Originally Posted by gaelinic
Nope. Don't see it. I don't think it is OK to buy repro art. Or to repro art in the first place. Exactly whyyyyyy...I didn't buy the item in question, and emailed Shane to let him know about it. Call me a catalyst. Matter of fact, I don't own any reproduction art. Wait, let me look around first....nope...none over there...none there....Nope, no repro art.
HOWEVER....I think people who express themselves through art and computer know how are cool. See Wyo's cardbacks in the customs section...That Beach head still makes me happy each time i look at it. He does those himself, augmenting the ORIGNAL RELEASED HASBRO cardback art, available to anyone that buys a Beach head or a Viper cardback or MOC figure, with some work. Custom decals are cool too...Rah-Digga helped me out with some images several years ago i still use on customs, and other artists have hooked me up with some cool custom images i have used on my own customs.
Decals, however, are pretty much public domain IMO. Whether we all agree with it or not, they are on every vehicle, out there for scanning, reproduction, or whatever. Unless that is, YOUR vehicles in YOUR collection don't have decals on them. Then, it wouldn't be alright for YOU to buy them.
And yes, I will go out on a limb here and say, it IS NOT alright for anyone to use any of MY artwork for reproduction in any way. Which is one reason nothing I own that I value is on YoJoe...Where people can look at it, right-click-copy it, and reproduce it. After all, Shane put his work up for people to look at, and look what happened. After reading your argument, i have definitely made up my mind...I don't wanna share.