Category: Recent Graphic Art

latest graphic art projects – projects I’ve completed and which the client has launched their product, so the artwork now can be displayed.

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One of Several Book Cover Projects I’m Working On

Just finished this cover for my husband’s guitar modes series. It’s one of those projects that’s ongoing on my schedule that I fit in when I’m waiting for a render to finish or waiting for something to finish its upload to Amazon or Dropbox or….

Other projects I’m also working on include a child’s severed head in a specimen jar (for somebody’s book cover), some redo-s of a cover that an author’s fans down-voted, not because the cover wasn’t awesome (44% loved it better), but because 55% prefer a more ominous look.

Another title’s cover is just about done, too, I think. Both the author and I are taking a much needed vacation from looking at it so we can see it from the rinsed perspective that a bit of time can provide. It’s a very good cover, but giving final decisions breathing room is critical.

And, of course, I’ve got some small projects for a couple of other new clients — a Facebook page header and video, a business card, and a cover for a singer’s single release.

book cover for a guitar book

Some Book Covers I’ve Made

There are very few book covers I’ve made that I actually like. Most that I like also sold with nondisclosure agreements, which is pretty standard for some of the publishers I work with.  Of those created for indie authors, maybe a quarter of them I produce are those which I’ll claim. That’s because most authors I’ve worked with have definitive ideas of what they want, and the majority of covers produced are not ones I wish my name to be associated. Here are a few I think turned out well enough to claim:

book cover by DLKeur for Michael Allan Scott's soon-to-be-released new novel, The Bullhead Murders Four Nails, book cover for author G. J. Berger Tizzie, a custom book cover by professional graphic artist D. L. Keur Glow of the River book cover Gulshan Madjur's poetry book The Speed of Dark book cover. recent graphic art project Burnt Rocks book cover for South of Burnt Rocks, West of the Moon, a historical novel by G. J. Berger Front cover of What I Found in the Dark by Clayton Bye final front book cover by artist DLKeur for the sci-fi novel Technomage by Clayton Bye

Yesterday’s Book Cover

So, having been denied entry to a webinar I signed up for because their webinar app doesn’t like some of my peripheral drivers, instead, I built a book cover. I call it Far Eden. Enjoy. …And, yes, I know I’m not showing you a nice large copy of it, but, since photo manipulation software has gotten so sophisticated that nothing protects images from be ripped off except to dump the dpi down to extremely low levels and to keep the display on the web small enough that it’s of no use for applications that require high megapixels like ebook and print book covers, this is what I’m forced to do. Anyway, here it is.

book cover

Back in Business Now That Mom’s Passed.

Yes, I’m back in business after a few years’ pause while taking care of Mom.  Mom passed on, so, after time to recover myself, I’m back doing graphic work for myself and others. The first book cover I’ve done since reopening is one for Michael Allan Scott which, since he’s released it for preview, I’ll go ahead and show you.  There are three book covers, so far, for this series pending release, and they are crime thrillers.

book cover by DLKeur for Michael Allan Scott's soon-to-be-released new novel, The Bullhead Murders


For indie authors, prices range usually $150 – $400 USD.  For micro-publishers, the same.  All covers are exclusively licensed in perpetuity to the purchaser.  I retain copyright and rights to display.  For those wishing full copyright transfer and source non-disclosure:

For the budget-minded, I have a few covers available from which you can choose starting at $29 USD (payable through PayPal).  [CATALOG LINK PENDING]  If you need a custom design, I do conceptual mockups, my own ideas or yours, and provide an estimate on cost.  If you do have an idea in mind, send me a description of what you envision.  You can also include links to covers similar to what you desire.  Either way, in your email, please indicate the book’s genre or cross-genres, any color preferences, your book’s title and byline plus any subtitle or slug you’d like to include on the cover. Also tell me if you prefer serif, sans-serif, script, or decorative font styles.  A short synopsis of the book and, if fiction, descriptions of the main characters and any significant elements, events, theme, or symbolism would also help.  


Concept art as well as performing artist work.  Any photos you provide must be high quality.  Email for upload instructions.  (I use Dropbox for file transfer).  


Latest Client Book Covers

I never show book covers I build unless my contract allows it, or, if for a self-publishing author, until the book is published.  Here are two book covers recently done for author S. Bradley Stoner: