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Title: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: Reives on February 14, 2015, 04:50:33 PM
Happy Valentine's Day folks. :-* Instead of doing another pixel scene, I made a video for artists drawing cupids and co. this year instead, about which side of the bow the arrow goes on:

Happy Valentine's Day -- Arrow positioning explanation for artists (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO5CbsS8P74#)

This is for the Mediterranean (used almost exclusively in Medieval Europe) draw. Thumb draws and etc. tend to be different (I think for those, it's the opposite side for similar reasons).
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: Dragon Mage on February 14, 2015, 05:20:29 PM
Cool, now I can learn to shoot like Reivier :) I may never get a bow and arrow but this can help me in the future to make more realistic animations.
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: Merlandese on February 14, 2015, 06:04:16 PM
I love your authentic Canadian armor in this, too! So soft! XD Great video, man.
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on February 14, 2015, 06:47:29 PM
Halfway through I forgot this was a Valentines Video.  XD

I love how the video description says. "Pewpewpew"!  XD
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: GingerCorslette on February 14, 2015, 09:06:06 PM
Tilting so that the arrow rests in both bow and hand helps aiming.

Happy hearts day - that's a nice cabin! :D
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: Eli on February 15, 2015, 03:54:51 AM
Interesting, now whenever I see a video game or animation with bows and arrows I know if they are doing it right, and if not, I have one more reason to judge them. XD
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: Double A on February 15, 2015, 05:16:20 AM
Very interesting! Cool video dude!
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: Roxaszu on February 15, 2015, 09:26:06 AM
Wow  :-*

That's pretty much explain a great deal of "Archer's Paradox"
I've been thinking about that a lot when I was little.

And It's pretty much explain about this video :
Spoiler: show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gavGycTobZo#t=86

(Even though I still don't understand how she can shoot through the Arrow's head on the last target  ::) )



Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: Just Lance on February 18, 2015, 10:46:47 AM
Yeah this vid explains it really nicely. ^^Good job!
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: Erenussocrates on May 02, 2015, 12:55:19 PM
*Watches video*

-Marksman skill increased!
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on May 02, 2015, 01:51:45 PM
I think that someone should start making a series of archery lessons on YouTube (hint hint)
Title: Re: Arrow-bow positioning for artists
Post by: Abrom on May 02, 2015, 02:33:09 PM
So, on Valentine's Day, a video is posted...screen opens up on a man...in a robe...who then goes on to explain the science of shooting a bow...................IT'S NOT WEIRD, YOU'RE WEIRD!