Then why didn't you just say that then? It would have been more polite.
I don't really see how you could possibly come to that conclusion though, not only have I never seen this picture or heard of this artist, both images are too dissimilar for them to be connected, the only thing they seem to have in common is that its a bust of a person and it has been distorted, thats one of the reasons why I was rather confused when you linked the image xD, but aside from that, no I didn't get any influence off of any images for this picture, or else I would have put it in the artists comments
I really like the way you did this. One thing really annoying about messing around with things in art is that it can be hard to get the same effects a second time. It's painful, but it's nice when it comes out like yours did.