New archer stock - yay!
Well, this time we tried to get some real action shots - as in running and jumping (and some falling down, but that won't be published ^^ that's just for my personal amusement) - and we got a few good shots.
Due to the movement there will be some slightly blurry shots. I've weeded out lots of pics but decided to keep a few that had good poses because my stock is mostly used for reference where this is not an issue.
ABOUT MY ARCHERS:
For the experts among you: Lukas is an experienced archer, the bow he uses is handmade, using steam to create the recurved limbs.
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 anchor points 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 - especially when you have to shoot under difficult circumstances such as running/jumping and shooting at the same time.
For more information on archery please check my Beginner's Guide to Archery
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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