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Traditional mixed media drawing of the carnivorous plant Cephalotus follicularis (Albany pitcher plant). Cephalotus is one of my favorite carnivorous plants and it was amazing to see it in habitat (near Walpole, Western Australia) for the first time. We had GPS coordinates and suddenly we were standing at a cliff (plants were growing at the bottom, 10 meters below...), but luckily we found an easier way to reach the plants (took us 2 hours) so that I could take some pictures. :) This has always been one of my favorite photos and I've always been afraid of drawing it (blurred + messy details)... but as I always say: "I like challenges!". ;)

For this drawing I used the Hahnemühle watercolour paper for the first time. Why I didn't use my usual mixed media paper: 1. I wanted to blend as many marker colours as possible (for example for the blurred parts) and 2. it was easier to draw grainy parts, because the paper isn't that smooth (but I admit that I used the back of the paper! The front was way too grainy and had much more structure). It was fun and the marker colours were easy to blend! Maybe next time I'll use it for watercolours (or another mixed media drawing with markers).

Reference picture of Cephalotus follicularis plants (Western Australia, September 2011) by me.

Hahnemühle Cornwall Watercolour paper bright white matt 24x32cm (cut to DIN A4) 450g/m² (size of the drawing = 23,3cm x 16cm); Faber-Castell Polychromos artists' colour pencils, Copic Ciao and Sketch marker, uni-ball Signo pigment ink um-153 white; time: 20 hours

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

Here are some other traditional drawings:
Pitcher plant (drawing) by QuelchiiBlack and White Tiger (drawing) by Quelchii1967 Chevrolet Impala (drawing) by QuelchiiCherry drawing by QuelchiiLucky Bay (drawing) by Quelchii

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:iconsuki42deathlake:
suki42deathlake Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016   General Artist
gorgeous piece! ^^ 
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol! I never noticed that! :rofl
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Vielen lieben Dank! :hug:
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sathom Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Gern! :) :hug:
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! :D Ich wollte mich auch erst nicht herantrauen (viele Details + alles verschwommen). Diese Befürchtung wurde dann während des Zeichnens bestätigt, doch am Ende war ich froh, dass ich es geschafft habe!^^
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Das glaub ich gern ^^
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LoLo-is-SeaDoo-ing Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2016   Digital Artist
I really need to buy some carnivorous plants and put them all over my room. Not only are they pretty, but they'll help me catch all these little flies that I can't seem to get rid of :shakefist:

Love the texture and the fuzz on the plants :meow:
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol! Hazards of Ecology Drosera capensis is a good plant for beginners, by the way!

Thank you! :meow:
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LoLo-is-SeaDoo-ing Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016   Digital Artist
That's good to know, note taken, thanks for the tip! :D

And you're welcome ;)
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Denish-C Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Beautifully done!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bow:
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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TigerRose1329 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like it's got bloody fangs!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol! If you would look into a pitcher the peristome would look even more like fangs! :D
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TigerRose1329 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! Hazards of Ecology
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:icontigerrose1329:
TigerRose1329 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right, those do look like fangs! I'd hate to be a bug trapped in one of those plants!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
There's just no escape! :D
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TswordZ Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful drawing! It's impressive, even has focus!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :la:
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:iconthystyn:
Thystyn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, I thought this was a photo (from the thumbnail).  Another brilliant job, and I like the grain the watercolour paper has given you.
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :meow:
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Couldn't tell at first if this was a photo. This is awesome work!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icongandalfgraubart:
Gandalfgraubart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Perfekte Illusion !!!Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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:iconkylethebrownfox:
KyleTheBrownFox Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a really neat plant
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's why I took a photo and drew it. :D
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hmbugs Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Wow..wonderful work! :D (Big Grin) Clap  I thought this was a photo when I first viewed it. Nod 
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :la:
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Windows-Destructeur Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
the colors are so lifelike, superb design. =)
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :meow:
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:iconthesangson:
TheSangson Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Now slap my ass and call me Nancy, I would've sworn this had to be a photo. This being done in dry traditional media makes it all the more impressive.
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Phantom--J Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist
You're very much welcome. (:
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WessamADEN Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always you are ,,, your artwork amazed me
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow:
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:iconranasp:
Ranasp Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work.
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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BlueFireWolfStar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Genial! :D
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke! :D
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BlueFireWolfStar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gern geschen! :huggle:
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