Art: Recreation vs Copying; Part III: Michael Golden
That book came out in May 1988.
What you're seeing here is one of the pieces of cover art as done by Michael Golden for the cover to the Heroes Convention 2007 program. It's already been pointed out that the image isn't so much of an 'influence' than it appears to be a straight copy. The question remains, why would an artist of Michael's talent resort to copying the art of someone that has always pointed to him as a major influence? Michael, or Renee, may deny the swipe charge, but seriously, the images are pretty damn close.
You decide. As a now defunct web-site used to ask; Swipe, Homage or Coincidence?