mourimotonari:

1, 2, 3, & 4

by rei17

HOW NOT TO DRAW ARCHERY: AN ART TUTORIAL.

eschergirls:

badarcherart:

katieispainting:

DISCLAIMER: I was going to make this “how to draw archery”, but that would probably have taken the rest of my life. This is all stuff I’ve learned from practicing archery in the past, and the tips I’ve given should translate to many, if not all styles of archery. If you take issue with any of the information given here please contact me, as I’m aware I’m not an expert!

Okay, I’ve seen too many bad drawings of archery online. Most of the time I can overlook it, but I’ve made this guide to address drawings where a) the character would hurt/maim themselves if they shot like that, or b) if you tried to shoot like that, the arrow would just make a sad trajectory to the ground, the aerodynamic equivalent of a “WAH-WAH” on a trumpet.

With this in mind:

POINT ONE: WHY IS YOUR ARM LIKE THAT

If successful archery is about one thing, it is about consistency - being able to make your body take exactly the same stance over and over and over again. Your body is a key part of the weapon, and just as you wouldn’t want a gun that had components that wobbled and shifted, you don’t want your body to.

With this in mind, characters shooting, particularly at full draw (this is when the arm pulling the string is stretched all the way back), should have the arm that is holding the bow straight. Not locked - I’ll get into that - but straight. A straight arm is easy to replicate - a bent arm could be at a different angle each time. Simple as that.

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POINT TWO: DON’T SHOOT YOUR TIT OFF

See this diagram

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the dotted line is the path the string will take. The string is extremely tight - it has to be for the bow to work. It will therefore move extremely fast. Do you want any part of your body to be in the way of that.

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if you have any part of your body (elbows and breasts/pectoral muscles tend to be the worst offenders) in the line of the string, they will get hit. And this will hurt. A LOT. Google “archery bruise” to see how. Yikes. Furthermore, if your arm or chest gets in the way, it’ll knock the arrow off course, and in addition to having sliced your nipple off you’ll have missed your shot too. So KEEP STUFF OUT OF THE PATH OF THE STRING.

side note: this is where the myth of amazons chopping their boobs off came from. Also, why archers sometimes wear chest-guards - this looks like a one-cupped unisex bra. Stylish. Also why archers often wear protective gear called a bracer. This goes on the tender inside of the arm and wrist that might get clipped by the string, not the outside that is nowhere near it.

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POINT THREE: WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR FINGERS STOP THAT

Okay I keep seeing this

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Having the fingers clasping the arrow like this makes it highly likely that the pressure from them will send the arrow off-course.

Many modern bows have an arrow rest so you needn’t rest the arrow on your hand at all. If that isn’t the case, it works better to rest the arrow on the first knuckle of the index finger (where it meets the hand). If it’s just being used as a platform, the finger shouldn’t be able to exert enough pressure to make the shot go all over the place. Also you won’t end up shredding your fingers with the fletchings.

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Talking of that…

POINT FOUR: DON’T SLICE YOUR FINGERS OFF

remember what I said earlier about how incredibly taut bowstrings are

imagine pulling that back with your soft fleshy fingers

it is basically like cheesewire through…soft fleshy fingers.

Use protection. Illustrated below are the tab and archery glove, or just go to google or something, stop the madness.

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POINT FIVE: PHYSICS DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT

A strung bow is taut. The body of the bow is pulled by the (very tight) string, making a D shape. An unstrung bow will be straighter.

The tension in the string means a string should always be a straight line. If the bow is drawn, it’s two straight lines. 

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If there is any curve in the string, the arrow will probably fall limply to the floor.

ALSO. When the string is drawn back, it exerts more pressure on the bow, creating that really exaggerated curve. This is where the power comes from. (I think. I am not physics). Basically, if you’re drawing a character at full draw, the string should be straight and the bow should be curved. If the opposite is true something very wrong has happened and you should be sad.

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OKAY! I hope this has been helpful, if you have any questions or concerns let me know. And if in doubt, doctor google will help you - look at olympic or professional archers, and see how they’re standing and how their bows behave.

GOOD LUCK DRAWING!

Very important!

As a note, number one can sometimes be correct if you don’t have an armguard, but you only bend it just enough that the string won’t his your arm and give you rope-burn. And you really shouldn’t be shooting without safety gear, anyway.

Since archery shows up an inordinate amount on this blog, I thought this tutorial was relevant and people might find it useful. :)

charlesoberonn:

homuncooli:

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The title itself is already comedy gold

5, 22

4:Were you a part of any “clique” in high school?

My english teacher, she was just really cool.

22:Would you like to meet any of your Tumblr friends in person?

