Brothers’ artwork displayed at Crete Public Library
January 3, 2013 10:40AM
The main floor display case at Crete Public Library recently held artwork by brothers Ryan and Tim Meder. | Supplied Photo
Updated: February 7, 2013 6:01AM
The main floor display at Crete Public Library recently held the artwork of brothers Ryan and Tim Meder.
Tim said he began creating comic books with over-the-top stories and colorful characters in elementary school. His talents advanced in high school by studying the styles of comic book artists Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo.
Some of Tim’s displayed artwork featured pointillism, which uses simple dots to create a colorful image. He learned about pointillism during a color theory class at Prairie State College.
As a toddler, Ryan said he was influenced by his brother’s love for drawing and began drawing comic book characters which, in later years, led him to study artists such as Jim Lee and Roy Lichtenstein. As technology advanced so did comic book art, and Ryan went from coloring with sharpie pens to using the digital coloring tools in Adobe Photoshop.
“His creations are dimensional, colorful and tell fun stories with corny dialogue plus action scenes with dramatic character facial expressions,” a library spokeswoman said.
Ryan’s display was a culmination of stories that revolve around a galactic wrestling federation. His published illustrated works include “Warchild: Wanted Dead or Alive.”