The environment of the scene is inspired heavily by Durlston Bay, found in Dorset. The Durlston formation underlies parts of the Wessex formation, so it's possible that similar exposures to what we see today would have been visible back in the Early Cretaceous, too. The rocks in particular were a nightmare as there is no real shortcut to rendering the varying geometry, colours, and textures that make them look believable enough to fit in with the rest of the scene.
This is probably the best full scene I've done to date, so I hope youse all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it!
This is excellent, there's such a great mood in this piece. You really captured that early morning shoreline feeling! The details are fantastic--I particularly love the seaweed, it's got such life to it and feels so convincing--and your brushwork is immaculate. I absolutely love it!
You may be proud of a background like this! What patience put into painting all those rocks, and it really paid off. The placement of the Baronyx on the shore also makes sure she stands out even in thumbnail view, despite the 'busy' rocks. Love the colouring you gave her too!