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Centaur skeleton by x0negativezero0x Centaur skeleton by x0negativezero0x

Centaur - A greek creature known for it's half human/half horse body, the centaur possesses massive physical power and a keen sense of divination and astronomy.

(c)2005 Me

I just wanna say thank you to everyone that +favs this, but really I don't see what you all see in it. Albeit not the worst image in my gallery, it is certainly not the best. Not to me at least
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WildMysticSong Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool!...But looking at it makes my back hurt. How would that work?

Still, really cool! Awesome work.
ToBeDiscarded Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
That spine is a evolutionary desaster.
TatterTotMinion Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive work!
shokoshu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I have seen enough x-rated Centaur pics on the net, but this must be the 1st x-rayted. (ba-dum tsh)
rykitsu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
that was so punny it hurt Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
frankDAdumbBurd Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ive actually wondered this!
AbsentmindedGenis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Wheres the uh, I don't know what they're called, but they are extensions of the vertebrae near the shoulders which makes the whithers of the horse?
The horse bit has little support for the human half. Those vertebrae extensions are the foundations, or part of, for the very powerful muscles in the front quarter of horses.
The centaur as it would be covered in flesh would be very front heavy, with the hind end or croup rising well above the shoulders, probably giving it the appearance of having little of its weight in it's back half.
Almost like one of those chihuahuas you see on funny video shows that have something heavy in their mouths and their butts are in the air.
Perhaps, if you think to do this again, find a way to make the vertebrae of the whithers blend with the humans, so the joining is more smooth. Perhaps enlarging a bit of the human lower spine to resemble the horses's vertebrae, and leaning the human half forward a bit?

Still, lovely concept and well rendered. Well worth a :+fav:.
InvaderKira Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Um, actually, it's just the one of them that's like that. The rest of them are horny, horny beast. Stealing women, you know how that goes.
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Yup, that's pretty much what we Centaurs look like on the inside...
Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
really fun I love this! :)
going2killuall Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
look painful
Leonhart-Strife Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I'd been desensitized to mythical creatures due to heavy exposure to the fantasy/myth genre, but this picture actually made me feel the sort of awestruck horror our ancestors could have felt at the idea of such a creature.
dalittopixievamp Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
two sets of lungs... no wonder they're so fast!
The-Gaming-Demoness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! :iconclappingplz:
FencerAbroad Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
I like this a lot but I wish I could see it bigger.
CastleofDoom Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Is this skeleton not at some museum somewhere? I've seen it before.
AnoNeko Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is friggin neat man.
Seth00 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Soo many ribcages... Lol I like this . Really! I guess I'my mind wanted wanted to be curious to see what the skeletal structure of a centaur looks like... Me and my imagination! ^.^
muhminatali Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not exactly heartwarming but the description was great
this skeleton scares and amazes me
just like the creature does
oyot29 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
there many lungs!!!!!!!!
TinaEck Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
It isn't so much whether the image is not your best (although it certainly is amazing!) but for people that write a lot of fantasy stories and draw a lot of fantasy artwork and wish to know their characters inside and out, this is a HUGE help that can help further their work. Myself included! =) You did a great job on showing where the spine connects the whole body together! I am so used to seeing the dragon x-rays or naga x-rays; you are certainly the first centaur and it is AMAZING!
blazeismypuppy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
can somebody explain to me how a centaur would sleep? every image of one i see their human torso is upright, but i doubt sleep is very possible in such an uncomfortable position. and the odd curvature of their spines at the transition of species might make reclining/leaning forward impossible. help!
ecurps Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011   Writer
in some depictions, centaurs' front hips and legs are attached as they would be on a normal human and others show the human part of the body attached to a horse's "shoulders" and neck as a human "head".
one can assume that centaurs sleep either: 1) they are able to bend at their first "waist" and lay upon some form of bedding similar to humans when they sleep at a desk or table; or 2) they sleep on their sides. getting to their knees would have to be a quick motion from a lying to kneeling to standing and would most likely require many years of training to be swift enough for the centaur to be of any use in emergencies.
(sorry. ^^; my imagination makes this stuff kinda scary when pertaining to fantasy creatures. ^^; )
blazeismypuppy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
it's fabulous! i have a much clearer concept of centaurs now, thankyou very much! i'd imagine they go with leaning on a tree or sleeping on an elevated bed, as you stated. i imagine the standing up would be too risky in case of a predator, much like wild horses.
i always wondered how they would be born
tremorne Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I think the weirdest part of a centaur is the fact that it has two bellies.....
If it got pregnant, would the baby be in the human-half womb, or the horse-half womb?
Wolf-of-Silver-Black Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
obviously half of it would be in each. :3
tremorne Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
XD that seems reasonable.
Dinnin-Darkheart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
What a beautiful representation of an impossible anatomy.^^ actually seeing the skeletal structure does help provide some gravity for a reference though. Thanks for making this, 'cause I'll probably use it for a ref.
Dezhire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
It's a great reference! Very cool, indeed!
charzar-g Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Haha! really cool, I always used to wonder about the spine of a centaur, when it gets to the human body part it takes a violent lurch upwards, i wonder if its painful for them to hold it in that position all the time?! haha, or maybe it means they can't bend down??? :o
Lolilith Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
omg:la: that's so cool:la::la:
jbamski Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
truly fascinating :)
kraahlix Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wonder how long it can hold it's breath.
GermanShepherd-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
this is cool. i think when people put something concrete (like an xray) to a mythical creature, it kind of brings back a sense of wonder? for me, at least.
modestmango Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
lol, its kinda weird looking as a skeleton, but then again, an odd creature...?

