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:

  • *HONKING INTENSIFIES* #untitledgoosegame @house_house_ #GooseGame @panic #paleoart #sciart #fanart #dinosaur… https://t.co/0ire6y1dGv 2019-10-20 14:59
  • Residents of the Western Alaska village of Newtok are starting the process of abandoning their homes because of cli… https://t.co/AJC0r0qKt3 2019-10-20 12:09
  • Untitled Therizinosaurus Game. #paleoart #sciart #UntitledGooseGame @house_house_ https://t.co/CuKcc69ajY 2019-10-19 02:42
  • Londoners! Be sure to check out @GaffaMondo's table this weekend at @TetZoo's #TetZooCon & see selected art prints… https://t.co/gt7fikliHn 2019-10-18 13:18
  • IT IS SPOOKY TIME https://t.co/bGVYZfnfCt 2019-10-03 11:43
  • Check out my newest item up on @Etsy - holographic Troodon stickers! #sciart #paleoart #dinosaur #raptor… https://t.co/BY6HH3k37z 2019-10-02 14:08
  • Attention all @SenshiCon night owls! We’ll be at the Chart Room on the 15th floor of the Anchorage @HiltonHotels fo… https://t.co/LxIUx0nBYS 2019-09-28 20:06
  • Getting ready for @SenshiCon! Come check out the @Cubelight booth at the swap meet tonight from 5PM to 10PM at the… https://t.co/5tXV8sfpe2 2019-09-27 12:20
  • Come on down to @SenshiCon at the Anchorage @HiltonHotels this Friday Sept. 27th from 5pm-10pm for the Table Swap M… https://t.co/XL0jV1ycPl 2019-09-23 19:58
  • For all you dubstep'n'bass folk getting ready for Lost Lands - there is still time to get some fresh, unique dino-t… https://t.co/xZCWZkwxAz 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… https://t.co/vq9bnEVJYo 2019-09-09 11:50
  • Insomnia sketch of a Wilson's snipe. #3AMart #bird #sketch #art #drawing #cintiq #digitalart https://t.co/AjQmwRuafZ 2019-09-08 02:59
  • The Leptoceratops is out of the bag! Recently, I was approached by @VictoriaArbour and @RoyalBCMuseum to license my… https://t.co/C6xlYRRFKj 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… https://t.co/FhWu6eMtQy 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… https://t.co/CxXyS2hqV4 2019-08-31 14:59