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After so many years I finally decided to come back. I'm very sorry, that I didn't answer you amazing comments and heartwarming messages. It means a lot to me.

But sadly I noticed that this site changed a bit over the past years. I'm not able to find anything on this new "deviantart" and many features are missing.

I've always loved this site, the awesome community and their support, but I decided to try out another site. It's time to try something else. So I'll finally move on to Instagram and start with reposting my old drawings in a new way. It's always been a bit difficult for me to get attention with my drawings, because people sometimes think that they look like photos, when they only see a small thumbnail (and now that I can't even find a traditional art folder on dA it's even more frustrating). So I'll take pictures of my drawings arranged with some pencils, equipement and other stuff (not just boring photos without anything). Hopefully that will work on Instagram and I hope it's the right decision for my art.

Quelchii on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quelchii/

This Instagram account will mainly be about my drawings, but I've always been a bit geeky (I love movies, tv shows, video games and collect Funko Pops figures, some Nendoroids, Zelda stuff, steelbooks, concept artbooks, minerals and many carnivorous plants), so I'll try to show you a bit of that as well like for example pictures of my carnivorous plants, collections or when I buy new figures etc. Maybe I can also do some small reviews about artbooks, new pencils for cool new techniques or something like that.

I also plan to try out new techniques, draw some OCs and draw funny small comics about them if people are interested.

It will all need some preparation time and at first I need to reach some more people on this site (Instagram), so in the first upcoming days or weeks I'll mainly post photos of my old drawings (1-2 per day) sprinkled with some new content.

I'll try to keep this account as active as possible (1 post per day), but it always depends on if peolpe are interested (I hope that you still like what I'm drawing/creating...).

I'm looking for interesting Instagram account to follow! Please show me your account or some other amazing artists you follow in the comments!

Thanks in advance for your support and keep on drawing & improving! <3

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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?


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").


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:

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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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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! ;)


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

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


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


Yes, I agree top notch. Some of the best people and Deviantart ALLSTARS.
The entries will be judged among jury best criteria.


- 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:

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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

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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