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:

  • #GoT Fanbois: *complains when a sprawling, 8 season immersive epic fantasy show ends and the ending leaves them "un… 2019-05-20 18:42
  • Trekkies be bitching about Wesley Crusher until the end of time when y'all forgot about Micheal fucking Eddington.… 2019-05-20 00:16
  • If Daenerys Targaryen had been a resident of #Alabama, #Georgia, #Ohio, or any other #abortionban state, would she… 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… 2019-05-11 21:46
  • Ugggh - gave my portfolio a much needed update while applying for a job at Netflix Animation studios. I don't know… 2019-05-10 00:25
  • .@nature This is unacceptable - Creative Commons licenses require you to include credit to the source artist, regar… 2019-05-08 18:49
  • There goes the neighborhood! #scimeme #dinosaurmeme #coproliteposting #sciart 2019-05-07 00:41
  • I have exactly zero saved up for retirement. I've never worked a job that offered any retirement benefits as a grap… 2019-05-05 02:25
  • My newest design is now up on @NeatoShop - "Let's Listen to Trashy Music" is now 20% off til May 31st! #opossum… 2019-04-30 20:46
  • Alaska has one of the last remaining Tastee-Freez restaurants left in the U.S., located in the Jewel Lake neighborh… 2019-04-30 01:10
  • As someone I know on FB and IRL pointed out, "The only person an artist should have to know is someone interested i… 2019-04-21 15:34
  • There comes a moment in every artist's life where they come to a sinking realization of sometimes it really doesn't… 2019-04-21 14:13
  • I love how the eyeroll at the end is as much an audio as it is a visual aspect of Tim Curry's delivery of the word… 2019-04-21 00:06
  • The real reason I love Easter - PEEPS! (with apologies to @PerryFellow) 2019-04-20 00:13
  • So, if @notdeadorgone and I were to produce holographic stickers, who would be interested? And which designs do you… 2019-04-15 23:14