Image courtesy of Layer Tennis
Here’s a little competition that a friend passed along to me called Layer Tennis. I’ll let them explain it:
We’ll be playing matches using lots of different applications, from Adobe® Photoshop® to Adobe® Flash®, but the basic idea is the same no matter what tools are in use. Two artists (or two small teams of artists) will swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a “volley” and then we post that to the site. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action, as it happens. The matches last for ten volleys and when it’s complete, everyone with an opinion sounds off in the Forums and we declare a winner.
They have a bunch of matches already up where you can see the “volleys”. It is interesting to see how one artist takes one design and changes it up. Plus, they even have someone adding “color commentary”. Who knew artists and designers liked sports?