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Horseback Archer 6 by syccas-stock Horseback Archer 6 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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:iconmalanotte:
malanotte Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014   Artist
fantastic shot!!
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconbahmo:
Bahmo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Awesome pose!
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SparrowDove Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, a very gorgeous and dynamic piece!  Beautiful work!
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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Larpa-art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
I wish that I can be an archer like him one day.
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
practice makes perfect, I hear ;)
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:iconlarpa-art:
Larpa-art Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
True :)
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:iconsweetbananadreams:
Sweetbananadreams Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you thank you thank you for some wonderful male stock !! I have been looking every where and its hard to find. Cant wait to use some of these, :) 
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
if you need male stock I can recommend :iconmanstock: - very impressive collection :)
glad you like my boys, though ;)
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:iconsweetbananadreams:
Sweetbananadreams Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I went and checked it out and wonderful !! Thanks again 
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)
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SobohRami Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used here : fav.me/d6u15r4
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jackkfm Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
sorry wrong link, see it here: abload.de/image.php?img=reveng…, thanks
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for letting me know :)
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:iconjackkfm:
jackkfm Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Very nice stock! I used this in a contest-manip by Psd-Tutorials.de [url=abload.de/image.php?img=reveng… , thanks.
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Mystic-Tir-na-nOg Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Use this as reference here [link] thanks for sharing!
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:icongedaba:
gedaba Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I Use your wonderful stock here [link] - Thank you very much for share it. :)
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:iconlightninglcie:
LightningLCie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice! Is it alright if I use this for a project in school? I will also post it on deviantart and credit you!
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sure, have fun :)
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Ever--After Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Used here: [link]

Thanks! :)
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TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey! I used this picture as reference in this [link] :heart: thank you a lot for making this awesome picture and let me use it :la:!!
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that looks great - and thanks for the high praise in the image description :hug:
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:iconthestrayliger:
TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, and you welcome :la:! It is a beautiful picture indeed, it totally deserved the praise :P
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:iconamai-rose:
Amai-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Stunning. This isn't the kind of stock that's easy to find, but it is the kind that many people need.
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad you think that - I do hope many people can make beautiful use of it :)
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:iconthestrayliger:
TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
C-can I use this for a drawing? OMG it's such a beautiful shot *_*!!
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
of course! it's stock :D no need to ask before you use it - just credit me with a link back when you upload it on dA and let me know when you do so I can add it to my collection ^^
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:iconthestrayliger:
TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sure, I will! Thank you a lot :heart:!
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:iconsuliel:
suliel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that a hungarian bow? my boyfriend has a similar-looking one :)
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes it is :)
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Honestly I love the horse. It is a boy or a girl? Its so cute :) He/She looks like it rode out of a fairy tale :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
he's an icelandic horse called Benjamin
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:iconmesteno:
Mesteno Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is amazingly useful to me! I always have trouble remembering how to draw poses like this. Thank you for posting!
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)
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:iconcuielrilwen:
CuielRilwen Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAGAD...you have me in shambles! These are totally awesome...I can't wait to use them! Thanks so much for sharing! :D
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome, looking forward to seeing the results :)
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:iconlaughingheron:
LaughingHeron Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing!
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:iconelvenzah:
ElvenZah Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
fantastic stock concept!
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:iconsyccas-stock:
syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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