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A Carnivorous Jewel (colour pencils)

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!):…

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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HLLindsay's avatar
Nice Utricularia! That is quite the striking red color. Have you ever tried Genlisea or Pinguicula?
jyacini's avatar
So shiny and background pitch black. Howd u do this
Quelchii's avatar
With a lot of time, practice and patience (and good pencils)! ;)
jyacini's avatar
Yes.... Has to be artist grade :) and patience! 🎨🎀 i wish i could draw water droplets. Ive never tried.
Quelchii's avatar
You should really try it! It's fun! :)
jyacini's avatar
How could u possibly do this to me....
lol so so so awesome
how do u make your work so detailed and vibrant...
im like... Woooooo
im such a noob. Lol
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Thank you very much! :hug:
jyacini's avatar
Youre welcome
Althytrion's avatar
Great, simply awesome! :wow:
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skaleczona's avatar
It looks like a great photo, not drawing. Your art is fantastic, especially coloures and shiny water drops. Excellent gallery!
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Thank you very much! :)
skaleczona's avatar
It's only yhe truth :).
Deathot's avatar
You deserve to be famous. Like, move over, Van Gough, new kid in town.
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Thank you! You make me blush! IMing: Blush - Laugh
phate1128's avatar
Wow! That is lovely, the effect on the water drops is amazing! Had to do a double-take to believe it wasnt a photo.
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Opheliac-noire's avatar
The drops are so beautiful! lovely piece :clap:
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BasicVanilla's avatar
Very beautiful! congratz~
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Thank you very much!
That's one of the standard comments I get. One day I'll count them! :D
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