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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), 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 QuelchiiLoki in Jotunheim 3.0 (colour pencils) by Quelchii
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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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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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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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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!!! :D
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richardbgomes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nicole you are always welcome.......Hug 
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MeadowDelights Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the level of detail in those drops...I have my beloved box of Prismacolor pencils sitting in a drawer, you inspire me to get them out again :)
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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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