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:

  • Superb, simple #graphic #design ...and a little doggo, too. 2017-12-14 23:09
  • A surprisingly #savage #paleobotany paper - 2017-12-14 01:00
  • Keep your “shiny” #ReadyPlayerOne - I’m sticking to the original megafanfic, Undocumented Features #gweepings… 2017-12-11 12:18
  • Today at the Northway Mall in Anchorage! @notdeadorgone and I will be there from 11am-5pm for the #Holiday #Craft a… 2017-12-09 08:21
  • Lots of hooplah in the #paleoart community about the #JurassicWorldFallenKingdom trailer, #Baryonyx, & "hybrid" din… 2017-12-06 14:40
  • Be sure to check out our booth this Saturday, December 9th at @TheNorthwayMall for Kid's Day at the #Holiday #Craft… 2017-12-06 13:53
  • Scrimshawed rough-toothed dolphin skull with a harlequin pattern <3 2017-12-06 13:18
  • I am proud to announce - some of my art will be included alongside the art of @palaeoplushies in a brand new… 2017-12-06 08:00
  • Countdown to the #holidays - get the perfect #tshirt gift for the dinosaur lover in your life and support independe… 2017-12-05 16:04
  • Check out @notdeadorgone's 4-panel background piece for an upcoming video game! I love the spooky setting... 2017-12-05 15:28
  • What's it going to be, @aklegislature @AKHouseRepubs? Are Democrats "obstructionists who refuse to work with you",… 2017-12-05 11:40
  • Alas, I did just about nothing for #dinovember. I hope to fix that and turn this month into #Dinocember :D 2017-12-01 14:12
  • More #ThrowbackThursday - a colored pencil and marker drawing from college back in 2000 of a greedy little #wyvern/… 2017-11-30 01:56
  • Some early #ThrowbackThursday for you all - an anthropomorphic feathered dragon lady I named "Blitz". I did this so… 2017-11-29 23:08
  • I'm in entirely the wrong industry. Advertising sales for modern fiction seems much more lucrative than design work. 2017-11-28 12:18