This past September I had the privilege of taking part in the announcement of my little brother’s marriage. I have three sister as well, all of which I’ve done wedding invitations for, so I had to make sure the final invite in the family was a good one. I decided to draw portraits of the couple to give the invite a bit of a more personal touch. Growing up with my brother made his portrait a bit easier than my new sister in-law, who I’m still getting to know, but it was a good challenge. The original illustration was done using pen and ink on illustration board and the final invite was printed as an offset lithograph.
I think we’ve all been given some sort of gift to share with the world and that can only be done when we’re expressing our true selves. I think we’re all artists in our own right and that we should all be working to bring our unique contribution to our sphere of influence. That being said, I don’t think we were ever meant to attract the attention and approving glances of everyone. We’re most effective when we stop worrying about what others are doing and start focusing on what we love. It’s not about where we're going, it’s about the journey.
I'm an artist pursuing what I love and I hope that in the doing so I can inspire others to do the same.
Yondr Studio is the ever moving studio of Nathan Yoder currently located in Seattle, WA. An Oklahoma native, Nathan specializes in traditional forms of illustration as well as typography and dad puns. For inquiries and donations towards rent, feel free to contact him at the email listed above.
For prints and one off pieces, be sure to check out store.yondrstudio.com