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Sundew (Inverted Drawing)

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Inverted colored/colour pencil drawing of a tuberous sundew (Drosera aff. pallida - a carnivorous plant from Australia). At the bottom is the drawing how it looks on paper and at the top is the inverted picture (negative colours in Photoshop). I just love this effect so I really had to do another one with this drawing technique. ;)
This drawing is dedicated to the 3 brave deviants who voted for more carnivorous plants drawings in my first poll and for all the other "Drosera people"! :D

Reference was a photo I've found and wanted to draw many years ago... I can't remember who took this photo, but hopefully I'll find out soon. I inverted the colours of the reference picture (= negative) in Photoshop before I started to draw.

Paper DIN A4 190g/m², Faber-Castell Polychromos artists' colour pencils, time: 4,5 hours

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

Other inverted drawings and more carnivorous plants:
Loki (Inverted Drawing) by QuelchiiOdin (Inverted Drawing) by QuelchiiIt's a trap - frog in pitcher plant by QuelchiiA Carnivorous Jewel (colour pencils) by Quelchii
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e8w78erw's avatar
wow that's some good understanding of how negative colors work.
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FaeryWingHobbyist Traditional ArtistFeatured
This is wonderful. :love: I really like how you've used this technique. It would be really interesting to see how it would work with photos of water drops on plants or spider webs. I might give it a go.=D
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :) This technique is so much fun!^^ It works pretty good with water drops! I already tried it: U. quelchii (Inverted Drawing)
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Excellent job on this piece, Nicole.
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 
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TheMilwaukeeProtocolHobbyist Traditional Artist
I like what you did to place the stem out of focus.
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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TswordZHobbyist General Artist
wow, it really looks like a photo! Well, a negative photo :icondragonxpplz:

Great work! :icongreatjobplz:
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! IMing: Blush - Laugh
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I thought it was a photo! It's so good!
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! La la la la 
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I voted for plants Blinky's Wave of Happiness

Looks amazing and a great spin on doing it. I love how the highlights turned out on the mucus.
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Of course you did! Hazards of Ecology Now there are already 4 votes!

Thank you very much! :D
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I know it is a long way off and some way behind Loki but I can't wait to see the one of Darwin with his plants.
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
I don't comply with the poll. I was just curious and wanted to know what the people would like to see. Maybe it will affect a few decisions about what to draw next, but I'll still draw what I want. ;)
But you are right that it will take some time until I'm going to draw Darwin with the plants, because at first I would like to draw the other plants on the list...
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Slappy-SnifferdooHobbyist General Artist
It's so cool! :D 
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Dancing :la: 
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MyWorld1Student Traditional Artist
Wow!! This in incredible!!!
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :happy: 
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MyWorld1Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome!!
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NislandeHobbyist Traditional Artist
I voted for animals but it was close with carnivorous plants, I would have voted for both if I could but I would love to see you draw some animals :)
You are amazing at drawing water droplets :squee:  
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Ok. More carnivorous plants are no problem. I'm always looking for good picture and I know all the people so it's not problem to get them in a good resolution! :D Be aware that I'm possibly not going to draw animals like cats, dogs and horses (mammals). I like birds and jumping spiders. Especially peacock spiders are the cutest creatures on this earth (their dance is so cute!!!). la in love
Thank you very much! :grinwoo:
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Loki-Son-of-LaufeyHobbyist Photographer
So realistic and beautiful!
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QuelchiiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Meow :3 
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