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Paintings and drawings inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium.

Paintings and drawings inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium.

The Imaginary Network Expanded (INE) is a network of art sharing subreddits ranging from broad in subject to very specific. It is the goal of the INE to share, inspire, discuss and appreciate static image paintings, drawings, and digital art while maintaining artist credit and source links.


Rules (See All):

1) Submit credited, sourced paintings and drawings.

a. Follow title format: Art Title by Artist Name. Add no other info, except if to tag as OC.

b. Comment with an artist published website link. We want to drive some traffic to the creators!

c. Traditional paintings and drawings only. No videos, screenshots, photography, audio, multi-panel comics, content generated or AI-assisted submissions.

d. Posting your own work? See our best practices for submitting OC.

e. Requests, meta, and discussion should be posted to /r/ImaginaryNetwork.

2) Make quality submissions.

a. Do repost something that was posted to this subreddit less than three months ago, or is currently in the top 100 posts of all time. Use the search function before you post.

b. No collections, galleries or other multi-image submissions. Instead, submit your favorite image and link the rest in the comments.

c. Don't look spammy. Do not post to the same subreddit more than twice a day. No more than one crosspost per day.

d. Low resolution images may be removed. Images that contain too much background, text, or advertisement may be removed. Images must be submitted in the correct orientation. Submissions should not be more than 25% text. Text should not be necessary to understand the context of an image.

e. The scope of this sub is based on "what you see in the picture." The subject needs to be identifiable by the art alone, without descriptive title or any knowledge of lore.

f. Content should first glorify the subreddit subject matter. Hypersexualized characters should not be a main focal point. NSFW submissions should be limited to approx 1 in 10 per user.

g. Images of or titles mentioning merchandise are not allowed. No submission links to storefronts. Instead, link that info in the comments section.

3) This sub focuses on art appreciation.

a. All comments must be phrased respectfully. No name calling.

b. No dirty birdies or body-shaming. Low effort negativity may be removed.


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    Needful to Know by Magali Villeneuve

    2 Comments
    2023/05/28
    11:43 UTC

    217

    Bard the Bowman faces Smaug by Dan Robinett

    1 Comment
    2023/05/27
    13:44 UTC

    378

    "Sauron the Lord of the Rings" by Stefano D'Angelo

    2 Comments
    2023/05/25
    19:30 UTC

    199

    Aulë and the Seven Fathers by Ted Nasmith

    4 Comments
    2023/05/24
    10:25 UTC

    245

    Young Dwalin by Nick Keller (Weta Workshop)

    1 Comment
    2023/05/23
    10:39 UTC

    256

    Gandalf Vs Balrog by Gax

    3 Comments
    2023/05/21
    20:48 UTC

    248

    The Tower of the Moon by Ted Nasmith

    6 Comments
    2023/05/21
    05:34 UTC

    175

    Melkor's Legacy by Jay Lockwood Carpenter

    9 Comments
    2023/05/20
    07:41 UTC

    30

    Yavanna by Anna Jäger-Hauer

    2 Comments
    2023/05/19
    14:59 UTC

    341

    Barad-dûr by Thomas Arnaud

    3 Comments
    2023/05/19
    14:54 UTC

    249

    The Ring Goes South by artist JB Casacop

    5 Comments
    2023/05/19
    07:42 UTC

    262

    Galadriel by Kateryna Vitkovska

    2 Comments
    2023/05/18
    12:42 UTC

    301

    Glaurung Father of Dragons, and his orc host by Jordy Lakiere

    8 Comments
    2023/05/17
    09:10 UTC

    375

    In The Forest, My oil painting

    12 Comments
    2023/05/14
    21:15 UTC

    386

    Where Isss It? by Jake Murray

    2 Comments
    2023/05/14
    15:38 UTC

    515

    Ringwraith by Nick Keller (Weta Workshop)

    5 Comments
    2023/05/11
    08:33 UTC

    391

    Gandalf and Gollum by artist Petar Meseldžija

    6 Comments
    2023/05/10
    17:45 UTC

    258

    In the Forest Under Night - Gwindor in Taur-nu-Fuin by Matthew Stewart

    3 Comments
    2023/05/10
    11:50 UTC

    344

    Balrog portrait by Anato Finnstark

    4 Comments
    2023/05/09
    14:58 UTC

    31

    My Hobbiton painting /acrylic

    3 Comments
    2023/05/08
    20:56 UTC

    23

    Steward Boromir wounded by a Morgul blade by Ralph Damiani and commissioned by Council of the Rings (me)

    0 Comments
    2023/05/08
    10:41 UTC

    515

    The Tower of Cirith Ungol by Donato Giancola

    5 Comments
    2023/05/08
    10:18 UTC

    28

    The Bridge of Osgiliath Broken by Ralph Damiani and commissoned by Council of the Rings (me)

    2 Comments
    2023/05/08
    06:37 UTC

    206

    Faenor’s Oath by me

    1 Comment
    2023/05/07
    12:41 UTC

    167

    Witch King, by Margaux Valonia

    1 Comment
    2023/05/06
    17:44 UTC

    18

    Hobbit Hole by Art of Caleb Peregrine

    0 Comments
    2023/05/05
    20:57 UTC

    391

    Silmarillion by Anato Finnstark

    2 Comments
    2023/05/05
    17:11 UTC

    312

    Frodo & Sam by Anna Helena Szymborska

    1 Comment
    2023/05/05
    15:02 UTC

    117

    Eowyn, My oil painting

    2 Comments
    2023/05/03
    11:27 UTC

    369

    Saruman by AlbaBG

    2 Comments
    2023/05/03
    12:30 UTC

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