Keith Draws

Keith Draws - Designer

San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico

I'm a designer/illustrator of book covers and interior illustration. If you need sci-fi, fantasy or horror images I'd love to work with you.

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Overview

For just over two decades I worked in the field of graphics, advertising, and marketing. In that time my primary focus was to garner attention for products using images, words, and typography, which would then convert to sales.

Over the years my skills increased and I became very successful, but at the same time, I felt more and more alienated from my original interests. In 2012 I decided to apply my skills to something I have had a true passion for, ever since childhood: Illustration for book covers and interiors, so I became a cover artist.

Since then, I’ve worked closely with authors and have produced hundreds of successful covers.

As my client, you will be fully involved in the creative process from start to finish. First, we’ll discuss what you have in mind and then I will read your book (if it’s available). After that, we move on to producing rough layouts which we’ll discuss and edit until we have a cover that fits perfectly with your vision, while also being the ideal tool to garner attention and sales for your book. I have a deep love for the work and thoroughly enjoy the collaboration so when you choose me to produce your cover, I can guarantee you my full attention, and I look forward to working with you.
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Dystopian
Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Horror
Poetry
Science Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Illustrator and Graphic designer

Self-employed
August, 2012 – Present (over 6 years)

Producing illustrations graphic design and book covers in a wide variety of genres for people all over the world.

Portfolio (26 selected works)

Wildspace (The Stars Aflame Book 2)

Richard Tongue

Admiral Michael Scott and the crew of his flagship, Leonidas, saved humanity from extinction once, defeating a warship large enough to destroy whole worlds. Now the genocidal race that threatened to destroy all life on Earth has returned, sending a series of probes that must be the precursor to another invasion, one that this time might prove too powerful to stop. Gathering what ships he can, ... read more

Admiral Michael Scott and the crew of his flagship, Leonidas, saved humanity from extinction once, defeating a warship large enough to destroy whole worlds. Now the genocidal race that threatened to destroy all life on Earth has returned, sending a series of probes that must be the precursor to another invasion, one that this time might prove too powerful to stop. Gathering what ships he can, ... read more

Battlespace (The Stars Aflame Book 1)

Richard Tongue

For decades, the Terrestrial Commonwealth has been at peace. The bulk of the Navy that once conquered the stars in mothballs, only a handful of obsolete cruisers patrolling the far frontiers of space. When a genocidal alien race decides that humanity is its next target for extermination, only a single ship can stand against them, a battered old cruiser named Leonidas, and her maverick commande... read more

For decades, the Terrestrial Commonwealth has been at peace. The bulk of the Navy that once conquered the stars in mothballs, only a handful of obsolete cruisers patrolling the far frontiers of space. When a genocidal alien race decides that humanity is its next target for extermination, only a single ship can stand against them, a battered old cruiser named Leonidas, and her maverick commande... read more

Rumors of War (Stellar Main Book 2)

Richard Tongue

After destroying the pirate flagship Fortuna, Captain Victoria Carter and her crew were hailed as heroes across the Stellar Main, but though a great battle was won, she knows that her private war is far from over. The leaders of the criminal gang escaped, fleeing into deep space to a hidden base lost somewhere among the stars, plotting their revenge against those who drove them into exile, and... read more

After destroying the pirate flagship Fortuna, Captain Victoria Carter and her crew were hailed as heroes across the Stellar Main, but though a great battle was won, she knows that her private war is far from over. The leaders of the criminal gang escaped, fleeing into deep space to a hidden base lost somewhere among the stars, plotting their revenge against those who drove them into exile, and... read more

Battlecruiser Alamo: Final Testament (Battlecruiser Alamo Series Book 19)

Richard Tongue

The Battlecruiser Alamo has finally located the Xandari Empire, the malevolent force that they ventured deep into unknown territory to find, and has stumbled into the middle of a decades-long war. With thousands of refugees depending on them for protection, enemy fleets in hot pursuit and saboteurs threatening to betray them all to their enemies, all depends on Lieutenant-Captain Orlova and he... read more

