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:

  • It ESPECIALLY SUCKS when it's OTHER ARTISTS saying the latter. I'm not some goddamned art robot, I have other inter… 2020-01-20 10:53
  • Me, after days of being told both if I post my #art publicly, I deserve to get my work stolen/I'm not allowed to co… 2020-01-20 10:48
  • Am I to understand that #MagnumPI and #MurderSheWrote take place in the same universe?????? 2020-01-19 19:07
  • Working some more on my #dragon in a grapefruit orchard nostalgic design based off a shirt I used to have as a kid… 2020-01-19 02:19
  • The masculine version of a Mary Sue is a Gary Stu and I can’t stop thinking about that. 2020-01-16 19:23
  • Doing "the flip" on my latest #dragon #art - mirroring my #sketch to check for flaws. 2020-01-16 01:44
  • This week is the decade's very first sitewide sale on my @NeatoShop storefront! Check out my #paleoart and #sciart… 2020-01-13 03:19
  • Late night #dragon #art to soothe my panicked brain. I might change the single grapefruit in the foreclaw into a cr… 2020-01-12 00:34
  • In addition to Sam, my friend is also in the care of several #BeardedDragon and #iguana, most of which were dumped… 2020-01-11 12:13
  • Please, anyone. Even sharing this out helps. My friend who needs help owns #reptiles, including the infamous Sam, t… 2020-01-11 11:45
  • Anyone I know interested in buying a snowboard, boots, and bindings? Trying to keep a friend from getting his heat… 2020-01-11 11:30
  • Them: “Just what goes on in that head of yours anyway?” Me: 2020-01-10 13:02
  • My cat is so goth, she fell asleep on my trench coat and flayed open my finger when I tried to move the coat to han… 2020-01-07 23:28
  • Late night #dragon #drawing - it's not "the" dragon that was on the shirt I owned as a kid, but I'll work with it f… 2020-01-06 02:14
  • Working some more on recreating from memory a t-shirt I owned as a young child - a dragon in a grapefruit orchard i… 2020-01-05 14:22