/r/ImaginaryMonsters

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Pictorial art of monsters from the past or present, such as angels, demons, strange WTF creatures, drooling brutes, innocent-looking oddities, mythical hybrids, an image from a bestiary, etc. Yes, you can submit drawings of your own imaginary monsters.

We strongly encourage the crediting of artists by their real name.

The Imaginary Network:

r/ImaginaryCharacters

r/ImaginaryLandscapes

r/ImaginaryMonsters

r/ImaginaryTechnology

A multi-reddit of The Imaginary Network


Pictorial art of monsters from the past or present, such as angels, demons, strange WTF creatures, drooling brutes, innocent-looking oddities, mythical hybrids, an image from a bestiary, etc. Perhaps your submission will inspire an illustrator or comic-book artist. Yes, you can submit drawings of your own imaginary monsters :) No photos, please.


No AI art

Please credit the artist by their real name and link to source. Please take 5 minutes to use Google Image Search or TinEye

Use the actual title of the artwork: Don't retitle an artist's piece, even if the relation between the title and the piece is unintuitive. Do not create a title for an untitled piece either.

No links to collections of wallpapers or a portfolio: Please link to one image, and post a link to the gallery in the comments

Self-submissions: Flair reserved for artists posting their own work (Original Content/'OC'): Click the word 'flair' under your post's title then click 'Self-submission' and Save. Leave a comment about your piece. Warning: Self-promotion without community engagement may result in a ban.

3 submissions max. every 24 hours

No shortened URLs

Reposts of submissions already posted to this subreddit are OK after 8 months

No politics, including sexual politics

No subreddit marketing

No obvious Card art

Moderators may remove posts/comments at their discretion


Reddit alumnus hueypriest said Imaginary Monsters is "awesome" in a comment about mentioning it on reddit's blog and alumna cupcake1713 says it's "one of the creepiest subreddits"


Header image: a crop of "Corak The Hunter" by Philip Herman


Requests: For payable requests, try r/HungryArtists, r/ArtStore, r/DesignJobs or Dribbble. Or you can search the deviantArt Job offers or Services forums. For casual requests, try r/picrequests


Friends: r/Art - all things art related, post what inspires you; r/CharacterDrawing - for fans of role-playing games; r/Comicbookart - an appreciation of the art form; r/DeviantArt - share your work and the work of others; r/drawing - for artists who particularly enjoy drawing; r/Painting - painting methods, techniques, and tips; r/SpecArt - Explore the visual aspects of imagined worlds; r/Wallpapers; r/WTFArt - experimental and unusual art


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/r/ImaginaryMonsters

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This afternoon's piece.

1 Comment
2024/04/06
17:43 UTC

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Salamander by Svetoslav Petrov

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2024/04/06
09:05 UTC

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Phantasmal Restraint by Janos Brumar

2 Comments
2024/04/06
08:59 UTC

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Purchase a Fnumpht today!

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2024/04/06
07:46 UTC

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The void-devour - v_de_rosa

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2024/04/06
05:49 UTC

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Beast Rider by Stridoleo

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2024/04/06
04:14 UTC

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Mage of thorns (by me)

2 Comments
2024/04/06
01:46 UTC

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Bird mouth

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2024/04/06
00:20 UTC

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F is for the Fastitocalon

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2024/04/05
20:32 UTC

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Penanggalan, Malaysian Folklore

4 Comments
2024/04/05
19:38 UTC

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Creepus and Crawlus. Ink and acrylic paintings by me. Thank you for looking!!

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2024/04/05
19:37 UTC

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Burnt corpse skin

2 Comments
2024/04/05
18:08 UTC

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Remix

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2024/04/05
14:01 UTC

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Dusk, the Titan Avenger, by me. Digital, 2024.

3 Comments
2024/04/05
13:42 UTC

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Toothy mimic

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2024/04/05
12:01 UTC

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Yearning by Shurong Cui

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2024/04/05
09:12 UTC

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Banana rex & Bumblepeeg by Geoffrey Amesse

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2024/04/05
09:05 UTC

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Rock Worm, OC, Watercolour

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2024/04/05
03:11 UTC

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untitled by Homutan

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2024/04/05
01:36 UTC

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[OC] Old Higrut by me. If I found him hiding in the woods, I'd be tempted to give him a helping hand.

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2024/04/05
00:16 UTC

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[OC] Old Higrut by me. If I found him hiding in the woods, I'd be tempted to give him a helping hand.

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2024/04/05
00:16 UTC

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'Cthulhu', 2021, painted by me in acrylics

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2024/04/04
22:26 UTC

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We. Are. Watching.

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2024/04/04
20:39 UTC

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[OC] Ivy

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2024/04/04
17:54 UTC

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This little clock bud I made in blender.

4 Comments
2024/04/04
14:48 UTC

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Lotus cryptid 🪷

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2024/04/04
11:58 UTC

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Wild Delusions by Augustinas Raginskis

2 Comments
2024/04/04
09:26 UTC

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The Holy One by Tomasz Ryger

4 Comments
2024/04/04
09:18 UTC

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Vengeful Flesh (oc)

2 Comments
2024/04/04
04:49 UTC

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Mid-Air Insect

1 Comment
2024/04/03
19:25 UTC

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