> a hand-painted cel is art, whereas a digitally
> painted one isn't.
Uh? A digitally painted cel ? You mean a computer
file ? I don't think that you can call it a cel...
> Or that it somehow cheapens the image itself.
Err... Cels have a collector value because they
are rare, because they have an "history" and
because there was work involved in creating them.
I don't think that people would collect "jpg"
files in the same way... :)