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:

  • Anil Dash is a modern day Ozymandias and that is not a fucking compliment. https://t.co/yehWwPguy5 2021-11-26 17:17
  • Participating again in “Flood The Streets With Art” this year with @notdeadorgone - our 9th year of dropping free a… https://t.co/gkcAoA9NFi 2021-11-26 15:02
  • Today! 2pm AK/11pm UK time tune into @bewaretheradio & catch Ep. 3 of Gallimaufric Science #Podcast where we discus… https://t.co/5OEF14sYJK 2021-11-26 08:00
  • Also @BestBuy’s CEO gives zero cares about disabled folk needing to access their @dimondcenter loc in ANC - they cl… https://t.co/skpSiinMC4 2021-11-25 12:50
  • Holidays got you draggin'? Spice them up with this purple #dragon! Now up on @RedBubble - "Dragon's Pearl"! Link in… https://t.co/hkbQePDmwn 2021-11-24 15:35
  • Oh, Mairzy doats and dozy doats And liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe? https://t.co/nJRViEC6ck 2021-11-24 00:18
  • Continuing on a theme of refreshing some stuff - I added "#Science Made Dinosaurs AWESOME!" to the @Redbubble rotat… https://t.co/AdVP0OZLNE 2021-11-23 23:18
  • Everything on my @Gumroad page is a “closeout” item - because of @Costco’s baffling decision to shut down their wil… https://t.co/YBTczFHS3o 2021-11-23 12:51
  • Interested in a signed one-off giclee canvas print? Check out on @gumroad! #BlackFriday https://t.co/45SeWc3PIc 2021-11-23 12:30
  • I finally posted “King of the Electric Jungle/Savage Tyrannosaurus rex” to my @Redbubble page! #BlackFriday… https://t.co/0ayD9EvL93 2021-11-23 12:29
  • Been doing some refreshing on my st🅾️refronts - including a new version of "Pachyrhinosaurus and Friend" available… https://t.co/4mqA5b6WQn 2021-11-23 11:54
  • New designs up on RB! Savage Tyrannosaurus rex https://t.co/RaKcf1wrsI via @redbubble 2021-11-23 04:57
  • This #SciFriday! Catch Episode 3 of the Gallimaufric Science #Podcast on @bewaretheradio where we discuss Wayne Bar… https://t.co/7dpycDnUoE 2021-11-22 08:00
  • Holy shit. https://t.co/PzTlURveFR 2021-11-21 16:35
  • Ravens care not about your puny anti-bird spikes. https://t.co/Pj09tU7OPo 2021-11-21 15:17