The Battlecruiser Alamo has finally located the Xandari Empire, the malevolent force that they ventured deep into unknown territory to find, and has stumbled into the middle of a decades-long war. With thousands of refugees depending on them for protection, enemy fleets in hot pursuit and saboteurs threatening to betray them all to their enemies, all depends on Lieutenant-Captain Orlova and he... read more

Last Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador Book 16)

E. M. Foner

Book #16 of the EarthCent Ambassador series.Rumors are rife on Union Station and the EarthCent Ambassador finds herself defending the Stryx against the suspicions of the advanced species. Dorothy returns to SBJ Fashions from maternity leave and immediately starts spending money while giving Baa an excuse to engage in magic. Samuel and Vivian, along with some old friends, decide to participate ... read more

Book #16 of the EarthCent Ambassador series.Rumors are rife on Union Station and the EarthCent Ambassador finds herself defending the Stryx against the suspicions of the advanced species. Dorothy returns to SBJ Fashions from maternity leave and immediately starts spending money while giving Baa an excuse to engage in magic. Samuel and Vivian, along with some old friends, decide to participate ... read more

Turing Test (AI Diaries Book 1)

E. M. Foner

Imagine alien AI Observers have infiltrated Earth to evaluate humanity.Imagine the Observers are more human than we are.Mark Ai goes to work every day as a PC repairman, but fixing computers is just a cover job. Along with his mission managing the observation team, he's attempting to fill in as a parent for a teenage neighbor, provide a good home for a dog, and pick up a little money on the si... read more

Imagine alien AI Observers have infiltrated Earth to evaluate humanity.Imagine the Observers are more human than we are.Mark Ai goes to work every day as a PC repairman, but fixing computers is just a cover job. Along with his mission managing the observation team, he's attempting to fill in as a parent for a teenage neighbor, provide a good home for a dog, and pick up a little money on the si... read more

Magic Test (AI Diaries Book 3)

E. M. Foner

Book Three of AI Diaries - Start series with Turing Test.Imagine AI can learn to do magic.Now imagine the greatest magic trick of all.Mark Ai and his team remain on Reservation to rebuild their fortunes, but the future holds more surprises for Library's favorite Observer than he can possibly expect.

Book Three of AI Diaries - Start series with Turing Test.Imagine AI can learn to do magic.Now imagine the greatest magic trick of all.Mark Ai and his team remain on Reservation to rebuild their fortunes, but the future holds more surprises for Library's favorite Observer than he can possibly expect.

Swords of the Imperium (Dark Fantasy Novel) (The Polaris Chronicles Book 2)

Bryan Choi, E H Carson

Swords of the Imperium is the sequel to Guns of the Temple, Book 1 of The Polaris Chronicles.The Imperium continues its march over the remains of the Argead Dominion toward its next prize: Ursala, ruled by the Sanctissimus Rex and his thousand bloodthirsty daughters.Taki and his squad, Tirefire the Lesser, must now fight alongside their former foes. But joining the Padishah’s army is riskier t... read more

Swords of the Imperium is the sequel to Guns of the Temple, Book 1 of The Polaris Chronicles.The Imperium continues its march over the remains of the Argead Dominion toward its next prize: Ursala, ruled by the Sanctissimus Rex and his thousand bloodthirsty daughters.Taki and his squad, Tirefire the Lesser, must now fight alongside their former foes. But joining the Padishah’s army is riskier t... read more

Guns of the Temple (The Polaris Chronicles Book 1)

Bryan Choi, E H Carson

The Argead Dominion is the last holdout against the Imperial Padishah’s brutal westward expansion. An aging arsenal of decaying tanks and antique rifles lets Argead forces scrape by, but true victories are won by the Polaris: elite battle-mages enslaved for the world-ending sins of their ancestors.Taki is an ambitious Polaris stuck with the dregs of his kind in a squad named Tirefire the Lesse... read more

The Argead Dominion is the last holdout against the Imperial Padishah’s brutal westward expansion. An aging arsenal of decaying tanks and antique rifles lets Argead forces scrape by, but true victories are won by the Polaris: elite battle-mages enslaved for the world-ending sins of their ancestors.Taki is an ambitious Polaris stuck with the dregs of his kind in a squad named Tirefire the Lesse... read more

