How To Draw A Centaur – Half Man / Half Horse

Learn How to Draw A Centaur Quickly & Easily!

Ok, let’s begin with creating an oval shape with light pencil strokes (00 min 19 sec). It will be the foundation of the head in this how to draw a centaur tutorial. Now, because his head is tilted to the left, draw your guiding curves accordingly (00 min 27 sec). And what about the body? Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about it. Put a couple of much smaller ones at the bottom (00 min 42 sec).

Next, draw two lines connecting the huge circle on top with the one on the bottom to create some sort of a guide for the future chest and belly (00 min 58 sec). We recommend beginning with the hand and the spear (01 min 16 sec). It’s a pretty simple composition but does look cool. Once you’re happy with it, move on to the boy’s hair (02 min 31 sec).

Use the oval guiding shape to accentuate the face (03 min 36 sec). The ears come next in this how to draw a centaur tutorial. As for the eyes, let the curvy guide you drew before become the foundation (04 min 47 sec). Same goes for the nose and the mouth (06 min 22 sec). The beautiful thing about this how to draw a centaur manual is that if you do everything right with the light pencil strokes, the rest will be a walk in the park.

The body is a bit tricky, but it’s nothing we can’t do! Just take your time with it. The goal is to make it much tinier than the head. The “horse part” is the easiest one (08 min 50 sec). The guides have practically done most of the job. All that’s left for us to do is follow them and draw the legs (09 min 05 sec).

The tail is just a combination of two S-like shapes with a twist at the end (10 min 27 sec). Once you’re done with the drawing, use a marker to erase the guidelines (10 min 50 sec).

Before you learn how to draw a Centaur, did you know?

A Centaur is a mythological creature that is half man and half horse. The head and upper body are human and the lower part of the body and legs are horse. In earlier paintings, they are shown with only the back legs of a horse but over time Centaurs have changed. What we see now is the torso of a human which is joined around the waist area to the body of a horse around the area where the horse’s neck would begin.

Because of the half-human / half-horse makeup, Centaurs have been categorized as liminal beings that are stuck between two different natures. Centaurs originated in Ancient Greece and were said to have inhabited the region of Thessaly. Now go ahead and learn how to draw a Centaur for yourself by following the simple steps in this video.

Some Things To Keep In Mind…

These tutorials are only here to guide you. Your drawing does not need to look "identical" to mine.

Start with rough but light pencil strokes that you can work into the shapes you want.

Once you have your rough drawing completed, go over it in a darker stroke for your final drawing.

Add shading and/or color to complete if desired.

Using this technique you will be able to draw anything after some practice... even without following step-by-step tutorials.

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