Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Floufooz are coming!! The Floufooze are coming!!!

OOOOPS!!! I forgot to mention " Where did the Floufooze Go?"  is done and heading to the printers!!! After finishing two books I've learned a lot about  how to illustrate a children's book. And i feel that book number three ( Pix and Pax) will be something to look forward to. As for the Floufoo Chuck you'll hear more as soon as its released but until then here's the cover :)

Goo-Goo for Ga Ga

Hello friends, my name is Adolph Soliz and I am....a little monster !!! Yes thats correct I am a fan of Lady Gaga. I think she's awesome both as a performer and as a person making a difference in the world concerning different issues. Yes I know many of you think shes over the top and too theatrical but i love her theatrics. So anyways, just wanted to share some sketches of a Mother Monster, as I've mentioned in other post, music is a  big inspiration for me and when I combine that with my love for animation I get so many ideas for "music videos". And I think GaGa would be a great choice to be animated i think it would leave her with no barrier to create. Anywho, enjoy and until next time :) 

Friday, September 9, 2011

art from the soul

Normally, actually never, do I share the sketches I put in my journal. They're usually just some random doodling of a face or pose to reflect my mood, but tonight I went a lil larger. Its still a rough sketch but I always find those first drawings to be the most genuine and heart felt. And as an artist I feel like these pictures do more explaining than i could ever put into words. And in in these wee morning hours i felt posting it would be theraputic. 
Sooooo here we go: Well 2011 has seemed to be a particularly tricky year, it came banging on my door a few months early with a taste of things to come. It's been a battle this year to keep up with life's challenges, more so than ever before in my life. Today I found myself actually feeling like I lost so much of my innocence this year ( which i laughed at considering Im almost thirty) I always felt like I was the best of friends with my inner child and as the year has progressed I've felt like I've had to let him slip away to be a "grown- up". And like the last 29 yrs of life music had a way of stepping in with a message for me , this came to mind as I wandered( particularly starting at 2:24, take a listen below) My thoughts and the song brought the image to mind of my younger self approaching me with the innocence of a child to ask me, " whats wrong?'' And then placing his finger on my heart, he reminds present day me that he never left. That he was still around, maybe in the dark, but there none the less ...within me. Waiting for our time to be together.

Yes life can be hard but thats the adventure of it all, this year has tested my optimistic out look on things and though things may be hard now who knows what tomorrow will bring me . It's the hope in tomorrow, and the faith within ourselves that we should all look too when struggling. So to everyone having a bad day, week, month or year, keep your head up and know things will be just fine if you just believe :)

Now if you'll excuse me, my lil me and I got some catching up to do 

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Hi friends, just thought I'd share some happy news. The first book I illustrated is now available on Amazon     WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!

 It was definatley a good learning experience, the book has only been out a couple weeks but we've had a good response to it already and have a few book signings lined up for the author, Leslie Ryan and I, I'll post more info as the dates come available. I hope to post some personal art soon, I'm working on finishing the story of Chuck, the little guy in previous post, so it leaves me with little time for my own thing ...but its still fun. Anywho, untill next time friends :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Floufooz

     So as the sun was starting to peep over the horizon I realized I haven't posted anything in quite awhile. Things have been busy since last I posted I moved, finished illustrating one book, teaching and few new career possibilities have presented themselves.
     Thought I would share the work in progress from the next book I'm working on for another great author. You may remember Chuck from a few post back and these are just a couple pages from his adventure. Just a lil' over half way through the book but the challenge for me here is painting digitally. Its not my specialty but I really want to give the book a very painterly feel without it having an obvious flat "digital" look to it. Im pretty happy with the way some of these are turning out. It's definitely a re-learning process ( not that i knew much to begin with lol) in photoshop but I'm enjoying the process. More stuff coming soon, until next time take care all :)


Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Hi people, well my post have been very few because of the two chidrens books I've been working on but the good news is "I am Flippish!" is now complete in just a coupl months you can own a copy. Just wanted to share just a couple images from the book for a sneek peek :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A wicked kind of post...

So ever since i heard the soundtrack from Wicked many years ago i always wanted to see in animated form. The song isn't just there for some people to dance around and sing. The song ( like in all good musicals) helps the story move foward and gets so much about the character across in such a short time. WATCH IT!!! WATCH IT!! WATCH IT!!

Annnd then not to long ago I saw these storyboards done by a Disney board artist.WATCH IT!! WATCH IT!!! WATCH IT!!!

AWESOME RIGHT!?!?!?! well all my free lance work has kept me busy and away from animating but the urge to flip some paper has been getting stronger and stronger. Right now I'm just in the beginning stages of it all but I'd like to animate the last 40 sec of the song "defying gravity" from Wicked as a test. Alot of work...yes .When will i finish it...I dont know...WILL I finish it? YES!!!!

For now heres just a couple pages out of the 15 that are in my sketch book that I did while listening to the song on repeat :) they're rough and some really suck but thats part of the process. Untill next time friends:)

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Who? Where? or what in the world is Flippish? In a short few months you will learn right along side Sean the true meaning of Flippish.

And this cutie here is Chuck he's a Floufloo, and sadly, it seems that his entire family is missing. Or...could it be that Chuck is the last of his kind. Soon you'll be able to travel with Chuck and find out how we can help him find his family and help ourselves as well...before its all to late!

Soooooo what did you think of my cliff hanger explanations? Just wanted to share some images from the two books Im illustrating from two creative authors. I'll have more from Sean and Chuck up here soon, thanks for looking guys...until next time :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Soooo I been kind excited  and thinkin about my blog...that I just started today...and so I posted this work in progres of a girl smoking just beyond the Eiffel Tower at sunset. I wanted a soft romantic feeling so I took my initial sketch on the right and  decided to use pastels. I forgot how messy that gets soooo the colors kinda got muddy in the image on the left so I started over again with the center piece leaving all the darks for last...theeeeen i decided I didnt like her pose anymore so I scrapped all three and I started all over :)
p.s thanks to jon kuo who helped with some perspective issues and to my handsome husband for the inspiration:)

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Happy New Year Friends! Well, I decided that I wanted to start the new year fresh with a new blog to chronicle my artistic adventures. I also want to get back to my passion of traditional animation...i have keys and breakdowns but no camera to shoot them:( Anywho, there is a lot I wanna share so hopefully you come back often. Until next time enjoy my little NewYear's sketch...of what else...a girl :)