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Another Guide for Drawing Archery Poses by JessKristen Another Guide for Drawing Archery Poses by JessKristen
I've been checking out other archery pose tutorial/guides out there and all keep thinking to myself is 'wow, there are some terrible forms out there!' lol I used to compete nationally and internationally in the recurve division, so I promise I some clue of what I'm talking about :) I wanted to create a guide that helps address proper recurve form, as well as throw in a few playful poses :D

Hope you guys find this handy!!

Here's my 1st helpful guide if you want more poses: [link]
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Skizzenbuch94 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
It's probably silly, but I made this drawing:… thanks to your tutorial. So I wanted to thank you :)
JessKristen Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!!!! I'm so happy the tutorial helped to inspire you!!! :D great job!!
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Banished-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
This is very helpful! Thank you very much!
JessKristen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure!!! happy to have helped and inspired! :)
MadAme-DragoNess Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just came across this Tutorial and I thought:" Finally! Someone knows how to tell people the way a real archer shoots with a bow!". You know, I get really pissed off when I see peeps drawing so weird strange poses or without respecting the way a string has to be held!
I saw in one of your comments that you are a recurve bow archer, like me, and you're holding some records! ^^ I'm not a great champion, but I won twice the second place at the Italian Championship :D
JessKristen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!! I always loved the Italian archers... they were so energetic at all the team events chanting "Italia! Italia!" from the field. Actually, it was an Italian who taught me how to whistle really loud with my fingers LOL :D Congratulations also! Very cool about your awards!! I haven't shot in many years, not since 2003 was my last competitive year (wow!!... 10 yrs! how time flies...) but it was a wonderful time in my youth and college years and I've been considering recently about getting back into the sport. I'm amazed at how much its picked up in popularity here in the US since movies like Brave and Hunter Games came out... archery is the new hip sport. When I competed it was very underground, so its cool to see people taking such an interest! However, like yourself, I cannot stand when I see people portraying improper form knowing what I do!! LOL I felt it my duty to help instruct and I think I might do a few more, since this seems to be a very popular tutorial. It's nice to meet you and I hope you have a wonderful night!
MadAme-DragoNess Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehe, yeah, we always love to support our archers! ^^ I can tell you, I was shouting like a freak in front of my TV while I was watching our recurve man team at the Olympic Games xD
Gosh! Already 10 yrs D: I dare say I couldn't live without my bow! I started playing archery in 2005 and then I've never stopped doing competitions and training! :D
You know, here in Italy too those films have been really appreciated and we had a lot of new members in my company too! Well, it's good to see that our sport has become a bit "famous" but not everyone can understand the real meaning of archery and the hard hard work behind a good record.
Anyway, I'm really happy to have met you, and if you like to getting back into archery again I'll be really glad to invite you in Italy for some competitions! ^^ or just for a friendly training :D
JessKristen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I started up in 1996, so I did it for about 7-8 years from when I was 13 through 21. I put SOOOOO much time into it, by the time I was half way through college, I needed a break LOL now my bow is WAY too heavy for me, so I'd have to get new limbs and new arrows to tune them all up, which is a bit more than I can invest at this time only b/c I'd want to have the good pro equip instead of some beginner stuff LOL :D I might try and find my bow and go out to the range tomorrow... my combo was set for a 44 lb draw back last time I shot, and now I'd probably only be able to pull back around 35lbs without hurting myself or endangering my form. Its hard to believe I used to shoot 300-500 arrows a day let alone at 44lb draw! Thank you so much for the offer to come over and shoot and train!! Much appreciated and should I ever have the opportunity to go to Italy, I will definitely take you up on that offer! Likewise, if I end up getting back into it, I'd also be very glad to invite you to some competitions or training over here as well! Im very happy to have met another pro archer on here and please do keep in touch! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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