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Battle Hamsters of the North by ursulav Battle Hamsters of the North by ursulav
I sing of the berserkers, beloved of the skalds and songsmiths, the great warriors of Thor's domain, smashers of Jotunheim, doers of deeds, wearers of weaselskins! Fearless in fighting, ruthless in raids, fleet of foot and fat of form, the brave berserk, the war-hardened servants of the war-god, the great Battle Hamsters of the North!

Okay, okay, Beowulf it ain't. There's a reason I'm an artist and not an ancient skald in a Viking hall somewhere, and my fondness for indoor plumbing and appreciation of the miracles of modern dentristy are only part of it. Nevertheless, battle hamsters, in all their pudgy glory. My husband claims that the little mouse is about to become a damp splat, but I think he's more in what Terry Pratchett calls the "Ai, senor, the banditos have raided our veeellage!" position, and about to send the mighty Battle Hamsters off to smite his enemies. Well, either way, I suppose.

Watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, pen, 8 x 10. Original for sale, prints available, visit [link] or send me a note if I haven't updated yet.
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:iconcookecakes:
COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
yes please and thank you! so cute and creative. :)
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ceraperduta Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Be careful little door mouse. The battle hamsters are no ones ally!
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dinoman356 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
So cute i wana punch a baby in the face!
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IamCid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
wow amazing illo!
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:iconmegan-reinhart:
Megan-ReinHart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Words cannot express how much I love this!
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skjaldulfr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I love the picture and the title!
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:icondarklywhite:
DarklyWhite Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Those hamsters look ready to die.
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:iconeggshellink:
EggshellInk Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Excellence.
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:iconmalafisto:
Malafisto Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
can i be a wearer of weaselskins?
btw this thing is ridiculous...i love it
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:iconthesweetfreak:
thesweetfreak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
LOVE LOVE LOVE especially as they look like my hamster waffle
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:iconanimeponyz13:
animeponyz13 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
so cute!
you did a great job one all of it! i love it!
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:iconawen-sgiath:
Awen-Sgiath Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Beauifull and very funny!
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:iconrainbloggy:
rainbloggy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
LOVE this :D
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:iconnamelessmanic:
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
They'll kill us all!
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:iconmarrowind:
marrowind Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh how adorable ^.^
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:iconmaia07:
maia07 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
wow!!! it's a lovely boys
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samseajoey Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
i really love this picture
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jessicagorawr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
ahaha very creative.
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:iconpopcornningette:
PopcornNingette Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
thats so cute!
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:iconpepper-sugar:
pepper-sugar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist
marvellous pic. :aww:
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:iconrandom-speck:
Random-Speck Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
This is amazing!
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:icontesswell:
tesswell Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Super! I love it :clap:
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:iconchicourano:
chicourano Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
This is really really fantastic!!!
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:icon124kirarox:
124kirarox Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Writer
thats so cute!!!
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:iconsomething1181:
something1181 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Hahahahaha tutu! They look so cute! i think They'll have me killed for sayin so but still :) they must hate basilisks
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:iconbluemaelstrom:
BlueMaelstrom Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
SO. Adorable. I feel bad for the lil mouse.
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:iconbecka92:
becka92 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
nooooooooooh so cute ^^
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fromunda-du-fromage Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008   Writer
That is just awesome! However, this brings up a problem... I was using Berserker Combat Hamsters in a book.... does this mean that would now be plagiarism?
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Shewolffe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! :D
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:iconombrenuit:
Ombrenuit Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Cutie!
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:iconketsuekiryu:
KetsuekiRyu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Verily the loinclothes add to the cuteness of this picture.
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:icontang526:
Tang526 Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
hhahah i love their weapons and helmets.......they remind me of ewoks
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frost-rot Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
the title makes me smile, and the picture itself is greatly adorably.
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V-PK Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, this is adorable! The colours and lines are smooth and clean and the overall feel is nice. I could imagine this kind of picture in a story book for kids. ^^
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HighwindEngineer03 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
Awesome, more viking!hamsters. I'm very tempted to purchase a pet hamster, name him 'Thorgrim' and fashion a miniture horned helmet just for him. :D
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DemonPup48 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
Luv it man. it's so funny it's CUTE! I can't stand the cuteness of the horns
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powermetalwonder Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
omfg! thats THE cutest thing i have seen in aaaaages! :aww: :heart: if i could fave it a thousand times i would :XD:

it truly is ace!!!! ^_________^
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:iconmausmouse:
mausmouse Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
;__; I've been looking for this picture EVERYWHERE!!
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:iconlogodaedalus:
logodaedalus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006   Digital Artist
Your art makes me want to design a whole world around them, truly inspiring.
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Tinak Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rolf: so funny!
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Forever-Nymph Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Aahhhhhhhhh! Best picture ever! I am so tempted to craft tiny outfits of glory for my hamster now! But... I can't sew and she would probalby bite me to death if I tried to put a tiny viking helmet on her... oh well, I can just look at your picture, squeel, and dream!!!
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plummetingjaguar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
*laughts till seams split* dammit I want one. Does beg the question though, from what animal did they obtain their horns.
They remind me of my chemistry teacher=D
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DrowessGirl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Aww Thats so adorable! I love it.
very creative :3
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cjhaacke Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006
How could I NOT add art called "Battle Hamsters" to my favorites?
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:iconsanoban:
sanoban Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
So cute and funny, the little mouse looks so tiny when you see those big hamsters.
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ShadowMaster762 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
*falls off chair laughing* DEAD MOUSE! :laughing: AHAHAHAHA!

Don't know why but the hamsters' battle regalia kind of reminds me of Star Wars... o.O
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DavidMVanNess Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
fuzzy fantasy isn't usually my thing, but I've got to tell you, this is a great piece!
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RezMontrose Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
This is just too cute for words. I have to go off and squee in the corner now.
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modeste Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
very cute !:)
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:iconvermelho:
Vermelho Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005   Traditional Artist
Haha! I never would of thought of hamsters as the battling sort, but your wonderful illustration makes me think it could be possible. Love it!
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