VCD – Character Design & Illustrationtahrovincreative.myportfolio.com/
I crawled out of the sea to live among mountaintops...which means I'm a Dutch Canadian who flew to Canada in 2008. Now I'm an illustrator who recently graduated from study at AUArts with a major in character design and a minor in animation. Much of my creativity stems from observing and partaking in the natural world through hiking and exploring. The intricacies of living creatures and environments fascinate me and find their way into my work in the form of organic lines and strange life-forms. I further enjoy exploring themes of language, mythology, communication and connection through world-building and storytelling.
Evolution Comic Spread
This comic spread was commissioned by Shannon Reeves for the collaborative project The Act of Getting Lost. The project consisted of the work of three comic artists and one writer, which were then remixed by Shannon to create something new. This spread was my contribution to the project.
The Shrike - Hyperion by Dan Simmons Book Cover
The Traveler World-building + Exploration
I was the first of the gods, and embodies the connection between land and sky. They were the one who initiated the creation of life, and is associated with the nervous system. It is believed that consciousness, the brain and the nervous system are a small spark generated by this god, hence in language individuals refer to themselves as ‘I’.