Elden Ring Hidden Paintings Location [All 7 Paintings]

Today's guide basically focuses on the location of the hidden paintings and the rewards that come along with it in Elden Ring!

You have to be honest, and it wouldn’t be a good FromSoftware game if there weren’t any secrets or hidden items involved in the game. It’s a pretty standard formula to include in any game, and FromSoftware does its best to reward the players extensively for finding hidden items found across the Lands Between. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Location of the Hidden Paintings in Elden Ring.

Key Highlights
  • Hidden Paintings are optional collectibles found in Artist’s Shacks across the Lands Between.
  • After interacting with one, you can look at and read the description of these Hidden Paintings.
  • These paintings depict an array of locations around the Lands Between, and your objective is to find these locations.
  • Upon reaching the location, the Ghost of the artist appears and drops you a reward.
  • You can get good rewards for completing both steps, such as the Incantation Scarab helmet, Ashes of Wars, Larval Tear, Juvenile Scholar Cap & Robe, incantations, and weapons.

So, where are the Hidden Paintings located? You might have come across a painting or two in the Lands Between found in locations known as Artists Shacks. Not only do you get the opportunity to find paintings scattered across the Lands Between, but you also get heavily rewarded for your finds. You’ll come across a total of 7 Paintings in the Lands Between, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as you’ll have to do more to acquire their rewards along the way.

Here’s where things get interesting. As you interact with the Painting and acquire it, you’ll be able to view the Painting with a description of the Painting. The Painting will depict locations around the Lands Between, which you need to locate and match up with your own perspective. If you successfully match up the area.

You’ll find the Ghost of the artist who painted the Painting, and a reward will drop as the Ghost disappears. It’s a pretty neat addition to Elden Ring to keep players on their toes.

Homing Instinct Painting Location

Elden Ring Hidden Painting Location
The Homing Instinct Painting

Artist’s Shack

For the first Elden Ring Hidden Paintings Location, you’ll have to start from the Outskirts of the Summonwater Village. As you make it to the location, start moving South aboard Torrent and climb up the rocks located right in front of you. Follow along the cliff, and you’ll finally come across the Artist’s Shack right before you. Head on inside and acquire the Homing Instinct Painting. That’s just stepping 1 of 2, as you now need to find out where the location of the Painting’s perspective is.

Ghost’s Location

We’ve got you pretty much covered with this as you need to Fast Travel to Seaside Ruins. As you spawn, continue towards North and start traversing the area with the bats. Ahead will be a particularly small gravesite, and to the right of it, you’ll come across the artist’s Shack. Make sure to approach the ghostly figure, and he will vanish. The Ghost will drop the Incantation Scarab.

Incantation Scarab

The Incantation Scarab is basically a Helmet in Elden Ring. It looks like a disgusting bug that firmly sits on top of your head. The Scarab has some runes inscribed on it and basically applies some defensive capabilities to the head of the user. The Scarab also changes the appearance of the player.

The Scarab basically reduces the FP costs of incantations but increases the damage taken by the player. The FP Cost of every incantation goes down by a dramatic 15 percent but at the cost of taking on some increased damage. Also, consider reading our Best Elden Ring Incantations guide. 

Prophecy Painting Location

Elden Ring Hidden Painting Location
The Prophecy Painting

Stormveil Castle

To locate the Second Hidden Painting, you need to make your way into the open area, which is situated in Stormveil Castle. There, you’ll come across many guards lined up with their defenses in place. You’ll also see another enemy with a sword too big to wield and a trusty companion by his side. If you look to the left and proceed in that direction, you’ll come across the Prophecy Painting inside of a building.

Ghost’s Location

Since we’re giving you the location, you won’t need to observe the Painting in the first place. You’ll need to Fast Travel to the Church of Pilgrimage, which you can find towards the North of the Weeping Peninsula. Make your way to the outside of the Church and proceed towards the cliff you see in front of you.

You’ll see a piece of ruins protruding from the ground, along with some birds resting near the end towards the right. Towards the left of the ruin is the Ghost. But the tricky part about this Ghost is that he only appears when you get close to the location. The Ghost Disappears and drops your reward, and now, you’re the proud owner of the Warhawk Ashes.

Warhawk Ashes

Warhawk Ashes is the reward for finding the second Elden Ring Hidden Paintings Location. This Ash of War is basically a summon. You might have heard that summons aren’t the way to go if you wanna fully experience a FromSoftware game but don’t listen to salty players. Summons are pretty useful for getting in some damage, and they die out if you don’t make your fair share of contributions to a battle.

