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Female Archer 8 by syccas-stock Female Archer 8 by syccas-stock
Here's a collection of early archery stock with different models from our Archery Week. Different gals, different bows, different arrows, etc.


ABOUT MY ARCHERS:
For the experts among you: Melly is an experienced archer, she handmade her 40-pound drawweight bow, even handsteamed the recurved tips.
I was taking these photos during the tournament, which is why I didn't want to ask her to take off the sunglasses.

Generally speaking, 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.

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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WickedQueenV Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Used this loosely for a speed drawing~
Going to use your stocks a lot more for the exercises~

Thanks again~!
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syccas-stock Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool thing :) have fun with them ^^
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novaster Apr 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Used as ref.! : [link]
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Kari-Hino Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is a great one. Thanks for all your hard work!
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syccas-stock Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome - it's not really hard work with these guys ;)
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Caraphae Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the hair rippling back!
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syccas-stock Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you really do have a hair fetish :D
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Caraphae Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Guilty as charged- I don't draw capes most of the time, so I gotta get my artistic swoop on somewhere!XD
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syccas-stock Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have archer stock with flowy capes, btw ;) Tempting? ;)
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Caraphae Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Archer pics are always delightful. I blame Disney and Errol Flynn, but I have an embarrassing weakness for archers. XD

Where do you get your archer-pics, by the way? are you part of a club? Such a variety of folks!
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