Passpartout: Starving Artist – Hints, Tips and Tricks

So you want to climb the ladder of the Parisian art world? But not in real life, in Passpartout: Starving Artist? Well then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a bunch of tips and tricks here that are going to make sure you’ve got plenty of money for wine and baguettes.

There’s a lot going on in the game, so if you’ve got your own suggestions about how to keep your head above water, feel free to add your own in the comments below. If not, grab your paintbrush and let’s get this show on the, er, canvas I guess.

  • Take your time – If you take your time with an image, there’s a good chance that you’re going to get more money for it. It doesn’t have to be a good piece of art, but the game appears to prefer it if you spend longer on your creations rather than just bashing them out.
  • Listen to your customers – The things that your customers say when they reject your paintings should give you a decent idea of what it is they’re looking for. If the colors are getting slated, try using a different palette next time. If they’re complaining about a lack of originality, try and do something a little different.
  • Flip it round – Sometimes flipping a painting round will get it a new audience. To do that, tap on a painting when it’s for sale, and tap the flip button. It doesn’t always work, but sometimes seeing things in a different way will entice new buyers.
  • What’s in the news – You’ll get news flashes when something happens in the city. It’s a good idea to try and use these reports as a basis for at least some of your art. After all, you want to try and capture the zeitgeist. Or something like that.
  • Don’t always take the first offer – If you think a painting might be better suited to another one of your customers, it’s okay to not sell it to the first person who asks. Sometimes the gamble won’t pay off, but often you’ll get a better second bid for your work.

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