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Battle Hamster Goes South by ursulav Battle Hamster Goes South by ursulav
Blud Blugsson was willing to admit that he was a little off course. Yes, maybe even lost. In retrospect, when he'd gotten seperated from the other members of the raiding party, he should probably have headed north, or east to the shoreline, not south. And crossing that big river had definitely been a mistake. And he should have stopped after the first week, not kept going for two months in the wrong direction. That had been pretty pigheaded. He was willing to admit that now. But, c'mon! The battle hamsters, chosen of Thor, wearers of weaselskins, etc, etc, did NOT stop and ask for directions! They were a smite-first-don't-bother-with-questions breed! Thor liked it that way! It was perfectly understandable. And by the time Blud was willing to ask directions, he'd gone so far afield that the natives spoke a completely different language, and all he'd been able to figure out from the sign language was that they believed he was some kind of small, fat sasquatch.

Besides, he'd been so sure that he was finally been headed in the right direction, until he wound up in the mangrove swamp.

Watercolor/mixed media, 9 x 12 on textured clayboard. The battle hamsters really appealed to me, and I had to revisit them a bit more. Original is for sale, prints available, visit [link] or drop a note!
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Spoon-Bearer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Dovah-Hamster FTW!
Awsome job!
StoneSoldier Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Seriously cool. Makes me want to get a hamster.
tagg18 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student
I just adore this and the accompanying story.
johnbecaro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cute and neat colors
AxelofReaht Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009   Writer
I love it. So, I dunno, fun.
NSmoerebroet Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wanted to have a little look at your gallery this morning and actually stuck to it for about 1 and a half hour now. This might sound pathetic, as it screams: "I ain't got anything better to do than surf the web all day long" but as a matter of fact it is just your gallery that is way too awesome to just be looked at quickly. It's not only your cute paintings, but also your "artist comments" that really made my day!!! Just wanted to say thanks for that :)
singlefilmvolume2 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007   Photographer
lol, very nice.
dragonmind Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
well, it just begs for me to faw it.
Its a wonderful idea! A battle hamster!
He is Cute, He is Cuddely and he is good with the sword to.
Nananie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
lol ! fantastic ! your artwork is great and funny :d
sufferlittlechildren Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
wow, it's awesome!!!
HighwindEngineer03 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
Poor Blud. If only there were some nearby villages he could raid, because then he could subsequently 'interrogate' the natives about the surrounding land without admitting he's lost. :)
TEMUCHINYONGA Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional Artist
I'll take it...
I love it..
Its a awesome drawin'
powermetalwonder Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
:O omg sooooooooo cute!!!! :aww:
barfer Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
This is fantastic And so extremely cute and round hehe
sanoban Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
Yeah battle hamster!!!! Hurray for hamsters with thos helmet :XD:
Somethingfake Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
WOooooooooo! Battle hamters!
Lykaios Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
Very cute:P
NightVendiviel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
Squeee!!! It's so cute! And the story behind the picture is adorable!

"Hamsters and rengers everywhere REJOICE!!!!!!!!" ^__^
Mechy-kun Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
Aww how cute! I love it!
bad-bunny Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005
Looks like I'm joining a long list of people to appreciate this particular piece, but I really had to. He's adorable. Your style is great and very much your own. And it's also very inspiring in various ways.
StormCry Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
Your Battle Hamsters have pillaged their way into my heart. Will we see more exploits of these furry warriors in the future? *please*? :eyes:
Mim8209 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
Oh Blud, you should have brought a compass. Now you see what happens.
Tsk tsk. And there are probably snakes too, in that swamp. My heart goes with you... :heart:
The colours of the swamp are so good, you can almost smell rotting leaves and dampness.
St-Joseph Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
Yeah who needs directions? I can survive this mangrove swamp, and then I'll waltz right through the river of flame just ahead. That's what he's thinking. :)
St-Joseph Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
Yeah who needs directions? I can survive this mangrove swamp, and then I'll waltz right through the lava. That's what he's thinking. :)
karkarodon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005
Great story line. BATTLE HAMPSTERS? < SNORT!>

Brian Jacques must love looking at your stuff. It's brilliant. What detail!
JunkyardWillieFan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004
That reminds me of Lemmingwinks from this funny episode of South Park. Mr.Garrison becomes the new 4th grade teacher with his new assistant Mr.Slave, and Mr.Garrison is trying to find a way to get fired for being gay so he can sue the School for millions of dollars. Then this gross part when Mr.Garrison insert the tube in Mr.Slave's butthole and put Lemmingwinks inside him...and so his journey begins inside the man so gay. And that picture really reminds me of that episode! Great job ursulav!
mm64942 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
I love this.....
evanjensen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Poor viking hamster...
MehrunesDagon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
dragonsteincole Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I can't get enough of the battle hamsters ^^
hobbes737 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004
I really love the stories! they are just as cool as the art!
Linnet Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004
Battle hamster returns, now with the obligatory pink lizard! <3
Astieth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004   Photographer
Rating out of five stars: :star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star:

u rock!
grethe727 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
Heh heh! Cute and funny!
invaderjes Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004  Student Filmographer
I have to say, as incredible as your paintings are..... your discription really makes it. I look forward to your next commentary as much as your next picture.
pinkcookie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004
OMG this is the cutest coolest thing ever :D :love:
JSakon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Student Digital Artist
OMG OMG OMG thats so cool
stuf01 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004
You read Terry Pretchett,no? If you don't you should. The hamster is very cute
yagi-san Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004
Awww!! Poor Blud! :glomp: :D PINK LIZARD!!! :XD: :D
m0rpheus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Professional Artist
so cute, as always. ;)
mike-the-vile Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004
I see that the months of travel did nothing for his pudgy belly, for which he can be glad. The little pink lizard is a cute touch! :D
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
This is the most detailed background I have seen you do in a while. Love your imaginative sugject matter, but I really feel this this piece is really set appart by your attention to detail in the setting. Great job! Also on a side note....the tree with the hole in the base....I see a hidden face, where the hole is the mouth, and the knot is the nose, and the eyes are in the moss. Don't know if that was intentional, but I got a kick out of it.
manuelka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EVER so cute. And yay for the lizard! Beautiful background, too.
JackLeaf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004   Writer
Haha! Definitely awesome.
zuluyo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004   Digital Artist
The fur, the water, the mosssinesss, everything is awesome. Nice job as always.

Of course the picture would be nothing without the story :B hang in there Blud! You'll find your way home!
timsteruk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
aw, cute n funky
mojaam Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
Great drawing of the setting. Really feels like in a jungle. Love the details and textures.
qwicket Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
Hehe, I really enjoy looking at any one of your pieces. You seem to capture a certain something...some life in everyone. And of course you couldn't resist the pink lizard..could you? :p

You seem to be able to create amaing designs of every animal, making the more undesireable look desirable. And your choice of colors is impecable each and everytime.

Awesome. :D
AmnerisAida Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004   Traditional Artist
I notice also that the pink lizard is in this one too.....
Heiko Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
now if he only asked the lizard, for we all know pink lizards are skilled at charades
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