Željko Srdić

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Željko Srdić, penname "Z" (Slovenia, 1977) is a Serbian hyperrealist artist, comic book artist, children's book illustrator and T-shirt designer. He was a student of Dragan Malešević Tapi.[1]


Most of his subjects are celebrity portraits, every day life subjects, cityscapes and marine life. He uses magnifying glass and sometimes even a needle when creating his paintings. He uses brushes only and creates painting in a traditional way without air brush. Most of his portraits are done in large format in blue color/ tones. It takes several months for Zeljko to finish a painting. His paintings hang in World Financial Center in New York and in Save The Titanic Foundation in Los Angeles.[2][3]

His first job as an illustrator when he was a teenager was for http://www.themanualco.com/ The Manual Co. company from Novi Sad which manufactures products made of vegetable tanned leather. "Z" illustrated bags, boots and other products for this company in a very realistic style.

Srdić, as "Z," is also notable comic book artist. Among Zeljko's contributions to the first edition of Tocsin Magazine were caricatures of Usher, Grace Miguel and Tameka Foster.[4] "Z" worked on several illustration projects for Worldwide Distributors.[5]

His works have been published by NBM Publishing, New York, and Frishco, Austin, Texas, Broken Bread Christian Alliance Austin/Texas, and other European publishers.

Srdić also worked in art department for an independent B movie A Viking Saga - Son Of Thor. He is currently working on a large oil painting portraits of Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco and Elizabeth Taylor.[citation needed]


  1. ^ http://www.newartcollectors.com/zeljko-srdic/ "Education:Finished secondary school for design Bogdan Suput in Novi Sad.My professor and mentor was among 7 greatest hyperrealists in the world, late Dragan Malesevic Tapi."
  2. ^ Save the Titanic Foundation Navigates Art World Successfully April 6, 2009 "SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Save the Titanic Foundation (http://www.savethetitanic.org) announced the completion of the Save the Titanic Foundation's needled crafted work of art and cover of the Save the Titanic Foundation's limited edition comic book. Zeljko "Z" Srdic, of Serbia, was hand picked from thousands of artists worldwide on the commissioned piece. "Z" states, "I enjoyed every single second in creating this piece and cover. I worked on it for over a year. I used needle. ... The Save the Titanic Foundation's painting and comic book is based upon the phenomena of the Armand Hammer Titanic masterpiece, as told in the book, "The Index: A Road Map" and lead to the founding of the Save the Titanic Foundation."
  3. ^ The Index: A Road Map - Page 270 Kevin Finn, Preska Thomas, Joseph Berish - 2003 "A PETITION FOR RESCUING THE TITANIC The “Save The Titanic Foundation” also needs your personal signature for saving the Titanic prior to its deterioration. When we save the Titanic, we preserve, to memorialize the spirit of the American ..."
  4. ^ http://www.tocsinmag.com/
  5. ^ [1]

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