Originally Posted by soundwave187
wasn't there art from TP4 that they paid someone to do for them? if not i apologize, but why not ask for a negato or others they have such little art for? it seems we have plenty of some that TP4 had "paid art for(itachi, orochi, tobi, ...), so why pay for art for those when there's clearly ninjas that don't have enough art and lose potential card possibilities?
All of that fancy artwork seems to be from media sources. I'm pretty sure I've seen the Hinata on a DVD cover or something. So they're existing artworks that they were given to use by whatever the overseeing company is, which I think in the case of Naruto is Viz, since Viz owns the rights to the Naruto Anime, so everything related goes through them.