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Sim-realistic paintings: Watercolours – Landmarks and Ruins

by plasticbox Posted 30th Mar 2009 at 6:13 PM
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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.
Some more sim-realistic pictures, this time of buildings and landmarks. All of these show actual sim buildings and are recolours of base game meshes – like in real life, sims who can’t visit these places can now at least put up a picture.

These paintings show exclusively V1nd1care's work – her lots were the reason I started making these pictures in the first place. She also took all screenshots I used for the paintings below.


Place Saint-Sulpice (left)
Musée du Louvre (right)

These are recolours of "In the Beginning" (600§). Place Saint-Sulpice is also available for "SimCity at Night" (425§), see the attached screenshot.

Café de Flore

This is a recolour of "Handle and Spout" (2.500§).


City of Stones (left)
Shadows of an Old Age (middle)
Tea House Ruins (right)

These are recolours of "Handle and Spout" (2.500§).

See also:
Sim-realistic paintings: Watercolours – Seaside
Sim-realistic paintings: Photos – Buildings
Sim-realistic paintings: Dutch Still Lifes

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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 7:07 PM
I love all 3 sets so much... This paintings are so beautiful too... thank you!
Test Subject
#3 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:26 PM
Yap, me again *lol*

I totally adore the colours. Thank you so much for these wonderful sets.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:53 PM
What a wonderful project! Just what I needed for the gallery I'm planning, sim-realism all the way! Perfect to match my Sims own blundering creativity on the easel.

"Gag me with a reticulated spline!! You're not my cup of tea!" - The Nightlife Prima Guide
Mad Poster
#5 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 9:43 PM
I recognized some of my favorite lots on you pics ! And now I can have them all toghether in any of my Sim's house ! That's terrific ! Thanks a lot for having done those gorgeous sets of paintings for us
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 10:21 PM
Sweet! Your paintings are lovely and perfect for my sims' lots. Now I want to try a real state business with OFB to have reason to use them . I specially love the Tea Ruins one!

#7 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 11:20 PM
Love your pictures, your 'hoods. I have a question. Where would simlife be without plasticbox???
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 1:46 AM
This is a brilliant idea ... and what an incredible way to honor V1nd1care's amazing work.

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 11:00 AM
Wonderful Plasticbox!

And what a tribute to the Awesome V1nd1care's work!

Thank you!
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#10 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 4:38 PM
Wow… You’ve managed to turn my pics into tastefully framed art. The coloring is so lovely!

And I’m a bit speechless for this project is extremely high praise from a fellow builder in an esteemed class of her own. Thank you, pb – these look utterly fantastic!

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Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 5:59 AM
What a wonderful idea ;D

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Test Subject
#12 Old 30th Apr 2009 at 1:10 PM
Good stuff, thanks
#13 Old 30th Mar 2010 at 8:41 PM
::nab:: Wonderful stuff!

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Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 10:02 PM
Thank you