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Agnatha by Nerdroditie Agnatha :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 1 1 Vertebrata by Nerdroditie Vertebrata :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 1 2 Sashi by Nerdroditie Sashi :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 0 0 Barack Obama by Nerdroditie Barack Obama :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 1 0 Rick Grimes by Nerdroditie Rick Grimes :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 0 0 Superman by Nerdroditie Superman :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 2 2 The Wright Brothers by Nerdroditie The Wright Brothers :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 0 3 Edgar Allan Poe by Nerdroditie Edgar Allan Poe :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 1 4 The Ghostbusters by Nerdroditie The Ghostbusters :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 0 2 The MythBusters by Nerdroditie The MythBusters :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 2 0 Mythbusters Sketch by Nerdroditie Mythbusters Sketch :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 1 3 Ghostbusters Sketch by Nerdroditie Ghostbusters Sketch :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 3 1 Mr. T sketch by Nerdroditie Mr. T sketch :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 0 0 Mr.T by Nerdroditie Mr.T :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 3 3 William Wallace by Nerdroditie William Wallace :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 2 3 William Wallace Sketch by Nerdroditie William Wallace Sketch :iconnerdroditie:Nerdroditie 1 0


One hour: Fox Sketch by Loonaris One hour: Fox Sketch :iconloonaris:Loonaris 101 2 Galactic Empire Emblem by cervaheart Galactic Empire Emblem :iconcervaheart:cervaheart 9 3 The Cysteine Chapel by Velica The Cysteine Chapel :iconvelica:Velica 27 7 Casual Muse: Colour by Zumad Casual Muse: Colour :iconzumad:Zumad 3 2 Perspicacity by gracefulsunshine Perspicacity :icongracefulsunshine:gracefulsunshine 448 50 Red Fox and Morning Glory by Ravenari Red Fox and Morning Glory :iconravenari:Ravenari 164 35 getting into the details.  by thekayesen getting into the details. :iconthekayesen:thekayesen 10 0 FE SS 2015 for hpanna47 by CrystalLeeArts FE SS 2015 for hpanna47 :iconcrystalleearts:CrystalLeeArts 21 3 Sailprobe by Abiogenisis Sailprobe :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 658 150 Gaia by GoldeenHerself Gaia :icongoldeenherself:GoldeenHerself 16 5 Mercury by GoldeenHerself Mercury :icongoldeenherself:GoldeenHerself 26 1 Venus by GoldeenHerself Venus :icongoldeenherself:GoldeenHerself 26 2 Frog and Mushrooms by Ravenari Frog and Mushrooms :iconravenari:Ravenari 61 12 Inside - 86507 by kreativEVOLUTION Inside - 86507 :iconkreativevolution:kreativEVOLUTION 219 37 Quick Ammonite by Hyrotrioskjan Quick Ammonite :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 149 27 Ouranos 2015 by GoldeenHerself Ouranos 2015 :icongoldeenherself:GoldeenHerself 25 1


The first of the seven classes of Vertebrata, Superclass Agnatha.

So far, the designs I've come up with for this project have been based on European heraldry. I wanted to try something a bit different this time, and took inspiration from Japanese emblems called Mons. There are no set rules for Mon design, but most feature a roundel and an abstract design. In this case, I depicted the two extant groups of Agnatha - the lampreys and hagfish - with that characteristic jawless grin. Though, they may be a bit detailed for a proper Mon. I also added a scroll and some mantling (in this case representing a spinal cord without a vertabral column) in order to maintain consistency with the other emblems.

Agnatha means No Jaw. They first appeared in the Cambrian, and two groups remain today; the Lampreys and the Hagfish. Today there are only around 120 species of Agnathans, but they were much more prolific among the early fish of the Paleozoic. Hagfish are unique in that they have lost their spinal column; making them the only known organisms with a skull but no backbone.


Lauren Holmes
Current Residence: Gosford
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Operating System: Windos8
Hello everyone

I haven't been on Deviantart much lately. Work has been busy and when I'm not at work or being sociable, I've been working on a new novel. It was supposed to be a novella, but then it go longer. It's short and unlike anything else I have ever written, but I find it is using up most of my time and creativity. And you know what, I'm not really complaining. It's nearly finished and I think it'll be good. This schedule has kept me from making visual artwork, but maybe I'll share some of my short stories on this site in the future.

I'm taking a break from my ERB card project, and instead have started a new project. A series inspired by both modern Sci-Fi movies and 1940's SF pulp magazines. Unfortunately, the first entry in this series is requiring a lot more time and detail than I imagined, so it might be a while before I post it.

Now that I might be having a bit more time on my hands, I'll try to be on DA more often. In the meantime though, I've just got to jettison all the notifications that have built up over the past few months. Sorry about that.

So stay tuned... hopefully this time, I will stay on for a while and put up more content. Hopefully.    
  • Listening to: Iron Maiden
  • Reading: The Princess Bride - William Goldman
  • Playing: Pokemon



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Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
Happy Birthday!
Thagirion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday. Haven't seen you in forever. Hope you're ok.
Birthday cake  icon  Cake emoji kawaii cake 
Nerdroditie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Thanks. I'm doing well, just been too busy working on my novel and my blog to make visual art here for a while, sorry for the worry. Got a new Biological Heraldic piece to put up though, so hopefully I'll be a bit more active for a while.

Nice to see I was missed :D
Thagirion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday. :cake: :party:
Nerdroditie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Thanks for that :D 

Had so much fun I'm only back after a few weeks lol
Thagirion Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Easter.
chick by Chibivillecute Peep Avatar by autobotXBumbleBee :iconbennyplz:
Nerdroditie Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Thanks. Same to you :D Enjoy the spring :)
Kieran89 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry that it's months late, but thanks for the fav!
Nerdroditie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
No problem :)
Miandelam Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fav :)
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