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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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TheWarpzoneVlog Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey!
I might use that pose for reference!
Ofcourse you and this picture will be credited in the description :nod:

So I hope if its okai?
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, my terms of use are on my front page, referencing the photos is perfectly fine if you credit - let me know when the pic is up :)
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TheWarpzoneVlog Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gotta love how we both copy & paste shizzle because its alot faster!
hahahaha (:
Anyhow I will, no worries :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
defo ^^
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nirmalyabasu5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
Hello, thanks for the wonderful stock, I used it here : fav.me/db6ms8q
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TamMebonia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
Thanks for your beautiful stock. I've used it here: tammebonia.deviantart.com/art/…
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TSamek Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful action shot.  As a beginning archer, this photo is incredibly inspiring to me....if I practice hard and keep at it, then maybe someday this could be me!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
ambition is always a good start :) keep at it and good luck
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jonstallion Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love ❤️ these photos of you horseback riding with bow and arrow 🏹 Overall.
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
as you can see from the image description, this is not me, this is Thomas - a dear friend and host of our archery week in Hungary
either way, thank you for the nice comment
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jonstallion Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You might like the gallery linked below. It's about my experience with horses 🐴 🐎🏇🏇.

jonstallion.deviantart.com/gal…
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muhiza Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Used this stock image here: goo.gl/Sx2yqx and I also mention you in the video description

Thanks a lot
Regards
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
theheh, funny - I live in Scotland now and recognise that rock :D
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Dystopier Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) looks a very stunning area 
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
it's breathtaking in both rain and sunshine ^^
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qitian36 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
I used your stock here  fav.me/dae7nw2
thank you~~
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Professional
nice one 
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very fine. Love the work DavidHoffrichter did with this.
Steve
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DavidHoffrichter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend! :)
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:salute:
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, I just saw the painting myself - beautiful!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Agreed.
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gregnan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Hi! I used your stock here!
fav.me/da6s8bx
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Beckdg Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
I've used this stock here: beckdg.deviantart.com/art/The-…
Thanks! :) 
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Beckdg Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Lovely shot!  Will let you know once I use it! :) 
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks ^^
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Beckdg Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
You're welcome!  :) 
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Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Student General Artist
I used this as a ref here: katy-l-wood.tumblr.com/post/13… Sorry it took me a couple days to let you know. The holidays have been crazy!

Thanks for the lovely stock. <3
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
no worries :)
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TheCatsTales Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Horseback archery is endlessly impressive to me. I can sort of do it, as long as I don't expect to actually hit the target. So I stick to eventing on horseback and only do archery on my own two feet :XD:

Fantastic shot and a very talented rider!
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DerLaCroix Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Fun fact - the trick is not really caring about hitting the target. You have to let go and relax into the shot, or the horse will shove you off target.

And you have to aim at where the target will be when the arrow hits, not where it is. Your arrow will have a slight side momentum. It's like shooting at a moving target, but in a mind-boggling weird way.
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :) and hey - practice makes perfekt and all that ;)
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Agent-Q-Amalgamation Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Used here: Whole Lotta Harvey

Thank you so much for providing this!
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
EPIC
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NikaTuwa Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Used it here, thanks for this wonderful stock!
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KerensaW Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist 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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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Truly my pleasure! :)
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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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