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A Carnivorous Jewel (colour pencils) by Quelchii A Carnivorous Jewel (colour pencils) by Quelchii
The beautiful flower of the carnivorous plant Utricularia campbelliana with water drops.

This plant is a rare epiphytic bladderwort (Utricularia, section Orchidioides) from the Tepuis in South America (Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil).
When I started to cultivate carnivorous plants 10 years ago I had only one goal: One day I wanted to see this flower in my terrarium! But the problem is that U. campbelliana is very difficult to cultivate (low temperatures at night, much light, high humidity -> mist system, special substrate,...) and grows relatively slowly. After 10 years and a few attempts I finally reached my goal. For me this is one of the most beautiful carnivorous plants! I hope that I can see this species (and Utricularia quelchii) one day in natural habitat. :)

Reference picture (I used a high resolution picture!): www.utricularien.de/karnivoren…

Paper DIN A4 (size of the drawing: 17,2cm x 18cm) 190g/m², Faber-Castell Polychromos artists' colour pencils, ~12h?
New entry in my "never-draw-this-again-list": water drops... Grump 

Please don't upload my pictures somewhere else without my permission. Don't infringe copyright!

Here some other colored pencil drawings:
It's a trap - frog in pitcher plant by QuelchiiThor and Loki (colour pencils) by QuelchiiSundew (Inverted Drawing) by Quelchii
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Opheliac-noire Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The drops are so beautiful! lovely piece :clap:
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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BasicVanilla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! congratz~
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
That's one of the standard comments I get. One day I'll count them! :D
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:iconincyray:
Incyray Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome!

heh, really?
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I often read something like that: "I thought this was a photo! Nuu " And it always makes me laugh! :D
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:iconincyray:
Incyray Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
:D
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Gorgeous work!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconanastasiyakosenko:
AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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:iconmaska13:
maska13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Awesome drops!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! La la la la 
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Meow :3 
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UnicatStudio Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
UR welcome :)
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palomita400 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
oh my... this is so awesome how could you do that!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
It was much worse to cultivate this plant and to wait for that flower than to draw it. Patience is important. ;)
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palomita400 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
hhaha so cool I thought that you bought the plant : P
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that I've swapped this plant for another rare plant, because it's a little bit expensive and I've killed 2 or 3 over the years. This plant can be very bitchy... :p (Lick)
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palomita400 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Hahhaa that lil bitch
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richardbgomes Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantaaaaaaaastiiiiiiiiiiiiccc!!!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!!! :D
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:iconrichardbgomes:
richardbgomes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nicole you are always welcome.......Hug 
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
My Polychromos gathered dust for over 5 years... then I started to draw again in February. Now I'm very happy about this decision and that I can inspire other people with my drawings to draw with colored pencils! :)
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MeadowDelights Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should be...your work is so pretty :)
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again! Squish Hug 2 -  The Eye Poke
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:iconkosa17:
Kosa17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful !!!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :happybounce: 
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Kosa17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome !!!
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunningly wondrous.
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Dance! 
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Nislande Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a beautiful plant and drawing! the water droplets are perfect :D
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Hug 
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DarcydAngouleme Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. My. God! I thought it's a photo! Incredible!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Meow :3
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:iconsven-tu:
Sven-Tu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Excellent job!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! La la la la 
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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ShadeMunsuta Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Out of curiosity, did you color the background black as well? The picture is incredibly well done but I expected nothing less from you ^^
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Yes. I colored the background two times with black colored pencil (now I have muscle soreness or tenosynovitis... I'm not yet sure...). I can still see a few grey spots/lines on my laptop screen, but I can imagine why you are asking. On my smartphone the background appears to be pure black...
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ShadeMunsuta Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Oh, yeah. I'm on my smart phone as well. Well it looks very well done! ^^ haha about how many colored pencils do you go through? Your colors are just so rich!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you mean? I just use Faber-Castell Polychromos. They are awesome! :) The colours are very "intense" (they "glow") and blend very well. Before I bought these pencils I used some old cheap colored pencils from Faber-Castell, Staedtler etc. I never tried Prismacolor or something like that.
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ShadeMunsuta Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Oh I just meant your colors are so rich I figured you went through lots of pencils but I see what you mean when you say their intense. Well, keep up the beautiful work! ^^
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok. I'll try! ;)
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