Yes, sure!!

hi-ra-ke-go-ma:

Bea & Dr. Gel model for online retailer ZOZOTOWN.  Illustrations by Chikashi Kubota & Kuwana Ikuo.

sagihairius:

this girl ripped her galaxy leggings today and i couldnt stop laughing because there was a rip in the fabric of space

I'm bored. Ask me anything! ゚・✿ヾ╲(。◕‿◕。)╱✿・゚
1: What is your name and does it mean anything?
2: How long have you known your best friend?
3: What position do you normally sleep in?
4: Were you a part of any “clique” in high school?
5: Who was your favorite teacher in high school and why?
6: Do you wish to travel a lot?
7: Did you participate in any sports while in school?
8: Show a sample of your handwriting:
9: Have you ever given blood?
10: Do you like the way that you grew up?
11: Do you like your siblings? Why or why not?
12: How did you meet your best friend and why did you become friends?
13: Name one movie that made you cry.
14: Do you prefer to read poetry, write poetry, or neither?
15: Things about someone that you find attractive?
16: What song are you currently listening to?
17: Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how?
18: A random memory from you childhood:
19: Where did you grow up?
20: What was the last thing you watched on tv?
21: Do you think you’d make a good parent?
22: Would you like to meet any of your Tumblr friends in person?
22: What was the last dream you remember having?
23: When is your birthday?
24: How many pillows do you sleep with?
25: Do you wear glasses? If so, how long have you been wearing glasses?
26: What color is your hair?
27: Name 5 facts about your appearance:
28: What is your favorite soda?
29: What is a strange talent that you have?
30: How’s the weather right now?
31: Why did one of your friendships end?
32: Who do you miss right now?
33: Why did your last relationship end?
34: Are you still figuring out who you are?
35: Have you ever been admitted to a hospital? Why?
36: What is your favorite restaurant?
37: What is word that you always seem to spell wrong?
38: Would ever adopt kids?
39: What is your favorite kind of pizza?
40: What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
41: When was the last time you got really really happy and why?
42: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
43: How do you start a conversation?
44: What’s a band you’ve been obsessed with lately?
45: Do you come from a family “of money?”
46: Do you have a bucket list?
47: What is your favorite series of books?
48: When was the last time you laughed so hard your stomach hurt?
49: Where do you go when you’re sad?
50: 5 random facts about yourself:
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28. Favorite critical hit line (ex. Frederick’s ‘Pick a God and Pray!)

Basilio’s “don’t try this at home”

29. Favorite confession of love?

Lon’qu bc Lon’qu

30. Confession of love you found the corniest

They are all fucking corny

31. Favorite outfit?

Griffon Rider, Dark Flier Swordsmaster, Mercenary (F)

32. Least favorite outfit?

Sorcerer class, the female version of assassin, thief and archer, general/knight…

bluehairedmullet:

1. First impression
2. Last impression
3. Male Robin or Female Robin?
4. Post a picture of your favorite Robin
5. Have you finished the game? If not, what point are you at?
6. Favorite male character?
7. First impression of your favorite male character?
8. Favorite female character?
9. First impression of your favorite female character?
10. Least favorite male character?
11. Least favorite female character?
12. Most attractive male character?
13. Most attractive female character?
14. Who did you marry first?
15. List everyone you’re Avatar has married
16. Who did you enjoy romancing and being married to most?
17. Who did you least enjoy romancing and being married to?
18. Was the first marriage that happened in your first run of the game intentional or accidental?
19. Favorite pairing (or marriage outside of your own)?
20. Favorite chapter?
21. Least favorite chapter?
22. Favorite battle?
23. Least favorite battle?
24. Favorite enemy?
25. Least favorite enemy?
26. Favorite class?
27. Least favorite class?
28. Favorite critical hit line (ex. Frederick’s ‘Pick a God and Pray!)
29. Favorite confession of love?
30. Confession of love you found the corniest
31. Favorite outfit?
32. Least favorite outfit?
33. Favorite weapon (spell books, swords, lances, etc)?
34. Least favorite weapon?
35. Did you cry at all during the game? If so, why?
36. Most prominent shocking moment?
37. Second Seals or Master Seals?
38. DLC Maps or Reeking Boxes?
39. Japanese Audio or English Audio?
40. Favorite voice from both/either the English/Japanese versions?

bluehairedmullet:

1. First impression

2. Last impression

3. Male Robin or Female Robin?

4. Post a picture of your favorite Robin

5. Have you finished the game? If not, what point are you at?

6. Favorite male character?

7. First impression of your favorite male character?

8. Favorite female character?

9. First impression of your favorite female character?

10. Least favorite male character?

11. Least favorite female character?

12. Most attractive male character?

13. Most attractive female character?

14. Who did you marry first?

15. List everyone you’re Avatar has married

16. Who did you enjoy romancing and being married to most?

17. Who did you least enjoy romancing and being married to?

18. Was the first marriage that happened in your first run of the game intentional or accidental?

19. Favorite pairing (or marriage outside of your own)?

20. Favorite chapter?

21. Least favorite chapter?

22. Favorite battle?

23. Least favorite battle?

24. Favorite enemy?

25. Least favorite enemy?

26. Favorite class?

27. Least favorite class?

28. Favorite critical hit line (ex. Frederick’s ‘Pick a God and Pray!)

29. Favorite confession of love?

30. Confession of love you found the corniest

31. Favorite outfit?

32. Least favorite outfit?

33. Favorite weapon (spell books, swords, lances, etc)?

34. Least favorite weapon?

35. Did you cry at all during the game? If so, why?

36. Most prominent shocking moment?

37. Second Seals or Master Seals?

38. DLC Maps or Reeking Boxes?

39. Japanese Audio or English Audio?

40. Favorite voice from both/either the English/Japanese versions?