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:

  • Finally, after nearly 20 years, I got some yellow columbine to grow in my flower bed. https://t.co/TWZIWCm5db 2019-06-24 15:27
  • Fantastic animation, done on the 1's in many places. I love the 80's Slavic vibe with the track suit and character… https://t.co/h9ruo2tFi9 2019-06-23 23:21
  • We all know grandma's making artillery punch in that bowl there. https://t.co/YOVboVmemn 2019-06-23 22:10
  • I put "SAVAGE" on this picture of a resting, non-roaring Tyrannosaur because I thought it was a humorous juxtaposit… https://t.co/gGCQF5i4XG 2019-06-23 20:25
  • MFW watching a video of @TetZoo Towers and seeing Darren Naish bust out a print of your art you forgot you gave him… https://t.co/RxwwV0MerA 2019-06-23 18:05
  • Big blorp gets a measure. https://t.co/JxnKjRVTic 2019-06-09 11:40
  • If you're as disturbed as I am by the videos and accounts of @detroitpolice escorting armed Neo-Nazi provocateurs t… https://t.co/TgXC77h7n1 2019-06-09 11:21
  • It's true, Twitter family. I love you all and want you to smile. https://t.co/PAJKomPMsA 2019-06-07 11:32
  • I have a sale on selected designs for the entire month of June at @NeatoShop! Check out my new #Pride collection &… https://t.co/vbXS22hRjZ 2019-06-01 01:38
  • Hooooly shit, "The Magnificent Ferengi" - where has this episode been my whole life? And why couldn't the rest of… https://t.co/ZarFUfnMWK 2019-05-28 01:25
  • All hail Morn, the savior of the Federation! #DS9 #StarTrek https://t.co/UOOk4pkmjf 2019-05-24 01:25
  • #GoT Fanbois: *complains when a sprawling, 8 season immersive epic fantasy show ends and the ending leaves them "un… https://t.co/r5zxag7TWH 2019-05-20 18:42
  • Trekkies be bitching about Wesley Crusher until the end of time when y'all forgot about Micheal fucking Eddington.… https://t.co/EZQWMyBsKA 2019-05-20 00:16
  • If Daenerys Targaryen had been a resident of #Alabama, #Georgia, #Ohio, or any other #abortionban state, would she… https://t.co/ax6zv9oBb7 2019-05-16 17:47
  • I had a long, cold day of selling #paleoart to bikers on Harley’s at a motorcycle parts swap meet - not our normal… https://t.co/VAcp3zWjwB 2019-05-11 21:46