Meghan's Dragon

E. M. Foner

"New ideas, great sense of humor and well written to boot!" - Voracious ReaderSeventeen-year old Meghan doesn't remember her childhood and practices magic in secret. Her sole ambition is to bring a warrior's soul from Dark Earth to become her dragon and protect her while she develops into a mage. When her interpretation of a Dark Earth death vision goes awry, Meghan gets both more and less tha... read more

"New ideas, great sense of humor and well written to boot!" - Voracious ReaderSeventeen-year old Meghan doesn't remember her childhood and practices magic in secret. Her sole ambition is to bring a warrior's soul from Dark Earth to become her dragon and protect her while she develops into a mage. When her interpretation of a Dark Earth death vision goes awry, Meghan gets both more and less tha... read more

Knives of the Ring (The Polaris Chronicles Book 4)

Bryan Choi, E H Carson

Knives of the Ring is Book 4 of The Polaris Chronicles, and comes after Swords of the Imperium.Kingslayer and battle-mage Taki Natalis now fights for the empire that conquered his homeland. It's not a question of loyalty: it’s a choice between kill or be killed. Battered by defeats on the Ursalan campaign, Taki and his squadmates must race against time to find a legendary, ancient fortress sus... read more

Knives of the Ring is Book 4 of The Polaris Chronicles, and comes after Swords of the Imperium.Kingslayer and battle-mage Taki Natalis now fights for the empire that conquered his homeland. It's not a question of loyalty: it’s a choice between kill or be killed. Battered by defeats on the Ursalan campaign, Taki and his squadmates must race against time to find a legendary, ancient fortress sus... read more

Different

Frank Mundo

Frank Mundo satirizes hot topics like political correctness, bullying, safe spaces, micro aggressions and school violence by re-imaging Kafka's "Metamorphosis" and Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" in this illustrated contemporary fantasy for adults. If you liked "Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children," you'll love Different by Frank Mundo. In Different, young Gregory Gourde wakes up in his... read more

Frank Mundo satirizes hot topics like political correctness, bullying, safe spaces, micro aggressions and school violence by re-imaging Kafka's "Metamorphosis" and Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" in this illustrated contemporary fantasy for adults. If you liked "Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children," you'll love Different by Frank Mundo. In Different, young Gregory Gourde wakes up in his... read more

Prince of Maladies (The Polaris Chronicles Book 3)

Bryan Choi, E H Carson

Before Guns of the Temple, the Prince of Maladies carved her bloody legacy through the lands...The Imperium's deadliest warriors are also its most despised, for they are descendants of demons. In his wisdom, the Padishah binds these tainted men and women to his service for the greater good.Aslatiel and Lucatiel are poisoned by the same blood. When sibling rivalry plunges them into the depths o... read more

Before Guns of the Temple, the Prince of Maladies carved her bloody legacy through the lands...The Imperium's deadliest warriors are also its most despised, for they are descendants of demons. In his wisdom, the Padishah binds these tainted men and women to his service for the greater good.Aslatiel and Lucatiel are poisoned by the same blood. When sibling rivalry plunges them into the depths o... read more

Walking Away From The King

Mike Penney

The time has arrived to “walk away from the king.” The change necessary to save the human species and salvage the planet from impending ecological disaster cannot come from the powers that be, who only perpetuate their own ill-fated system.A swell of diverse grassroots movements has arisen to create a very different culture than our contemporary world controlled by corporations and plutocrats.... read more

The time has arrived to “walk away from the king.” The change necessary to save the human species and salvage the planet from impending ecological disaster cannot come from the powers that be, who only perpetuate their own ill-fated system.A swell of diverse grassroots movements has arisen to create a very different culture than our contemporary world controlled by corporations and plutocrats.... read more

CLIMATE WARS

Mike Penney

The fact that Climate Wars have commenced comes as little surprise in Cascadia – the bioregion containing British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and adjacent territory – since calls for revolution have been simmering for years in this realm fiercely identified with environmental stewardship, self-sufficiency, and sustainability.Sapphire MacKenzie, a leader of the Free Cascadia movement, recogni... read more

