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:

  • #bigmood 2018-04-19 13:12
  • A kestrel hunting a bumblebee. Eat your heart out, "acepredator" of DeviantArt. Bigger things hunt and kill things… 2018-04-19 12:57
  • Scott (@notdeadorgone): *going crazy from drawing all the vertebrae in an Elasmosaurid* Me: *singing* The neck bon… 2018-04-17 23:37
  • Hard at work trying to get this latest #sciart finished for my upcoming art show in Anchorage, AK w/@notdeadorgone:… 2018-04-17 23:29
  • Filmmaker Kevin Schreck (creator of the @cmkosemen documentary "Tangent Realms") is creating a new film based on th… 2018-04-16 13:07
  • Rest in piece, Sergeant Ermey. 2018-04-15 20:55
  • My hubs is working on a lovely painting for the next show! 2018-04-15 12:16
  • We're off to a good start - thank you to everyone who has contributed so far! I wa... 2018-04-12 15:41
  • Twitter & Facebook’s algorithms seem to be working against me and is making my crowdfunding campaign invisible - ev… 2018-04-12 10:31
  • Some awesome #scicomm and #sciart from a budding 11 year old scientist - I certainly learned something new today! 2018-04-10 23:50
  • Me: "You know that thing that happened last today...?" Hubs: "You mean 'yesterday'...?" Me: "Last today." 2018-04-09 13:35
  • Contribute to our upcoming #sciart show and get cool stuff! Thank you to those who have already shared or contribut… 2018-04-09 13:22
  • "Those words are too long" IS NOT A VALID REASON TO BE IGNORANT ABOUT SCIENCE! #SHOUTYSCICOMM 2018-04-09 12:48
  • Am I doing this meme right? #americanchoppermeme 2018-04-06 19:28
  • Horse magic 2018-04-06 13:17