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Surgery! Back again... more or less...

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 2, 2017, 11:01 AM
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At first: Thank you very much for all the birthday wishes! Birthday cake  icon by Ehsartem I think I finally start to feel old... ^^;

I'm sorry again for my absence. A few weeks ago I said that I would be back, but when you think that you're going to be ok, the next thing happens. As always I just jump from one "disease" to another. My back still hurts, but it became kind of "ok". The other stuff (4 Intolerances + way too many allergies, so that I can eat almost nothing) became a little bit better after all those years. Well, I still haven't been able to find a doctor for it so far, but I found something that seems to help at least a bit (Cromoglicic acid). But if someone in Germany knows a good doctor for histamine intolerance (+ allergies and other intolerances) and something linked to mast cells I would be pretty happy if you could send me a message.
Additionally I had a surgery 2 weeks ago (3 days before my birthday). Now I have to walk on crutches. I just hate it, because everythime I have to walk with these things for a bit longer my hands start to hurt. Hopefully my knee will recover soon, so that I can walk without these. Luckily the surgery was ok. It was the first time that I bore a general anesthetic and didn't feel bad for a week (I guess it helped that now I know that I have histamine intolerance). Now I just need some time to recover...

In the upcoming days I'll try to reply to all the comments and notes. Everything stacked up at bit, when I wasn't able to do something. Commissions will still remain closed, because I still need the time to recover. Maybe I'll try to draw a bit (so much to draw / inspiration... Zelda Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, Wonder Woman, Avengers Infinity War, Thor Ragnarok of course and so much more). I just don't know where to start, when I feel better! ;-)


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I'm back!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 6, 2017, 1:58 PM
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... more or less. Some people already wrote comments or sent me a message. Well, I'm still alive and I'm so sorry that it took me so long to be active again. Everyday I tried to answer all the comments here on deviant, although I didn't upload anything new. In the past months I didn't draw that much (since December), because of some health issues (it's nothing life-threatening like the pulmonary embolism I had in 2013). A few weeks ago I tried to start again, but then I couldn't finish what I started, because of another problem (my back started to hurt... something with an intervertebral disk). Now I'm going to physiotherapy and hopefully it's getting a bit better. The other problem still remains, but I really hope that it gets better in the upcoming months and that I find a proper doctor.

Now it's time to upload again... :)


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Updates, Prints, Sale List and more!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 18, 2016, 4:34 PM
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Updates

In the past days I managed to update some major things on my website and deviantart site! :la: After the very stressful past weeks (I was ill... my laptop "died"... the spray-irrigation system of my main terrarium "turned into a fountain" and submerged the room... and so on) I'm pretty happy that I finally solved all these issues! And yes, I'll continue and also try to answer most of my emails, notes and more (I'm so sorry for the delay!). So here are some of the things I've updated:

Sometimes I have to answer some questions over and over again, so I decided to make a FAQ (frequently asked questions) journal: FAQ
Top 3 questions:
- HOW???!
- How much time did you spend on this drawing? + Which tools did you use?
- Who did you sell your soul to?


Downloads

I added a "purchase option" to some of my most recent drawings (starting with the Sam Winchester watercolour painting). So from now on you can download things like WIP photos, high resolution scans of the drawing (4x) or tutorials I previously uploaded on Patreon for some points (for example 200 points for some WIP photos or 850 for a package with WIP, tutorial and 4x high res picture), because sometimes it can be a bit frustrating if you spend so much work on some stuff and then it's not available for everyone. You can see in the description of every drawing what you get. I'll always upload these things a few weeks (up to 2 months) after the release on Patreon.

You can also buy these things seperatly (for example if you just want the tutorial without a high res picture or a WIP photo) on my Homepage: Shop (below the drawings, see "Digital").


Prints

I updated some of my traditional non fan-art drawings and unlocked the "print option". So now you can finally buy some of my drawings as a print without watermark (for example Lucky Bay)! :) Here are all my prints: Prints

Lucky Bay (drawing) by Quelchii Cherry drawing by Quelchii Black and White Tiger (drawing) by Quelchii



Drawings for Sale!

It took me while, but I also updated the sale/price list on my website. I added all the drawings I want to sell (prices negotiable). If you're interested in a drawing that you can't find in this list, just make an offer. You can find the shipping costs and all other informations at the bottom of the site:
Shop


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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 18, 2016, 3:15 PM
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1. How are you drawing like this? a.k.a. HOW???!
With a lot of patience, practice and good pencils. Here are some of my step by step tutorials (explanation in the description) with my technique: Tutorials
... and never forget: Practice makes perfect!

2. Where did you learn to draw like this? Did you use any books or did you go to art school?
No, I'm a self-taught artist and I didn't read any books. I just learned everything by myself. Sometimes I see a nice technique (inverted drawing) or tool (Aquash brushes) and try it out or most of the time I just invent / find out a strange technique to solve a problem.

3. When did you start drawing?
I started to draw a bit more seriuosly in February 2014 (after a long drawing break, ~6 years). Here is my whole story: Improvement Meme

4. Do you draw commissions?
Yes. You can find informations in my commissions journal: Commissions

5. Do you draw OCs?
No. I don't draw OCs.

6. Can you draw something for me (for free)?
No. I'm sorry, but drawing these pictures takes so many hours that I just can't do it for free.

7. Do you have any tutorials?
Yes, I have some step by step tutorials (explanations in the description) with my technique in my gallery (for free): Tutorials
But I also upload tutorials on my Patreon (Patreon, $5+) and also offer these step by step tutorials on deviantart for points right next to some drawings or on my homepage (My Hompage Shop) after a while.

