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The republic ofTexas and northern Mexico
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Postby The republic ofTexas and northern Mexico » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:49 pm

Colors clash slightly

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Ankras
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Postby Ankras » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:51 pm

Decent basic platform but the crown honestly looks a bit... weird even without the complexity it adds.
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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:54 pm

0 rules hath been broken by Ankras' flag.
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Postby Kehrernesia » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:59 pm

Going by the IC flag...

> The crown's a bit too complicated to draw.
> The blue and red clash slightly due to them being of similar brightness, with no dividing lighter colors like white lines to separate them.

Otherwise, it's rather easy to draw and only uses three colors (excluding black).
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Postby Dursea » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:11 pm

Kehrernesia wrote:Going by the IC flag...

> The crown's a bit too complicated to draw.
> The blue and red clash slightly due to them being of similar brightness, with no dividing lighter colors like white lines to separate them.

Otherwise, it's rather easy to draw and only uses three colors (excluding black).

Crown a bit complicated, assuming the flag isn't actually a gif.
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Postby Ximea » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:17 pm

Dursea wrote:
Kehrernesia wrote:Going by the IC flag...

> The crown's a bit too complicated to draw.
> The blue and red clash slightly due to them being of similar brightness, with no dividing lighter colors like white lines to separate them.

Otherwise, it's rather easy to draw and only uses three colors (excluding black).

Crown a bit complicated, assuming the flag isn't actually a gif.

Three classic colors, and can be drawn with a straight-edge and compass...

This one's solid. No rules broken.
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Postby Auphelia » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:23 pm

The syringe is rather stylised to the paint of complexity, but the contrast and distinct visualisation is nice. When draped, however, it could be blocked, leaving only a black cloth left visible.
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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:46 pm

None. Auphelia's kraken flag slaps, as they say.
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Postby Noahs Second Country » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:51 pm

The IC flag crown is probably breaking a rule.

The forumside flag might as well be breaking all of them.
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Al Qarat al Qatabiat al Janubia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Al Qarat al Qatabiat al Janubia » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:54 pm

It's graphic-heavy and animated. Features realistic imagery.

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The Pleiades Star Cluster
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Ex-Nation

Postby The Pleiades Star Cluster » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:55 pm

Too much going on

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Postby Tarvelia » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:59 pm

The color of the star and everything else (sans white) seems to close in shading.
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Texas and Rio grande
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Texas and Rio grande » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:06 am

Nothing that I can see

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Ankras
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Ankras » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:25 am

The Fleur-de-lis with the 13 colonies stars is not a visually appealing combination. The default wavy overlay that NS uses is very ugly. Vertical stripes are generally but not always pretty ugly on flags.

I mean, overall, it's not a bad flag but the individual parts of it could be better.
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Postby Skyhooked » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:29 am

That's just good ol' rule compliant flag. Simple and not too many colors and such...
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Postby Dursea » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:31 am

Skyhooked wrote:That's just good ol' rule compliant flag. Simple and not too many colors and such...

No way a child can draw that, though I'm pretty sure I don't want a child drawing that :P otherwise good
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Greater Cosmicium
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Postby Greater Cosmicium » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:32 am

None! Just your nice, regular, simple flag there.
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Postby Vidinaz » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:40 am

Normally, Silver and Gold shouldn't be together in one flag. Otherwise, a very simple and efficient design, although the eagle is pushing it a bit.

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Postby A z a n i a » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:16 am

There's a lot of [complementary] symbolism, which perhaps betrays the "simplicity is key" principle. The symbol also looks like it'd be difficult for anyone to hand-draw, let alone a child. That said, I have no real problems with your choice of colours as they seem to complement each other nicely.
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Postby Skyhooked » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:24 am

Too many colors, but arranged in a way, they ain't hard to remember. Although child might get a lil' bit confused at first time... Nice!
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Postby Barlyy » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:27 am

Good flag, but since this is about rules, the guns are too hard to draw for children. Don't see any other problems though.
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Postby The Xenopolis Confederation » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:36 am

It seems fairly sound, considering it's very much like South Africa's flag.

AN: Pretty sound also.
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Postby Auphelia » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:40 am

The stripes are a bit close in colour and the image on the left is slightly too complex. It hurts my eyes bit is otherwise fine.
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Postby Advancia-Sizzletown » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:56 am

Looks normal, other than the octopus.

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Postby Corporoat » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:12 am

- Flag contains text
- Flag is not easily reproducible
- Flag contains copyrighted material
- Flag is hard to distinguish from a distance
- Flag uses more than 4 colors
- Flag looks more like a Reddit profile picture than an actual flag (which isn't a rule, but it's still an observation)

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