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 can't even... https://t.co/FWXcDG6iM6 2017-06-26 23:13
  • Been very busy lately and not doing as much art as I'd like. Here's a skull of Alaskacephale in the meantime!… https://t.co/uod8B47sas 2017-06-21 14:15
  • Exactly what con views should libs be more "tolerant" of? Hatred of women, minorities, poor? Disregarding science? https://t.co/3n1rw7zFUG 2017-05-29 09:18
  • "Whaddya mean I can't board my horse here?" #BreathoftheWild #Zelda https://t.co/2rlSxna5SZ 2017-05-25 02:49
  • My kind of action figure! https://t.co/qd33EjdbDb 2017-05-20 13:33
  • We are live now at the Anchorage re:MADE trunk market! Come check us out at the @cubelight booth! https://t.co/CrMI8lLUL0 2017-05-13 11:01
  • Don't forget to check our #artforsale by @notdeadorgone and myself at the Anchorage re:MADE Trunk Market at the @cubelight booth tomorrow! 2017-05-12 16:11
  • BRAND NEW design on @NeatoShop & @DesignByHumans - "Dinosaurs Are Gnarly!" Neatoshop: https://t.co/ju1fJw85P9 DBH: https://t.co/PNKo4Bm7jw 2017-05-09 02:38
  • Working on art buttons for the @cubelight booth at the Anchorage re:MADE trunk market (and for general purchase!) S… https://t.co/6BNkAMHMfI 2017-05-07 20:51
  • Anchorage/Valley people! Be sure to visit the @cubelight booth at the Anchorage re:MADE Trunk Market Sat. May 13th! https://t.co/uKae2Aa2OH 2017-05-07 17:43
  • Update @Cubelight: Come & See Us! https://t.co/hIRoDSunSf 2017-05-06 06:42
  • Progress on my latest #tshirt #design - coming soon! In the meantime, take advantage of free shipping @Neatoshop!… https://t.co/Er0MQpPaE5 2017-05-03 01:17
  • Dinner AND dessert all in one go! https://t.co/Sgl7CipEWW 2017-05-01 15:07
  • May Day Sale! Get free shipping worldwide on all t-shirts during @NeatoShop's week-long sale!… https://t.co/fbfBx8YrGa 2017-05-01 12:38
  • Hey, neat! Looks like the shirt I designed may have inspired a #MarchForScience sign: https://t.co/ROPtq118Sm https://t.co/SzJ0RXTNiY 2017-04-25 11:07