8. Do you sell prints?
Yes, I sell prints of some of my non fan-art drawings on deviantart: Prints
But I don't sell prints of my fan-art drawings.

9. Which tools / paper did you use?
I always list the paper and the tools in the description of every drawing. For my traditional mixed media drawings I often use colored pencils (Faber-Castell Polychromos), markers (Copic) and a gel pen (uni-ball Signo pigment ink um-153 white).

10. What is paper DIN A4? Which brand is that?
That's not a brand. DIN A4 is just a norm and means A4 formate/size (29,7 cm x 21,0 cm = 11,69 inch x 8,27 inch). If I didn't mention a paper brand in the description and just wrote Paper DIN A4 I've used a no name paper.

11. What's your favourite paper for mixed media and colored pencil drawings?
I haven't found a perfect paper yet. But right now I'm using a pretty good no name drawing paper (size A4, 190g/m²).

12. How much time did you spend on this drawing?
You can find the time in the description of every drawing (behind the tools).

13. Can I use your drawing...?
a) ...and share it somewhere: Yes, if you use the "deviantart share buttons" (for example Facebook) on the right side of the drawing page, because then everything important is included (my name, link to the profile and link to the drawing)
b) ...and share it somewhere (another site, no dA share buttons available): Yes, but I would prefer it if you would just share the link to my drawing (+ name, link to my profile) and don't upload it or alter/edit it.
c) ...as a wallpaper (phone, computer,...): Yes, of course!
d) ...as a drawing reference: Yes, just mention my name and put a link to the referenced drawing in the description. But I always recommend using the original reference photo, because then you don't copy the mistakes of the artist.
e) ...for my story (on deviantart): Just send me a note with your story. Usually I'm ok with that if you mention my name and include a link to the drawing in the description.
f) ...and use it for an avatar or "online wallpaper page decoration stuff": No, because then it's barely possible to refer to the artist (links to profile and drawing) and mostly you have to alter/edit it (I don't like that). Send me a note for exceptions.
g) ...and use it for a video: Just send me a note with your "idea"/project. Usually I just ask for a link to the drawing page or my profile page.
h) ...and print it to put it on my wall (own printer or store): Yes, no problem.
i) ...and print it to put it on my wall (online print service): No.
For everyone: Don't upload my drawings somewhere on the internet without a link to the original and don't alter it + don't say that you drew it. I have no problem with reporting someone. If you see someone stealing my work just send me a note or email and I'll take care of it (especially Instagram!).

14. HOW???! 2.0: Inverted drawings? Any tips?
You just have to invert the colours of a reference in a program like Photoshop, print it, then draw it like that (match the colours exactly), take a photo of the drawing and invert it again. In the end the colours of your inverted drawing should look like the ones in the original photo, so that it looks "normal" again.
For the first attempt I would recommend a very dark picture (probably black background like this one) and I would just use black & white (because that's easier than colour).

15. How do you keep on drawing without having an artist's block?
That's a good question! I don't know! I think I just keep on drawing, because I know that if I stop drawing I would fall into another huge drawing break (the last one lasted for almost 6 years!). I also try to find new tools and techniques to test, because new challenges are always good for a change and much fun!

16. Did you find the break from art (~6 years) helped with your development?
I'm not sure. I think I've lost a lot of time (to improve), but because of that huge break I'm currently drawing so much more than before, because I have to "regain" the lost time. So it probably helped a bit.

17. Where are you from?
I'm from Germany (see also profile), Lower Saxony, near Braunschweig (Brunswick).

18. Is that really a drawing on paper?!
Yes, every "drawing" in my gallery is a traditional drawing.

19. Are you human?
Yes... at least I think so? :D

20. Who did you sell your soul to?
The god of art! The Seriously Evil Laugh by Mike-RaWare

21. Do you sell your drawings?
Yes, I sell some of my traditional drawings. Here is a price list (shipping costs and infos below the table): Shop

22. What's your favorite thing, character, animal to draw?
Everything in my gallery and on my to-draw-list (so all the stuff I like)! It also depends on my drawing mood. Sometimes I watch a good movie or tv show and then I want to draw some fan art immediately. If I'm hungry I can even draw a hamburger!

23. Why is your username "Quelchii" and what's you avatar / profile picture?
Username: My favorite carnivorous plant is "Utricularia quelchii"
Avatar: An interted drawing of an Utricularia quelchii flower - U. quelchii (Inverted Drawing)
Profile picture: A photo of me "surfing" the Wave Rock (Hyden, Western Australia). Photographer: Christian Dietz (September 2011).


You've got another important question that you couldn't find in this list? Then comment below or send me a note. I don't bite! ;)


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Contest: Traditional Animals and People Portraits

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 18, 2016, 9:52 AM
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Traditional Media Contest hostet by AmBr0

See also the official journal: fav.me/dac7gwz
Don't forget to submit your drawings to the contest! Just a few more days to go! ;)

Categories:

There will be 2 categories and voters choice, obviously in traditional media:

Animals: ambr0.deviantart.com/favourite…
People Portraits: ambr0.deviantart.com/favourite…


Prices:

Include for each category:
1st place
- 1200 :points: or 3 month core membership
- 3 postcard package with my drawings
- Feature by Andorada
- Feature by ArtHasSoul
- Feature by Lintu47
- Feature and 1 fractal art request by SolidMars

2nd place
- 400 :points: or 1 month core membership
- 50 :points: by jennystokes
- Feature by Andorada
- Feature by ArtHasSoul
- Feature by Lintu47
- Feature by SolidMars

3rd place
- 100 :points:
- Feature by Andorada
- Feature by ArtHasSoul
- Feature by Lintu47
- Feature by SolidMars

Voters choice among the 2 categories
- 1200 :points: or 3 month core membership
- 3 postcard package with my drawings
- Awesome original handmade creation Purity by XRlS
- Feature by Andorada
- Feature by ArtHasSoul
- Feature by Lintu47
- Feature by SolidMars


Judges:

:iconquelchii::iconmirodesign::iconpaul-shanghai::iconpevansy::iconshalesesands::iconxrls::iconegil21::icon8dfineart::icongeorgexvii::iconnambroth::iconisabel-mr::iconaixado::iconmarkstewart:
Yes, I agree top notch. Some of the best people and Deviantart ALLSTARS.
The entries will be judged among jury best criteria.



