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Hungarian Archer 8 by syccas-stock Hungarian Archer 8 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...

Thomas is wearing Hungarian garb, the bow is a replica of those used during the conquest period (890-955).



ABOUT MY ARCHERS:
For the experts among you: Thomas is an experienced archer. The red, ornamented "quiver" on his right is a bow-sheath, the plain brown on his left an actual quiver. Arrows would be placed "upside down", with the feathers hidden and the arrowheads visible, so the archer can select the which type of point would be best for the shot he needs to make.

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.
There are many different styles of archery throughout the world and the Olympic style is NOT the gold standard, it's just one style.

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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dheean Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your stock here dheean.deviantart.com/art/Duel…
Thank you!
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hamedShayegh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much
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dheean Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your stock here dheean.deviantart.com/art/Drag…
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ObnoxiousNox Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Last arrow by ObnoxiousNox
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BlightOwl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Wonderful stock!  I plan to use this and possibly some others from Shensi stock for a Titan Souls fanart!  Thanks so much for this wonderful stock, and thanks for the clarification about the accuracy.  I'm always a bit nervous using sport- or hobby- or some other talent-specific stock because it's hard to know if they're accurate representations of the theme.  The fact that you've explained any discrepancies with other representations of archery gives me more confidence in your stock and knowledge.  Thanks for being awesome all around!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely comment :) I really appreciate it  and I hope you have fun with your Titan Souls project :)
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BlightOwl Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student General Artist
You are very welcome!  And thank you, again :)
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gayaliberty Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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WaxBottle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey, I used your bow as a reference for this image:
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Thanks for posting stock!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for letting me know :)
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WaxBottle Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Of course! Thanks for posting stock! :)
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Alimera Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used Stock!Thank you!alimera.deviantart.com/art/Arc...
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ArtofthePainter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Thanks for the stock, I used it here:[link]
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0-Maryo-0 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used here [link]
thanks
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, it's beautiful :)
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hellohicups Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Made my first manipulation using this photo here's the [link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh wow, your first? that looks pretty good in my opinion :)
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hellohicups Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yes! I watched tutorials and stuff, but first time trying to create one myself. and Thank You!!
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lingdo2001 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
good life
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