To illustrate a concept of a balance between work and life that is described in my blog post article. I chose old scales to clearly show the two sides of the balance.
A circular part I found on one of the references allowed for adding an extra decorative element – a logo or monogram.
I chose to create an intersection of capital letters of the main words from the headline. W for work in serif font and L for life in a script that are creating curvy design to match the scales vintage look.
Which I vectorised in Illustrator and placed in to the drawing in Photoshop.