In Animal Crossing, a fake painting would be any art where the artist did not paint that piece. For example, if a player were to obtain a “Piet Mondrian” print during gameplay and brought it home to hang on their wall, this would not be considered a fake because Piet Mondrian actually painted all of his pieces. On the other hand, if a player obtained a “Piet Mondrian” print but it was actually painted by someone else (whether on purpose or not), then this would be considered a fake. This is true for all of the fakes in Animal Crossing, not just with paintings.
Every time a player obtains a piece of art, its authenticity will be listed in their museum catalog with an Artist’s Name and Work title (if applicable). The artist list is sorted in alphabetical order according to the Western names where the last name is presented first. If there are more than three people with that last name, then the artist list will be sorted by their first names.
How to spot fake art in animal crossing?
In Animal Crossing, if a player obtains a painting from Tom Nook’s shop that has the word “Trade” written in black, then it is obviously a fake. This is pretty much an automatic fail because all of the original paintings come with a white tag with the name of the artist rather than “Trade.” However, if a player were to obtain a painting from Tom Nook’s shop that has the word “Trade” written in gold, then it is not actually a bad trade. This means that although the art may be fake, it was painted by an actual artist and is considered legitimate (if this makes any sense).
Additionally, if a player tries to sell a fake painting, a message will display saying “This painting is a fake” when the player attempts to place it in their house.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, there are no fakes because all of the artwork features printed patterns instead of painted canvases. In this case, if a player obtains a Painting from Redd that has a white tag with “Trade” written in black, then it is fake. In addition, if a player tries to sell a Painting from Redd that has a white tag with “Trade” written in black, then this is also fake.
Why do people use the Fake Arts?
There are many reasons why players use fake art in Animal Crossing. For example, some players would rather obtain the real paintings but cannot afford them or are unwilling to spend that much Bells on furniture. As a result, they’ll end up purchasing the cheaper fake alternatives instead. Often times, this is due to budget constraints and not because they wish to have a fake painting. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, this problem is resolved because all of the artwork features printed patterns.
In other cases, some players may not care about collecting a lot of art or simply want to save time and effort by obtaining a cheaper alternative instead. These players will usually purchase the cheapest paintings from Tom Nook’s shop, which are the fake ones.
How to determine Fake Art in Animal Crossing?
If a player wants to know whether or not their art is legit or not, they can either ask Tom Nook about it by saying “Is this authentic?” If it’s real, then Tom Nook will tell the player and list off the artist’s name and work title (if applicable). If it is fake, then he’ll say “It has no real value.” Then the player will either get their original piece of art back or get paid for selling a fake. However, if the player wants to save time before buying anything from Tom Nook’s shop, they can always read the tags on the original paintings. If it says “Trade” in black, then it is fake, but if it says “Trade” in gold, then it is real.
In conclusion, if a player obtains a painting from Tom Nook’s shop that has the word “Trade” written in black, then it is fake. If a player tries to sell a painting from Redd that has the word “Trade” written in black, then it is also fake. However, if a player obtains a Painting from Redd that has a white tag with “Trade” written in gold, then it is real.