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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

This reddit community is a place to share Lovecraftian themed paintings and drawings.

Lovecraftian themed paintings and drawings.

Check out /r/Lovecraft for all things Lovecraft.

What makes something Lovecraftian? We welcome all types of artwork that fit in with Lovecraft's style. Common themes in his works include; gothicism, the occult, cosmic dread, elder beings, forbidden knowledge, insanity, the unknown, cyclopean masonry and non-euclidean geometry. We try and discourage gate-keeping here, as long as the quality of a post fits with our other submissions it belongs here. As this is a curated community posts and comments are subject to removal at the discretion of the mods.

What is Cosmicism/Cosmic Horror? Cosmicism is the literary philosophy developed and used by H.P Lovecraft. The most prominent theme in cosmicism is that humans are insignificant in the vastness of the universe.


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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    'Mlandoth and Mril Thorion' - By James Fletcher. Outer Gods from H.P Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. Large zoomable image.

    1 Comment
    2023/01/26
    17:13 UTC

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    Cthulhu fhtagn no more by Samize (aka Xaltotun)

    1 Comment
    2023/01/26
    16:22 UTC

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    Mother Hydra, made by me

    1 Comment
    2023/01/26
    12:51 UTC

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    The Acolyte of Mahgdrahoth by darnact

    3 Comments
    2023/01/26
    00:52 UTC

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    Shub-Niggurath by Anna Helena Szymborska

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    2023/01/25
    14:33 UTC

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    The Great race of Yith

    7 Comments
    2023/01/24
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    Agent Eldritch by darnact

    5 Comments
    2023/01/24
    03:59 UTC

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    Les Oeufs d'après HP Lovecraft by Philippe Druillet

    1 Comment
    2023/01/23
    22:15 UTC

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    Abyssal Depths by ERSKINE DESIGNS

    1 Comment
    2023/01/23
    20:43 UTC

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    Yog-Sothoth is the Gate by David LaRocca

    8 Comments
    2023/01/23
    14:40 UTC

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    Professor Lake - At the Mountains of Madness

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    2023/01/22
    11:15 UTC

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    H.P. Lovecraft by Anna Helena Szymborska

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    2023/01/21
    20:31 UTC

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    Ythogtha by Anna Helena Szymborska

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    2023/01/20
    14:51 UTC

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    El Rey Amarillo (Hastur) by Luis Arturo Arzate Velasco

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    2023/01/20
    05:51 UTC

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    Rhan Tegoth by Anna Helena Szymborska

    2 Comments
    2023/01/19
    17:37 UTC

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    Of Shoggoths and Elder Things by Aga Marlon

    1 Comment
    2023/01/19
    13:49 UTC

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    Nyarlathotep III by Jens Heimdahl

    3 Comments
    2023/01/18
    14:26 UTC

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    Shoggoth as the Ace of Clubs

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    2023/01/18
    11:03 UTC

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    Shub-Niggurath Portrait by Hubert Spala

    3 Comments
    2023/01/17
    14:41 UTC

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    untitled

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    2023/01/17
    06:30 UTC

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    Shoggoth by James Daly III

    4 Comments
    2023/01/16
    14:41 UTC

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    Void Head by Mister Cadaver [oc]

    4 Comments
    2023/01/16
    11:10 UTC

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    Rebirth of a new God by Mister Cadaver [oc]

    10 Comments
    2023/01/16
    11:08 UTC

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    3d printed Cthulhu.

    6 Comments
    2023/01/16
    03:41 UTC

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    Old Whateley (Wizard Whateley) by Luis Arturo Arzate Velasco

    1 Comment
    2023/01/16
    03:21 UTC

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    Chtulhu by Ognjen Sporin

    2 Comments
    2023/01/15
    16:04 UTC

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    Shub-Niggurath doodles I made while reading a chapter on her

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    2023/01/15
    02:57 UTC

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    Eye Moon by Ognjen Sporin

    1 Comment
    2023/01/14
    15:18 UTC

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    My friend painted this for me recently.

    0 Comments
    2023/01/13
    19:01 UTC

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    Dagon, Sea Deity by Nanna Marie Steffensen

    2 Comments
    2023/01/13
    14:33 UTC

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