Rules:

- The limit of entries is 2 in total. You can participate with 2 people portraits, 2 animals or 1 animal and 1 people portrait.
- The entries must be made in traditional media and submitted into that deviantArt category with a traditional portrait or an animal. Please state the tools used in the description.
- Size at least 600 pixels in its shortest length.
- Judges can also participate but they are not allowed to vote for themselves.
- The entries must have submitted to DA between June 15th and September 30th
- The deadline is on September 30th so plenty of time.
- All the entries must be submitted via note with the subject CONTEST so I can add them to the specific favourites folder.
- Voting for the Voters choice will start on September 30th. For the voters choice pick your 3 different favourites from the specific folders and add the link or thumb on the comments (accounts at least a month old). Only 3 votes allowed in total among the 2 categories.
- For the voters choice you can totally ask for votes and encourage participation.
- I have the right to decline any inappropriate entry.

DEADLINE:   September 30, 2016


Good luck everyone! :tighthug:


Drawings for SALE!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 20, 2016, 12:31 PM
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Finally I have to sell some of my artworks

A few days ago I received a letter about my student loan debts and I think I almost fainted for a few seconds. So if I want to save a whole lot of money I have to pay everything back at once in a few months. So I have no other choice than to sell my drawings if I want to achieve that goal. I've never been good at selling my works, because I just couldn't sell them... I always kept every drawing, because I love all of them and it's also better to see the improvememt, but now I have no choice. :cries: I need the money. In the past days I also prepared for a carnivorous plant meeting (+ shipping when the temperatures are getting better) and potted nearly 100 plants so far. For all carnivorous plant lovers: I'm going to sell plants soon and I'm also going to sell my old carnivorous plant drawings. You can also see me, my plants and some of my drawings at botanical garden in Bonn (24th April 2016, 10am-6pm). You can also preoder plants, prints or drawings, then I don't need to ship everything and you can see everything in person. :)

So if you're interested in a drawing:
Here you can see how all my artworks from 2014-2015 look on paper (except for one Loki oil painting that I forgot to place on the ground):
My Drawings 2014 by Quelchii My Drawings 2015 by Quelchii
I'm not good at pricing (I'm afraid that I would calculate too much) and I'm also curious what people would pay for my drawings, so just tell me what you're willing to pay for my work.



I can't bear to part from all my drawings, because they're my favourites (or the drawings I want to get autographed one day). So I probably won't sell drawings from this folder (there might be some exceptions... the drawings in this folder are ranked, so maybe I sell some drawings which are not at the top... start at "Sif") and some other drawings: My best drawings
Other things: I would prefer to give away the Avengers sketch cards as a set

Contact:
Please send me a "NOTE" here on dA or a message on my Facebook site if you're interested in a drawing or painting. Don't forget to tell me the price you would pay. Then I'll tell you if the drawing is still available or if your price is beyond good and evil! ;)

Payment can be made via Paypal (in Germany also bank transfer).

Shipping costs:
Germany (registered/Einschreiben): 5€
International (registered): 8€
+1€/per every additional drawing


Of course you can also support me on Patreon if you like my work and get for example access to WIP photos for every upcoming drawing and more: Patreon
Commissions are currently more or less closed, because I already have some pictures to draw, but you can still ask. I don't bite. :heart:


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My second year on dA!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 14, 2016, 8:57 AM
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I'm still here!

Two years ago on 13th February 2014 I decided to be active on dA and to start drawing (What happened before? Take a look at: My first journal entry... and My first year on dA) and I managed to stay here for 2 years! I still hope that I can stay here for many more years and continue my work.

This year I received so much love and positive feedback from so many deviants, that I don't even know what to say... sometimes I can't believe that my notification center lookes like a mess all the time (even if I clean it up almost every day)! It just makes me happy! Thank you so much for the support! :tighthug: I'm so sorry that I forget to answer some super long comments sometimes or that it can take several days until I answer a note, but I still try to do my best! I'm also sorry for stopping my weekly/monthly journal features. I really hope that I can find the time to do some features in the future (for example forum features or recent faves).

... and yes, I know that I'm one day too late with this journal. ;) Happy Valentine's Day! :heart:

Patreon

I'll probably join Patreon soon / in a few days and prepare my site, because I can't go on like that without making some money (otherwise I possibly would have to give up drawing again... at least so frequently). :cries: So now I'm asking you: What would you like to see on my Patreon? I thought about WIPs for every drawing, larger jpg files, old and funny WIPs and milestone goals like many new and more specific tutorials + timelapse videos. So what do you think? :)

The future

My dA/art goals for this year are almost similar to my goals for 2015: test new media (for example acrylics, watercolour pencils, pastels and more), discover new useful drawing tricks, refine my mixed media technique, draw much more from my "to-draw-list" (see profile page), still find the perfect paper for traditional mixed media drawings, join sites like Patreon and last but not least to make my watchers happy (make more specific tutorials, give advice, encourage to improve)! Of course I'll also continue to draw many mixed media drawings! :)


