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Not to be confused with Artist.
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Artistic is a mental trait in The Sims 3. It conflicts with the can't stand art trait.

Artistic Sims are naturally gifted artists with a paint brush. They also make pretty good writers and musicians!


  • Artistic Sims will build the painting skill 25% faster than other Sims.
  • Artistic Sims frequently wish to attend the local art gallery.
  • Artistic Sims will build the writing and guitar skills up 10% faster than other Sims. The guitar skill's increase rate stacks with the increase from the virtuoso trait.
  • Artistic Sims prefer watching the history and romantic channels on television.

Unlocked interactions[]

  • 'Talk about Art' social interaction is always available. The interaction will boost relationships faster if the artistic Sim has 3 or more points in the painting skill. Sims with the can't stand art trait will never accept this interaction.
  • Artistic Sims can paint a stylized Still-Life painting similar to genius and insane Sims.
  • Artistic Sims can paint a somber Still-Life painting at level 6 of the painting skill instead of level 9.
  • The trait provides a bonus to Sims writing in the children's genre.
  • NPCs with this trait are attracted to the following lot assignments: art gallery.
  • Artistic Sims will react negatively to Sims that "Complain About Art".

Player notes[]

  • Artistic Sims will autonomously interact with easels, sculpting stations and guitars.
  • Artistic Sims strongly benefit from undertaking a fine arts major while studying at college.[TS3:UL]

Related traits[]

Associated skills[]

Possible lifetime wishes[]

  • Illustrious Author
  • Master of the Arts
  • Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers
  • Hit Movie Composer
  • Rock Star
  • Star News Anchor
  • Visionary[TS3:WA]
  • World Class Gallery
  • Descendant of da Vinci[TS3:A]
  • Home Design Hotshot

Artistic Sims[]

Mortimer Goth, Holly Alto, Morgana Wolff.

See also: Category:Artistic Sims