Many celebs gained popularity as actors while some took to music, there are those that towed the path of sports but someone like Yehuda Devir took a unique path. He is a Tel Aviv-based Israeli illustrator and graphic designer admired for his illustrations on magazines, comics, books, articles of clothing, and what have you.
Renowned for his viral illustrations that document his daily life with his wife Maya, the humorous artist has gained millions of followers on social media platforms, especially on Instagram. Yehuda has been featured in magazines and other publications all over the world, notable among them is the Huffington Post. As a comic artist, he has earned massive popularity among loyal fans who are equally interested in finding out details about his private affairs.
Yehuda Devir’s Passion for Drawing Has Been Traced to His Childhood
Yehuda Devir was born on the 24th of October 1988. Not much is known about his childhood but the artist expressed his love for drawing and design at an early age when he started painting on his bedroom walls, discovering his passion for drawing. Yehuda was significantly impacted by American comics like The Hulk and Superman.
There is a dearth of information regarding his early academic pursuits but it is common knowledge that he graduated from the same institution of learning as his wife, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, where he bagged a degree in Visual Communication.
The Popular illustrator found his love for drawing as a kid and sustained it into adulthood. What he does revolves around making illustrations on posters, comics, and magazines. The versatile artist is equally versed in character design, clothing illustration, the illustration of books and logos. Though most of what he draws lean towards comic, his art also reflects important issues concerning women and social ills like violence against women.
The Graphic Designer and His Wife are Creators of a Popular Webcomic
Yehuda has a self-titled YouTube channel where he shares videos of his live TV appearances and time-lapses of his digital drawings. He’s also the creator of One of Those Days, a popular webcomic he runs with his wife.
The webcomic is largely responsible for propelling the illustrator and his wife to stardom. The duo emerged winner of the Global Influencer Awards For Married Life Illustration in 2019.
Yehuda boasts of over 3.6 million fans and counting on Instagram while his wife has more than 900 thousand followers on the same platform.
The Couple Met During Their Mandatory Military Service
National military service is mandatory for all Israeli citizens over the age of 18 and it was during their conscription in 2010 that Yehuda and Maya met. They became friends and stayed platonic for many years before becoming a couple.
According to Yehuda Devir, he knew Maya was the one for him as soon as he laid eyes on her. This wasn’t so for Maya as she wasn’t sure about her feelings. However, she did like him as a friend and that’s where they took off. After some time, she came to reciprocate Yehuda’s feelings and they became more than friends.
As their relationship progressed, it became obvious to Maya that Devir was one of a kind, the type of man any woman would be lucky to have. With his athletic physique, a good-looking face, and a fine beard, the artist cuts a very attractive figure. The icing on the cake is that he showers Maya with unconditional love.
And Got Married Six Years Into Their Relationship
After Maya sorted out her feelings for Yehuda Devir, the couple’s relationship became a smooth sail until they decided to make things official by tying the nuptial knot in a July 2016 wedding. However, the details of their wedding were never made public.
The couple seems to be living in marital bliss as Yehuda Devir often describes his wife as a goddess in the form of a woman who spreads joy wherever she goes. The Israeli artist lives for his woman and is full of praises and admiration for her. He creates his illustrations mainly because of Maya. According to Yehuda, he values her opinion greatly and sees her as his superior in artistic work.
Maya Devir regards herself as a realist artist who specializes in the art of teasing Yehuda. She was born on the 24th of June 1989 in her home country, Israel. She also graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in visual communication.
The Duo Struggled to Have a Child
The dreamy couple struggled to conceive after their nuptials. Yehuda revealed that he and Maya tried to conceive for almost a year before their efforts were rewarded. In December 2018, they announced to the world that Maya was pregnant and made illustrations showing the struggles of everyday life with the pregnancy.
Confirming that they had a hard time conceiving, Maya related that learning about the pregnancy turned out to be one of the best moments in their lives.
On the 30th of May 2019, Yehuda announced that he had become a father to the most beautiful baby girl in the world. Their daughter named Ariel Devir was born on the 28th of that same month. The illustrator shared a post on their website, reflecting on how their status changed to parents overnight. He described the child as their best creation, stressing that they are overjoyed to care for her.
Yehuda Devir has shared illustrations of how he and Maya are dealing with the new and beautiful change in their lives. Now that he is a father, we can expect lovely comics about him, his wife, and kid. The couple’s union has endured for four years and they are still together. From the look of things, it would be difficult for anything to part them.
Many couples have learned to look up to Yehuda and Maya as their relationship is really strong and relatable. Today the duo lives and works in Tel Aviv in their small, quiet apartment. Their family is bound to expand in the nearest future.