A Small Gallery from Playing Passpartout

Passpartout: The Starving Artist (Steam: Passpartout) is a simulation game about being an artist. You paint using simple tools and put your paintings up for sale to be evaluated by different classes of picky customers. As you progress, you specialize in some kind of art or other. It’s a fun game, with some unknown evaluation criteria. One of the undersung aspects of gaming is as an outlet for player creativity, and I like that about this game. Out of 570 images I created, here are ten I liked the best. (Most were pretty crude, even compared to these, and there were way too many “expressionist” paintingsā€¦)

A flower whose petals are also a pink butterfly, with an orange watering can's spout barely visible on the right edge.
A flower whose petals are also a pink butterfly, with an orange watering can’s spout barely visible on the right edge.
Horizontal sections of a light green, outlined in black, stand out from background of yellow, except for one orange section.
Horizontal sections of a light green, outlined in black, stand out from background of yellow, except for one orange section.
A replica of loose leaf paper with blue horizontal lines and red vertical margin line offsetting the binder holes. In the main, a crude drawing of an airplane that inexplicably has both a nose propeller and tail jets.
A replica of loose leaf paper with blue horizontal lines and red vertical margin line offsetting the binder holes. In the main, a crude drawing of an airplane that inexplicably has both a nose propeller and tail jets.
Somewhat abstract overhead view of a grand piano with two rows of keys.
Somewhat abstract overhead view of a grand piano with two rows of keys.
Somewhat minimalist overhead view of a beach with red-and-white striped towel on the sand and a rowboat in the water.
Somewhat minimalist overhead view of a beach with red-and-white striped towel on the sand and a rowboat in the water.
White flower with pink center.
White flower with pink center.
An orange pear.
An orange pear.
From my expressionist phase, many bright horizontal lines overlapping, mainly in yellows and pinks and greens.
From my expressionist phase, many bright horizontal lines overlapping, mainly in yellows and pinks and greens.
Possibly intestines, in orange, gold, and yellow. (I recall this painting did not sell well.)
Possibly intestines, in orange, gold, and yellow. (I recall this painting did not sell well.)
Minimalist. Kind of looks like it may have to do with chickens or roosters. Bright red blobs at the top over a pink outline of unknown representation.
Minimalist. Kind of looks like it may have to do with chickens or roosters. Bright red blobs at the top over a pink outline of unknown representation.

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