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Here's a collection of early archery stock with different guys from our Archery Week. Different guys, different bows, different arrows, etc.


ABOUT MY ARCHERS:
For the experts among you: Mitch is one of our least experienced archers, but he shot the whole tournament without hurting himself and with a decent score.
I would maybe not recommend his stock for drawing an "expert archer" by regular standards, but these 3 photos of him were taken from a VERY low angle (he was standing on a hill) and at one of our more challenging tournament targets (where you had to lean back to even see the target - why? because the targets were placed by a bunch of conniving bastards... aka Lukas and Thomas). The way his legs and by extend torso bend work excellently for satyr or centaur themed images, which is why I decided to put them up.

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. Mitch has a very high anchor and this impression is GREATLY incresed by the low angle from which I took this photo.
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.

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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remanlongtail Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this as reference for this picture:  Onmyoji Fan Art Contest- Hakuro by remanlongtail
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Julianez Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2018
Used here, thank you. Cupid love arrows by Julianez
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CorginautCreations 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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CorginautCreations 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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Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Thank you for sharing :)
I used it here: black-b-o-x.deviantart.com/art…
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the awesome stock, I used it too as pose reference to make this illustration:
Impact Wolf (Usopp from One Piece) by MajorasMasks
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LaSentinelle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Oh, sorry, I forgot to notice you!
I use your pic as ref here: fav.me/d9ebkd5
Thank you for your stock work! :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
no worries, I got the notification with dA's mention-system ;)
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ScraNo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
December by ScraNo used this dynamic archer image for a centaur symbolising Sagittarius. Thanks for providing!
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crashingwave Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Used as reference here. crashingwave.deviantart.com/ar… Thank you for the great stock :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thehe, I love this tradition of yours ;)
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Zephyr-Aryn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Thanks for the stock reference! I used it here in the last panel: fav.me/d7t358n .
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Dark-Videogamer Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Used: fav.me/d7iqygh

Thank you so much for the stock!
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CADRaven Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the stock :)
I used it here: cadraven.deviantart.com/art/Sa…
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shinie165 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hello, thanks for sharing this wonderful stock!!! xDDD
There's this thing i want to ask you, since it wasn't listed in your rules. I really like this pose and i want to make a manip out of this. But, is it ok if i edit the face of the model to someone else's? Not that i think the model is not handsome or anything, it's just i wanted to make the manip to the zodiac sign of my fav singer but he doesn't have any pose that is semi close to this one TT TT.

Of course i'll put in credit properly and link you the result after i'm done.
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
from my point there's no problem with editing the model's face but technically I don't think you'd be officially allowed to use a singer's face for a project like that cause those are usually copyrighted photos. I mean, I don't think anyone will sue you as long as you don't try and make commercial profit but there's a chance dA might not allow it (have you had a look at their rules and faq?)
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shinie165 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou.
Ah, i'm making it for a personal use only, no commercial purpose involved :) I've uploaded it before so it's ok. Plus, the photo i used is screencap from TV show and news photos so i should be fine :D. If anything, i'll send you the result link from my twitter, since i'd only share with my friends there :D
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
alrighty then ^^
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ArtofthePainter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: Thanks! [link]
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blargofdoom Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I used this stock here [link] :D
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :)
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NoriChama Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is very cool! x3

I used [link]

thanks!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
cool costume design :)
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NoriChama Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is from the Game Ragnarok Online, I tried to do all the details
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ah, I see - I try to stay away from those time-eaters ;)
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trifle-confusion Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heya I used this as reference for the bow and arrow :meow: [link]
I know it's not much reference, so I don't know whether I should even notify you but did so anyway, cuz it was very helpful :meow:
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that's perfectly fine, thank you :)
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SinScho Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
As if you where reading my mind! This is so perfect for making a centaur :D
Young Centaur
Thank you so much for this great stock image!
I hope you like what I did to him.
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe, I do - and Mitch always loves new centaur-images of himself, too ;)
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TaiusQuinn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Digital Artist
I have to say, I really like this model. He looks like a graceful hobo of sorts. Haha The position is great since a lot of over-dramatic archer poses are very popular with graphic novel artists, cartoon styled artists, and the like.
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, not sure if he'd appreciate the "hobo of sorts" but I can definitely see what you mean ;) thank you ^^
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FireFlea-San Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Used it: [link] So cool! Thanks!
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks pretty damn cool ;)
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SageFillyLuna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
cool angle! not exactly the best anchor point...well perhaps its just that i find it easier another way. not sure. very cool pic though :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
keep in mind that the photo was taken from a very low angel so it looks even higher than it is (although it is, obviously a high anchor rather than a low one - but hey, as long as it's consistent...) ;)
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SageFillyLuna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
true!
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BettyOpera Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hey there, I was very glad to find this pic! I used it for this sketch: [link]
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, you know I was actually seeing this yesterday and thought "it looks a bit like one of my stocks, ah well" :D I love the motorbike idea, looks badass
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chaosqueen122 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used your stock as references for this :)
[link] thank you very much for sharing :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really cool character :D I like it
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chaosqueen122 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thank you very much. I'm glad you do.
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IMBA-RampenFerkel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I used your photo as a reference for this here: [link]
thank you. :)
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
reeeeally cool drawing :)
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IMBA-RampenFerkel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
thanks :))
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pixelgiuls Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I used your great stock here! Thank you (:
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Jincha Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Awesome archer photos!

I used this on banner for Tharien: [link]
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ThreeNorenMuses Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is a cool shot! love it
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