Here's a question for your veteran GMs out there: how much or how little do you rely on game (or other) art during game play?
Do you show your players art to set the mood or give them an idea of their environment or adversaries?
How much of your art at the table is non-game art?
Do you let them bring in art?
While I've used art in games, I've encountered players who admit that the art doesn't do much for them. Others love it because (they say) they're "not great with visuals". (Not sure if I should find that worrisome or not!)
I've considered describing images that the players cannot see (hidden behind a screen), and let their imaginations do the rest. In the past, I've wimped out and shown it to them because, I deemed it just too cool not to show. But I think for some people it detracted from their experience.
Again, I think it's important to make a distinction here: I'm not talking about how you use art in crafting settings, creatures, or NPCs--but how important that art is during game play.
Feel free to be as detailed as you like in the comments.
And thank you!