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Sim-realistic paintings: Dutch Still Lifes

by plasticbox Posted 6th Jun 2008 at 2:05 AM - Updated 20th Apr 2009 at 7:34 PM by plasticbox
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
A small collection of (simplified) dutch still lifes, made with in-game fruits and flowers. This kind of thing doesn't seem to exist yet (not freely available at least), so I gave in and made it myself. All of these use base game meshes.

"Red vs. Blue" Oil Portrait (120§)

"Red vs. Blue" Oil Portrait (120§)

"In the Beginning" (600§)

"Arghist Soldier" (2.000§)

The one not pictured here is for "Rainy Day Main Street" (350§). Please note that these screenshots are taken outdoors -- indoors, the grain in the background will not be so visible. I used some of craftable flower recolours by macarossi and simveggie for this, everything else is Maxis.

You can do whatever you want with this. Please link back to this thread when reuploading. Please respect that I don't do requests.


See also:
Sim-realistic paintings: Watercolours – Seaside
Sim-realistic paintings: Photos – Buildings
Sim-realistic paintings: Watercolours – Landmarks and Ruins

Additional Credits:
What would I do without frillen's 229 in-game objects collection?

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 8:17 AM
These look amazing. Like something done by world famous painters.

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#3 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 8:34 AM
Very nice! You really nailed the artistic style here. Also, I'm definitely enjoying the random slice of pizza in that last painting!

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#4 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 8:54 AM
Wow these look so realistic! Very pretty and still life-ish. Thanks!
#5 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 9:09 AM
These are fantastic! thanks.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 9:54 AM
soooo cool.
i can say this is HIGH art, you're amzin!

thanks :D

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 11:03 AM
This is brilliant. I love all the cheeky modern details, like the pizza slice, tag on the bouquet, and the restaurant napkin holder. Great job!
#8 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 1:00 PM
My favorite one is the date bouquet with fish & pizza.
These are great, Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 1:42 PM
Genius--perfectly appropriate for sims, especially with those subtle touches. Very well done!

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Field Researcher
#10 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 2:19 PM
Ooh yay! These are absolutely awesome! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 2:36 PM
Very clever idea! Sim Still Lifes. Most excellent. Thank you for sharing your talent and ingenuity.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 3:08 PM
A bunch of hyperrealist paintings for Sims? Brilliant! I love the bizarre feeling evoked by fish and pizza. Your recolors are always high-quality. Thanks for sharing your excellent creations.

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Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 3:14 PM
Roses... Fish... pizza? Italian resteraunt!?
I will be using these in my game, no doubt about that. <3

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 3:50 PM
What an awesome concept-- thank you so much for sharing!
#15 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 4:03 PM
Really creative plasticbox, original idea! I can only imagine the work behind the set up of each composition (and yes, my sims definetively have sense of humor and will appreciate the slice of pizza, a funny touch ). Thank you and ciao
#16 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 6:05 PM
What a lovely idea!
Thank you

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 6:06 PM
Fantastic, all of it goes directly to a Sim museum I know :D
Mad Poster
#18 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 6:34 PM
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 7th Jun 2008 at 2:34 AM
Hah, I love the one with the pizza, fish and roses. What a night! ;]

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 7th Jun 2008 at 4:52 PM
Thanks so much! They're great!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 10th Jun 2008 at 2:23 AM
I love these. Great idea, brilliant execution.

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 9:47 AM
Hi, I dl'd these as soon as I say them because they're lovely. But can someone just confirm for me that they are recolours of several basegame paintings? Because I'm having trouble locating them in my game. I do have the most up-to-date CEP and other recolours of paintings and other objects *do* show up.
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27th Jun 2008 at 8:04 AM
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Field Researcher
#23 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 8:29 PM
Funny and great pictures. Very usefull and matches my Maxis Matching neighbourhood. I don't take request. I have 2 children and few freetime. Use my creations as you wish. You don't have to ask.
Test Subject
#24 Old 21st Sep 2008 at 9:25 PM
These are so creative and they look fantastic! Thank you
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 5th Oct 2008 at 2:35 PM
i absolutely love this!!
awesome job, these are surely masterpieces!
but one question, do i need CEP?

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