I like it :]
InsomniacLizard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
nice job! I've always wondered how the skeleton would look like.
I like this very much.
varsaigen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I think the reason we like it is cause we FINALLY get to see how the skeleton of a centaur would look like. Too often we hear how it would be structurally impossible, due to the connection point between horse and human halves. But now we can finally see how it would be done. (Even though I see it is part of the leg bone :P
GermanShepherd-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
i agree with you. the reason it looks like its attached to the legbone is because it's behind it. the human spine is the neck vertebrae.
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Arixona Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thant´s amazinG!i rella ylove it!great idea!
Valnatix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
This is absolutely amazing.
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student Filmographer
What we see in it is that it's useful. I'd love a bigger image j_j
JeaKimsteed Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually found this image rather useful--I've been trying to work out some character designs for a new game, and one of them is a centaur....seeing a concept sketch of the skeletal structure is very important because of the point where the two seperate creatures fuse. It helped me visualize the muscle blend that I wanted to use for Stormcrow. Not to mention it is a very talented sketch--nice work. (I just wish it was a little bigger for those of us with poor eyesight.)
Winddancer9 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You stole my idea!
(not really--you posted this deviation first--i'm just bein' bratty :D )
but seriously, I was planning on sketching what I thought one would look like...
Guess you got to it first...what medium did you use? It looks alot like an X-ray scan--neat!
TheAzureDolphin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008   General Artist
Don't they get like, major back aches like that? :XD:
Very cool. I could never pictured that skeleton by myself. :)
Dragon260 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good, I like it! You know, I did randomly ask some people that I know about the anatomy of a centuar. I asked if they had two of almost everything, excluding the brain, voice-box, and anything from neck up.
singlesyllable Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Student General Artist
It's not about being the best of worst, I faved it bacause I think it's really, really cool.
titimanditi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
"I just wanna say thank you to everyone that +favs this, but really I don't see what you all see in it. Albeit not the worst image in my gallery, it is certainly not the best. Not to me at least"

I love centaurs. Seeing a realistically manip'd skeleton is nice, especially since I'm not the one who went through the trouble of making it. =]
imPISSED Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
The reason why I favorite and collect this piece, is because I adore centaur.
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