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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.

Tags: fantasy-artwork, spangenhelm, byrnie, grendels-mother, monster

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This original dragon design by Richard H. Fay was based on images of dragons from medieval illuminated manuscripts and other medieval-period art.

Tags: two-legged-dragon, medieval-design, medieval

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This design by Richard H. Fay features a heraldic lion rampant, a lion depicted in profile rearing up on its hind legs, ready to stave off all attackers.

Tags: heraldic-creature, lion-rampant, heraldry, heraldic-lion, heraldic-beast

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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.

Tags: alien-creatures, science-fiction-illustration, sci-fi-illustration, tentacled-aliens, friendly-aliens

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This design by Richard H. Fay combines knotwork with the crowned heart and clasping hands of the claddagh ring, a traditional Irish ring symbolizing friendship, love, and loyalty.

Tags: heart, clasping-hands, crowned-heart, knotwork, knotwork-circle

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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.

Tags: small-dragon, pet-dragon, dragon, dwarf, sorcerer

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This heraldic-style pink rose illustration is based on several medieval period heraldic roses.

Tags: heraldic, medieval-rose, heraldic-rose, pink-rose, pink

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Late medieval poleaxes are crossed behind a heater-shaped shield bearing a heraldic lion in this original design by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: medieval-axes, axes, heraldic-lion, lion, knightly-poleaxes

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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.

Tags: science-fiction, scifi, weird-art, tentacles, alien

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A fifteenth-century knight clad in plate armor lowers his lance and spurs his destrier (warhorse) into a charge in this original illustration by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: fifteenth-century-knight, armor, plate-armor, knight-in-armor, mounted-knight

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This design by Richard H. Fay features two daffodils displayed crossed. The daffodil has come to symbolize Wales and has been adopted as the national flower of Wales.

Tags: national-flower-of-wales, welsh-daffodils, welsh, yellow-blooms, yellow-blossoms

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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.

Tags: silhouette, dark-artwork, weird-art, multi-headed-ghosts, multi-headed-demons

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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”.

Tags: cretaceous, prehistoric-creature, prehistoric-animal, cretaceous-dinosaur, meat-eating-dinosaur

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This design by Richard H. Fay features a heraldic lion rampant in black. A lion rampant sable appears on the flag of the Flemish Community and Flemish Region in Belgium.

Tags: black-lion-rampant, black-lion, lion-rampant-sable, lion-sable, lion-rampant

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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.

Tags: cretaceous, prehistoric, prehistoric-creature, herbivorous-dinosaur, plant-eating-dinosaur

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Beneath text declaring "HAPPY HALLOWEEN", a masked goblin carries a trick-or-treat bag adorned with a jack-o’-lantern in this original Halloween illustration by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: jack-o-lantern, pumpkin, masked-goblin, trick-or-treating, trick-or-treat

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This original illustration by Richard H. Fay features an Allosaurus, a meat-eating theropod dinosaur that prowled western North America during the Late Jurassic.

Tags: allosaur, carnivorous-dinosaur, meat-eating-dinosaur, jurassic-dinosaur, jurassic

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Three shadowy green-eyed black imps lurk around an old headstone engraved with a winged skull and the words "Happy Halloween" in this original spooky-but-fun Halloween illustration by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: horror, tombstone, headstone, gravestone, halloween-gifts

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Three creepy Jack-o'-Lanterns glare menacingly in this original Halloween artwork by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: halloween-gifts, scary, spooky, jack-o-lantern-pumpkin, jack-o-lanterns

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A ghost wearing a witch's hat atop its Jack-o'-Lantern pumpkin head rises up to scare all in this spooky Halloween art by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: ghost, pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lantern-pumpkin, specter

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Three demonic trees sporting dreadful faces and grasping limbs stand in the dark in this original horror artwork by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: weird, horror, spooky, scary, monster-trees

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A red-haired Earthling girl stands hand-in-hand and hand-in-tentacle with her alien friends while a flying saucer soars above them all in this original sci-fi illustration by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: sci-fi-art, friendly-aliens, science-fiction, extraterrestrials, flying-saucer

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This design is based on the white eagle found in the national coat of arms of Poland.

Tags: coat-of-arms-of-poland, coat-of-arms, poland, polish, heraldic-design

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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.

Tags: scottish-lion, lion-rampant-gules, lion-gules, lion-rampant, heraldic-lion

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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.

Tags: folklore, magic, fairy, fairy-tale, cartoon

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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.

Tags: kern-sword, knotwork, celtic-knots, celtic-knotwork, ring-pommel-sword

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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.

Tags: scottish, king-of-scotland, robert-i, medieval-knight, medieval-warrior

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This drawing by Richard H.Fay, which originally appeared as a black and white illustration in Flashing Swords, Issue 11, features three decorated sword hilts of the Viking Age.

Tags: medieval-weapons, viking-weapons, medieval, viking, viking-sword-hilts

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This original illustration by Richard H. Fay depicts a bronze Corinthian helmet, one of the types of protective headgear worn by ancient Greek warriors.

Tags: ancient-helmet, bronze-helmet, helmet, ancient-greek-helmet, greek-helmet

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Based on several knightly memorial brasses of the first half of the fifteenth century, this image displays the nomenclature of the various pieces of plate armour worn by English knights circa 1430.

Tags: renaissance, diagram, cartoon, magic, fantasy

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Clad in spiked armour, Sir John Lambton confronts the monstrous Lambton Worm in the waters of the River Wear in this original artwork inspired by English legend.

Tags: dragons, magic, cartoon, renaissance, medieval

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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.

Tags: irish, knotwork, knotwork-bands, celtic-knotwork, celtic-knots

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Both the leek and the daffodil have come to symbolise Wales. Leek and daffodil appear together in this original design by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: symbols-of-wales, welsh-daffodil, welsh-leek, daffodil

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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.

Tags: lovecraftian-wendigo, lovecraftian-monster, lovecraftian-god, lovecraftian, great-old-one

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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.

Tags: medieval, viking, plaitwork, viking-plaitwork, medieval-weapons

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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.

Tags: medieval-warrior, thirteenth-century-knight, knight-in-armor, medieval, crusader-knight

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