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Striving for Excellence

December 12, 2017

I was asked to write this blog post on Ann Kullberg's Color magazine website, reminding us to pursue our art in hardships ... "No matter who rejects you. No matter that they say colored pencil is not a traditionally accepted media. No matter that no one gets your point of view, your humor, or the stories you are drawing. No matter that someone will always be better than you. You can after all, keep striving to improve, to get accepted even though, to make people see your story. To get better at hands and mouths because a portrait doesn’t have to be a picture with any flaws."

Elan Magazine

July 01, 2017

The July 2017 edition of Elan magazine presents Lis Zadravec in a feature article by Janet Scharp called Different Faces, Stories in Colored Pencil. Click on the image to go to the magazine archives to read the entire article online.

May 25, 2017

Once a year Artfixed handpicks it's favorite artists across categories. These artists stand out for their work or contribution to the arts. These are primarily artists who embrace traditional mediums and conventional tools...

The Pencil Box Featured Artist

May 01, 2017

Corresponding with the art gallery that is featured each month in Ann Kullberg's COLOR Magazine, The Pencil Box blog series will give artists a bit more space to share insight and inspiration about their colored pencil art.

Manhattan Arts International HERStory Exhibition 2017

April 21, 2017

 Lis Zadravec won the First Place cash award in the HERStory 2017 exhibition of 63 women artists from around the world. Manhattan Arts International is proud to have been presenting exhibitions devoted to “HERStory” since 2000. You can now view the exhibit in a free downloadable eBook by clicking on the image or link below.

Article in Professional Artist Magazine

June 01, 2016

The Beyholder's Eye; What To Know About Art Show Judges" an article by Lis Zadravec. Buy the issue (available digitally) to read the full article.

Loudoun Sketch Club Featured Artist

June 01, 2016

"My work is narrative portraiture. I am not interested in just the form, or just the figure, the color or the lighting. I must tell a story... "

February 05, 2016

A Dream Team of colored pencil artists ready to teach you... (Lis has a full step-by-step chapter in this book)
200 pages of portrait WOW! Everything you could ever dream of learning about portraits in colored pencil is in this single most remarkable volume. You could easily expect to pay hundreds to be taught by 29 top portrait artists...

Artsy Shark Featured Artist

January 25, 2016

Artist Lis Zadravec creates beautiful renderings of literary heroines using colored pencils. "In life, who we become is a formula of potential against adversity. It is my life story. It is yours. It is my fascination... "

Franklin Park Arts Center Playbill Feature

October 01, 2015

"I draw people into stories," says Zadravec. One Look at her work and you understand. Zadravec's piece "The Conversion" captured the Best in Show prize at this summer's Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center Challenge Show "Gifts From The Sea".

September 08, 2015

Narrative Portraiture, drawing people into stories, is where artist Lis Zadravec’s brilliance lies.  Rather than just creating portrait likenesses, she approaches her art as a writer creating a character.  Inspired by the look and staging of old oil paintings and illustrations poured over in books of our childhoods...

ArtProMotivate Featured Artist

April 27, 2013

The need to tell stories is big in my roots. I come from a family of writers, I tell mine in pictures. Though a realist I am not bent on photo realism, in this age of technology, why not just print a photo out on canvas. I guess you call it painterly or expressionistic, letting the artist's hand show in the strokes and the pencil marks.hat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

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