A look back / summary

My first marker drawing on watercolor paper (January): Link - Ocarina of Time
My second oil painting with new colors (March): Loki (oil)
My first watercolor painting (April): Tom Hiddleston (watercolor)
My new avatar (May): U. quelchii (Inverted Drawing)
A self portrait (July): Self Portrait Drawing
My improvement meme (August): Improvement Meme
My second watercolor painting with new colors (August): Benedict Cumberbatch (watercolor)
My first gray paper drawing (October): Tom Hiddleston (gray paper)
My second :heart:DD (November/December): R2D2 and C3PO (drawing)

My best/favourite work of the past year

Tiger (drawing) by Quelchii Loki of Asgard (redraw) by Quelchii Jensen Ackles (drawing) by Quelchii Thor (drawing) by Quelchii MCU Phase 1 villains (drawing) by Quelchii

You can find more personal favs in my gallery folder:
My best drawings (Quelchii)



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Feature #23 - Horror

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 30, 2015, 8:21 AM
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Halloween is around the corner, so I decided to make a Horror feature with some scary deviations (for the title decoration I used one from my favourites this time and not one of my own drawings)! Like many times before I asked for your help in the dA forum (- Horror FEATURE -) to find great artworks. Thank you so much for your suggestions! They were all very interesting and it was pretty difficult to choose my favourites! So here are the suggestions that'll give your nightmares!!! mini woooo by MeisterMaximum
:scared: by CookiemagiK

Be prepared for some upcoming features: "Ink", "Beautiful Places", "Carnivorous Plants" and more


Featured deviations

Traditional Art
A Forest Nightmare by Inky-Shade Bloody Hand by xabigal-eyesx Gwyrgam by Rhyn-Art American Werewolf In London by ChrisOzFulton If you like to munch, just scream! by constantly-confused

Digital Art and Photomanipulation
Half Minute Horrors by ChanpART My justice for you by DaStafiZ American Horror Story Concept 2 by JSMarantz Horror by Joe-Roberts Clowns Abound by ChristopherCrow Pan by FLOWERZZXU Silenced by the Night by NanoMortis I'm coming for you by MissPoe Werewolf by pmoodie The Scorch Trials - CRANK Design by KENBARTHELMEY 31 Days of Halloween Drawings_Day 11 by RYANVOGLER The Guardian by Ascending-Storm Demonic Ghoul by shivikai Badmoon by Sanskarans The ghost of the forest by Sanchiko Ambushing zombie by EnemyDesign So, which one do you like? by chirun The ghost by BillyNikoll Waiting at the wrong bus stop by david-sladek Faminto por Almas by Wesley-Souza Strange Chappel at strange night.. #DAW12 by PeterKmiecik Halloween 2012 by UnidColor

Photography and more
braaains! by Harpyimages Happy Couple 2 by DugStanat Haunted Mansion by zentron ZOMBIE ME by AustenMengler trapped in a dream by KipKent Face Peel by ARTSIE-FARTSIE-PAINTWept
I had to replace the thumbnail of one deviation with a link, because of a strange error (messed up layout).

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Art Theft and Instagram

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 23, 2015, 3:48 PM
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Well, I didn't want to do it now, but I've made an Instagram account. On this account I wanted to upload photos of my drawings (on table, not like the cropped scans on dA). I planed to do this in a few weeks or months, but:

:devLiubovKorotkova: sent me an note that someone took one of my paintings - Tom Hiddleston (watercolor) - and claimes that it his own work. This person even removed my signature and my copyright/watermark. So I immediately made an account to report it and to tell him friendly to remove my painting (Link). I hope it works... I also made this account just in case someone has the glorious idea to take my name, because I'm probably the only one who would choose this name (probably nobody likes the frog O. quechii with that name and I know almost all the other Utricularia collectors => U. quelchii... so yes... the only one ;p).

I still don't know how to react to this... that's why I'm writing this journal (I'm sorry if my English is going to be too bad... I'm a bit enraged). Usually I don't like it when people upload my work somewhere else without asking
(and I know it's impossible to prevent that), but as long as they don't edit it and put a link to my profile and the original drawing in the description I'm totally ok with that (yes, everyone has the permission to share my work somewhere as long as it's not edited and contains these links/references => it obvious that I drew/painted this stuff). But removing my signature and doing something like that?!!! Sometimes when I see something like that I don't want to upload pictures on the internet at all. I could use the dA watermark or use even bigger waterwarks, but it always deforms the artwork... :( This is a total drawing mood killer. :cries:
So what would you do, when something like that happens to you or have you already experienced something like this?

Update: He removed my comment and blocked me (I can only see the link when logged out). Ok. He wants to learn it the hard way. I used the Instagram form for copyright infringement.
 Thanks for your support so far!

Update2: Everything is still on his site, but people can only see it if they watch him, because his profile is "private"... this person is just... well, I have no words for this...

Update3: Reported to the police (copyright infringement).

Update4: Instagram removed the picture.

Here's the link to my new (currently very empty), real, one and only Instagram account:

instagram.com/quelchii/


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Feature #22 - Watercolour

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 13, 2015, 4:08 PM
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So here we've got the first feature of this month! In this forum thread (- Watercolour FEATURE -) I was looking for watercolour paintings (watercolour, watercolour pencils + water and mixed media with at least 80% watercolour). Thank you so much for all the beautiful suggestions. It was pretty difficult to pick the best deviations, because there were so many good ones, but I hope that you enjoy this colourful feature! :)
Upcoming feature: probably a Halloween or Horror feature! I'll open a new forum thread to find pictures for this feature soon.

