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Female Archer - Pose Reference by SenshiStock Female Archer - Pose Reference by SenshiStock
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I have no archery training; `jademacalla was kind enough to allow me to use his bow and give me some basic tips. Thus, these are probably not accurate references for a skilled archer. These photos were taken with a non-realistic approach to archery in mind; they are more geared to the magical and the fantasy. Please consider this when using them for reference.

Please refrain from making comments about the model's ability. I am already aware of the shortcomings of the technical aspects.

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InfinitiArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  New Deviant
Sorry about my ocd/hate/critique in the next comment but.
You aren't holding the bow right, otherwise this is a good ref ^^
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Would you like to be more specific? Otherwise, it's not very useful to me. 
InfinitiArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  New Deviant
Hmmmm..... it is just little things, but try holding the string at the corner of your lips, and put your index finger over your thumb with the hand on the bow. That's about all, you are a good reference dev
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Those are helpful tips. We weren't pulling to a full draw back for safety reasons, but the finger over the thumb is a new one to me. It feels unnatural - is there a reason for it? 
InfinitiArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  New Deviant
It's only for aiming your arrow, otherwise you're all good!
vmgoncalves Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
I made this using your pose, thank you very much! :D :D :D :D :D…
Erradox Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student General Artist…

Your poses make for awesome practice, and satisfying drawing needs
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
nice! Thanks for showing me :D
JaxWerx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made a photo manipulation using your female archer photo here: [link]

lyeshea Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! If you've never shot a bow, then you have a much better instinct for archery than a lot of other models I've scene. 

I just made you into a silhouette really:…
Obscure-Turnip Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Used as reference here
Kach-22 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi hello! Used your pose here Tribute to Gaylx [Katina] by Kach-22
Psyco-Dino Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful reference material. Truly really awesome of you!…
Maneir Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again, for providing awesome reference! :3…
designtypegeek Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
I'd love to make a 3D miniature using this pose. Thanks, I'll check out the rules!
SenshiStock Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool! Pretty much just show me :D
AnatolLeon Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh you are holding the bow better than most others i saw here...
not to less or far stretched and you using a good Nockpoint (where you holding your hand when the bow is full streched)
beckaliz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, used in this picture:…
samurai-jirafu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pics!
Atlantihero-Kyoxei Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you, this helped a lot :D
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
glad to hear it!
Desutoria Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pose! Used it in… It was very helpful thx!
iscaylis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used the stock to draw this: Thanks!
rad-puppeteersketch Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Referenced one of the poses here: link
Cittyy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:Steady hand: used your wonderful pose in this picture. Thank you so much ^^ helped me a lot
MonochromeGoggles Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
This pose came in real handy when creating this image. While the drawing itself is not technically anatomically accurate, it turned out better than it would have without a reference:
Thanks a bunch!
TheElvishButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for the poses, they make great practice! :): theelvishbutterfly.deviantart.…
TheDarkDesert Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for such useful stock. I have used it here: [link]
Your model is very pretty. :)
horseg27 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tiff777 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
MrPr1993 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
PTR-Trick Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for all the poses you post!  I referenced this one a bit for this piece… Thanks again!
kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks for the help. I used this as reference pose for my artwork.…
chibumassu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!~ this was so useful!!
KSab96 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your work! I used it here:…
LaraInPink Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've used this stock as a reference here
Thanks for this stock set, it is realy helpful! :D
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for showing me, glad the stock was helpful! :D
InTheAier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Digital Artist
BeautifulRoseThorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this reference as well for this picture: beautifulrosethorn.deviantart.…

Thanks so much! It really helped! :D
Occuuria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thanks for great references! :la: Used here:…
misiaclive Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this!! :) Used here:…
JinxedtheCat98 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry, it's so incredibly cliché, but I HAVE to draw Katniss now.
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
have fun!
Aliciane Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi :)
Used one of these as a reference for this drawing :
Thanks again for sharing, your poses are great, varied and inspiring !
lastwingedwolfflying Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are great! Used here lastwingedwolfflying.deviantar…
JadeDragonne Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I used it here :…
johannes111 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In my drawing I've used you photo as reference, here is the link
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for showing me, I'm glad the stock was helpful :D
johannes111 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx ;)
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