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Anatomy of The Centaur by Shadowglove Anatomy of The Centaur by Shadowglove
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This is my anatomy of a centaur. I Know there's accually more drawings here like this one, but I wanted to do my own.

I don't knw the size of a centaur but I guess it's bigger than a human hehe. I want my centaur to be anatomicly correct (not in a dirty way). By that I mean that I want the upper human body to fit perfectly with the lower front part of the horse so it looks like the horses legs could fit perfect as the humans legs. I don't want a big horsebody and a small human body, it looks silly.

I only know the skeleton anatomy of this creature, the other is unknown to me. Since the centaur have two ribcages, does that mean that they have 4 pair of lungs? The most logical reason for haveing 4 pairs of lungs is that this is a big and heavy creature that needs all of this.
Oh well, it's fun to speculate.

Vintage stuffz I used for this one *thx*:
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tombkkth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it a lot.
Well, he can have two hearts, two lungs and two of other things. Or he can have one heart placed in his upper chest or the lower one.
It can't be proven unless we caught one for autopsy.
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DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Interesting anatomy!  Though it raises some questions?
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Bernsteinblick Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I think, the best explanation of the two rib cages is, that the upper ome only is the place for the much bigger heart, while the lower one is contailing the lungs, becaus the mail muscle for breating is the diafragm, and this is located in the lower body half
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Oomizo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Does this mean that along with two ribcages, he has two stomachs? Centaur anatomy has always confused me. 
And speaking of ribcages, what about his heart? Where is that? Good job with the drawing thou. Its very good. ;)
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WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I applaud you for this, good sir
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Shadowglove Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I'm no sir!
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WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
It's a figurative 'sir'
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QuyMadera Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice job! I guess it would be safer to have all organs, like stomach and lungs, packed in the horse part and only muscles in the human part :)
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mellie5418 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the one question that always I questioned about centaurs ever since I was little... do they have two stomachs???? and two hearts??? double everything D:!?
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drosera-sundews Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask you something? Noting about the picture, it is very well done and clear. But since the centaur has two ribcages, I wonder where the heart is located.
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brutaka001 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I would say that since it is a large creature, and a larger heart is needed to pump the extra blood in a regular pace. This enlarged heart, to me anyways, would be located in the Lower Ribcage. It would be centrally located so all body parts are getting fresh oxygen at relatively the same time and the thicker bones would protect it even more than the weaker, upper ribcage. That's my, probably wrong, opinion.
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drosera-sundews Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No that does make sense, actually. Ther is however, still the matter of lungs and ribcages. Having bigger lungs in the lower ribcase would make sense too, but then what's in the upper one?
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Shadowglove Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I have no idea accually. Haha, maybe they have two. Maybe they have one large one.
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drosera-sundews Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O well, I guess we'll never know then. Unless a real one shows up to tell us his secret XP
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fmoscuro Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Muy bueno!!
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xXMusic-MuseXx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have too put a thank you here. I used your work here to help me work on a centaur girl. :love:
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juanitawolf Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i have always wondered...why they have two ribcages?
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YummyDessert Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
haha, I was just wondering about that too. I never noticed it before until I saw a skeleton of it, then thought, oh wait... they have two ribcages...
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Shadowglove Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Good question there.
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juanitawolf Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol XD
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historygirl14 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i've always wondered what centaurs eat. hay? carrots? jello? beats me. :D
i love the detail put into this! while yes, there may be others out there like it, this one is by far the coolest! :)
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Lambidy Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the spine of the horse should be connected with the human spine since a centaur is both the animals combined, 2 spines on the same creatur wouldnät work so well i believe :) But i like it this way, it might become to tall if the human body connected higher up on the horse back, nicely done sketch anyways! :D
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DreamInTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
dude i need this o.o mind if i use it as a reference? I'm starting a centaur thingy X3
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Shadowglove Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Sure, use it as you wish.
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DreamInTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks ^^
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FantasyDeer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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LeonardoMatheus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Excellent job! It's amazing! ^^
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Shadowglove Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Thank you ^^
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Yup, you've pretty much nailed how my race looks skeleton-wise...
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hartlover Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I wonder If they can bend down and pick something up. Non of the movies I've seen show them doing it.
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Shadowglove Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Yeah, I have thought about this too. Maybe they bend their front legt?
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hartlover Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Maybe... Nice job by the way. :)
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Shadowglove Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Thanks.
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sarani-chan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
beautifully done <3
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Shadowglove Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Thank you ^^
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sarani-chan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome :D
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Matrino15 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Hats off to you dear for not confusing yourself and drawing the double rib cages even though your brain must have been disagreeing with the situation... but hey, thats art for ya. the less logic the better you are!
And seeing that this is starting all sorts of mechanisms in the viewers minds, id say your pretty darn tooting good!
not only have you created a piece of art but as well you made all of us stand and stare at something that is correct but seems out of place.
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Shadowglove Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Well, it is a mythological being, none of us will never understand its anatomy. We just have to guess!
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TameYetWild14 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
never really realized they had two ribs till now O.o.... so they have two lungs?
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hartlover Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I have two lungs. I think you mean four. :)
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TameYetWild14 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Lol >w< oh yeah... I meant four
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Tapiku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
that's great. :wow: :clap:
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
super cool
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tonio48 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
HAHA.... This is a very great way to put in a certain reality this mythic Hybrid being. BTW, those half human- half animal might existed in the pass...as told in the documentary series "Ancient Astronauts"... who knows?
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mintwinter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*real
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mintwinter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
btw. They're ral ^_^
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CrimzonStar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifully done! after observing your art i realize you do indeed have a knack for drawing with consistancy. meaning the men in your gallery the black haired man and the blonde man look the same in all of them. you would be doing the world an injustice if you didnt do a graphic novel
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paroxysmPIMP Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
:/ i never really realized they had two rib cages till now lol
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Wolfatheart2 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
That's really weird-looking...
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