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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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    The Balrog of Moria by Jorge (Jota) Pérez

    1 Comment
    2024/06/13
    20:21 UTC

    118

    Gandalf by Lavilsa

    1 Comment
    2024/06/12
    22:00 UTC

    91

    'Lord Denethor' by Peter Xavier Price

    3 Comments
    2024/06/10
    21:14 UTC

    155

    There and Back Again by Andrei Pervukhin

    1 Comment
    2024/06/10
    15:42 UTC

    213

    Gandalf fall by Anato Finnstark

    2 Comments
    2024/06/08
    12:47 UTC

    87

    Gandalf at Minas Tirith oil painting by Naci Caba (me)

    0 Comments
    2024/06/07
    10:37 UTC

    118

    Across Middle-Earth - Bree by Rralph Damiani

    1 Comment
    2024/06/06
    19:03 UTC

    157

    The Two Trees Of Valinor, Laurelin & Telperion by me (Rhys Meatyard)

    2 Comments
    2024/06/05
    17:30 UTC

    231

    Fellowship of the Ring by Juanco

    6 Comments
    2024/06/04
    18:39 UTC

    355

    The Temple of Melkor (2024) - Ted Nasmith

    7 Comments
    2024/06/03
    21:09 UTC

    248

    Tower of Angband by Charles E J Downman

    4 Comments
    2024/06/03
    16:23 UTC

    164

    Nazgul in the Bruinen by Julia Alekseeva (Gellihana)

    2 Comments
    2024/06/02
    14:47 UTC

    45

    Talion and Celebrimbor by Rodney Amirebrahimi

    1 Comment
    2024/06/01
    19:24 UTC

    153

    You Shall Not Pass by Nia Kovalevski

    1 Comment
    2024/05/31
    14:25 UTC

    107

    Storm at Mordor oil painting by Naci Caba (me)

    1 Comment
    2024/05/30
    23:41 UTC

    70

    Oathbreakers of Dunharrow by Charles E J Downman

    1 Comment
    2024/05/30
    19:35 UTC

    213

    Boromir and Faramir by Drazenka Kimpel

    4 Comments
    2024/05/30
    12:15 UTC

    116

    Battle on the Bridge by ISMshtAIN

    1 Comment
    2024/05/30
    05:53 UTC

    112

    "The Balrog!" (1994) by Mike Ploog

    11 Comments
    2024/05/29
    21:29 UTC

    60

    'Melian' by Bob Greyvenstein

    3 Comments
    2024/05/29
    20:43 UTC

    38

    LotR: Pack of Worgs by Lukasz Jaskolski

    0 Comments
    2024/05/29
    17:28 UTC

    46

    The Alps, Joshua Tabti

    5 Comments
    2024/05/29
    11:54 UTC

    112

    Ranger of Cardolan by Lukasz Jaskolski

    1 Comment
    2024/05/29
    16:18 UTC

    115

    Nazgul by Lukasz Jaskolski

    1 Comment
    2024/05/28
    14:43 UTC

    14

    House of Beor: Part 2

    0 Comments
    2024/05/27
    20:49 UTC

    327

    Glorfindel by Ralph Damiani

    10 Comments
    2024/05/28
    12:38 UTC

    187

    Sauron painting by me

    6 Comments
    2024/05/27
    14:24 UTC

    22

    House of Beor: part 1

    3 Comments
    2024/05/26
    00:26 UTC

    119

    LOTR Mecha - Balrog by Kyle Mjoen

    1 Comment
    2024/05/25
    13:35 UTC

    45

    Telperion, soft pastel on sanded paper

    0 Comments
    2024/05/25
    00:14 UTC

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