To decorate, or not to decorate… that isn’t the question for illustrators, at least I don’t think so; not while Rome burns. Maybe it’s a choice between Decoration and Elaboration.  We may decorate the hero but we elaborate the the monster.  Decorating the monster is a strangely nasty idea. So: the margin for a cautionary tale yet to be written in the Jack the Giant-Killer tradition (btw the Giant dies).