Thanks again. I also think this is one of my best, and its funny because its not a dino I´m specially fond of. I dont know if I´ll even be able to create something like this anytime soon...
Well, those are two of my most advanced projects: an updated Cryolophosaurus and a Troodon. I´ll be able to finish the former tonight, or maybe tomorrow. No backgrounds planned for those since I´m a bit tired after finishing all those pieces in the last week....maybe I´ll add something later though.
Its rather speculative, but I remember reading somewhere that in coastal areas of the Antarctica the temperature probably dropped considerably more and it could be snow for a few months of the year (Some study based on Jurassic air, I think.) Though most of the year it still was, well... a cool forest. But basically I think its a cool contrast with the animal.
I made the reflection duplicating the image in a different layer, then using it as a background and distorting and blending it with the water. Far from perfect but hey...glad you like it. The water itself looks a bit bland though, maybe I´ll update with more light reflections.
As for the fur, I think I´ve seen around way more fuzzy Cryos than scaly ones! This is quite conservative compared to Rey´s rendition, for example. And I think my original sketch was way too spiky.