The fact that Climate Wars have commenced comes as little surprise in Cascadia – the bioregion containing British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and adjacent territory – since calls for revolution have been simmering for years in this realm fiercely identified with environmental stewardship, self-sufficiency, and sustainability.Sapphire MacKenzie, a leader of the Free Cascadia movement, recogni... read more

Blood and Satin

Amanda McCarter

Adelaide Hunter is a vampire. Only, she doesn't know it yet.A high class escort for some of the city's wealthier businessmen, she doesn't have any delusions about what she does. She gets paid for sex, and she's well paid.But when one of her clients winds up dead after a wild, kinky night with her, she's in trouble. She's pretty sure she killed him, but she can't remember a thing. Can she figur... read more

Adelaide Hunter is a vampire. Only, she doesn't know it yet.A high class escort for some of the city's wealthier businessmen, she doesn't have any delusions about what she does. She gets paid for sex, and she's well paid.But when one of her clients winds up dead after a wild, kinky night with her, she's in trouble. She's pretty sure she killed him, but she can't remember a thing. Can she figur... read more

Bonds of Blood (Blood and Satin Book 2)

Amanda McCarter

Blood and Satin, book 2.Adelaide heals after her deadly encounter with Thomas Kent, but she barely has time to take a breath before more gruesome murders come to light and everyone suspects her. She comes under investigation not only from the police, but also the mysterious vampire council.Detective Dirk Gregory wants to give her the benefit of the doubt. He certainly can't deny his feelings f... read more

Blood and Satin, book 2.Adelaide heals after her deadly encounter with Thomas Kent, but she barely has time to take a breath before more gruesome murders come to light and everyone suspects her. She comes under investigation not only from the police, but also the mysterious vampire council.Detective Dirk Gregory wants to give her the benefit of the doubt. He certainly can't deny his feelings f... read more

Galileo's Ascension (The New Dark Ages Book 3)

Amanda McCarter

Thrown once again into the wild, Ellia is alone. She has betrayed those who trusted her so she can face her mother and stop the Church's terrible war tearing apart the countryside. She knows she's walking into a trap, but she can't sit by and watch the world burn.Kieva, sworn to protect Ellia, is trapped underground, forced to deal with the wrath of Seth, the mad leader of the Order, a group f... read more

Thrown once again into the wild, Ellia is alone. She has betrayed those who trusted her so she can face her mother and stop the Church's terrible war tearing apart the countryside. She knows she's walking into a trap, but she can't sit by and watch the world burn.Kieva, sworn to protect Ellia, is trapped underground, forced to deal with the wrath of Seth, the mad leader of the Order, a group f... read more

Origins: Curve of Humanity Book One (Curve of Humaity 1)

Maquel A. Jacob

After fleeing the front lines during a brutal battle, Captain Darnizva’s fleet crash lands on Earth. Interbreeding jump starts a new evolution of humans and the population is not ready. Darnizva witnesses the ugly side of humanity and is having a hard time convincing them to unite. The enemy is coming and hope for Earth’s survival dwindles.

After fleeing the front lines during a brutal battle, Captain Darnizva’s fleet crash lands on Earth. Interbreeding jump starts a new evolution of humans and the population is not ready. Darnizva witnesses the ugly side of humanity and is having a hard time convincing them to unite. The enemy is coming and hope for Earth’s survival dwindles.

Shadowmen Objective (Curve of Humanity Book 2)

Maquel A. Jacob

After Rellia’s General Tartha gives mankind a timeline to prepare for war, General Perrara of the United States and Professor Makoto of Japan brainstorm a resolution to level the playing field. They create the Shadow Organization with the help of underground intelligence networks and four alien warriors as trainers. Despite being Earth’s best kept secret, it becomes a pillar of strength. But, ... read more

After Rellia’s General Tartha gives mankind a timeline to prepare for war, General Perrara of the United States and Professor Makoto of Japan brainstorm a resolution to level the playing field. They create the Shadow Organization with the help of underground intelligence networks and four alien warriors as trainers. Despite being Earth’s best kept secret, it becomes a pillar of strength. But, ... read more

