Bio: Raven Amos

Raven Amos is a digital artist and illustrator living, working, and playing in the wilds of Alaska. Born in the era of far flung fantasy films and cheesy animation, Amos developed a love of reading, art, and dinosaurs at a very young age, inspired by the illustrations of Robin James, Brian Froud, William Stout, and Peter Zallinger, and the art instruction books of Preston Blair.

After job shadowing under the late landscape painter Otis “Scotty” McDaniel in her early teens, Amos spent the remainder of her primary education expanding her artistic talents and exploring many art forms. During this time, she drew the most inspiration from Japanese art, including contemporary comics and animation, and traditional woodcut styles. Combining all these disparate sources of inspiration, Amos won several ribbon awards for her watercolor illustrations and ceramic sculptural works at the Alaska State Fair in 1997 and 1998. She immediately enrolled in the Art Institute of Seattle in the Graphic Design and Animation Arts programs after graduating high school, and upon returning to her home state, continued to pursue a career in Graphic Design.

Amos met her husband Scott Elyard on the job in 2007, where he rekindled her love of dinosaurs and encouraged her to return to her illustration roots. In the years since, Amos and Elyard have collaborated on many projects together, including museum display pieces, art shows, and murals. In addition to these more traditional artistic exhibitions, Amos has created dinosaur-themed merchandise, earning several accolades on apparel design websites and various paleontology blogs.


@alaskanime tweets:

  • "Sailor Sue" Sunday Etsy Launchday! Original numbered edition of 50, with open edition version and variants coming… 2020-08-09 05:04
  • Hmmm. Note to self - design speculative deep-sea creatures of the Paleozoic/Mesozoic. 2020-08-08 16:42
  • I've been reposting some of my art to the Mastodon server if anyone is interested in follow… 2020-08-06 19:52
  • Today's #Smaugust is another old sketch of cybernetic #dragon armor drawn for my friend Mike in 1997. #art #sketch… 2020-08-06 16:11
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  • Day 5 of #Smaugust - some old, low-res (sorry) work from 1996 or 1997 of a GenoCyber-inspired suit of cybernetic… 2020-08-05 22:39
  • Last #Smaugust post for today gets me caught up! Dunno if it will stay that way, though ;) A 6-winged #dragon godd… 2020-08-04 16:20
  • Gonna post two more #Smaugust #dragon pics today to get caught up. This is from late 2000/early 2001 - I was attend… 2020-08-04 16:05
  • Some more stuff for #Smaugust - old dragon art from my high school days. Another from around 1996 or 1997 - a… 2020-08-04 15:16
  • It's #Smaugust, and I've been feeling low-energy, so I'm behind and just going to post some older dragon art I foun… 2020-08-04 14:14
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