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:

  • 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
  • Regardless, thank you to everyone who voted on my design. 2019-07-23 11:10
  • Voting's finished for "Aurora Ornatus" and all I gotta say is "tough crowd". I thought for sure this design would h… 2019-07-23 11:08
  • I got 69 votes on "Aurora Ornatus" so far - nice. :D @Threadless #sciart #dinosaur #ceratopsian #paleoart… 2019-07-21 15:53
  • I just submitted "FUCK HATERS" to @Threadless' "Dinosaur Design Challenge" alongside my previous entry "Aurora Orna… 2019-07-18 08:00
  • Do you like neon-colored, blacklight reactive #dinosaurs? Score my #paleoart #design "Aurora Ornatus" on… 2019-07-16 09:05
  • An important thread on how devastating the $135m cuts to Alaska’s university system will be. 2019-07-14 10:24
  • I am really hoping that my "Pterosaur Sunset" shirt shows up in the Dora the Explorer movie now, to be honest. 2019-07-12 22:47
  • (Flowers provided by @notdeadorgone) 2019-07-10 01:02
  • Some of my art for #PortfolioDay, a commission for @AndyFarke: 2019-07-10 01:01
  • I'm a little late to the party, but here's my contribution to this year's #PortfolioDay - I am a paleoartist and mu… 2019-07-10 00:59
  • The cuts proposed by @GovDunleavy will put Alaskans in mortal peril. We are subject to extreme weather/natural even… 2019-07-09 10:32
  • I dropped the hammer - stay tuned! @Stickerapp #stickerapp #holographic #stickers #slaps #dinosaur #paleoart… 2019-07-09 01:53
  • I can smell the smoke from the closest one to me today, the Montana Creek fire near Talkeetna. For the past week or… 2019-07-04 14:08