Bio: Raven Amos

Raven Amos is a digital artist and illustrator living, working, and playing in the wilds of Alaska. Born in 1981, Amos developed a love of reading, art, and dinosaurs at a very young age, inspired by the illustrations of Robin James, Brian Froud, and Peter Zallinger, and the art instruction books of Preston Blair.

After job shadowing under the late landscape painter Otis “Scotty” McDaniel as a teenager, Amos spent the remainder of her primary education expanding her artistic talents, winning several ribbon awards for her illustrations and ceramic sculptural work 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 high school, and upon returning to her home state, continued to pursue a career in Graphic Design.

Amos met her husband Scott Elyard in 2007, who 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.


@alaskanime tweets:

  • Update @Cubelight: Flyers! 2017-02-21 05:28
  • President's Day sale going on all week at the @NeatoShop! Save 20% off all my dino designs & kaiju/Nintendo mashups… 2017-02-21 00:30
  • Update @Cubelight: Presidents' Day Sale Week 2017-02-20 04:53
  • A sneak peek for Patrons at my latest painting: Work In Progress - Nanuqsaurus 2017-02-16 02:56
  • There's still time to throw a few bucks @ Odds&Ends @indiegogo campaign! In return you get things! It's all here: 2017-02-15 12:23
  • Almost done with the background - only ~10^36 more plants to go. #paleobotany #paleoart #sciart 2017-02-13 01:09
  • Update @Cubelight: Scott's Patreon Launch 2017-02-10 14:16
  • Alaska was a wonderland of weird and rare plants in the Cretaceous...#paleoart #paleobotany #sciart 2017-02-10 02:03
  • Update @Cubelight: Throwback Thursday: Triceratops Speedpaint 2017-02-09 16:42
  • Ferns and ferns and ferns and ferns....#paleobotany #paleoart #sciart 2017-02-09 14:59
  • Gleichenites sp. ferns - present but uncommon in Cretaceous Alaska #paleobotany #paleoart #sciart 2017-02-09 03:59
  • More late night #paleobotany sketches - a (probably incorrect) restoration of "Alaskan ginger" (Zingiberites alaske… 2017-02-07 01:10
  • A completed Nilssoniocladus alaskensis! Speculative pseudoflowers based on it's position in Bennettitales #Paleoart… 2017-02-05 23:26
  • Finally making progress w/N. alaskensis. Added "flowering" structure since (allegedly) it's in Bennetitales… 2017-02-04 01:55
  • Wasn't happy with the look of the previous Nilssoniocladus cycad. So I drew a bunch of fronds to paste in place of… 2017-02-03 01:16