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Archer's Longbow 2 by syccas-stock Archer's Longbow 2 by syccas-stock
This is my first ever archery stock series and as such pretty basic - there's some shortbow angles, some longbow angles and some with Lukas in the wilderness.

ABOUT MY ARCHERS:
For the experts among you: Lukas is an experienced archer, the bow he uses here is a handmade longbow.
We are a group of intuitive archers. Our individual anchor points (point in face where the arrow is drawn to) vary from person to person, they are however consistent - most of us use cheekbone or corner of mouth. Of course you can always argue about details and posture correction, but what's important to me is that if you use this stock in your art you can be sure that this is functional archery - especially when you have to shoot under difficult circumstances (balancing or kneeling on a branch, hiding behind bushes etc) which rings more true for fantasy archers, I believe.
There are many different styles of archery throughout the world and the Olympic style is NOT the gold standard, it's just one style.
For more information on archery please check my Beginner's Guide to Archery below:

A Beginner's Guide to Archery in Stock and ArtWith movies like Avengers, Brave and Hunger Games, 2012 seems to be the Year of the Archers and many artists have already been inspired to create their own archer characters.
Whether you're thinking about having one of your OCs pick up bow and arrow (in writing or drawing) or you're a stock artist who wants to create some decent archery stock, I hope this little guide helps you understand the wonderful thing that is archery.
First and foremost, a little disclaimer: For this article I will mainly draw from my own experiences over the past few years. I am what you'd call an intuitive or instinctive archer, which roughly comes closest to medieval-styled archery. At the moment I'm shooting a modern Samick bow (without stabilizer or sights) and am in the process of making my own recurve bow out of robinia wood (similar to a few bows you can see in my gallery).
However, in archery there are many styles and differences in material used, draw, stance, finger position etc. – it all depend




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Detailed rules and FAQ on my profile page --> syccas-stock.deviantart.com/
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hairballOne Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Faved this not because it is my favorite of the set, but because it is a really great series.  Thanks for sharing it! :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome - and thank you for the feedback ;)
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Ellybethe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You look like Nic Cage.
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Dungeon-Spirit Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Used as a pose reference here: [link]
Thank you!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful piece :)
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Dungeon-Spirit Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thank you! :)
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ChocoNillaMilkshake Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Used as a reference here: [link] Thanks! :dance:
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Julkkuli Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I used this here: [link] :)
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rockie-squirrel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   General Artist
used this as the basis for a sketch today [link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
looks great - looking forward to seeing the polished up version :) if you have some time on your hand maybe I could interest you in joining my contest (yeah, I'm pulling the "weird person on the streets trying to talk you into signing something"-trick :D)
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