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.
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.
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.
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.
Clad in knee-length hauberk and nasal helmet, carrying a steel-tipped lance and a kite-shaped shield, a dismounted Norman knight of circa 1066 appears ready to conquer England in this original illustration by Richard H. Fay.
Medieval melds with sci-fi in this illustration of a rather draconic-looking alien creature attacking an otherworldly elephantine beast. This work, which was based on a medieval depiction of a serpentine dragon attacking an elephant, originally appeared as black and white filler art in Star*Line, Volume 36, Issue 2, April 2013.
This original illustration by Richard H. Fay depicts a Viking-era sword with a trilobate pommel based on one in the British Museum displayed between two plaitwork bands based on a design from a Viking Age stone sculpture on the Isle of Man.
A Norman-period sword with a Brazil nut pommel, a long-bladed "Great Sword" or "Sword of War" of the 13th or 14th century, and an acutely pointed thrusting sword of the Late Middle Ages appear side-by-side in this original illustration by Richard H. Fay.
Patron saint of England since the 14th century, George was a late 3rd-early 4th century military tribune (martyred circa 303). According to legend, George heroically killed a dragon that had been terrorising the countryside around Silena in Libya. This particular portrayal of the warrior-saint depicts him armed as a Roman cavalryman.
In this original illustration by Richard H. Fay, the Lady of the Lake holds the mystical sword Excalibur, sheathed in its magical scabbard, aloft from the surface of her watery abode. The sword and scabbard are based on a British sword of circa 50 BC, which would already have been ancient in the Arthurian Era.