Hi - bit of a newbie here. Have put in an illustration design request, and found that the design that the seller delivered looks to be simply a photograph with a photoshop pencil effect applied.
We were able to identify the original photo via Google, and it appears that it is copyrighted on a stock photo site.
We have paid for this design for commercial use, so we’re a little concerned regarding whether we might be infringing upon the copyright ownership of the original photograph’s owner should we use it on our products.
The seller has reassured us that redrawing photos that are made like art is fine - I’m a little skeptical.
Would the hive mind/ more enlightened be able to confirm/ allay my fears?