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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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    Tom Bombadil by CK Göksoy

    1 Comment
    2024/02/14
    13:38 UTC

    46

    Birthday Escape by David Alvarez

    1 Comment
    2024/02/13
    15:52 UTC

    103

    Glorfindel by CK Göksoy

    2 Comments
    2024/02/13
    11:46 UTC

    72

    Good Morning! by Kinko-White

    1 Comment
    2024/02/12
    15:17 UTC

    44

    A Great Adventure by Douglas Carrel

    1 Comment
    2024/02/12
    14:55 UTC

    59

    Hobbits by lonicera-edulis

    6 Comments
    2024/02/11
    09:07 UTC

    70

    Beorn by Kerem Beyit

    1 Comment
    2024/02/10
    16:58 UTC

    86

    Carcharoth by Stevce Lazarevski:

    1 Comment
    2024/02/10
    11:46 UTC

    35

    What If...? Darth Vader VS Sauron by Phase Runner

    5 Comments
    2024/02/09
    15:26 UTC

    322

    "Until the world is broken and remade." Elrond and Elros by Jenny Dolfen

    8 Comments
    2024/02/09
    13:08 UTC

    244

    Gimli sitting pretty on fourty-threeeee by Ben Judd

    8 Comments
    2024/02/08
    09:20 UTC

    172

    Galadriel by Finnstark Illustration

    3 Comments
    2024/02/07
    19:27 UTC

    135

    Over The Hill by PhaseRunner

    1 Comment
    2024/02/06
    13:07 UTC

    109

    -Lotr personal fan art- by Ömer Burak Önal

    3 Comments
    2024/02/06
    12:54 UTC

    70

    Gollum's Journey Commences by Frédéric Bennett

    2 Comments
    2024/02/05
    12:49 UTC

    69

    Drew Turin and Glaurung (OC)

    2 Comments
    2024/02/04
    15:48 UTC

    109

    The old forest by Gabriel Garcia

    3 Comments
    2024/02/04
    15:08 UTC

    36

    Fake comic book fanart - volume 1 by Gabriel Garcia

    2 Comments
    2024/02/04
    15:05 UTC

    83

    Elrond - Lord of Rivendell by Andrea Piparo

    2 Comments
    2024/02/02
    11:01 UTC

    176

    A wizard is never late, nor is he early by Kloir

    1 Comment
    2024/02/01
    19:40 UTC

    82

    Council of the Wise by Aleksander Karcz

    1 Comment
    2024/02/01
    14:17 UTC

    74

    Annatar - The Bearer of Gifts by Ralph Damiani

    6 Comments
    2024/01/31
    12:06 UTC

    252

    Second Breakfast by artist Raoul Vitale

    6 Comments
    2024/01/31
    01:11 UTC

    112

    The Inheritance by artist Raoul Vitale

    2 Comments
    2024/01/31
    01:08 UTC

    46

    LOTR fanarts - linearts by Gabriel Garcia

    3 Comments
    2024/01/29
    13:30 UTC

    33

    Fake comic book fanart - volume 1 by Gabriel Garcia

    3 Comments
    2024/01/29
    13:26 UTC

    118

    Thranduil by Fang Wanglin

    2 Comments
    2024/01/29
    10:43 UTC

    37

    Magic The Gathering - Legolas Fanart by Catriel Trevelin

    2 Comments
    2024/01/28
    23:05 UTC

    116

    Shelob About to Leap on Frodo by John Howe

    1 Comment
    2024/01/27
    15:35 UTC

    106

    Rivendell Inspiration

    Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. J.R.R. Tolkien's inspiration for the valley of Rivendell
    Photo by Aldraku

    0 Comments
    2024/01/27
    07:45 UTC

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