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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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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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Incyray Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome!

heh, really?
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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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Incyray Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
:D
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist 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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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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maska13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Awesome drops!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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