With that said, the Warhawk basically summons a hawk that is similar to the one that appears outside of the StormVeil Castle. The Hawk basically attacks via swords which are attached to its talons and to its beak. The Warhawk, being a notable hawk, also breathes fire. It makes for a great ally as you usually encounter it as an enemy. Beware before summoning it as it has an FP Cost of 52.

Resurrection Painting Location

Elden Ring Hidden Painting Location
Resurrection Painting

Artist’s Shack

The Resurrection Painting is located east of the Liurnia of the Lakes. Proceed your way to the East, and you’ll conveniently find the Artist’s Shack that sits on top of a few rocks. You can also find the Shack just west of the Carian Study Hall. Head on inside to acquire the Resurrection Painting.

Ghost’s Location

To find the location of the third Hidden Paintings in Elden Ring, you must start off with your position right inside Caria Manor. Then, fast travel behind Caria Manor. You can also manually get there by walking up to The Three Sisters and then traveling to the right and around the manor.

Once you make it there, head East until you come across a graveyard. You’ll conveniently spot the Ghost towards the right of this area towards the other side of the rock, where he’ll be standing diagonally upwards. This Ghost drops a handful of items like the Juvenile Scholar Cap, Juvenile Scholar Robe, and a Larval Tear.

Juvenile Scholar Cap

The Juvenile Scholar Cap is basically a helmet in Elden Ring and is a part of the Juvenile Scholar Set. It’s basically lightweight head protection that doesn’t offer you much defensive protection from physical damage. But magical defense is where it shines. According to the Lore, the Cap was worn by young academy scholars. The juveniles were birthed anew by the amber egg of Queen Rennala, the head of Raya Lucaria Academy. The Cap offers a bit of physical damage negation but better magical firelight and holy defense.

Juvenile Scholar Robe

The Juvenile Scholar Robe is basically a Chest Armor Piece in Elden Ring. It’s pretty lightweight and doesn’t offer all that much resistance to physical damage but does better when it comes to magical effects. The Robe is basically worn around the torso of the player to offer an increase in defensive and resistance capabilities. The Robe also changes the appearance of the player as a whole.

Larval Tear

The Larval Tear is basically an essential item in Elden Ring, which is used by Rennala of the Raya Lucaria Academy to grant rebirth. The Larval tear is basically the core of a creature of mimicry known as a silver tear. Rebirth basically enables players to boost their stats and attributes to new heights, allowing the players to take on more challenging battles.

Redmane Painting Location

Elden Ring Hidden Painting Location
Redmane Painting

Sellia, Town of Sorcery

Start off in Caelid. Then start strafing towards the Site of Grace which is known as Sellia Under-Stair. The area is located inside Sellia, Town of Sorcery. Make your way up the stairs, head towards the right, and then you’ll come across the Redmane Painting laying beside some rubble. While you’re at it, why not read our Elden Ring Sellia Crystal Tunnel Location guide.

Ghost’s Location

So that’s it for the location of the Hidden Painting, but what about the Ghost? We’ll be getting into it now. To reach the Ghost, fast travel from your location in Caelid to the Dragonbarrow Fork and head onwards east to the Minor Erdtree. Make your way along the road till you finally reach the Minor Erdtree. If you’ve made it this far, give yourself a pat on the back. You’ll see many broken pots on your right. Proceed right of the Minor Erdtree, along the wind tunnel that’ll project you onto a ledge above.

You’ll find a single large pot on your left. You’ll encounter some handy messages left by other Elden Ring players that indicate the location where you need to drop down. Make use of the branches and broken arches to traverse your way down to some safe ground cautiously.

You can quickly drop down at some locations without any damage fall but for others, make sure to use Torrent. As you finally make it to the ledge below, start walking to the edge towards the middle, and voila, the artist’s Ghost will appear before you. Interact with it to make it disappear, and you’ll finally gain your reward, Ash of War: Rain of Arrows.

Ash of War: Rain of Arrows

The Rain of Arrows is basically an Ash of War, as you can tell. It’s also an upgrade material and provides the player with the rain of arrows skill and standard affinity. It can be equipped along with weapons and shields to modify the skill or some of your other equipment.

The Archery skill is basically performed from a low stance as you ready your Bow and launch a barrage of arrows towards the sky. The projectiles rain from the sky and shower down upon your enemies. The skill can be used with all kinds of bows. Another benefit is that it can be cast even if you have less than 20 FP. The Rain of Arrows is pretty helpful if you want to farm wildlife and gain some crafting materials.

