Well, I kinda like Susan Philipps' watercolours (see the book Pitcher-plants of Borneo by Anthea Philipps and Anthony Lamb) of our beloved tropical pitcher plants and decided to give myself a try since I draw for more than 25 years now.
Any comments are welcome. Especially harsh ones! ;D
"When I am king you will be first against the wall..."
Post by unclemasa on Aug 29, 2008 11:45:18 GMT -10
Were the comics DC style or caricatures?
I can see it now ..... Nepenthes Comics!
I recently offered to foster parent a severely deformed and retarded man (not a kid but a 30 something year old man). He is repulsively ugly with one eye, sparse hair, and a monkey-like squatting posture. Most people would find him very difficult to look upon but still there was something endearing about him. I kinda pictured him as "Igor" to my "Dr. Frankenstein". He would make a great comic book character.
P.S. Don't worry. The authorities would never give him to me.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2008 11:54:13 GMT -10 by unclemasa
Post by rainforest on Aug 30, 2008 7:52:50 GMT -10
Nice drawing, but it looks more like a pitcher plant than a thirsty fish.
My only criticism is that it looks like a photograph. For me, a drawing that has botanical appeal gets my attention.
Kidding aside.... While we're on the topic of photographs, I must say that very few photographers of nepenthes in the wild ever take shots of the whole plant or portions of the plant in relation to their environment. I am just so tired of seeing just the pitcher of wild pitcher plants. It's like taking a photo of just someone's face (and nothing else) when you're in a specific place, wearing particular interesting clothes, or even seeing who you're with.
Post by witzelsucht on Aug 30, 2008 15:24:45 GMT -10
Nice picture François,
As an aside. Natural History Publications Sabah Malaysia is putting out a second edition of Pitcher Plants of Borneo, which, in addition to having Susan Phillips' watercolors which were in the first edition but also a lot of photographs from Ch'ien Lee and others. It has greatly expanded the information from the first edition and also covers new discoveries like N. platychila and the actual N. pilosa. Doesn't look like they have it available on their web site yet but I've seen the book so it should be available any day now.