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:

  • Felt cute today, might delete later. https://t.co/TdsKdYce7B 2019-01-17 15:29
  • Joke's on the dude who sent me this via my website contact form - I'm married. I give zero fucks. And my jeans come… https://t.co/W7QWK4wUZA 2019-01-16 15:25
  • "We have extra, believe me. So, so many #hamberders." https://t.co/s6cUBCL59Z 2019-01-16 13:31
  • Looks like @tumblr thinks my memorial drawing of D.A. Trampier's "Wormy" in front of the ruby-eyed demon from the 1… https://t.co/DVuF9f2brO 2019-01-16 13:10
  • Perfect, spot-on caricature of Epidexipteryx https://t.co/ZU1ML4SSa7 2019-01-14 12:16
  • Been working on some non-dinosaurian stuff lately, including this mural concept showing Pioneer Peak and the "Three… https://t.co/113uyMqwzs 2019-01-14 01:23
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  • For shame, @Skydance. https://t.co/txmMY960Sw 2019-01-09 15:49
  • My prediction for the next #StarWars movie - TIE fighter Death Stars and an army of Porgs led by Chewy. 2019-01-09 00:07
  • Port of Alaska engineer attempted to kill family, himself, because of "significant stress" due to the billion dolla… https://t.co/Z8ToxBoUqi 2019-01-08 14:53
  • And when they're running off to cause mayhem, they're engaging in "ferret business"! https://t.co/INyZBwo9iL 2019-01-06 19:37
  • A fantastic read. https://t.co/m8Ef00kOOL 2019-01-06 19:32
  • Messing around with some old ideas - a sketch of a Ghrendali, a speculative sapient Gorgonopsid-descended race, arm… https://t.co/PCMY3JN4xP 2018-12-30 02:57
  • How about @TheHill? @CNN? Bueller? What does the president mean when he says "completely close down the southern bo… https://t.co/tuSMMboYlA 2018-12-29 14:50
  • Ppl on Twitter: I'm sick of seeing original characters with all these garish colors on muh feed. Mother Nature: https://t.co/NQ5tFnrFBP 2018-12-28 21:18