CCAS members do, I also love the fantasy. God is the origin of fantasy. God has been humbled me with various spiritual experiences, gifts and fights - He still does now :P - and this helped my heart to dream to make comics/manga to let people know about the God how He wants to show Himself in visual way, how the spiritual fight happens - and how it actually works -, how Christians should receive/use the gift etc... Problem is my story always has a clear message but it's too epic.
Sharing, discussing and showing concepts, ideas, faithful life from you CCAS members will be awesome experience for me! Please check my artworks from my page or from http://uminluvillustration.deviantart.com/
Many thanks for taking your time to read my greetings. Any question from you are welcome.
All the best and victory everyone :)