Flashkit Nickname:
TheWaste

Real Name:
Luke Haillay

Comments:
The Rollcanvas is a new style of 'Photoshop Tennis' that I thought up, where users don't actually see each others 'volleys' until the final piece is submitted. All they see is (in this case) 100px of the right-hand-side of the image for the next person to continue from.
I'm hoping the style will become popular in other forums, because I had a quite a lot of fun watching this come together.

Shout-outs to:
All the peeps from flashkit who put up with my endless nagging, and pumping out such a quality mural, so quickly. (One of the quickest I've seen actually...)

Flashkit Nickname:
1stbite

Real Name:
Derek O'Brien

Comments:
Inspiration - FK members from 'The Arena', Tools - Illustrator/Photoshop.

Shout-outs to:
All 'FK Arena' users - Keep the creativity flowing.

Flashkit Nickname:
squidlips

Real Name:
all names withheld in fear of flashkid.

Comments:
typing this before everything else was unvailed, i can already tell that i made my volley too plain. it was all fairly basic stuff, only part where i ran into trouble was with the rules but that was sorted eventually.

I was too focused on making a clean, flowing volley then throwing something crazy into the mix. my only hope know is that the other volleys kick crazy ass and mine just helps deliver them.

Shout-outs to:
just want to give a big word up to theWaste for this quality battle. it ran releatively smoothly and when there was a hiccup he got it sorted. also word up to dustar, your only a baby to the forum and you've got hit up with a trick volley. i'm telling ya, he's gonna be big if he hangs around here...

Flashkit Nickname:
nayades

Real Name:
Carlos Pello

Comments:
Altrapawers! needless to say which two inspiration sources i had.

Shout-outs to:
yaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRrrrrr!

Flashkit Nickname:
nordberg

Real Name:
chad norman

Comments:
i was really wanting to do something escher-esque, but was having trouble finding my groove. i wanted the transition to peel to the next, and then the idea for the zipper hit me. i also wanted to write something like 'jump out of darkness', but i always incorporate text so poorly in my battle images so i withheld.

Shout-outs to:
to our gracious host, thewaste. and to all the arena regulars...i don't think any of us realize how much we are pushing each other to learn new skills. i for one am gratefull to have such a crazy laboratory to come play in.

Flashkit Nickname:
wouter999

Real Name:
Wouter Spaak

Comments:
It took a while, but I'm digging the volley. It's amazingly simple, and inspired by the wonderful Manitoba/Caribou album covers.

Shout-outs to:
Shout out to everyone for having patience with me. Also, I'd like to thank my mom of course, for all the support she's given, mad shoutz to tha peeps of da kru (I'd really like a crew or posse. Will you be in mine?)

Flashkit Nickname:
creativeinsomnia

Real Name:
Ron Wening

Comments:
For some reason I struggled with my image and it didn't turn out like I wanted it to, I think I rushed it...but the cool thing about this collaboration is that a weak image won't stand out so much because everything just fits into a puzzle and flow. So I think i'll be alright.

Shout-outs to:
Like everyone else, I'd like to give big ups to TheWaste for starting this...a very cool idea indeed. And also to everyone who was involved in this. It went very smoothly, no bickering, just a lot of fun.

Oh and I'd also like to thank my girlfriend for doing my taxes because i'm too lazy to do them myself. Oh and also because I'd rather eat baby mice than do taxes. Oh wait, and I also hate the feeling of being gratified for getting a tiny bit of money back when in the long run, I lost a lot. But they fooled me...I was still happy to get a tiny chunk back. Those bastards!

Flashkit Nickname:
gerbick


Real Name:
William McBee

Comments:
My volley incorporates part of a upcoming Swift3D-only project that I decided to use portions of that just on a whim. Nothing special about this one... way more texturing than I'd rather tell, and way more layers than what's necessary and probably the weakest image of the group.

But I had fun regardless.

Shout-outs to:
I just want the same crew around for the next version plus quite a few others.

Flashkit Nickname:
clicky2

Real Name:
Mike Diekhoff (didn't see that one coming did you)

Comments:
Well gerbick's volley got my trendwhore juices flowing ... for some reason I didn't resist. Don't know where the inspiration came from other than that and a photo I had on my hard drive.

But I had fun regardless.

Shout-outs to:
All your base are belong to us.

Flashkit Nickname:
EVPohovich

Real Name:
Erik Vaughn Pohovich - not to hard to figure out.

Comments:
Upon seeing clicky2's volley I had a spark of an idea that, luckily for me, turned out to be a good bit if inspiration. This is actually the first time, in the Arena, that I have been able to see something in my mind's eye and be able to create it without too much dificulty.

Shout-outs to:
TheWaste - thanks for a great battle.
Gerbick - thanks for the define pattern technique (the whole arena will be using that!).
clicky2 - thanks for a great volley that actually got my juices flowing.
Loyal Rogue - thanks for trying to make me (and the entire CL) completely split my side. No one will ever piss you off...ever..

...and last but not least...
The entire Arena - I have come to find out how little I know and how many technical and insanely creative people there are in this place. Every time I post a volley I learn some small thing from each of you. From my creative soul, thank you all. I had a great time with this one.

Flashkit Nickname:
Fruitloops

Real Name:
Cory Dean Knopes

Comments:
As time closed in and an idea no where near, I had to beg. Beg for ideas. So Gerbick gave unto me the words that would forever immortilize the idol of Zula the robot standing on broken pavement, bowling; a box of Doug Flutie' Wheaties and a Gundam head with Poprocks. However, shame I must bear, for I chose to forego the use of Cocoa Puffs. Oh, woe is Cory!

Shout-outs to:
UNSPECIFIED. FRUIT, PLEASE TELL SEND ME YOUR SHOUT OUTS, OR AT LEAST TELL ME IF YOU WANT IT LEFT BLANK.

Flashkit Nickname:
dustar

Real Name:
Petar

Comments:
I was lucky enough to get the last spot, so I mostly focused on getting the image to loop to begin with. The two sides were very different and up until the very end I didn't like my progress at all.

Because it was a unique position in the battle, I wanted to utilize that by working in a theme of perpetual life. It's a strong concept though and I didn't want it to have a stop/start effect on the image, which would ruin the illusion of a forever scrolling canvas. So in the end I made my volley a fairly subtle piece, focusing mostly on creating a gradual flowing link between the two pieces, as well as incorporating my chosen theme using colours and objects that evoke a feeling of gradual change.

Shout-outs to:
DUSTAR, I NEED YOU TO REVISE YOUR SHOUT OUTS. THEY ARE TOO LONG.