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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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    265

    The Gates of Angband (by Mark Melnikov)

    7 Comments
    2023/01/26
    10:11 UTC

    235

    Sauron & werewolves by François B

    3 Comments
    2023/01/25
    18:45 UTC

    275

    Sam vs Shelob by Alex Rosko

    5 Comments
    2023/01/25
    13:04 UTC

    284

    Galadriel - Lord of the Rings Japan (by Me)

    7 Comments
    2023/01/25
    10:25 UTC

    346

    Turin Turambar by MIRRA KAN | Servia D.

    6 Comments
    2023/01/24
    12:59 UTC

    315

    Glorfindel’s bane by Ted Nasmith

    11 Comments
    2023/01/23
    18:25 UTC

    242

    Gandalf by Jan Podgórski

    3 Comments
    2023/01/23
    15:21 UTC

    12

    'The Hills of the Morning' by J. R. R. Tolkien himself!

    0 Comments
    2023/01/23
    07:41 UTC

    264

    Ghân-buri-Ghân by Andrea Piparo

    10 Comments
    2023/01/23
    14:21 UTC

    348

    Underhill Beside Springs by NaomiVanDoren

    5 Comments
    2023/01/22
    15:13 UTC

    314

    Fingolfin, Ellizaart

    3 Comments
    2023/01/21
    16:55 UTC

    105

    The Balrog Slayer

    4 Comments
    2023/01/20
    17:18 UTC

    413

    Legolas and Gimli by CaptBexx

    2 Comments
    2023/01/20
    15:53 UTC

    260

    Where to Begin by ayumi-lemura

    3 Comments
    2023/01/19
    17:10 UTC

    697

    Rivendell by J.R.R. Tolkien himself

    19 Comments
    2023/01/19
    09:51 UTC

    254

    The Durin Family - Fairytales by ayumi-lemura

    1 Comment
    2023/01/18
    14:37 UTC

    462

    Alatar and Pallando by Ralph Damiani

    11 Comments
    2023/01/17
    14:36 UTC

    132

    Glaurung by Cristiano Marchesi

    5 Comments
    2023/01/16
    16:02 UTC

    470

    Creature Fire by Alex Barbosa

    3 Comments
    2023/01/16
    14:21 UTC

    183

    WORMS! by ayumi-lemura

    1 Comment
    2023/01/16
    03:28 UTC

    102

    “I do not ride elf-fashion except on Shadowfax. But Shadowfax will have no harness. You do not ride Shadowfax: he is willing to carry you or not. If he is willing that is enough. “ My wife’s painting based on Shadowfax

    9 Comments
    2023/01/15
    13:36 UTC

    743

    The Hill: Hobbiton Across The Water by J. R. R Tolkien himself

    10 Comments
    2023/01/15
    11:42 UTC

    527

    House of Beorn by breath-art

    5 Comments
    2023/01/14
    15:09 UTC

    278

    Eowyn the Onna-Musha - Lord of the Rings Japan (by Me)

    4 Comments
    2023/01/14
    01:12 UTC

    352

    Aragorn the Ronin - Lord of the Rings Japan (by Me)

    7 Comments
    2023/01/12
    18:57 UTC

    452

    The Orcs Debate by Turner Muhan

    9 Comments
    2023/01/12
    10:26 UTC

    125

    Turgon by Marchesi Cristiano

    1 Comment
    2023/01/11
    22:17 UTC

    353

    Painted it digitally I did, but in traditional feel, vibe. Many Balrogs indeed. A question for you.. Silmilarion?

    25 Comments
    2023/01/11
    21:32 UTC

    1,050

    The Nazgûl at the Weathertop, by Rafael Diaz Bauduin

    17 Comments
    2023/01/10
    16:25 UTC

    424

    Green Elves by Turner Mohan

    14 Comments
    2023/01/09
    10:56 UTC

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