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. (You can find my business website here: https://www.zentao.com/graphic-art/.)
June 20, 2019
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.
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.
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).
I don't just create book covers and album art. I do ads, facebook page headers, website graphics and, well, anything requiring art and design. Here, for example, is what is called a QSL card for a HAM radio operator: The entire card is built from various snips and photos brought together to produce something that is personally representative of Dave Caldwell, who pilots everything from helicopters to Learjets, rides Harleys, and, of course, is a HAM radio operator.
A Sampling of Some of My Art