This is my Masters project, completed at Bournemouth University.
Party animal balloons were the inspiration for this project.
The colors and style were chosen in accordance with the characters. The teacher being the most intricate complex shape, with more connection and twists signifying wisdom. The color blue is also regal and formal. Green was envy, and so the "slowest" student had a green lump for a head, "Red" signified danger and so on.
Each actor had a balloon reference stuck on their head. After which i completed the shapes using Side effects Houdini and composited in Shake.