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Horseback Archer 17 by syccas-stock Horseback Archer 17 by syccas-stock
This is Thomas, our host during our bi-annual Archery Week, when we're basically camping in his huge backyard, shoot some arrows, get a little drunk in the pool and overall have a great time. Oh, and of course the archery tournament at the end of the week - when everyone realizes that they *should* have been practising all along...



ABOUT MY ARCHERS:
For the experts among you: Thomas is an experienced archer and riding instructor and also has shot from horseback prior to this stock session. He's riding an Icelandic Horse - a hardy, sturdily built breed that makes up for lack in size by their refusal to take crap from anyone. His garb is reflecting his Hungarian roots, the bow is a Grózer replica of those used during the conquest period (890-955) -  shortbows come in especially handy when you need flexibility and unlimited movement (switching side on horseback).

There are many different styles of archery throughout the world and also many different styles of horseback archery. Thomas' technique resembles that of Lajos Kassai. He nocks the arrow on the left side of the bow and draws the string with three fingers (Mediterrean) - however, horseback archery requires easy and fast reloading, so you will often see arrows on the right side of the bow with the archer drawing with their thumb (Asian).

Of course you can always argue about shooting styles, draws and posture, 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 any direct questions please contact him directly at DerLaCroix

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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EDIT: PLEASE, everyone - this is a STOCK photo. I know the chair in the background isn't exactly pleasing to the eye but it's of no importance to the photo's purpose.
I guess I'm glad so many of you take it for "artistic photography", so... thanks, but before you leave any smarmy remarks to make you feel better about yourself, you might wanna get your facts straight.


EDIT#2: Thank you for featuring this shot as DD :)


EDIT#3: Fuck this. GO TEAM CHAIR!!!! TEAM CHAIR IS BETTER THAN YOU!!!
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Horseback Archer 17 by *syccas-stock ( Suggested by PirateLotus-Stock and Featured by Dan-Heffer )
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Laquena Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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empirearte Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Hi ! thank's for the beautiful stock.
I used it here: goo.gl/U5DkQ1
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Quantmn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank´s for your beautiful stock :)
used it here:
quantmn.deviantart.com/art/Kyr…
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O2DigitalArtwork Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! Thanks for the stocks.. Here i used [Link]
Hope you like it.
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Yalts Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Hi ! I used your stock here: yalts.deviantart.com/art/Moonl… Thank you !
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The-Fianna Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your stock for pose reference: the-fianna.deviantart.com/art/…
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
love the angle on this one! incredibly dynamic how they're all running towards us :)
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JjMcKinney Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I used your stock here: jjmckinney.deviantart.com/art/… Thank you!
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galingsadodongcow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Hungarian art of archery?
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hungarian style, yes - the model is half-hungarian himself and the photo was taken there, too XD
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