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Artist Protagonists?

The closest I could think of are Epic Mickey and Okami, in which the protags use paintbrushes as their main weapon…but do they really count as “artists”? All the rest I can come up with are games that have artists as characters, but not the main character. (Also, does Ace Attorney count since Phoenix went to art school? Haha)

I’m specifically trying to think of artists that paint or draw (or sculpt, even); I realize that “artist” can be applied to other creative works such as photography and music 🙂

Some of you are gamers, right? Can you think of any games with an artist as the protagonist?


This question came up because of this indie game that was just officially released today! It’s a sim game where an artist has to make enough money to save her childhood home. It’s really cute ❤

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  1. Well, if you count photography, there’s Pokemon Snap for the N64. The main character is a Pokemon photographer in that game. That’s the only one I can think of.

    • Oh yeah! Good one 😀

      Seems to me there’s a need for more games with an artist as the hero!


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