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:

  • .@repdonyoung loves to joke about smog in California, but if this retroactive rules change takes place, Alaska’s go… 2019-11-13 14:05
  • .@lisamurkowski @repdonyoung should be fighting this with every fiber of their being - Alaskans have a constitution… 2019-11-13 13:54
  • Late night #DrawDinovember #paleoart after a great Google Hangout with @The_Episiarch - a speculative (even cheeky)… 2019-11-10 00:27
  • Free shipping sale this weekend on @Neatoshop! Get a good deal on "A Fall Day Out" - the official image of Ferrisa… 2019-11-09 11:18
  • My #paleoart in the news! 2019-11-08 12:19
  • “EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES TURNS TO EXCITEMENT” bcuz the “dinglefrog” is highly psychoactive and people who touch it &… 2019-11-08 12:06
  • Got a notice a couple of weeks ago that they were closing my #voting precinct because the area I live is in an unin… 2019-11-05 13:07
  • I am submitting this goose-y Therizinosaurus I did previously for Day 4 of #Dinovember - "Overconfident Therizinosa… 2019-11-04 21:45
  • Day 3 of #Dinovember - "Night Deinonychosaur" #raptor #sciart #paleoart #dinosaur #DrawDinovember #sketch 2019-11-04 08:00
  • My second sketch for #Dinovember2019 combining the two drawing prompt lists floating around - "#Shuvuuia Threat Dis… 2019-11-03 08:05
  • A sketch for #Dinovember2019, combining both @MetTiinA's adjectives list and @DrawasaurusAU's list - "Itchy Hadrosa… 2019-11-03 08:00
  • HENLO I AM STINKY DOG 2019-10-29 18:24
  • Untitled Eldrich Horror Game 2019-10-29 10:56
  • *HONKING INTENSIFIES* #untitledgoosegame @house_house_ #GooseGame @panic #paleoart #sciart #fanart #dinosaur… 2019-10-20 14:59
  • Residents of the Western Alaska village of Newtok are starting the process of abandoning their homes because of cli… 2019-10-20 12:09