3 Dec 2010

Ice-breaker Research: Sky Lanterns, Ship Workshop's, Dream Island and Styles

Discussed and arranged by J.J. *Jolanta Jasiulionyte* 

Sky lanterns, also known as Kongming Lantern are constructed from oiled rice paper) oil prevents it from burning) on a bamboo frame, and contain a small candle or fuel cell.
When lit, the flame heats the air inside the lantern, and by lowering air’s density the lantern raises into the air.

The sky lantern is only airborne for as long as the flame stays alight, after which the lantern floats back to the ground.

Other than that I've been looking to Ship modeling workshops.

Also gathered some  reference for the dream Island.

To keep the style and feel of animation consistent, I’ve gathered some of my favorite artist’s works which I thought pictures well what I have in mind so far.

But as stated previously, I’ll try and aim for my own stylization. There is a work I favoured since I’ve painted it, I think it fits this occasion well. 

So my brain was really soaked into visuals, I feel ideas are bursting now. Still not having other choice ( to maybe focus on the more relevant projects)  , I’ll gladly spend some time sketching them out 


  1. We did chinese lanters for Sunday school one. The children wrote prayers on them and Dad sent them off up into the air. Other than setting fire to a tree they worked really well. :). Just reminded me seeing as you put them on your blog

  2. yeah, You know, I've researched , and that's the reason they aren't so popular as one would expect.

  3. Which is a shame as they do look rather pretty.