Known for her ethereal paintings of playful, cartoonish human and animal characters, Amy Sol (Hi-Fructose Vol. 5 cover artist) creates storybook-like scenes that are endearing as much as they are entrancing with their placid colors and bountiful details. The Las Vegas-based artist has had a busy year creating work for several group shows, such as the “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild” and “Kingdom Animalia” wildlife benefits we featured on the blog earlier this summer. Amy is currently developing a new body of work and has sent over some behind-the-scenes shots of her sketches for our Inside the Sketchbook series. Take a look at how some of her fantastical works originate and read our exclusive interview.