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Traditional drawing of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes pulchra (pitcher plant) in habitat. It took ages to finish this background, but I'm very happy with the result (especially with the pitcher with the colourful peristome and the upper part of the background, though my scanner still hates colours and contrast)! Now I really need to draw something easier (without blurred grass and palm leaves)...

Reference photo: Nepenthes pulchra by Thomas Gronemeyer. Thanks again! :)

Ursus sketch pad DIN A4 190g/m²; Faber-Castell Polychromos artists' colour pencils, uni-ball Signo pigment ink um-153 white; time: ~30 hours

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

Here are some other traditional drawings:
It's a trap - frog in pitcher plant by QuelchiiThranduil (drawing) by QuelchiiCaptain America (drawing) by QuelchiiLoki - Puny God (drawing) by Quelchii
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HLLindsay Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful drawing. If you are looking for another interesting Nepenthes species, Nepenthes clipeata has creamy pitchers and a very unique peltate leaf structure. I think it would make an absolutely striking drawing.
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:iconbotanicus-fireside:
botanicus-fireside Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I've heard of these giant pitcher plant's before I'd love to see them sometime.
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
They are difficult to find in habitat, but bigger plants in cultivation are also pretty fascinating. :)
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:iconbotanicus-fireside:
botanicus-fireside Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't think I've eve seen a cultivated pitcher plant before.  I've seen cultivated venus' fly traps before though.
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HLLindsay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nepenthes are actually pretty easy to find from a few reputable sellers, at least in the United States. They are native to south east Asia and become large vines over time. Nepenthes x ventrata is commonly mislabeled “Nepenthes alata,” which is one of its parents (the other parent is N. ventricosa). N. x ventrata is probably the easiest hybrid to find and to grow indoors. I have had one for a year and a half now that is starting to vine and has put out two new growth points. 

Sarracenia are also fairly widely available (North American pitcher plants). 
Heliamphora (South American pitcher plants), Darlingtonia (California pitcher plants; Cobra Lily), and Cephalotus (Australian pitcher plants) are harder to grow and not easy to find.
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a few carnivorous plants (mostly Utricularia / bladderworts). My Nepenthes plants are a bit small, but here you can see some pictures of a very large carnivorous plant collection: www.utricularien.de/start.php?…
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botanicus-fireside Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
an impressive collection.
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VincentVermeulen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! this looks like a photo - I love carnivorous plants. I had a few while I was living in Bristol until recently.
Well ... 4 kinds - amongst my forest of plants. I ended up having to give them all away except for my baby Desert Rose (since I grew that from a seed and at one year it is only about 2 inches tall).
I cannot wait to have my own place again so I can start regrowing my forest - which will include more carnivorous plants of course. :) 
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
Yes, carnivorous plants are awesome! Well, I admit that I have way too many carnivorous plants... ^^;
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VincentVermeulen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You can never have too many carnivorous plants :P
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TacoTron Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If you haven't draw this and uploaded yet, then draw an orchid mantis :)
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
They are interesting, but I don't like them that much, so I'm not sure if I'm going to draw one...
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TacoTron Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fineI imagine them as tiny dragons and stuff they are p cool to me
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TacoTron Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
They are cute
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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KRMi-e Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a Nepenthes Alata at home.  It's not quite as flamboyant as N. Pulchra, and it's a bit more common, but I am continually fascinated by these adorable plants!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I have some Nepenthes plants at home, but only a few species, because I prefer other carnivorous plant genera! ;)
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Skurbark Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Photographer
Yeeeee Nepenthes!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah! Hazards of Ecology 
But I have to admit that I prefer Utricularia... Whistle
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Skurbark Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student Photographer
Yeah ! Terrestrial?
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I like terretrial and epiphytic Utricularia (my faves are U. campbelliana, U. menziesii and of course U. quelchii). Here are some pictures: www.utricularien.de/start.php?…
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Skurbark Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Photographer
Maybe I know u... I have maybe seen you at a EEE meeting?
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Possibly. Usually I go to German cp meetings, but I've also been at the EEE in Gent (2009), the EEE in Berlin (2012) and the ICPS in Leiden (2010).
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Skurbark Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Photographer
Maybe :) i added u on fb :)
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CanadianEhh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015   Traditional Artist
These are one of my absolute favourite plants. Looks beautiful!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, genial! O__O
Ich liebe Kannenpflanzen <3
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke!
Ja, sie sind ganz hübsch anzusehen, doch in Kultur bevorzuge ich seit Jahren eher Utricularia, Cephalotus und Knollendrosera. :D
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Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ui, so viel Ahnung hab ich da jetzt nicht - da müsst ich erst mal googeln wie die aussehen *gg*
Aber das Bild ist echt klasse! =)
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Fotos von Karnivoren habe ich übrigens auch auf meiner Homepage (die sollte ich unbedingt mal wieder aktualisieren...): www.utricularien.de/startseite… ;)
Nochmals vielen Dank! :)
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Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ui, nice - da muss ich mich mal durchklicken ^^
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CelestialPancake Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist
O_O..my god...this is so real...
AMAZING JOB!
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:iconquelchii:
Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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TSB-Studios Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Woah, very realistic!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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die-na Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Ahhh ... die hätte ich beinahe mit nach Hause genommen. Auch wenn Platz in der kleinsten Hütte ist, wird es bei mir schon langsam eng ... also blieb sie im Geschäft ^^

(Da sind ihre Überlebenschancen auch besser :P)  

Und wenn da nicht stehen wirde dass es ein gemaltes Bild ist hätte ich es auch für ein Photo gehalen.

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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ja, das ist immer das Problem bei den fleischfressenden Pflanzen. Sie sehen schön aus, doch schon nach kurzer Zeit gehen sie ein, da die Kultur meistens doch ein wenig aufwändiger ist als zunächst gedacht. Und bei Erfolg besteht hingegen die Gefahr, dass das Ganze ausartet und man innerhalb kürzester Zeit hunderte Pflanzen hat und plötzlich immer mehr Terrarien hinzu kommen... so wie vor 11 Jahren in meinem Fall... IMing: Blush - Shy
Das Foto stammt übrigens von einer relativ seltenen Nepenthes Art am Naturstandort. :)

Danke!^^
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die-na Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Also meine Esmeralda lebt noch. Keine Ahnung zu welcher Art sie gehört, sie stand ganz alleine in der Schnäpchenabteilung im Baumarkt und ich habe sie einfach mitgenommen. Ihre Trichterblätter sind ein wenig schmaler als damals aber ansonsten geht es ihr wohl gut.
Na ja, bei mir artet es bei Pflanzen im allgemein aus :(
nur weil ein welkes Blatt dran ist oder sie ausgeblüht hat, werden die armen Teile in die Ramschecke gestellt oder werden sogar einfach weggeschmissen. Ein wenig gießen und Zeit und meistens gedeihen sie noch einmal prächtig.
In der Natur sind die Pflanzen aber doch am schönsten! ^^


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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! :hug:
Der Hintergrund hat mich fast fertig gemacht. Zwischendurch dachte ich immer wieder, dass die Zeichnung nie fertig werden würde... -_-
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LeadAndInk94 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
So much detail O.O
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol! Thank you very much! :)
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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
looks like a photo!
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :meow:
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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
your welcome!:D (Big Grin) 
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elksongredfeather Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this turned out great!!! it looks amazing! good work! :D
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
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