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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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A cute cartoon knight clad in mail and great helm holds his sword high, ready to defend his castle.

Tags: sword, great-helm, cartoon-knight, cute-knight, mailed-knight

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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.

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Heraldic device of the French monarchy and symbol of the Virgin Mary, the fleur-de-lis can be found on many medieval and modern coats-of-arms.

Tags: heraldic-flower, heraldic-lilies, french-lilies, fleur-de-lys

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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.

Tags: otherworldly-creatures, otherworldly-beasts, draconic-alien, alien-dragon, science-fiction-art

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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.

Tags: vikings, viking-plaitwork, plaitwork, viking-age-sword, medieval-sword

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This knotwork design illustration is based on interlace designs seen on one of the carpet pages in the 7th century Insular (aka Hiberno-Saxon) illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Durrow.

Tags: celtic, durrow-knotwork, durrow-knot, hiberno-saxon-knotwork, hiberno-saxon-knot

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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.

Tags: medieval, rome, history, myth, knights

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This design by Richard H. Fay features the thistle, floral emblem of Scotland and an important Scottish national symbol since the 13th century.

Tags: flower, floral-emblem, floral-emblem-of-scotland, thistle-flower

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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.

Tags: fantasy, legend, history, rome, myth

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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: knotwork-circle, celtic, irish, irish-claddagh, clasping-hands

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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.

Tags: legendary-sword, mythic-sword, lady-of-the-lake, british-sword, king-arthur-sword

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This original design by Richard H. Fay is based on the red dragon displayed upon the Welsh national flag.

Tags: red-dragon-of-wales, western-dragon, winged-dragon, welsh-dragon

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