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A forged painting in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

A Forgery is the outcome of buying a fake painting or sculpture (Animal Crossing: New Leaf only) from Crazy Redd. In every Animal Crossing series game, except for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a forged painting appears as a regular painting until sold to Tom Nook or donated to Blathers at the Museum, where both may identify the picture.

Identifying Forgery Prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Contrary to popular belief, it is not possible to identify whether a painting is a forgery or not simply by Redd's emotions and dialogue. It is not possible to tell the authenticity of a painting until the player buys it and takes it to Blathers in the museum. Sometimes a city villager will mention a fake painting.

Identifying Forged Paintings in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it is possible to determine whether or not a painting is forged by simple visual inspection. One or more areas of the painting will have a noticeable difference from the real painting. However, some paintings and sculptures will be authentic in all forms at all times. 

Warning: This page contains information that may be recognized as in-game cheats or spoilers.

Forgery amazing Forgery ancient Forgery basic
Amazing Painting:
In the real painting, the man wearing black is standing on the left. In the fake, the man in black is on the right.
Ancient Statue:
The real statue has closed eyes. The fake has halfway opened eyes.
Basic Painting:
In the real painting, the man only has his left hand on his hips. In the fake, he has both hands on his hips.
Forgery beautiful Sunday afternoon on the island de la grande jatte The Gleaners
Beautiful Statue:
The real statue has short hair. The fake has long hair.
Calm Painting:
No fake Calm Painting is available.
Common Painting:
No fake Common Painting is available.
Forgery dynamic Forgery famous 180px-Joyousness
Dynamic Painting:
In the real painting, Mount Fuji is smaller or further away. In the fake, it's more prominent.
Famous Painting:
In the real painting, her right hand is above her left. In the fake, her left hand is above her right.
Fine Painting:
No fake Fine Painting is available.
Flowery Painting Forgery gallant Liberty Leading the People
Flowery Painting:
No fake Flowery Painting is available.
Gallant Statue:
The real statue has the towel over only his left shoulder. The fake has the towel over both of his shoulders.
Worthy Painting:
No fake Worthy Painting is available.
Forgery graceful Forgery great Forgery jolly
Graceful Painting:
In the real painting, the woman looks to the right. In the fake, she looks to the left.
Great Statue:
The real statue has an upwards facing palm. The fake has a downward facing palm.
Jolly Painting:
In the real painting, he has a cucumber for a nose. In the fake, it's a carrot.
Moody Painting Forgery motherly Forgery moving
Moody Painting:
No fake Moody Painting is available.
Motherly Statue:
The real statue has two children. The fake has only one child.
Moving Painting:
In the real painting, the shell points upward. In the fake, it points downward.
Forgery mystic Forgery neutral 180px-Nice real life
Mystic Statue:
The real statue has a cylinder-like crown. The fake has a round crown.
Neutral Painting:
The real painting has no hole in the leaf. In the fake, there is a hole (as indicated by the red circle).
Nice Painting:
No fake Nice Painting is available.
Perfect Painting Proper Painting Forgery quaint
Perfect Painting:
No fake Perfect Painting is available.
Proper Painting:
No fake Proper Painting is available.
Quaint Painting:
In the real painting, the woman is wearing a bonnet. In the fake, she isn't.
Forgery robust Forgery scary Forgery serene
Robust Statue:
The real statue is throwing a discus. The fake is throwing a UFO.
Scary Painting: In the real painting, the person's hands are opened. In the fake, only his index fingers show.
Serene Painting:
In the real painting, the woman is holding a ferret. In the fake, she is holding a cat.
Forgery solemn Forgery valiant La Maja Vestida
Solemn Painting:
In the real painting, the woman in white is short. In the fake, she's tall.
Valiant Statue:
The real statue has angel wings. The fake has bat wings.
Warm Painting:
No fake Warm Painting is available.
Forgery wild Forgery wistful 180px-Scenic2
Wild Painting:
In the real painting, the white figure is on the left. In the fake, it's on the right.
Wistful Painting:
In the real painting, the woman wears a blue headband. In the fake, it's red.
Scenic Painting:
No fake Scenic Painting is available.

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  • If a Glitch is done on a painting or sculpture, it then has a chance to change into the real painting or vise versa. It is unknown as to why this occurs.

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