Purge Sequence (Curve of Humanity Book 3)

Maquel A. Jacob

The Bi-Genetic population is in jeopardy of depletion, throwing a monkey wrench in the war efforts. To combat the epidemic, Hana joins forces with the Shadow Organization’s top recruiter and some shady government contractors. A grid community is formed where parents are given an incentive for keeping their Bi-Genetic children. It proves to be a lost cause as an underground market emerges aroun... read more

The Bi-Genetic population is in jeopardy of depletion, throwing a monkey wrench in the war efforts. To combat the epidemic, Hana joins forces with the Shadow Organization’s top recruiter and some shady government contractors. A grid community is formed where parents are given an incentive for keeping their Bi-Genetic children. It proves to be a lost cause as an underground market emerges aroun... read more

A Gathering of Dwarfs: Dead Dragons Gold - Book 1 (Lost Legends, Missing Myths and Forgotten Fables)

Ben Hammott

"This book will appeal to fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld Sagas.""An exciting humorous fantasy adventure which reveals what happened to the 7 dwarfs after Prince Charming had claimed Snow White as his bride.""A dark fantasy tale interjected with humour interwoven in an original plot that will change your view of Snow White's seven dwarfs.""If you like your fantasy stories full of originali... read more

"This book will appeal to fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld Sagas.""An exciting humorous fantasy adventure which reveals what happened to the 7 dwarfs after Prince Charming had claimed Snow White as his bride.""A dark fantasy tale interjected with humour interwoven in an original plot that will change your view of Snow White's seven dwarfs.""If you like your fantasy stories full of originali... read more

Advent of the Magic Eater (The Planar Cycle Book 1)

Chamberlain Potts

Sometimes the only way to reach the light is to embrace the darkness.Haunted by the images of his mother’s death and faced with the reality that he will never be a mage, a young man discovers a deep yearning for magic within himself that will lead him down a dark path.Nug was content spending his summers basking in the sun and jumping off the floating dock at his family’s lakeside cottage. Sur... read more

Sometimes the only way to reach the light is to embrace the darkness.Haunted by the images of his mother’s death and faced with the reality that he will never be a mage, a young man discovers a deep yearning for magic within himself that will lead him down a dark path.Nug was content spending his summers basking in the sun and jumping off the floating dock at his family’s lakeside cottage. Sur... read more

Flash Virus: Episode One

Steve Vernon

"So as near as I could tell the end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang for Santa Claus about halfway through the War of 1812."Sixteen year old Briar Gamble is having a bad day.It started with the cell phones singing for Santa Claus.Then came the tanks and the storm troopers.The Black Masks, in their black fish bowl sunglasses.And then along came Captain Alb... read more

"So as near as I could tell the end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang for Santa Claus about halfway through the War of 1812."Sixteen year old Briar Gamble is having a bad day.It started with the cell phones singing for Santa Claus.Then came the tanks and the storm troopers.The Black Masks, in their black fish bowl sunglasses.And then along came Captain Alb... read more

Flash Virus: Episode Four

Steve Vernon

This the story of the end of the world - as told by a teenager.Things are really beginning to heat up in Briar's school.Captain Albino's kid-programming sessions are underway.Under the blue light Briar and his friends are transformed physically.Under the yellow light Briar and his friends are transformed mentally.But it isn't until Captain Albino takes Briar to the burning barrel that Briar fi... read more

This the story of the end of the world - as told by a teenager.Things are really beginning to heat up in Briar's school.Captain Albino's kid-programming sessions are underway.Under the blue light Briar and his friends are transformed physically.Under the yellow light Briar and his friends are transformed mentally.But it isn't until Captain Albino takes Briar to the burning barrel that Briar fi... read more

Adderwald (The Anagenesis Series Book 1)

Marita Fowler

Hunters defend it.Politicians abuse it.Zombies attack it.The Adderwald.

Hunters defend it.Politicians abuse it.Zombies attack it.The Adderwald.

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