Since last week I don't have so much time (and my back still hurts, too), so there's a delay, when I reply to some of my notes. I'm sorry for that and I'll try to answer my notes soon (especially the notes about commissinos)...


Featured deviations

Summertime watercolour by GreeGW Snow by Night by blix-it Lost in the Cup by LucieOn Thranduil sketch by kimberly80 Nature's Embrace by proxi-mity Through Ocean's Heights by Sieskja Scarlett Johansson watercolor by Trunnec Waiting for the stars by RoryonaRainbow Oranienburger Strasse by Laurlolz Reaching by zvoehi Band-Watercolor by mping123 Oak Tree by Kinko-White The Twins - A Watercolour by Dwayne James by dwaynerjames Monsterlicious - Alien cake by brunoces Spring patron - April by JR-Dragona Tom Hiddleston by KseniaParetsky Agent Carter by MariaBruggeman Llawenhyth by loxsiana Let it all go by your-confusion Permanent choices by Regaux Chesh and Totoro by TrollGirl fishing for goldfish by eutopi Indian Summer by CAMartin Bolivan biodiversity - watercolour by MasdevalliaJR - Ebisu - by Losenko Robin's eye by sarahstokes<da:thumb id="186470348"/> Balloons by kalinatoneva Daybreak by Wolf-Smith Endless fight by kandasama Autumn 4 by mwolski coin mort by BlueCaroline


For more traditional art like this please take a look at some of my fav folders and my gallery:
My favourites
My gallery (Quelchii)


Feature #21 - Still Life

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 29, 2015, 4:55 AM
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A few days ago I openend a forum thread (- Still Life FEATURE -) to find some great still life pictures on dA. And this is the result! I hope that you like these drawings/paintings/photos and enjoy this feature! :heart:

Upcoming feature: Possibly "Watercolour". I'll probably open a new forum thread to find pictures for this feature soon. :)

News: Commissions are open!


Featured deviations

Traditional
Taste of summer by olegmd Pine Cone by chandito calla natural version II by URM Macallan 18 by zephyrxavier Coca-Cola painting by straewefin dahlia by kosharik69 Rosa/Rose by Mahbopoli Chanel perfume bottle drawing by DMartIT Triad by XRlS Beer Bottle Caps by ivanhooart Still life 1 by yarivt Azalea by steel--blue Pomegranate by marcheba Lumiere002 1080 by Noomelo Dessert Glass DRAWING by marcellobarenghi Oil on Canvas: Trash No. 2 by IMDWDW<da:thumb id="77838956"/> Flower with waterdrops by Maaal-Art Poem by m-v-c Mortality by m-v-c<da:thumb id="365520428"/> Shapes of things to come by dloraas Still life with peppers by christopheberle Grape by DaniiSantos

Photography
Citrus Still Life II by aimeelikestotakepics Time in bottles by BillyNikoll beauty of nature by thelittleone93


For more traditional art like this please take a look at some of my fav folders and my gallery:
My favourites
My gallery (Quelchii)


Update: Commissions, FB,...

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 26, 2015, 11:10 AM
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Facebook
I finally made a facebook account (this thing will probably stay dead) and a facebook site for my drawings!  Cheerleader by CookiemagiK Here you go:

My Facebook Site


Ok... Now I don't know what to to with this site? I think I have to ask for "likes" or something like that? So please like my site if you like my art. And share the stuff and site or whatever this thing is called! In the meantime I have to find out how to share some of my old drawings via these deviantART share buttons... ^^;

And don't be afraid that I'm going to leave dA. I'm going to use the fb site only to share my work, but I'll still be active on dA. So if you want an answer you should comment on dA (I won't have the time to answer on fb), because I want to keep this site here "alive". :heart:


Commissions
I'll open commissions next week (possibly on Monday), so always keep an eye on my commissions journal if you're interested in a original drawing:

Commissions


I'll update the journal (informations, prices, points, maybe prints and so on).


General
Since a few  weeks my back hurts pretty much, so I'm not able to draw or paint as much as I want. I hope that it gets better soon. Next week I have to do some physiotherapy. Maybe this will help. The problem is that it hurts pretty bad, when I sit on my laptop for too long... but I still have to update my "normal" website. So much work to do and always something like this happens. :stare:


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Agent Maria Hill (drawing) by Quelchii Loki - Magic (drawing) by Quelchii Daenerys (drawing) by Quelchii



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Feature #20 - Traditional Animals

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 13, 2015, 8:03 AM
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This is a journal feature for some great traditional animal drawings or paintings. Thanks again for your help to find all these beautiful deviations! I hope that you like this feature and enjoy the best suggestions from my last forum thread (- Traditional FEATURE -)! :)

Upcoming features: I have no idea? Maybe traditional still life? Any other ideas?


Featured deviations

<da:thumb id="398421499"/> Vibrant by KristynJanelle MiuMiu by paullung Jellyfish by Mrblcvk Lion Fire by Kstar2105 Barred Owl by ZHField Scarlet Macaw by CamillaMalcus Drawing Squirrel with pastel by mo62 Owl by Mad-Margaret Frog by GhyselenBert Peacock portrait - Original watercolors painting by Kakiaart Wolf Howling by Bengtern Bear by cmloweart Lethal cat by yarivt Child of the sun by mangakasan Snake DRAWING by marcellobarenghi Owl painting by straewefin Falcon by LaLogias Hyacinth Macaw by AmBr0 Care by Celvaya Hunter in the Snow by billharrison<da:thumb id="397926579"/> Peacock Butterfly  (Inachis io) by HendrikHermans<da:thumb id="452817022"/> A wolf and his spirit by red-fox-child Rottweiler portrait by shaynaJreddick<da:thumb id="557347192"/> The Owls Three by IsaiahStephens Aerial Intensity -  Great Horned Owl by denismayerjr Winter vacation by MissyAcker


For more traditional art like this please take a look at some of my fav folders and my gallery:
Traditional nature drawings
My gallery (Quelchii)


1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
This account is already 7,5 years old, but I'm active since February 2014. Before I've been here for just 2 days, uploaded 6 drawings and didn't write any comments.

