I love good art scenes in an Episode story, but are they really necessary? In my opinion, they could ruin the story’s quality if the art was bad. But there are other pros and cons of this topic.
Personally, I think that good art scenes are really pleasant to be included in a story, but sometimes it’s a little exhausting - if the art is bad, or if you had customized your mc a lot.
However, I do like art scenes. I feel like they are something unique in the story. Something that is not the typical Episode art. Something that isn’t defined as Classic, INK or Limelight. It’s something different, and it’s very refreshing to have that. Unfortunately though, many authors don’t know how to use art scenes correctly.
First of all, many authors aren’t financially stable, and tend to pick the cheapest prices (if they can’t find something for free) when it comes to asking for a commission. That results in bad quality art! Which is not pleasant, and many people would pick Episode art over it. I don’t blame the authors though. It’s not their fault they can’t afford something better! But still, it’s unpleasant for the people reading their story. I think I once stopped reading a story, because it had way too many art scenes… Which were actually thick and messy lineart drawings - most of the times uncolored or with only base color. The story itself didn’t have many flaws, I enjoyed reading it. But the thing with the art scenes was a really big flaw. I’d prefer the story without art scenes at all! But, thank God, that almost never happens in stories.
I think art scenes are not important to the story, unless they are depicting a scene that cannot be depicted otherwise. But they’re anyway pleasant - I really love good art scenes - unless the art is completely unprofessional. What’s your opinion about this? Are art scenes important to you? If you wrote a story, would you include art scenes?