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This is my first ever archery stock series and as such pretty basic - there's some shortbow angles, some longbow angles and some with Lukas in the wilderness.

For the experts among you: Lukas is an experienced archer, the bow he uses here is a handmade longbow.
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 - especially when you have to shoot under difficult circumstances (balancing or kneeling on a branch, hiding behind bushes etc) which rings more true for fantasy archers, I believe.
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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Across the weir looking at Knettishall Bridge, Norfolk, UK
Other views will be taken in the spring :)

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1) Send me a link to your finished deviation by comment to my original stock or by note - rather than front page, thanks!
Would be nice to have faved too ;)
I will add it my faves and may link in description too
May also put on my faved stock use page

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3) For use other than on DA OK but do credit me!

4) If used for DA print would be nice to sent a postcard :hug:

5) Be creative!

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I love to see what people can do!

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So named because it looks to me like the target is too close to get off a good shot.

Please read the rules in my journal should you wish to use this image.
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All of my stock photography can be used anywhere at DA or outside of DA.Please send me a note or a link when you use my stock & credit me. I'd love to see what you create and will favorite or link to your art.
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• Please could you either note me, or leave a message on this deviation linking me to how you’ve used this (I’d like to see)
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