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    The Art Guidelines is a set of guidelines for drawing philosophyballs and icons, and are the official means of drawing them.

    Drawing Philosophyballs[edit source]

    Steps[edit source]

    1. Draw a ball; don't use the circle tool, the ball looks bland when used. Draw a triangle, cube or clover if it is represented as such.
    2. Draw on what's represented on the ball. If it predominantly uses black, don't use pure black (#000000); instead, use a slightly lighter shade like #141414, or #191919.
    3. Draw two eyes on the balls. The eyes should be purely white unless the ideology explicitly has pupils like Deconstructionism. Use a singular eye, differently colored eyes, etc. only if it is meant to be represented as such.

    You're done!

    Do NOT[edit source]

    Do NOT use them on philosophyballs unless it is represented on the ball.

    1. Do NOT generally use pupils on balls. There are a few exceptions to this rule, however. They are mostly reserved to fictional ideologies ( Ingsoc), rather all-encompassing ideologies (such as Deconstructionism, Panpsychism) and some cults ( Cult of Personality).
    2. Do NOT use hair on balls, especially facial hair. The only exceptions are Apoliticism, Gerontocracy and some people icons ( Charles Darwin, Plato, for example).
    3. When drawing the ball, you can use anti-aliasing, but as long as it DOESN'T show white anti-aliasing artifacts.
    4. When drawing the eyes, do NOT use eyelashes or eyebrows on the ball.
    5. Do NOT add limbs to the ball.
    6. Do NOT use mouths on the ball.
    7. When drawing what's represented on the ball, do NOT use black (or any other color for the matter) lines in-between colors.

    Optional[edit source]

    Optional features that can be used on philosophyballs, but are not required.

    1. Draw shading features on the ball. You can also use shadows.
    2. You can add accessories to the balls, like headwear and facial gear.

    Drawing Icons/Flairs[edit source]

    Steps[edit source]

    1. Get one of these templates listed in the List of Icons, so you won't draw it by hand.
    2. Draw on what's represented on the icon pixel by pixel. Don't get an existing flag and scale it down, or it will look pixelated or blurry.
    3. If the ball has accessories, add them to the ball.

    PS: ANY icons using Polandball bases will be deleted at first sighting.

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