Yeah, that's my problem with Elmore. Very ambivalent about his art. Generally dislike it, but there are some pieces I love, like the aforementioned piece with the pants-less archer. Just look how proud they are at having bested a wee dragon! Perfect depiction of a low level party, in my opinion.
Mind you, I think Easley's art from what I remember of 2e suffered from Oh Look, Yet Another Lingerie Clad Sorceress.