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:

  • Alaskans worked around the clock and got our roads reopened in the middle of winter. 2018-12-10 14:21
  • Chicken, AK is called as such because no one knew how to spell “ptarmigan”. 2018-12-08 15:46
  • Come on down and see us today at the indoor Geek Swap Meet at @boscoscomics in “sunny” Spenard! #geek #holiday… 2018-12-08 13:01
  • Thread. 2018-12-06 21:31
  • All these aftershocks after the big 7.0 #AlaskaEarthquake2018 got me all: 2018-12-06 02:21
  • So, @verizon @VerizonSupport - y’all just gonna remain quiet about this dumpster fire, or do you have an explanatio… 2018-12-04 14:22
  • Seriously, @tumblr, this punishes artists for no reason. Some of us post life drawing sessions where the models are… 2018-12-03 11:38
  • RIP Tumblr 2007-2018 2018-12-03 10:41
  • Ground motion visualization of the recent #earthquake in #Alaska for the first hour after the initial event. 2018-12-02 22:27
  • I've got 99 problems and they're all #earthquakes. - Anon 2018-12-01 00:05
  • What a goddamned mess. The place reeks of kerosene from all of the broken hurricane lanterns. I need a nap now. I m… 2018-11-30 15:07
  • I drive this road all the time to visit my in-laws. #earthquake 2018-11-30 10:57
  • Just had an absolutely terrifying earthquake. Lots of stuff broken. It’s going to take days to dig out. 2018-11-30 08:49
  • The #CyberMonday sale is still going on at @NeatoShop! Save up to 20% off t-shirts and more til midnight tonight!… 2018-11-27 12:29
  • Check out the #CyberMonday savings on @NeatoShop! 20% off all my #paleoart and #mashup designs til the 27th!… 2018-11-26 05:00