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Archer's Longbow 3 by syccas-stock Archer's Longbow 3 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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celvista Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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Nightsrunner Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used here : nightsrunner.deviantart.com/ar…
thanks so so much <33
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Mistoffalees Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Used this as reference for this piece mistoffalees.deviantart.com/ar…

Not sure why the link I put in its description is not showing... I repeated the link to this reference again in the comment section. 
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SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used your beautiful stock as a reference image here: sycamoresea.deviantart.com/art…
Thanks so much. (:
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for letting me know :)
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SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! (:
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christian1383 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello ! I like yours pictures ! I used it here : [link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, it looks really good :)
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Hathanta Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi, I used this stock here - [link] Thanks! :D
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love the leaf-cuffs :)
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Hathanta Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Digital Artist
^^
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