I grew up watching dinosaur movies, Ray Harryhausen stuff, and reading Xenozoic Tales. Anything with dinosaurs and gals in fur bikinis and i was all over it. I think you can see the influence in my work hehehe.
Never really thought about book covers. A problem I have always had when it comes to my artwork, hand drawn, computer generated, paint, sculpted or what ever, none of it seems that special to me, i feel like absolutely anyone can do what I do. So its kinda hard to market your self as a much needed commodity when in side you feel like anyone and their brother could do the exact same thing. I should probably get my self an agent, let them sell my work and let me just make art.