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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





STOCK RULES:
CREATE! - CREDIT! - NOTIFY!
Detailed rules and FAQ on my profile page --> syccas-stock.deviantart.com/








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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KerensaW Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what a great shot!  nice to know it is with an archery team - I've taken a few archery lessons and loved doing it and hope to join a league once my health gets better. :)  I don't normally use men in my art but I will definitely use this one. :)
PS-if you could recommend a place in Dallas, TX that would be awesome. :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have several female archer stocks, too, if that would be more down your alley - even on horseback. just check my gallery folders.
thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment - however, since I'm based in Europe I cannot help you looking for an archery team. good luck, though
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic stock photo, you definitely deserved a DD for this! :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconlormet-images:
Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Truly my pleasure! :)
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:iconlaquena:
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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:iconquantmn:
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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:iconyalts:
Yalts Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Hi ! I used your stock here: yalts.deviantart.com/art/Moonl… Thank you !
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:iconthe-fianna:
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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:iconsyccas-stock:
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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hadthestrangestdream Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Can't tell if I did the tag thing right, so I'm adding this note to let you know I've been sketching this lovely scene:
anotheruglyamerican.deviantart…
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
didn't get a dA-message, so thanks for checking in :) looks pretty good so far
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maja1234 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Hug  Have used it here:
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks ^^
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:iconpersabsynthfaerie:
PersAbsynthFaerie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Freaking awesome!
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you ^^
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:iconfreespiritfotography:
FreeSpiritFotography Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:jawdrop:

Excellent images and stock :clap:
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconcilein:
cilein Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Fantastic reference, really lovely photos in the whole collection too - thank you!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much :)
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ObnoxiousNox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for notifying me, however you forgot to credit your sources in the image description - please fix it with a link to the accounts whose stock you used :)
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ObnoxiousNox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm confused. I posted my manipulation on the photo I used
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, that was the "notify" part but your manipulation in your gallery still misses the "credit" part of my stock rules ;) you need to say which photos were manipulated or whose photos they are on the image description itself.
most stock providers require credit (= saying in the image description "I used the photo Horseback Archer 17 by syccas-stock" or a link to the used picture or the account) - but every stock-provider on dA has their own individual terms of use, mine are on my front page: syccas-stock.deviantart.com/
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ObnoxiousNox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fixed it
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, but  you wrote it in a comment, not in the image description - you need to click the "edit" button to get to the image description (at the top of the right column, next to the "delete" button)
sorry to be a bother about this, I'm just trying to help you to not get in trouble with other stock providers if you don't play by their rules (your newest manip also misses credits, although it uses one of `faestock's images)

this might help you understand how stock on dA works:
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
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ObnoxiousNox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Check it now
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
perfect! thank you :)
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ObnoxiousNox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! I see.
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medievallass Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow I award this fellow and his mount the badass award! :clap: Your photo is a fantastic action the lighting and angle are perfect, amazing capture!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you, I shall pass the award on to Thomas - hope he still got some space on his shelves ;)
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MazenDesignes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank u ! used here : mazendesignes.deviantart.com/a…
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
looks really cool! thanks for letting me know :)
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MazenDesignes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure!!!
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great shot. Thanks for providing it as stock.
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you#re welcome ^^
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dianaghiba Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your wonderful stock. Used here: [link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is beautiful, thank you!
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dianaghiba Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy you like it! :huggle:
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dianaghiba Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! used here: [link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool, thanks :)
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