2. What does your username mean?
My favourite carnivorous plant is Utricularia quelchii.

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Curious, friendly, geeky...?

4. Are you left or right handed?
I'm left handed. I can write and draw with my right hand, too, but it doesn't look pretty good.

5. What was your first deviation?
This was my first upload on dA (a drawing of Utricularia quelchii):
Utricularia quelchii by Quelchii

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Traditional realism.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Probably digital art, because then I could erase/correct any mistake and would save a lot of money, because markers are really expensive. ^^;

8. What was your first favourite?
One of my first deviations was a Legend of Zelda drawing, so one of my first favourites was also Zelda fan art:
Link- Shadows of the Past by ramy

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Traditional art (fan art, nature) and photography (nature).

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I've got many favourite dA artists (see also this journal: My favourite dA artists), but my all-time favourite is probably DavidDeb.

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Some of my watchers and my favourite artists! :)

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I don't know. Many artists on dA are an inspiration for my own art and talking to other deviants has sometimes also an impact on me. For example: shaynaJreddick motivates me to practice more yoga, but I was a bit lazy in the past days. ^^;

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Colored pencils and markers.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Nature.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
That's difficult, because I don't have a specific dA memory. I just try to enjoy dA all the time and I'm happy about every comment. :heart: But coming back after my huge drawing break and getting so many watchers in a short time was a great experience!

Feature #19 - Hidden Gems

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 27, 2015, 10:37 AM
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Two days ago I asked for your support to find amazing artists here on dA with less than 1000 watchers (see - Artist FEATURE -). I received so many great suggestions that it was very difficult to pick 10 artists, so I decided to include some "bonus deviations"! Now enjoy their beautiful deviations and support them, because they definitely deserve more attention!

OMG... I almost can't believe it! I've got more than 3000 watchers?!!! Ultra Excitement by de-Mote Thank you so much! :heart:


Featured artists


shaynaJreddick (traditional art)
Bilbo Baggins (drawing) by shaynaJreddick Tulips - Drawing by shaynaJreddick You will never see her again by shaynaJreddick

V-Ist (traditional art)
Jessica Alba by V-Ist James Hugh Calum Laurie by V-Ist Anna Karenina by V-Ist

Disezno (digital and traditional art)
Raven by Disezno La Inspiracion Dormida by Disezno Poes by Disezno

martakazik (traditional art)
Jensen Ackles by martakazik Sylvester Stallone by martakazik Blue Rose by martakazik

StephenAinsworth (traditional art)
Cool for Cats.... Pencil drawing by StephenAinsworth Lion in the Maasai Mara by StephenAinsworth Good enough to eat by StephenAinsworth

designer356 (traditional art)
water by designer356 girl by designer356 Art wind by designer356

AncientKing (digital and traditional art)
A messenger by AncientKing Thou art free (Look towards the forest) by AncientKing Room of hidden things by AncientKing

ivanhooart (traditional art)
Final drawing. by ivanhooart Pug Drawing. by ivanhooart Nutella Spill.Final Work. by ivanhooart

wnarya (digital art)
Day of ashes. One. by wnarya Demon plants by wnarya Uchiha Sasuke: Field by wnarya

tacsitimea (traditional art)
Love is in the air by tacsitimea The touch of the light by tacsitimea Peacock by tacsitimea

Bonus deviations:

- Traditional -
Perfume of exoticism by MKDjahli Daenerys Targaryen by mrslong Emma Watson by FabianaAzevedo Amelie Poulain Watercolour by StefanRess Dandellions by Risupon Desire by FaeryWing Pencil portrait of a young girl by LateStarter63 naked in the rain OJO by caratulion Bierstadt Copy by Foggylights Lumiere001 1080 by Noomelo Husky pup 'bath time' Pencil drawing by SamanthaMessias Kay-Warrior by SpringzArt Lilac-breasted Roller by robynansellart Butterfly meets water drop by kad-portraits Cheetah by Silver-Mercy McLaren P1 in London by KacperMamcarcyzk Where the Sidewalk Ends by markhosmer

- Digital -
Till the end by ArtDeepMind Millions of litthe lights by Aivoree Tire Swing by WBAtherholt Mermaid by ThomasBrissot Commission - Ryou by corvidart Hamada Brothers - I see the light by mo-na-me



My favourite dA artists

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 26, 2015, 12:29 PM
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A feature for my favourite artists of deviantART (traditional, digital and photography). It was very difficult to decide which deviants to chose, but in the end I did it. Some of my criteria were: Very good quality & technique, the subject (characters from movies or tv shows I like, nature,...), activity (the deviant still uploads more or less regularly, so they're fun to watch), the question if I would probably fav the entire gallery and so on.
I prefer traditional art (especially realism), so most of my favourite deviants are traditional artists. I hope you enjoy this small selection! There are so many artists that I didn't mention, because if I would've put everyone in this journal it would've been very, very long and crowded.

Who are your (Top 10) favourite dA artists? Please tell me in the comment section (how to mention a deviant: :dev username: without the "space" between "dev" and the "username"). I'm always looking for other great artists!


