View Full Version : CgTalk Daily Sketch 719: THE 20 MINUTE SKETCH: "Rose are Red, Guns are gunmetal gray

05 May 2006, 12:59 PM
"Rose are Red, Guns are gunmetal gray"
by JTD

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These are the rules:

You have 20 minutes to do your sketch. IF you go beyond the
assigned time limit , you have to post WHATEVER you have done after the time has
expired, along with the FINAL drawing.
Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
They can be done on any medium.
If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
You can post an entry at anytime for the topic presented on this thead BEFORE the voting thread for THE WEEK has been posted.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
The topics will be picked at random from the list on the TOPICS thread >>LINK<< (http://showthread.php/?t=145003)
(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them).
Good luck


05 May 2006, 03:07 PM
Sweet Child O Mine, who came up with this topic? Oh yeah, the original ( and the parody (

05 May 2006, 03:16 PM
haha JTD :D

I think this calls for using the topic as a (very tiny) avatar war... what better could we ask for than to see the mermaid wax the green squiggly?

05 May 2006, 03:16 PM
about 25 mins i think but needed wayy more time,think i might add a bit more in a mo.

anyway kinda jealous lover thing going on i guess..

wacom photoshop.

05 May 2006, 04:05 PM
20 minutes Painter...

05 May 2006, 04:15 PM
22 mins. Painter 8

05 May 2006, 05:06 PM
20 minutes, photoshop using a Wacom tablet

hadn't actually an idea of what I was doing ther. First post here, I hope I can learn from these sessions :)

05 May 2006, 05:08 PM
haha JTD :D

I think this calls for using the topic as a (very tiny) avatar war... what better could we ask for than to see the mermaid wax the green squiggly?

You talking 'bout me?! Huh, HUH?

LOL, I saw the topic this morning as thought "hey that's the topic I suggested the JTD messed with *humph*" :D

LOL, it's okay, this will be more interesting.

brianl: Lovely image!

05 May 2006, 05:11 PM
I'm working on caricatures so here's my 20 minute Slash plus background:

And add thirty more minutes for Axel (it's the last minute tweaking that gets me):

05 May 2006, 05:13 PM
Still battling a cold, but Red roses and gun metal, why, must be the Dark Tower!

(Scene from a book, if this isnt allowed, please remove - with my apologies!)

Love the ones so far =)

Edit~ Photoshop, about 25ish mins. Gun reference "used" for the overall shape of the gun ^-^

05 May 2006, 05:16 PM
Vizon, I think you posted in the wrong topic. Isn't this one for "Rockstar"?

05 May 2006, 05:23 PM
Vizon, I think you posted in the wrong topic. Isn't this one for "Rockstar"?- I think She meant Guns'n'Roses :D two topics in one post.

about 5 minutes:
...updated a little, just few strokes.
...updated even more but I'm still below 20 minutes time, here ( is first version.

05 May 2006, 06:56 PM
- I think She meant Guns'n'Roses :D two topics in one post

Yeah, Guns n Roses. I think I'll do another one for Rock star though. I need the practice.

05 May 2006, 07:29 PM
Nice entries so far.

Here are my 20 Minutes (Open Canva 1.1). Spend too much time on composition and bg. Finished the basic colours just in time. I mean, this topic is about colours! And Gun and Rose are in colour and in shape a great contrast.
Had a small reference for the gun - I never drew one before...^^

Just 10 mins more ^^ (I really have to study guns and metal)

05 May 2006, 09:21 PM
*drums fingers waiting for Syl and JTD*

brianl, excellent treatment of the topic, great lines as is your wont

chantyloc, same idea as I started off with, but I stopped because I couldn't pull it off. Nicely done.

starrydance, I love that! great composition. If we didn't have the topic, I'd say drop the gun and it would have even more brilliant atmosphere

Vizon, haha, great characters, exciting lighting... and if no one had done Axel & Co. I would have been disappointed

Zeitwolf, super form. Try bumping up the contrast in your image and it will really glow.

KDW gets the award for disturbing image of the day, eek

here's mine, more like 25 mins in Painter 8...

05 May 2006, 09:27 PM
bang! precisely 20mins (barely made it ^_^' ), photoshop

05 May 2006, 10:47 PM
20 minutes:

2 hours:


05 May 2006, 11:34 PM depressing is this? 20 minutes. painter and Photoshop.

05 May 2006, 01:12 AM
Photoshop, Wacom, 20 minutes

05 May 2006, 03:24 AM
Photoshop+Tablet+No Reference(proud of that =))+20 mins

+another hour

oh man I totally forgot the roses
add another 30 minutes

I just never stop

05 May 2006, 06:40 AM
really busy with a contract - so little time - I hope I can finish this one
photo ref for poses


05 May 2006, 07:15 AM
20 min , pencil on paper

05 May 2006, 10:55 AM
Nice job everyone!

20 min

* brianl: pretty close to what you drew... sorry, didn't mean to copy you

05 May 2006, 01:10 PM
*drums fingers waiting for Syl and JTD*

I won't be able to participate until this weekend but I love these entrees. I'll consult myself and see if I can come up with something fun.

05 May 2006, 01:41 PM
Hello all. This is me jumping into the sketch-a-day. What a great way to get warmed up for the day! I didn't look at the other entries and am surprised to see the similiarities. Fun stuff.

05 May 2006, 02:15 PM
*drums fingers waiting for Syl and JTD*

Haha. I do have an idea for this, I'll try to get to it today.

05 May 2006, 02:56 PM
Hehe, it can happen if you work in a Floricultura shop.

20 minutes

05 May 2006, 05:09 PM
Painted in Photoshop 7 in about 40 minutes.

05 May 2006, 08:55 AM
So... I thought I'd join in. :)

Painter; ca. 22 minutes without being utterly certain how I wanted it to turn out. In fact, I initially had an idea similar to sh'n's -- but it didn't seem to work here.

Plus (90-120?) minutes, minor tweaking in Photoshop, Painter again for touch ups. I feel very, very rusty.

Images are on a slow server right now due to trouble with planewalk -- please be a little patient.

05 May 2006, 05:37 PM
Wow, eilidh! Stunning work.:thumbsup: I could see this in a real gallery.

05 May 2006, 02:15 AM
Okay, 20 minutes is not my thing. You get a 20 minute paint job when you ask for a 20 minute paint job. Not to mention that weekends are much harder than weekdays to be able to sketch for me. By the way, the comments are meant to be from the ladies watching the showdown.

Meanwhile, other parts of the world are not doing so well so I want to say that I'm pulling for the people in Indonesia and I am extremely grateful to be able to do these little sketches.

05 May 2006, 07:54 PM
Crazy abstract thing because I didn't have a better idea. I have no idea what this is, but it's rose-red and gunmetal grey coloured... kinda.

Edit: oooh forgot... photoshop, 20minutes

05 May 2006, 03:05 AM
PhotoImpact. 20 Minutes.

"Hey, Miss Murder, can I make beauty stay if I take my life?"

05 May 2006, 05:15 PM

Dang! Well JTD -- not sure about the praise part lol..I have been having trouble with photobucket lately for some reason, the pics wont load correctly ...but here goes!

Great work everyone! So many awesome ones! Here is my effort!

06 June 2006, 02:38 PM
Pamyla, I'm seeing a red x. Check your link so we can praise your work.;)

06 June 2006, 12:41 AM
This is my first Challange.
It took 25 mins and this was pushing it. I hope to do more of these to improve qiuck scketching and skills

I have been wacthing some of the mini challanges and have been itching to join.
Now that i am out of shcool hope to be more envolved in them.

done in photshop

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