Colorlust Designs

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Women of Nintendo Series 1 


Fun with vector art, by me colorlust

I also made this cute banner today, and go to have fun with typography.  

I love when I actually get to spend time making cute things at my job that actually relate to what I want to be doing in the future.  And even though I only get to work on things for an hour or two total, I can still pull out something that isn’t terribly underdesigned.


I decided to revive my idea for making x-lady shirts with great quotes on them, but I need help finding great quotes. I obviously have jubilee’s figured out, but I started designing Psylocke and I do not know her best one liners.

Please assist me.

An exercise in icon making.  I think I have started something terrible.  

Let’s take votes and guess on how many pokemon I will get to before I give up.

Nintendom Designs 001 - Birdo 

Squadron Supreme #1 - Zarda aka Power Princess 

I just finished reading the Squadron Supreme omnibus, which I started reading in March.  Even though it took 5 years to read, I enjoyed it to no end, and fell in love with the majority of the characters.  

So now I am going to subject you to me drawing a bunch of them. How long has it been since i drew and colored something?  It feels like months.

First up is Zarda. Incidentally, right before I started reading the omnibus. Cody and I are reading Exiles as our before bedtime story, and we had just gotten the World Tour stuff where Zarda joins the team.  Both this time through, and when I read that arc bac when it happened back in 2006, I remember being entirely unimpressed with this woman.  She just joins the team out of nowhere, and is like, “YOU DO AS I SAY I AM THE BEST.”

"You don’t even know Zarda."  I thought to myself.  How could she possibly  understand the hardships these people went through, the loss they had suffered.  She had only been around ten minutes before Chris Claremont kicked her off the team.  I never even got to know her.

Then I read Squadron and the sequel Graphic Novel.  And I will be damned if Zarda didn’t have just as shitty a life.  Friends and lovers dying left and right, leaving her entire people behind to watch the Earth, this woman proved herself repeatedly, becoming a better leader than Hyperion.  She was very fierce, but beautiful, so I tried to beef her up more than I am used to when I draw the ladies.

She is the strongest woman on earth, so there needs to be some girth. 

So, I have a client who I am just starting out with, and I am designing her running store’s identity.  I am supposed to start sending her some logo thumbnails today, but as you can see, I am not feeling it today.

Not only does she want green, pink, silver, maybe a daisy (?), but on top of it all, the pun doesn’t make any sense!  It should say ‘Girls just wanna have run’ which makes even less sense, but at least it sticks with the song.

Girls Just Wanna Run, sounds like some downtrodden dude, whose girlfriend dumped just dumped him.

"I’ll never land me a lady."

"Aw man, don’t worry about it.  Girls, well, girls just wanna run."

Logo stuff from work.  Still a work in progress, but I am really enjoying how it is turning out. 

Updated Resume.  I am trying to kick myself into high gear, because my self appointed deadline to start applying for new jobs is in 15 days.

This started out as a project for work, and quickly got away form me, and the concept.  But I think they are overtly cute, and am determined to use them for something

Personal Business Cards Round Two.  

After some great feedback, I have reeled it in and made some much needed edits.  Here are the lovely results, with some added bonus colors.  

As always, critique is welcome and appreciated!

Dear design/art/every other friend,

Is this business card design cute? I like it, but I am usually partial to my own designs.  That’s also a cute new logo I am working with.  Please give me your thoughts, love, etc. (please do not give me punches to the stomach)



Sam Humphries said that he wanted to use Jubilee in Uncanny X-force but couldn’t because of what was happening in Brian Wood’s X-men, but I SAY NAY.  If Storm and Psylocke can share duties so can everyone’s favorite Chili Fry eating Mallrat Vampire Vamp.  So I designed her very own matchingish X-force costume.  I even incorporated her terrible looking, light bending necklace into a bedazzled jacket!

All fan art is welcome. 

Let’s get her carrying two books each month.

*I am dead serious

Game Store Identity design (work in progress)