Flight, the name given to the banner, was to symbolise their ascent from this world to the next and also because of the butterfly.
A few changes had been made to the composition to allow for more depth and interest, like varying book sizes, making the pile of hands lower, and increasing the saturation of the colours.
Original exploration of Banner
I tried to play with contrasting colours and light and dark for the original banner but it was not working out very well and it just did not seem to fit.
I then decided to change up the clouds, making them more translucent and less of a focus and more of just an environment for the books. I also added a gradient to ease the transition into Liang’s underworld.
Revised exploration of Banner
The butterfly symbolising Zhu (girl) was also added and it seemed to tie everything together.
Final motif: Zhu’s butterfly