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:

  • For all you dubstep'n'bass folk getting ready for Lost Lands - there is still time to get some fresh, unique dino-t… 2019-09-10 01:08
  • Hey, y'all Alaskan Twitter folk - I'm trying like heck to sell this 1984 Chevy #Corvette to help keep my uncle in h… 2019-09-09 11:50
  • Insomnia sketch of a Wilson's snipe. #3AMart #bird #sketch #art #drawing #cintiq #digitalart 2019-09-08 02:59
  • The Leptoceratops is out of the bag! Recently, I was approached by @VictoriaArbour and @RoyalBCMuseum to license my… 2019-09-05 15:00
  • My friend launched a Kickstarter to help fund his very first pin, a political satire piece poking fun at El Cheeto… 2019-09-04 14:59
  • I got a nice shout-out today from YouTuber "HoopsAndDinoMan" in his latest video "The Allure of Modern Dinosaur Art… 2019-08-31 14:59
  • I've been sick today, and for some reason I couldn't stop thinking about making this. I blame the cold medication. 2019-08-29 22:11
  • I entered “Fishing in the Land of Giants” to the @alaskastatefair this year and got Honorable Mention! 2019-08-28 14:44
  • I did a brat potat for @eawilloughby in the style of the "cat mid-headshake" drawing I did of a photo shared by… 2019-08-25 14:24
  • Why is this my favorite "Pen Pineapple Apple Pen" parody??? 2019-08-25 11:06
  • For all my fellow astigmatism sufferers. #Trekkie #StarTrekShitposting #Shitposting #StarTrek 2019-08-21 19:20
  • Yesterday was #WorldPhotographyDay! In belated celebration, I'm sharing out the (slightly neglected) toy photograph… 2019-08-20 14:05
  • I have mashed "replay" on this slowed-down version of the Chipmunks cover of @belindaofficial "Heaven Is A Place On… 2019-08-19 00:56
  • Getting ready for the first day of #CAX! *inserted coin noises* 2019-07-27 06:53
  • Yeah, I think I'm done with these Threadless contests. I'm not "popular" enough to win them, and I've never been ab… 2019-07-24 12:22