This illustration was designed as a device to both catch to eye of the readers and draw one into the article, but also to depict a person looking at research. The article, authored by myself, speaks about the importance and value of researching when tasked with an illustration.
Researching for illustration makes all the difference
The combination of forms to create a new form represents innovation that occurs from looking at research.
The image was itterated on to additional to the first concept, give the appearance of the iconic image of a person with a lightbulb appearing above their head.