Featured artists


1. DavidDeb (traditional art)
My favourite artist of dA. There are so many fan arts from many of my favourite movies and tv shows and his style is just amazing. I love the mixed media technique (great choice of colours and contrast) and the fact that most of these artworks are in sketch card size (in my opinion then it becomes more difficult to match the likeness, but it seems like that he can never fail).
A Legend Reborn by DavidDeb The Huntsman by DavidDeb Robb Stark and Greywind by DavidDeb


2. Leonidafremov (traditional art)
I really love his unique painting style with all these amazing colours. Someday I’ll definitely buy one of his paintings or at least a few prints for my wall.
A day of feelings oil painting by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov SUNSET OF FEELINGS by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov The Colors Of Paris by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov


3. AmBr0 (traditional art)
A deviant with great photorealistic traditional drawings (graphite and colored pencil). I especially like his nature related drawings and it’s also always very interesting and fascinating to watch his time-lapse videos.
Chameleon by AmBr0 Hummingbird by AmBr0 Rhinoceros by AmBr0


4. Cataclysm-X (traditional art)
Nicolien is finally back and has a fantastic traditional gallery with amazing drawings. It’s always very inspiring to see her creations (for example miniature drawings or combination of graphite pencil / colored pencil).
Jensen Ackles - Dream Brother by Cataclysm-X Zelda and Link - miniatures by Cataclysm-X Loki da Vinci by Cataclysm-X


5. Trichardsen (photography)
A photographer with amazing pictures of landscapes and natural spectacles (for example northern lights or halos). For me the highlight of his gallery are definitely all the amazing photos of northern lights / aurora borealis. They just look like they’re out of this world (but I hope to experience them one day by myself).
Aurora Brutality by Trichardsen What The ....! by Trichardsen Dream by Trichardsen


6. GreeGW (traditional art)
GreeGW has a gallery with amazing watercolor paintings. His technique is amazing and he’s great at capturing light and the atmosphere of a scenery. I could also imagine to put some of these amazing pictures on a wall to look at them for hours.
Grzybowski Plaza Warsaw by GreeGW Lights of Venice by GreeGW Torii gate by GreeGW


7. Cryptid-Creations (digital art)
Every day this deviant uploads a digital painting (original art, fan art or other creative or funny concepts). She’s very much fun to watch and her deviations make me smile every day for sure!
Daily Painting #917 - Piranha Fly Trap by Cryptid-Creations Daily Painting #930. Cucco Link by Cryptid-Creations Daily Painting #946. Honeeeey (OG) by Cryptid-Creations


8. marcellobarenghi (traditional art)
Marcello Barenghi is amazing at drawing traditional photorealistic drawings. Some of his still life deviations just look like photos. It’s impressive, because he can draw his own money! ;)
Twix bar DRAWING by Marcello Barenghi by marcellobarenghi Cute shark on blue paper DRAWING Marcello Barenghi by marcellobarenghi 200 euro note DRAWING Marcello Barenghi by marcellobarenghi


9. thrumyeye (photography)
A photographer with a stunning nature related gallery. She has many beautiful photos of cute animals, macros and much more to discover. (Bonus points from a carnivorous plant lover for the Drosera rotundifolia macro.)
The Sundew and the Damselfly by thrumyeye IntroSpection by thrumyeye Cute Fox Cub by thrumyeye


10. Sadness40 (traditional art)
This deviant has great (colored pencil and also graphite pencil) drawings in her gallery. Most of her deviations look like photos, because she shows much patience and dedication for small and numerous details.
Plume/Feather by Sadness40 Chat by Sadness40 Masque by Sadness40


Honorable mentions:

Traditional Art: :icongeefreak: :iconsimonebianchi: :iconartsaus: :iconatomiccircus:
Digital Art: :iconapfelgriebs: :iconeternalegend: :iconalicexz:
Photography: :iconm-eralp: :iconjoniniemela:



Feature #18 - Traditional Portraits

Journal Entry: Wed May 27, 2015, 8:22 AM
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This journal feature is for some of my favourite traditional portraits and more (realistic and a bit more abstract). I hope that you like my selection! :)

Upcoming features: probably Movie Fan Art, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) or my Top 10 favourite dA artists?


Featured deviations

benedict Cumberbatch by natira Bilbo Baggins (drawing) by shaynaJreddick Jeremy Lee Renner by Makarova17 The Smart One by Fantaasiatoidab Lee Pace by Wecame2remembART Michael FASSBENDER by Sadness40

Chester Bennington ... by im-sorry-thx-all-bye Natalie Portman by Lizapoly Sherlock by Ethrendil Jensen Ackles - Dream Brother by Cataclysm-X Odin by FredrikEriksson1 Persona (Face of Sir Ian McKellen) by JW-Jeong Salma Hayek by Pevansy Charles Dance Portrait by Andromaque78 Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams - Jared Leto by arthawk87 Scarlett Johansson by MITSUO2 John Luther by AmBr0<da:thumb id="494103507"/> Hyperrealism. Patiently... by keithmore2000 Enjoy the Silence by JairoxD

Starry Night by weroni 845 Site by Diriane Work In progress by ART-BY-DOC Monochrome-1-1 by mekhz The Tempest -Hand drawn with Ink and Tea on Paper by Carnegriff Devastated by hatakeyondaime sheets of colored glass by agnes-cecile


For more traditional art like this please take a look at some of my fav folders and my gallery:
Traditional drawings
MCU characters
Other movie characters and actors
TV show characters and actors
My gallery (Quelchii)


