Picture Perfect started as a microgame in a WarioWare-style game for the 2021 Scribble Jam.
My teammates and I ended up liking the microgame concept a whole lot more.
Gameplay ended up being easy to program (wish that was true all the time), so we immediately went to work creating our paintings. By the end of the jam we had a solid pipeline: our programmer-turned-concept artist made concepts and I cleaned them up.
Once a painting is finished it's rated. Depending on the painting, players can earn one of 3 different ribbons for their artistic endeavors.
But it wasn't always that way. Picture Perfect originally had a traditional star rating system. It got scrapped early on, as I feel like star ratings only recognize perfection, everything else being "incomplete." But more importantly, there's no humor in it!