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:

  • All aboard the hype train for #PrehistoricPlanet ! "Lesser Bowertyrants/Gorgosaurus libratus" - painted for… https://t.co/YcNh5Rcp1J 2022-05-16 18:25
  • Yessssss, let the bower tyrants flow through you https://t.co/GetCy0oFgI 2022-05-16 16:32
  • Yeah! Woo! #LunarEclipse2022! 😂 https://t.co/5zjR06OzGz 2022-05-15 20:16
  • Fox News: WhEn dId sTaR TrEk bEcOmE So wOkE? Star Trek: *made possible in part by the first woman television produc… https://t.co/wBGyUGpQUT 2022-05-15 01:39
  • No one: Not a soul: My back when I twist or stretch: https://t.co/0ZNX3W4ITn 2022-05-15 00:05
  • Who would win - the only road connecting the Kenai Peninsula to the rest of Alaska, or one gnawy boi? https://t.co/aDAZncMPJ9 2022-05-14 19:52
  • To all my sisters out there protesting today - be careful and turn off your phones or leave them at home. #ProtectRoeVWade 2022-05-14 12:44
  • In a world full of seething, shrieking chimpanzees, be a quiet gorilla https://t.co/SECSM58Myd 2022-05-14 11:56
  • Me: *sets hat down on table* Daisy, a quarter of a second later: https://t.co/OvRzQpmTfM 2022-05-13 23:50
  • Having a mom that cooks good food when she had a mom who was a horrible cook just 😩🤌 https://t.co/RqujZNVvcm 2022-05-13 20:13
  • Yes, Daisy - a cat ass is exactly what my hat was missing https://t.co/kTgKoKDF9V 2022-05-13 18:45
  • Awesome bros: FeAtHeReD dInOsAuRs ArEn’t ScArY Feathered dinosaurs: https://t.co/KH7MgRSacE 2022-05-13 11:42
  • I never thought I’d live to see the day when the POST OFFICE can’t read cursive any more 2022-05-13 09:17
  • This isn’t a house, it’s a money laundering scheme for a venture capitalist or a hedge fund, holy shit, what an unu… https://t.co/9xn9QwTbZC 2022-05-12 12:31
  • ….why….? https://t.co/MDxKEyv27S 2022-05-12 12:29