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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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    Hastur, the King in Yellow by Borja Pindado

    2 Comments
    2024/05/20
    12:50 UTC

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    The Beacon, by wronci

    7 Comments
    2024/05/17
    15:01 UTC

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    An injured Gnoph-Keh by me...From a CoC scenario I'm running...

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    2024/05/17
    14:50 UTC

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    Masks of Nyarlathotep, me, 2024

    1 Comment
    2024/05/16
    23:27 UTC

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    R'lyeh by Jason Juta

    2 Comments
    2024/05/17
    13:05 UTC

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    The Labyrinth by Simon Stålenhag

    2 Comments
    2024/05/16
    13:57 UTC

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    盲目のもの/Flying Polyp by 脳痛男/Nottsuo(喪中)

    4 Comments
    2024/05/15
    14:22 UTC

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    Innsmouth Nightmare by Le Cabinet des Bizarreries

    1 Comment
    2024/05/15
    12:50 UTC

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    Yithian by Quico Vicens-Picatto

    2 Comments
    2024/05/13
    14:20 UTC

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    Creature by Ivan Palma

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    2024/05/13
    12:39 UTC

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    Predatory Star by Carlos "Asty" Agraz

    1 Comment
    2024/05/11
    11:27 UTC

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    Return of the King, me, 2024

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    2024/05/09
    22:22 UTC

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    Magus by Allen Williams

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    2024/05/10
    12:56 UTC

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    Monolith by Satyaki Sarkar

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    2024/05/10
    12:37 UTC

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    Michael McGlen, a Human Oath of Conquest Paladin who's patron is Yog-Sothoth

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    2024/05/09
    16:31 UTC

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    Ningen by William 巴特尔 Bao

    2 Comments
    2024/05/08
    12:40 UTC

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    Pamela Running from Horror, by me

    2 Comments
    2024/05/08
    00:36 UTC

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    Cthulhu was here by Dawn Wolf (artofdawn)

    2 Comments
    2024/05/07
    16:53 UTC

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    Call of Cthulhu by Le Cabinet des Bizarreries

    1 Comment
    2024/05/06
    12:47 UTC

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    fungi in the moonlight

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    2024/05/04
    10:01 UTC

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    Burrowing Hybrid by Walter Brocca

    1 Comment
    2024/05/03
    12:39 UTC

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    Chaugnar Faugn

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    2024/05/02
    13:20 UTC

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    Whisper Of Abyss by Alexandre MOUGENOT

    3 Comments
    2024/05/01
    16:18 UTC

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    Chthonian by Borja Pindado

    3 Comments
    2024/05/01
    12:45 UTC

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    狂気煽る地響き ("the earthquake that stirs up madness") by YAZIRI_art

    2 Comments
    2024/04/30
    13:44 UTC

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    盲目のペンギン(でかすぎ) Blind Penguin (Too Big) by 脳痛男/Nottsuo(喪中)

    1 Comment
    2024/04/29
    19:18 UTC

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    The Oracle of Yuggoth by Quico Vicens-Picatto

    1 Comment
    2024/04/29
    18:45 UTC

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    Dredge by Tonrom

    3 Comments
    2024/04/29
    12:54 UTC

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    百鬼夜行 Hyakki Yagyō by 脳痛男/Nottsuo(喪中)

    2 Comments
    2024/04/27
    13:34 UTC

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    Above and From Beyond by Joel Bisaillon

    1 Comment
    2024/04/26
    12:39 UTC

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