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Archers on a hill by syccas-stock Archers on a hill by syccas-stock
I really don't know if this would go under male or female so I put it in groups :aww:
It's pics of Mitch, Melly and Elias from Archery camp - I hope you can make use of the photos even though the legs are hidden. The shots were taking during the tournament so I couldn't boss them around and unfortunately I also forgot to ask Melly to take off her sunglasses. I hope it may still work as reference.

Next Archery Week will be in August, so if you feel like requesting something go ahead ^^
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TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Can I use these as reference for drawings then :la:?
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
of course, that's what stock is for - just have a look at my stock rules (on my front page)
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TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wheeee :dummy:! Thanks a lot! I will :3
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BloodStoneFreedom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
a hand carved bow with is maker on the hunt, now that would be a work of art
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, a hand carved bow is something quite special - I started mine this sunday and I can't wait to continue planing it :)
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BloodStoneFreedom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im gonna start bow hunting and the guy whose teaching me has quite a few staves and is willing to help me make my first one, im excited and from the two hes made they are just something else
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
have fun and prepare for aching arm muscles :D
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CamerDesigner Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. I used one here [link]
Thanks
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RichardHelmer Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Please, DO NOT CLICK this [link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
why not?
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GinevraTurner Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
used here: [link]
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GinevraTurner Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
totally exactly what i need!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
cool, let me know when you've finished the piece ;)
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self-addicted Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol. the bottom dude looks like a fawn! awesome! :)
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osFe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Great pics. I used one here [link]
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CrisPuga Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
really helpful, thanks a lot!
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What phenomenal stock! Wow!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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sandara Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Hi! I uused one of your archer images here as a reference. Thank you! [link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is incredible! Elias will be stunned :D
I'm really happy my photos were useful to create something so beautiful :)
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sandara Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Haha, he's now a little elf. Thank you so much for the photos, they are really useful! :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're more than welcome :) and Elias was quite surprised, I posted the link on his fb-wall and it gained dozens of "likes" within hours ;)
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Trip-Like-I-Do Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist
the 1st and the last r the best!
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Twiggeh-Leaf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Aha, I do archery club at school :)
We use Twilight posters as targets, pffft
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you, Madam, are my hero! :iconcheerplz:
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Twiggeh-Leaf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Haha xD
Here's a picture of it on DA, if your interested [link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, he looks a wee bit annoyed XD
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11days Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
helpfull. . .[link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you - did you use it or why are you posting a link to my own account?
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lasako Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
People holding bows are automatically considered sexy after LotR debuted. Seriously, though, it looks like you were all having a fantastic time, the last time I held a bow I ended up in the hospital because I didn't take it seriously enough (ended up with a HUGE bruise and a wrist brace for two weeks).
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, that's what happened when I shot for the first time - I had Lukas' bow (40 pounds) and no protection on my arm whatsover. managed to bruise me whole inner upper arm... over the next few days it was in rainbowcolours, a bit of red, a bit of blue, a bit of yellow, a bit of purple... XD
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lasako Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Wow, we at one point in time had identicle arms, how awesome and awe-inspiring are we?! Oh the great time the mindless have when handed deadly weapons and told "pay attention now"... Honestly, though, it LOOKS easy. :ninja: Stupid appearences.
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, well - I know better now ;)
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chibiarcher0120 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
not to critique, the pictures are amazing, but i am an archer and is painful to see the form they are using, its so messed up XD the first thing that i saw was the fact that the anchor point isn't under the chin. the pictures are great though XD
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
actually, the anchor points doesn't need to be under the chin - it can be on your cheek or on your temple or wherever you're comfortable. the only important thing is that you're consistent in your draw and use the same anchor point every time.
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chibiarcher0120 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
for our team, we have been taught to anchor under the chin, well recurves anchor there, compounds anchor differently. i know like the Taiwanese anchor near their temple. i just don't know how you can be consistent there. lol
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well, you find the points where your hand/fingers touch your skin, basically, and practice to stay consistent. I had a look around at the tournament (which was attended not just by our group but by various field archers from the country, who also shoot official tournaments all over the place) and there were some differences in their anchor points, too -- most of them seemed to represent the "if it feels right it is right"-attitude ;)
granted, though, the three people of this pack are hobby archers - so while they know the basics they are still in the process of finding their consistency ^^
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chibiarcher0120 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ah, i see. mt best friend got me into archery about 4 years ago, she is insanely good, she has gotten over 30 medals and has won the national outdoor archery tournament twice. she is also an artist, but DA gave her a virus and her parents don't want another on their computer so she isn't online anymore
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ouch XD
I personally have only started a year ago and I'm not practicing on a regular basis but I'm going to make my own arrows next and hopefully be able to make myself a bow in winter (I'm happy with my Samicks but making your own from a huge tree trunk is something else entirely)
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chibiarcher0120 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it is, and im nowhere near as good as she is. lol it s gonna be hard to make your own bow and make it able to shoot correctly. how are you planning on making it? widdling or planing the wood?
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
planing, as far as I know. one of our group is making bows for a while now, he offers workshops and of course most of his friends have already made their own. in my case I usually have to work on weekends when he's available so I never got round starting one XD
the bow you can see on Melly is her own, for example, they even made the recurved profile themselves (steam)
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aque-mizuhara Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great stock photos! People usually don't know how an archer poses when using a bow...
And...
Ooooh, can I have a question request then? XD I'm thinking archery over and designing some characters and drawings and stuff... And I was wondering, would it be possible to use a bow if your arms were longer? I mean, a bit like monkey-long, like your elbow was at hip height, and hands somewhere around knees? I'm wondering if someone with the anatomy of a gibbon monkey (long arms for branch swinging :D) could efficiently use a bow, given to be strong enough, and I thought actual archers would know best, because they know how bows really work :D
Thank you for reading, hope you could ask Mitch, Melly or Elias <3
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
there are more experienced people to ask than those three (no offense, in case you guys read this) although I doubt they ever thoguth about that question (I'll ask Lukas) :D
from my point of view, even though I'm certainly not the most experienced archeress among the gang I don't see any problem why it shouldn't work with longer arms. The movement etc. would be pretty much the same as long as the joints (elbow) are in a similar ratio to humans' - which is the case.
I don't think the size of the bow is an issue - after all humans use different sizes of bows, too. Maybe if you imagine regular archers stopping at the knee :giggle: - the only problem could be a too large bow scraping the ground.
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aque-mizuhara Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for such a quick and thoughtful answer! :glomp: I was worried that it would pose some serious anatomical/mechanical problems, but seeing this and some other opinions, I'm relieved :heart: My fantasy race will make physical sense, yay! :D
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe, you're welcome
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Koguma-za Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
omg you so lucky you got an archery camp to go to!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd say so, yes :)
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shoulderfriends Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
cool
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