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.

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@alaskanime tweets:

  • Raisin Bran Crunch beats all of them. There. I said it and I’m not taking it back. https://t.co/uFCAoNTCbL 2021-03-07 12:57
  • Looking at YOU, @DanSullivan_AK, @lisamurkowski, @DonYoungAK - people need help, people are dying and none of you c… https://t.co/6gdV0TnCLu 2021-03-07 12:25
  • The State of Alaska values incarceration over education. They would rather spend the money to lock you up than to t… https://t.co/Pvc54GqhZn 2021-03-07 10:12
  • She could have brought literally any other dessert or food item. Donuts. Bear Claws. Taco Fucking Bell. But no, she… https://t.co/shMOFaejrC 2021-03-06 20:48
  • Last year, I lost someone I knew to COVID. This is a gut punch to me. https://t.co/hnBXxYX9zL 2021-03-06 10:33
  • The #SciArt #TweetStorm is coming! https://t.co/xRStPAobrS 2021-03-05 03:12
  • "Eagle River Republicans Angry That Republican Deigns to Vote for Republican Speaker Who Once Glanced in the Direct… https://t.co/zhzbmCrlAM 2021-03-04 10:58
  • "cHaNgE dA wOrLd My FiNaL mEsSaGe GoOdByE" https://t.co/B7pyG6j69k 2021-03-02 20:56
  • I was able to get my first dose and my second one scheduled through the generosity of the kind folk at @SCFinsider https://t.co/jOjHdTeaoW 2021-03-01 13:48
  • Have a literal #shitpost @AlaskaDEC @alaskardc & @AKDNR_Official would be daft to not implement something similar… https://t.co/Rz9tB0Corg 2021-03-01 04:22
  • Watching D*sney+ a lot lately and I'm trying to figure out why watching animated movies on this service is so off-p… https://t.co/MXyucrHTsx 2021-02-28 23:56
  • I just remembered something else about this theft incident from years back - some of the CDs that were stolen from… https://t.co/qFxuA6jmvO 2021-02-27 15:43
  • I don't want paid tweet tiers I don't want an edit tweet button I just want an animated user icon again 2021-02-27 01:21
  • Me, using Tw*tter's new "paid tweet" functions: *Posts art for free, but you have to pay to see shitposts & retweet… https://t.co/p5Ysxo38cS 2021-02-25 13:17
  • How my arm feels today #NotTodayCOVID https://t.co/G5U4kHTKUN 2021-02-25 13:07