We never really know if an art-style can fully match an audience. Or if that art-piece you will publish will have the expected impact. But we shouldn't let too much of it be the result of luck. By asking and engaging the players beforehand we can reduce the guess-work and better focus our energy to what really matters in an illustration.
Picture: Link, in the middle of an adventure, in the wilderness, with accurate early XXIst century flora.
Inspired by : https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/05/plastic-bag-mariana-trench-pollution-science-spd/ and personal travels.