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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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A scorpion-tailed Manticore with cinnabar-coloured pelt grimaces fiercely in this original illustration based mainly upon Ctesias's description of this man-eating hybrid beast.

Tags: hybrid-beast, hybrid-monster, manticoras, manticora, martikhora

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This original fantasy artwork by Richard H. Fay features an array of dreadful draconic beasts from various European myths and legends. Creatures featured include: a seven-headed wyvern, a draco, a lindwurm, the Lambton Worm, a wyvern, a tatzelwurm, the Tarasque, a hydra, the Peluda, and the Gargouille.

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This illustration features an array of merfolk from around the world. The merbeings depicted include: a blonde-haired northern European mermaid, a red-capped male merrow of Irish lore, a blue-skinned Danish havmand, a necklace-wearing bonito maiden from the traditions of the Sa'a people of the Solomon Islands, a human-faced Japanese ningyo, and a red-eyed kaaiman of South Africa.

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A cute cartoon dragon waves hello in this original fantasy design by Richard H. Fay.

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This original illustration by Richard H. Fay features a Brachiosaurus, a large plant-eating sauropod of the late Jurassic that towered over most other dinosaurs.

Tags: jurassic-dinosaur, plant-eating-dinosaur, brachiosaurus-dinosaur, brachiosaurus, sauropod-dinosaur

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In this fun sci-fi illustration by Richard H. Fay, groovy green aliens ride in a flying saucer decorated with flowers, hearts, a star, and a rainbow.

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This illustration by Richard H. Fay features the Late Cretaceous armoured dinosaur known as Ankylosaurus. Along with armour plates, this 6-8 metre long herbivore sported a knobbed tail that formed a formidable-looking club.

Tags: prehistoric, palaeontology, herbivore-dinosaur, plant-eating-dinosaur, cretaceous-dinosaur

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A blonde haired mermaid sits on a rock in this original fantasy artwork by Richard H. Fay.

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This original illustration by Richard H. Fay features the giant plant-eating sauropod dinosaur of the Late Jurassic known as Apatosaurus. Many people know this dinosaur by the moniker Brontosaurus, a name meaning “thunder lizard”.

Tags: prehistoric-animal, paleontology, prehistoric, jurassic-dinosaur, plant-eating-dinosaur

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A cybernetic/robotic dragon stands upon a metallic grid in this original sci-fi art by Richard H. Fay.

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This original illustration by Richard H. Fay features a Stegosaurus, a plated dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic. The plates on its back, whose function remains a matter of debate, gave this dinosaur its name. Stegosaurus means “roof lizard”, a reference to those distinctive plates.

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

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This original illustration by Richard H. Fay depicts the fleet-footed feathered Late Cretaceous theropod dinosaur known as Ornithomimus (“bird mimic”), one of the “ostrich mimics”.

Tags: cretaceous-dinosaur, prehistoric, prehistoric-creature, ornithomimid, theropod

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A steam-powered mechanical dragon rears up and belches steam in this fantasy art by Richard H. Fay. This work originally appeared as a black and white line drawing in Issue 36 of Beyond Centauri.

Tags: steampunk, steam-powered-robot, steam-powered-dragon, silver-dragon, fantasy

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This original illustration by Richard H. Fay features the fish-eating theropod dinosaur of Cretaceous North Africa known as Spinosaurus. Spinosaurus sported an array of long neural spines along its back which may have supported a sail used for thermoregulation and/or display.

Tags: fish-eating-dinosaur, carnivorous-dinosaur, spinosaur, prehistoric, paleontology

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Two flying dragons circle a crescent moon in this fantasy design by Richard H. Fay.

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Encountered in its cavernous subterranean lair, a red-eyed green dragon spews fire in this original fantasy illustration by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: lore, cartoon, knight, princess, renaissance

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A gear-driven mechanical unicorn rears up in this original fantasy art by Richard H. Fay.

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Fairies dance around a bonfire blazing atop a grassy hillock in this original artwork by Richard H. Fay.

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A lad dressed as a pirate wears a long coat and a black pirate hat adorned with skull and crossbones in this original work by Richard H. Fay.

Tags: pirate-hat, crossbones, cartoon-buccaneer, cute-buccaneer, buccaneer

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