Bio: S. Elyard

Mug shot.

Who am I?

  • I'm a naturalist. A person who makes an effort in understanding as much of the natural world as I can. Paleontology, natural history, astronomy consistently remain my passions, carried from a very young age through adulthood. Understanding is sometimes challenging (especially for the self-taught). But I find it worthwhile.
  • World-traveled: I've lived in Antigua, Japan, Adak (an island in the Aleutians), and visited England, South Korea, and many of the United States.
  • Artist is not a role I've always carried. In dark times, I've set down the vocation, and allowed it to languish. No more. My commitment to Raven comes with a permanent promise to never set it down again. This site is designed to facilitate that promise.
  • Autodidactic & slightly ambidextrous.
  • I am an artist, maker, & designer. I'd like to play more tabletop games, but time is often reluctant to part with much more than I've already been given.

What do I want?

  • Books. Access to museums and aquaria. Time to sketch, paint, and create.
  • But really, I want pterosaurs, ridden by Micronauts, to fly through time to face my worst fears.
  • I assume that's feasible.

What do I do?


@notdeadorgone tweets:

  • Unacceptable. 2018-04-21 11:24
  • Something to think about: I've made more progress on this image in the last five weeks than I did in five years. So… 2018-04-21 01:46
  • Look, you asked why. You were never a child who played with cardboard? Who made things with cardboard? That's ok. S… 2018-04-20 14:31
  • It us. 2018-04-20 13:48
  • Big mood. 2018-04-19 13:12
  • This. 2018-04-19 01:49
  • Hannochio: the fascist version of "Pinnochio." 2018-04-18 21:00
  • Oh, wow. I’ve never even noticed. Is this powered by @bing? 2018-04-18 04:30
  • Four films that define me? Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. Cat People (the Val Lewton version). Nausicaa. 20,… 2018-04-17 23:58
  • Spines are painful to draw. This one has over 70 vertebrae. Which means I am stupid stupid stupid. 2018-04-17 23:05
  • I've been looking at a lot of gifs like these for my next piece. 2018-04-17 21:11
  • Trish really is a hell of an artist, but if I must be honest, threads like this are also a great reason to follow. 2018-04-17 14:53
  • Jesus Christ, I don't have time to retweet everything @Stonekettle says. Just go follow Jim's account. I _have_ to… 2018-04-17 13:52
  • Some #sciart for Saturday: progress for our new art show! (Elasmosaur progress made possib… 2018-04-14 22:13
  • Apropos lessons in Graphic Design failure: omitting to mention your software is Windows only on the outside of the… 2018-04-14 18:16