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:

  • One of the inspirations behind my "Bowertyrants" painting back in 2013. https://t.co/XRqsqxxzF0 2020-11-25 21:08
  • I love this art so much https://t.co/0ISXOrBGAO 2020-11-25 20:58
  • Alaska's cable monopoly is about to get even worse with @GCIAK's new "plan" - instead of a TV box that runs separat… https://t.co/rIwea7CXO0 2020-11-25 11:24
  • Happiness is an over-steeped cup of Market Spice orange cinnamon tea. 2020-11-24 20:32
  • A farmer's son gets his hand stamped and goes to a far-off discotheque. https://t.co/QKdRcahTI0 2020-11-24 18:51
  • Happy birthday, @MST3K!! https://t.co/zL73XQDYdA 2020-11-24 11:27
  • The reason I'm not on Facebook anymore is even people who are supposed to be on "my side" made it abundantly clear… https://t.co/qFWgCSXpGy 2020-11-22 13:18
  • It *can* work up here in Alaska, too #AKLEG #AKDOT https://t.co/Ju9IzNkUJl 2020-11-21 20:02
  • Great news! https://t.co/jk81JvTZi1 2020-11-21 12:13
  • The future is delicious! No lie, I would happily eat my weight in toasted seaweed snacks every day given half a cha… https://t.co/JvagELDRmK 2020-11-21 11:23
  • This is why I’m so adamant about keeping my older, “dumb” tech maintained. My 2007-era Neato Robotics is still goin… https://t.co/JOvulgcsZ7 2020-11-20 11:08
  • Donkey Konga - hard mode https://t.co/TDfW1x5Mbo 2020-11-19 23:35
  • I even started baking my own bread and trying to grow my own avocado tree, so you can't blame my inability to pay s… https://t.co/PpMUlsskmU 2020-11-19 23:10
  • Did this mf date a velociraptor? https://t.co/2j01wqfmRT 2020-11-19 14:57
  • He looks like he could eat bricks and shit an outhouse https://t.co/CBexQn33sM 2020-11-19 01:13