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:

  • Assuming pizza 2020-02-24 01:55
  • More #art long past for #SuperOldSunday - I believe I've improved somewhat since the mid-late '90s. #sketch… 2020-02-23 16:10
  • Some a n c i e n t #art of mine from 1997-1999 that I found on a wayback machine snapshot of my old GeoCities homep… 2020-02-23 15:51
  • This looks like @dasharez0ne's bathroom. 2020-02-23 13:14
  • D O G G B U T T 2020-02-23 12:57
  • Different versions of Knik #Glacier, #Alaska in #winter for the 2020 @AlaskaState Fair mural. #digital #landscape… 2020-02-23 01:58
  • LAST WEEK! If you're in or around Victoria, BC slide over to the @RoyalBCMuseum's Pocket Gallery and go see my pain… 2020-02-22 12:07
  • Seriously, @TeePublic and @NBCUniversal - just because a movie studio makes a film about dinosaurs DOES NOT MEAN YO… 2020-02-22 01:31
  • TIL if you are overcharged for electricity because a builder/landlord incorrectly wired your meter or your meter is… 2020-02-21 21:04
  • Well, @TeePublic - you've lost a customer in me with the way you handled this. @NBCUniversal does not automatically… 2020-02-21 17:57
  • My cat is snuggling so perfectly against my husband and holding his hand with her little perfect paw and I can’t ev… 2020-02-21 17:03
  • If you are a designer or artist on a budget and in a hurry for *actual* free-to-use public domain media, @Wikimedia… 2020-02-20 14:21
  • For the people in back: GOOGLE 👏 IS 👏 NOT 👏 A 👏 FREE 👏 STOCK 👏 IMAGE 👏 SITE But they *DO* have tools that allow y… 2020-02-20 14:07
  • Late night #art - gearing up for this year's @Cubelight mural for the @AlaskaStateFair! A view of Knik Glacier 2020-02-20 03:54
  • Me: *gets new follower* Me: :) New follower: *immediately unfollows* Me: :D 2020-02-19 18:19