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:

  • Come on down and see the @cubelight booth at the Gifts Galore #Craft #Bazaar in Wasilla benefiting #cysticfibrosis https://t.co/gxhSFwGuSX 2017-10-14 13:52
  • Ooooo!! https://t.co/wZVfkofmxl 2017-10-12 19:31
  • Update @Cubelight: Cystic Fibrosis Benefit https://t.co/o9CpbNTVA4 2017-10-11 09:36
  • Update on CubelightGFX: Updated version of Aurora Ornatus https://t.co/k4kvWFliQQ 2017-10-06 02:09
  • Fellow #Alaskans! <3 #dinosaurs? #PFD burning a hole in your pocket? Spend it at @Neatoshop & get 20% off til Oct 8 https://t.co/7pqkCUsfHt 2017-10-05 12:17
  • Working on an entry for the #DarkCrystal Age of Resistance creature contest: a frog-like creature based on a pteros… https://t.co/Bch4hDq38i 2017-09-22 23:42
  • A great writeup on @Neatorama for my "PICKS...or it didn't happen!" design! https://t.co/3TYrpyjxQM 2017-09-22 00:02
  • Working on more UV/glow in the dark light switch and outlet cover plates! #WIP #blacklight #uvreactive #art https://t.co/3oobwSSFU3 2017-09-20 22:15
  • Should Scott make his "Albino Pachyrhinosaurus at Sunset" into prints? Vote now! https://t.co/Yn9LJzHbwY 2017-09-16 01:09
  • Update on CubelightGFX: Alice in Wonderland https://t.co/3vBFzQkLlw 2017-09-15 10:52
  • Twitter isn't pulling images off my website, so here is my latest finished piece for all you #sciart and #paleoart… https://t.co/AIzfOkAvl2 2017-09-14 13:37
  • This is an awful and pointless theft. The site was laser-scanned, the prints' provenance can be easily identified.… https://t.co/weWjllVqyj 2017-09-14 13:13
  • My newest piece is now up on Cubelight GFX: "Denali Pterosaur" https://t.co/jlc5yP8QfN 2017-09-14 04:04
  • Whipping up some #paleoart for the upcoming fall craft fairs - glow-in-the-dark and UV reactive acrylics - #sciart https://t.co/eZa6kvXPBf 2017-09-13 02:50
  • Tonight's #sciart progress on my #Azhdarchid #pterosaur from Denali, AK https://t.co/cHPGtCJiwX 2017-09-12 03:21