Going through the video recording and also comparing to a recording from one of my game livestreams, I realized the audio isn't the greatest for the art ones.
It is working great for the gaming streams.
Conclusion: location of mic... I can only adjust that so much, due to desk set up. If we can get a boom arm it should be better. If we can't get that right away, I might have to put art streams on hold for a bit.
I am going to still do recordings etc. I can do a voice over in editing for those.
Yes, I notice the shadow from the webcam. I have very limited choice of lighting set up, so if the daylight isn't working with me, then there are shadows.