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:

  • Me, using Tw*tter's new "paid tweet" functions: *Posts art for free, but you have to pay to see shitposts & retweet… https://t.co/p5Ysxo38cS 2021-02-25 13:17
  • How my arm feels today #NotTodayCOVID https://t.co/G5U4kHTKUN 2021-02-25 13:07
  • Me: *Watches Columbo* Me: *sees James Olson from Moon Zero Two* Me: *watches him play jazz trumpet in a band* Me: S… https://t.co/atMNaGuFdA 2021-02-25 00:58
  • Step one: completed! Thank you @SCFinsider for providing their extra Moderna vaccine doses for the general public… https://t.co/nt7gY3AZJC 2021-02-24 20:04
  • Welp, thanks to a new @USPS delivery driver that "decided" my house "didn't exist", I just had to basically flush $… https://t.co/AxlbBFeyuZ 2021-02-24 14:22
  • I would also like people on my timeline to stop confusing "cancel culture" (which doesn't actually exist and was in… https://t.co/0XdLIct6TV 2021-02-24 13:39
  • There are a disturbing number of people on my timeline that need to stop what they are doing and read this about Th… https://t.co/FaROyfKK1L 2021-02-24 13:27
  • Post an image of yourself as the final boss without downloading new pics https://t.co/6DYLAmdeLq https://t.co/7BZNEvvofe 2021-02-23 19:07
  • We called a local clinic and asked to be a “last-in-liner” vaccine recipient near the end of the day so there would… https://t.co/ny92ifuilU 2021-02-23 15:23
  • W00T!!!! My hubs and I get our first COVID-19 vaccine shot tomorrow!!! https://t.co/TDE1dH0cLe 2021-02-23 15:13
  • We’ve lost nearly as many people to #COVID19 as live in my state of Alaska. I’ve been thinking about that all week. 2021-02-23 10:51
  • This should be the default response to anyone who has the audacity to claim that any artist charges "too much" for… https://t.co/oL08n5Mwzs 2021-02-22 12:59
  • Don’t. Do. This. To. Artists. If you don’t like their rates, fucking zip it, keep it to yourself, even die mad abo… https://t.co/PAsWPk4ATM 2021-02-22 12:40
  • Over twenty years is a long time for any career, but it doesn't make it any less sad to know it's over. Thanks for… https://t.co/qadpN6nFcA 2021-02-22 12:25
  • Spongebob Squarepants delivers Roy Batty's "Tears In Rain" speech from Blade Runner. (https://t.co/W1MEwPQRfU) https://t.co/pFI9usuz6k 2021-02-22 02:52