Author/Illustrator/Catherine Jacobs

Author/Illustrator/Catherine Jacobs

Christian Writers Conference 2022

by Catherine Jacobs on 07/31/22

I was able to attend two Christian Writer's Conferences this summer. In May I attended www.Write His Christian Writers Colorado Conference held virtually this year, 

and Montrose Christian Writers Conference held in person last week. 

My writing and illustration met with positive comments of "Finish the suggested tweaks and send the proposal." 

I am hopeful that the time for publication is very close. I will be spending my free time editing and preparing the proposal and dummy to send asap. 

Cover Idea for new book

by Catherine Jacobs on 07/31/22

Soft pastel Cover ideas of children's book in progress.

Soft Pastels on pastel paper

Thumbelina Surfs with Fish Friends to Freedom

by Catherine Jacobs on 07/31/22

Thumbelina's Flight to Freedom Digital Painting

by Catherine Jacobs on 07/31/22

Creating New Digital Paintings for Highlights Foundation Crash Course For Illustrators 2022

by Catherine Jacobs on 07/31/22

Here is a new series of digital paintings I just finished for the Hightlights Foundation Crash Course for Illustrators. Taught by Pat Cummings and Harold Underdown. 

Eight week intensive course to learn the path to publication. 
Above and below are the three double page spreads I created on my iPad for the course. Assignment was to create one promotional piece illustration of a fair tale. 
I create three double page spreads to also enter into the summer SCBWI Illustrator portfolio review and critique. 

This Highlights Foundation course is the first of its kind. I highly recommend it if you are ready to work hard at improving your illustration techniques and want to learn from two patient professionals.