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Ring of the Ulfhednar by sarahfinnigan Ring of the Ulfhednar by sarahfinnigan
Ring of the Úlfhéðnar - real title but DA doesn't allow those characters. 

The Úlfhéðnar: Berserkers, men clad in wolf skins. I took it literally. 
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Given 2014-05-06
Ring of the Ulfhednar by sarahfinnigan. Is one of those pieces that goes above and beyond technical skill when bringing out a unique perspective and engaging piece. Beautiful contrast with superb hue's and saturation of color!  A beautiful piece to truly admire. ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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KeIIion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow such a perfect werewolf , so amazing and realistic details *-* look so brilliant 
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The-Warp-Corrupts Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
really nice piece ^^ Love the tales of the Ulfhednar that my older relatives would tell me of as I grew up the times I met them ^^ (my fathers family originates and still lives in one of the most northern coastal areas in Norway where most of the legends of the ulfhednar i have found originates from) really good looking piece and great detail ^^

PS. sorry can't just let it go ^^ Berserk is actually a name for the later version (and a collective name for men like the berserks and the ulfhednar) but actually berserk derives from the words ber and serk that loosly means bearcloth wich wich refers to the berserks of other parts of the world :) Ulfhednar where a proud band of brothers who stuck true with their own title where they adorned theirselves in wolfskins and fought as it is said "with the sly cunning brutality of the wolf, but with weapons of men, yet they where not fully men."

little side note ^^ I don't mean that you are wrong in any part I just keep my family tales and history close to the heart ^^
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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Tazzila Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Amazing
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SquirblePip Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Could be Sauron - he was a lord over werewolves, and took the form of one at least once. 
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tyninja54 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Its so cool how real he looks so real and I love how the ring glows its so amazing! Blush 
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secretsheik Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I thought it was an Untamed from Perfect World at first. o.o
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furtastice Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This seems like it could be a great premise for a book. :D
Fantastic work.
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koolcatloveanimals Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
THIS... IS... SKYRIM! :D
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Victory is assured with a werewolf leading the charge
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Akimune Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*-* hng omg
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Cool werewolf:)
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Wolfs-Pain Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is a werewolf. excellent work 
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DreamingxAshley Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please tell me I'm not the only one that thought this was a badass Doge piece. >.>
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Momentum7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Epic!
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superhermit Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the face was doge from the thumbnail lol 
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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GammaWolfman Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
This is just so awesome
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Dracowhip Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece let me astounded...wonderful just wonderful. I love werewolves a lot and you certainly made it shine with strentgh and vitality. Awesome, my friend.Woohooooo! 
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Zaarin1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool piece, especially since a lot of historians/anthropologists believe that totemic warrior societies like the berserkers are the origin of werewolf stories. :D
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NevadaCoyotle Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've read of the historical aspects of the Berserkers.
You have captured the ferocity of those times so well!
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SasquatchManPower Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they took themselves literally, haha
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the daily deviation!  You deserve it, your work is amazing.  I have been loving the direction your art has been taking lately too, can't wait to see more.  =)
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sarahfinnigan Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you very much! 
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Joey000001 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
fantastic really
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ManWithTheMetalArm Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
kind of reminds me of the Ring of Hircine
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1stQueenOfHalloween Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
That's what I thought of too~
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Essence-of-Triumph Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so badass. :D
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moonworldmegazord Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Beowulf ain't got nothing on this Wild Thing!!
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AgentA122 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Wolf Skin became a part of them! O_O
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Cheng9999 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
His hand is kinda big, but I like his face!
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1stQueenOfHalloween Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I believe they were going for perspective. xD
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Siochanna Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   Photographer
Congratulations on the DD :D
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b1k Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is so amazing in so many levels.
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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning! WOW!
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Tissamendes Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student
:icondoge-plz::iconsaysplz:wow
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Nhyer Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
whoa, whoa! tHIS IS amazing!
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Writer
I think I just fell in love with werewolves all over again. Thank you.
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RebellionFighter Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Stunning details.

Berserkers actually had a reason for their ferociousness, according to historians. Some say they bit their shields, killed their own in a mindless rage, picked up hot sauna stones and ran at the enemy so hard they fell on the ground, dead due the exhaustion. Sound any familiar? :XD:
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sarahfinnigan Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Sounds like a fun Friday night! 
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RebellionFighter Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Pretty basic in my country :roll:
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scoobz74 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Simply awesome work. Congrats.
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Gothic-Lycan Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Congratz on the Daily Deviation! :)
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GrifterWolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
That is an incredible piece!
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LaughingMusicalNote Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow o.o
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Kirgolax Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing....................
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Itachiman3 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Ring of willpower, you say?
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CassiusTain Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i want a doge version of this
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