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:

  • I'd give this mouse his own little space, bed, and food. He probably works for peanuts. https://t.co/JvaH6J2mrP 2019-03-20 01:57
  • Newest post for my Patrons of a work in progress commission for the Mojave Explorers Program! (Thanks to… https://t.co/qbBOknz2l0 2019-03-19 17:15
  • I was recently interviewed by @projectFOSSIL as their featured paleoartist for their Spring 2019 newsletter, wherei… https://t.co/BWsDUMcQfc 2019-03-18 22:14
  • My #aesthetic https://t.co/mo8DZDG9TY 2019-03-18 17:17
  • A lovely dragon by @PteraDragon https://t.co/1yIqVMnAxS 2019-03-17 11:06
  • Come on down to Bosco’s Comics’ Spenard location today at noon at the @cubelight table and check out our art prints… https://t.co/On6jJHXR2c 2019-03-16 09:49
  • Excuse me, @DoDOutreach - I have several art prints for sale of colorful dinosaurs that would pair well with your c… https://t.co/JSo6lSbvai 2019-03-14 21:00
  • TFW it's been months since a large, violent earthquake hit in the middle of winter, and now it's getting to be spri… https://t.co/cJyM7dNm8M 2019-03-13 22:33
  • Corollary: For every genuinely talented student, there is a fraudulent for-profit institution who would siphon off… https://t.co/k5kAkTS418 2019-03-12 19:43
  • Messing around combining two of my already existing pieces "Aurora Ornatus" and "Pachyrhinosaurus & Friend". #WIP… https://t.co/hONqXjO6zg 2019-03-12 02:39
  • I say this about once a week. https://t.co/WMjbHFLlLk 2019-03-06 13:04
  • Seriously, @BoingBoing, this is turning me off of your site. My poor MBP can't keep up with this. There's now a 5-1… https://t.co/Bglyd71dPf 2019-03-06 12:53
  • "There's no way 45 trackers loading at once on a single webpage can possibly have a negative effect on someone's co… https://t.co/a317NdqxR8 2019-03-06 12:50
  • New early access post on Patreon: "Waking Up In Time For Spring". https://t.co/ThUKBnXwnN 2019-03-04 04:45
  • I don't know which version I like better, with the tail curled behind, or extended out... https://t.co/Gck2QgFSop 2019-03-04 03:15