Read the last journey about this illustration here -
See my illustration on Taripulan website
This journey I want to write about what is my idea behind this illustration. (Anyway I'm not success with this contest.)
For me this work has already done and I learned more about how to finish my (plenty of) ideas into an only one illustration.
The topic was UTOPIA, which I taught about the place that's UNREAL but Positive. (Dystopia would be in the other way round.)
So I started to think about an antique Atlas. Which is long time ago nobody knows how the world actually looks like.
As we see most old atlas are flat or half perspective half bird eyed view, in detailed, not really up to scale like today.
I love that because it's not real. It's charming though.
Then the word "BORDERLINE" came to me.
So I replaced all countries, destroyed all continents and mixed them up without geometry knowledge.
Redraw all with pen. I chose black & white to keep everything neutral and calm.