Clad in the byrnie and spangenhelm of a warrior of Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf battles Grendel's mother in the cave beneath the mere in this fantasy artwork by Richard H. Fay. This piece originally appeared in NewMyths.com, Issue 19, June 2012.
A pair of friendly aliens, one looking rather like a praying mantis and the other looking rather like a tentacled blob, seem enthralled by the tales a red-haired human girl tells in this original sci-fi illustration by Richard H. Fay. This work originally appeared on the cover of the April 2015 issue ofSPACEPORTS AND SPIDERSILK, published March 2015.
As the apron-clad proprietor of a fantasy winery looks on, a turban-wearing wizard tests the magical properties of the latest vintage while his dwarven companion wonders what's in a special tun set aside from the others. Unperturbed, a small pet dragon rests on the floor.
This fantasy artwork by Richard H. Fay originally appeared on the cover of the role playing game supplement book ADVENTURE HAVENS: BREWERS, DISTILLERS, AND VINTNERS, published June 2020 by Bards and Sages Publishing.
A female android sits upon a multi-eyed tentacled alien creature in this weird SF artwork by Richard H. Fay. This piece originally appeared as black and white filler artwork in [NAMEL3SS] Magazine, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2012), May 2013.
Multi-headed demonic figures rise out of a swirling mist and begin to enwreath a human figure in silhouette in this weird dark artwork by Richard H. Fay. This work originally appeared in parABnormal Digest, Issue 4, September 2012.
This original illustration by Richard H. Fay features a Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest known carnivorous dinosaurs. Forty feet long and sporting powerfully-built jaws lined with long serrated teeth, this Cretaceous Period beast was imposing-looking enough to earn the title “Tyrant Lizard King”.
This original illustration by Richard H. Fay features a three-horned plant-eating Triceratops, one of the last non-avian dinosaurs to have evolved prior to the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous Period.
This design by Richard H. Fay features a lion rampant gules, a heraldic red lion depicted in profile rearing up on its hind legs, ready to stave off all attackers. A lion of this type appears on the Scottish royal arms.
Eternal rivals symbolizing (respectively) earth and water, matter and spirit, tiger and dragon confront each other in this original artwork by Richard H. Fay. This work first appeared as an illustration accompanying Vince Gotera's "Menage à Tiger and Dragon", a series of four poems, in ALTERED REALITY MAGAZINE.
This design featuring a distinctly Irish ring pommel sword is based on swords carried by Irish kerns in a 16th century woodcut now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Here the sword is combined with bands of Celtic-style knotwork.
Scotland's warrior king Robert the Bruce defends a Scottish glen with his two-handed sword in hand in this illustration by Richard H. Fay. This work originally appeared as an interior illustration in Abandoned Towers, Issue #6, published July 2010.
According to tradition, Saint Patrick used the three-leaf clover to illustrate the Christian Trinity. Although the authenticity of this tradition is in question, the shamrock has become a symbol of Ireland. Here a shamrock trio appears between a pair of Celtic knotwork bands.
The Lovecraftian Wendigo-type entity Ithaqua prepares to capture a hapless human as the ice-world of Borea appears in the sky in this weird artwork that originally appeared on the cover of the January 2019 issue of BARDS AND SAGES QUARTERLY.
In this original illustration by Richard H. Fay, two long-hafted Viking-era Danish Axes are displayed crossed between two plaitwork bands based on a design from a Viking Age stone sculpture on the Isle of Man.
Clad in mail hauberk, mail chausses, and flat-topped iron helm, a medieval knight of the early thirteenth century hold his emblazoned shield and pennoned lance in this original artwork by Richard H. Fay.