Feature #17 - Forum feature

Journal Entry: Sat May 9, 2015, 9:03 AM
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This was the first time that I've started a forum thread to find deviations for a journal feature (without a special theme)! It was a very interesting experience and you showed me many beautiful pictures. It was difficult to choose the best, so I decided to feature more pictures/drawings than in my other features and I also chose other colours for this special feature (yes, that's dA green... I still have to find the perfect colours for my other features). I hope you like this feature. Now enjoy "ein Kessel Buntes" (a "potpourri")! :D

Upcoming features: "Traditional portraits" (you can suggest your favourites here or just show me your favourite traditional artists on dA)


Featured deviations

Traditional
Whorled-pool by Good-WinKnow-How Spirit of the Forest by greyredroy At Summer's End by boranami Violent Violet - OC Carrie by CCChronicles The Hidden Side of You by TEAofeyes Zero by alex-jville Shards by verioL C: Moonlight butterfly by SilverChaim Roses by LottaLiberta Marbles in Converse by amanda4quah Beary Grizzly by kurawr The time watcher by artmarcotal The Silence of Her Wings by VanadiumTaintedBeryl Bruges. Watercolor Buildings by RaulVincit Jump spider by Anbeads Ballpoint Baby Tiger by Cindy-R Ship in Stormy Sea by GabrielGrob Under the Stars by Nislande Nightfury by dragonis1 Koenigsegg CCX by kaixax555

Digital
Babydoll by Channao Sleeping in the woods by AdriennEcsedi Portrait practice - female by SasuArt-SW Going on a treasure hunt by llifi-kei Caged Birds by Arasteia ORION CHIBI by kkkk-sama Pyromaniac by HoriaBlanda The tea party by SandraWinther My Fallen Angel by xXSerena-CrosseXx Summer Time by SwissCheesy In Deeper Woods by d3fect Yummy Greens by JohnYauDesign Sakura Tree #2 by Frostwindz The Promise by allisonhowle

Mixed Media (Traditional + Digital)
RP:Fancy Hobo Fluffy by darkredmaplesword

Photography
Jelly by rainylake Rising by Spiritofdarkness Lubber by flowerhippie22 Northern Lights by SlinkyJynx The Sleeping Fields by Miguel-Santos


For more awesome art like this please take a look at my fave folders and my gallery:
My favourites
My gallery (Quelchii)


Feature #16 - Avengers: Age of Ultron

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 23, 2015, 10:04 AM
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With this Avengers feature I want to celebrate the movie release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. I watched the movie today and it's one of my favourite MCU movies so far (1. Avengers, 2. Thor, 3. Guardians of the Galaxy, 4. Thor: The Dark World, 5. Avengers: Age of Ultron)! Thor and Scarlet Witch are my favourites and Hawkeye has the best one liners! :D It definetely inspired me to draw some new MCU fan art (especially characters which don't appear in the movie *cough*). ;)
I tried to choose some great traditional & digital deviations + more for this feature, but there is still not so much good Age of Ultron fan art on dA, so I included some other MCU fan art, too.

Upcoming features in May: "Forum feature" (suggest your work here: - Journal FEATURE -) and "Traditional Portraits"


Featured deviations

Thor - Worthy (digital painting) by UnicatStudio Hulk Ironman Half and Half with Digital Colours by ShayneMurphy Age of Ultron: Vision by smlshin Battlefield by Five-OClock Hulkbuster Armor by Rheza Maulana by rhezM<da:thumb id="517722687"/> Thor (Avengers Collection) by j2Artist Tony Stark | Iron man | Robert Downey jr by SakuTori Iron Man by Art-Brother Avengers Age Of Ultron by stayte-of-the-art Loki - My Army Is Coming by Kefalion Scarlet Witch by theDURRRRIAN Little Iron Man by ftPics The Avengers VS Thanos by Glebe by Twynsunz Scarlet Witch (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Melusaaste Avengers: Age of Ultron by BowBowBit<da:thumb id="520371609"/> Hawkeye by Eriya0 Ultron vs Hulk by WinterMute-MtH<da:thumb id="473729326"/> Busting by CKGoksoy<da:thumb id="493080938"/>


For more MCU art like this please take a look at my MCU fav folder and my gallery:
Drawings of MCU characters and actors
My gallery (Quelchii)


Feature #15 - Game of Thrones

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 6, 2015, 2:42 PM
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Finally a Game of Thrones (TV series based on the fantasy novels "A Song of Ice and Fire") journal feature with some great deviations (traditional and digital)! I really like the characters, landscapes/scenery, "surprises" (deaths), story,... So I can't wait to see season 5! :D

Upcoming features: "Avengers - Age of Ultron", "Traditional Portraits" and a "Forum feature" (I'll open a forum thread for the last one).


Featured deviations

Daenerys Targaryen by ArtZomb The Old Lion by ElliCrown Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister by imaginism A Song Of Ice And Fire - Mother of Dragons -fanart by alexnegrea Tyrion Lannister by choffman36 Night's Watch Vows by DavidDeb Jaime Lannister by dalisacg Khal Drogo by jbcasacop Oberyn Martell Portrait aka Red Viper by alexnegrea Eddie Stark - Game of Thrones by Lewis3222 Game of Thrones -  Ned Stark by ChristianNauck Game of Thrones: Daenerys. by DjamilaKnopf Game of Thrones - Arya Stark by Yip-Lee Daenerys by Gigei White Walker by bzartt<da:thumb id="273942877"/> Don't ever betray me by Fantaasiatoidab Game of Thrones by VencaSeitl Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) by Ilojleen Joffrey BARATHEON, Eddard STARK from GoT by cindy-drawings Robb Stark by Yellowtwist Daenerys Targaryen by xbooshbabyx


For more fan art like this please take a look at my TV show fav folder and my gallery:
TV show drawings
Some of my traditional fan art drawings (Quelchii)