ethics of selling old 'commissions' as printscommissions, trades, or giftoids.
I have art exhibitions occasionally in which where I attempt to sell prints, and think it is in bad taste to do this when characters not belonging to me are involved. Generally speaking I do not even like to display them, but if I DID display them I certainly would not sell them. But is it also bad taste to draw over those characters as if they never existed, and reuse the other elements of the scene, and THEN sell prints?
I personally think it is tacky and know it is certainly not legal to sell merchandise using commercial characters to which you have no right, and folks do that all the time at conventions, and even at some of these art shows. As far as I can tell 85% of the junk on Etsy is ripping off Nintendo in some way. But is this negative in the same manner as disregarding somebody who had contacted you personally?
I have no intention of printing and re-selling any commissions with anybody else's characters or concepts in them, and no desire to, besides. I just talk far, far too much, so that the point I am trying to make causes the counter to overflow and register the opposite meaning sometimes.