Champion’s Song Location

Champions Song
The Champion’s Song Painting

Shaded Castle

The Champion’s Song can be acquired by fast traveling to the Shaded Castle. To be specific, you need to make your way to the Shaded Castle Ramparts. As you reach the destination, make a left at the stairs located behind you and keep walking along the castle wall until you reach an area where you can drop down. It’ll be located to your left. Also, consider reading our Elden Ring 50 Hit Wall Location guide.

After you’ve dropped down, you’ll find a wooden hut. On the first floor of the cabin, you’ll find the Champion’s Song Painting.

Ghost’s Location

Back to the Site of Grace, you need to make your way to the Rampartside Path in Altus Plateau. Make your way southeast until you finally reach a small encampment. Look to your right, and make your way along the path which will lead back to the way you came from. Climb to the very top and then approach the cliff which overlooks the Sainted Hero’s Grave. There, you’ll find the Ghost, which will drop the Harp Bow.

Harp Bow

The Harp Bow is basically a light wooden bow in Elden Ring. It primarily scales with your strength and dexterity stands, so you need to polish up on your attributes. It’s a pretty good weapon for most archer builds.

The Bow is basically designed from a minstrel’s harp. The fun part about the Bow is that it resounds in sonorous tones when the Bow is fired. It requires the user to have a strength of 9 and a dexterity of 9 and weighs just two units. The Bow comes with the barrage weapon skill and can be upgraded using smithing stones. Although it’s a late-game item, it’s still pretty weak and light compared to its counterparts.

Flightless Bird Painting Location

Flightless Bird
The Flightless Bird Painting

Leyndell, Royal Capital

To get to the Artist’s Shack, make your way to the first floor of the Fortified Manor located in Leyendell over at the Royal Capital. You’ll notice it pretty fast, considering it looks pretty similar to the Roundtable Hold.

Ghost’s Location

That’s pretty much it for the location of the hidden painting. Now, let’s worry about the sneaky Ghost. Make sure to Fast Travel to the Windmill Village, which is located in the Altus Platea, and make your way to the southeastern location of the area. Here, you’ll find the Ghost that’ll disappear and drop you the Fire’s Deadly Sin Spell.

Fire’s Deadly Sin

The Fire’s Deadly Sin is an incantation in the Elden Ring World. The incantation enables the user to cast fire onto the area and their body. The incantation originates from a profoundly ominous prophecy. Raging flames surround the caster and the region. Charging the spell enhances the potency. The spell requires you to have a faith of around 19. It costs 26 FP to use.

Sorcerer’s Painting Location 

Sorcerer's Painting
The Sorcerer’s Painting

Castle Sol

Now, let’s make our way to the location of the Final Painting, known as the Sorcerer’s Painting. The Painting is located over at Castle Sol in the Mountaintops of the Giants. From the entrance of the Castle, take a sharp left and proceed through the spiked barricades. Climb the staircase. You’ll be greeted in a room located on your left. Make your way up the ladder inside and walk along the linear castle wall all the way to the end. You’ll be welcomed by a ladder that is heading down. Climb your way down, and there, you’ll find the Sorcerer’s Painting.

Ghost’s Location

Now that you’ve located the Hidden Painting, let’s find the Ghost. From the Mountaintops of the Giants, fast travel your way to the Snow Valley Ruins Overlook. Proceed your way westwards and make your way through a valley that is full of massive skeletons that continue to spew out of the ground. Towards the end, you’ll find a bridge to your left, and there, you’ll find the Ghost minding its own business. Approach the Ghost to make the Great hood armor piece drop.

Great hood

The Great hood is a helmet in Elden Ring. It’s a pretty unique item and isn’t part of any armor set. The headpiece has some heft to it as it weighs 5.1 units. The headpiece enhances your intelligence and faith, but it takes a toll on your HP by reducing it. The Great hood provides protection to players due to its various defensive properties and robustness. When equipped, it also changes the player’s appearance as well. It boosts your faith and intelligence by 2 points but lowers your health by 10 percent. Beware, the hood may obstruct the player’s view as it is indeed enormous.

And that’s pretty much it for all the Elden Ring Hidden Paintings Locations. We got a host of guides waiting to be read, so make sure to make the most of your Elden Ring experience by polishing up on your Elden Ring Knowledge.

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