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Really can't see much wrong with this lol.
Hair color is a really good choice in color contrasting with the black and white color theme.
Background is looking a little barren but that helps the piece. The wings look really nice, the sheer complexity saving them from looking dull.
The crouching position lends to the overall feeling of the piece, helping set a specific mood.
I like the foreground wires a lot
If I have to offer any negative thoughts it would be the background is little dull, as I said before. Also, some angles of the wings look a little bit off but thats just me.
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I'm kind of underwhelmed.

I can see from the various elements and the title what you were trying to accomplish. Penny, the mechanical angel, born from cold, hard technology. Utterly alone, held down by the wires (strings?) keeping her alive. At least, this is what I think you were trying to accomplish... I really don't think that this rendition is a good one.

First, colors. As with the vast majority of your work, the colors are extremely muted. While this is great at pulling off a dark, foreboding, or nostalgic feeling, here it makes everything lose contrast with itself. There are so many pieces to the wings, so MUCH of everything, and it's all the same color. Faded black is still black. Gray is just a lighter black. Your lighting barely does anything to counter the issue.

Second, composition. Penny is shunted off to the side, right into the frame's blind spot. This has the unfortunate issue of making her be absolutely unimportant inside the frame itself. The machine itself is enormous and ridiculously detailed, and it attracts a lot of attention. Penny's hair has the same muted issue that serves to make her blend in rather than contrast.

I think what would've been better is if you had either put her in the center, with the wings appearing to hang off of her like a great weight she was holding, or if you had divided your page into thirds and put her right on one of those thirds. As opposed to 1/5-to-1/6 of a page to the left. What's in a third right now is a glowing green "eye" thing, and that takes up too much attention.

(I get that she's a robot and we're trying to show a more mechanical side of her, but that doesn't work by completely dehumanizing her. The great part about your apparent theme is the contrast between human and inhuman.)

The flat angle that we're looking at things at was not a good idea. It's easier to draw, certainly, but it makes the scene lose a lot. The cords on the semi-reflective ground would pop out a little more if we backed up and raised the "camera" a little bit. The machine and Penny would have more depth. Everything would pop a little bit more and have more weight to it, if only because at this flat angle, everything is weirdly weightless.

(I know they're wings and they're supposed to fly, but I believe the intended effect is to have this very heavy machinery sort of surreally floating, fitting Penny's kind of surreal nature.)

The wings look like a skull with feathers sticking out. This is likely by design. Others may be more impressed by its appearance... I'm not one of them. I'm not certain what you could've done to improve it other than just having wings, but this design is just sort of silly, once you figure out that that's supposed to be a skull. That said, I believe this is more of a personal preference issue.

I think you should've made the title, your patreon, and your e-mail flush with the floor. Where those are now are very distracting. My eyes go to the letters when I'm trying to pay attention to other things, because human eyes are programmed to go to letters. I think that if it was just a bit lower they wouldn't be so distracting.

There are a few things I like. Penny's kneeling position is great. She's all tied up, but the way she's holding herself is as if she's accepted something she doesn't like. She knows it's necessary, but she still feels like a prisoner in many respects.

I wasn't entirely certain about the background, but I think I like it. It's very clinical, with the reflective floor making this seem like some sort of laboratory room. It's also a really good contrast for the dark colors and making them stand out.

And of course, the detail. While it's all very much the same due to the colors and the fact that there's so much going on (detail exhaustion takes hold), I can still appreciate the eye and effort it takes to make realistic metal like that. There's lots of little dents and scrapes. All the pieces fit together well, with lots of unique joints that, when looking closely, fit into perspective perfectly. If I was just looking at this as a detail study to look at for hours, you'd get 10/10.
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DeathshadowX2015 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
Penny looks like the anime saikano
Frostwolf223 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Oh, Penny, no. Oh, my heart.
Lemon2323 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't imagine how heavy that thing must be~ xD
She must be hulk or smth~ xD
bestpony666 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Tr33MuggeR Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
Thejedimex Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
awesome pic
Slydap Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
Rooster teeth please, MAKE THIS A THING!!
StrimHell Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017
I don't really know if they could make this a thing since... You know...
Slydap Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2017
I know what and why the hell it happened but that shouldn't stop them from making a non-canonical spin off, now should it?
Anti-Cellman Featured By Owner Edited Sep 9, 2017
Truly well drawn and it would be so badass if she returns as this. >w<
Skipperthe13th Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
I would like to have such wings...
aciampal Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: This piece is gorgeous, I like the mega mecha wings a lot :D
zerotte Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
Metal Gear Penny: REVENGEANCE 
nepeta-the-great Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017
*rules of nature intensifies* 
CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Majestic and I love every single detail!
mcoypajares Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice concept
PyuayunibasaruChuse Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Hardest thing to believe here is that Dishwasher's first artwork he posted on here was about MLP stuff. Seriously, this started with cute pony stuff and then sort of stopped doing that, still creating cute and funny stuff before going to this dark and (no pun intended) grim stuff. They went from smiling friends to friends being stabbed, torn in half, arm missing, sometimes depressing artworks of beauty. Who'da thunk it?
dishwasher1910 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
moving toward adulthood and all that baggage that comes with it :'DD
PyuayunibasaruChuse Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
And you've been taking some very big steps! The artwork on its own has its very own special touch to it that I doubt can be replicated. Personally, I really like the spin offs you create with the RWBY cast members such as recreating the World Wars with the characters and even the Neir Automata one (which I'm actually using as my background). Keep it up! Your artwork hits every single persons heart one way or another, and I really do look forward to what you create when Volume 5 comes out! I'm sure you'll create some funny yet also dark and sad artworks that'll cause tears to shed! You're a legend among artists!
bramsonart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Nice design and use of color. 
Sacred-Lucario Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Student Artist
OMG THATS AMAZING also she has a gas mask on
NPAW Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful  Heart 
PaladinPainter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist

Looks pretty good  What? What?   

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p02092001 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
Her eyes are red now.

p02092001 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
And was that... blood leaking from her eyes... or Grimm essence?
LEN251 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Student
It's also a gun, a portal gun, laser gun, water gun, glue gun, stapler gun, gun sword, buster sword and WIFI!:happybounce: 0 2 4:happybounce:  RWBY Chibi Gif - Pyrrha 2:happybounce: tru (emoticon)  :happybounce:
WBxWD Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
She might be a possible boss fight.
Vivamort-Valkhan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
It will be hard for Ruby to hug Penny when they run into each other with those wing!  I picture Ruby trying to return the exact same hug Penny gave Ruby after she and Ciel defeated the two from CRDL in the tournament, but unable to get her arms around Penny.  I am sure they will manage!

I like it!
rudra26 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
great work !! keep it up (y)
ipadGnome Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful reminds me of Luis Royo 👍
7WomanNation Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I....... Have no words wow
AaronASA Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Student General Artist
This is so genius angels are normally beautiful free creatures but in thus case she looks severely burden and well... weighed down wonderfully done ☺
PandaNekoTaiso Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that Penny from RWBY =o ?
DeadOtakuGirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
CrizzMendez Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017
I fell in love with this art work, it's amazing and beautiful! ☺😍
PowerOfTheBeard22 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. This is insane with detail. Very good! 
Have a great day/night!
HVP-Hollow-89 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017
I love the cold mechanized feel of the artwork. It gives the viewers a hint of what Penny feels underneath her cheery exterior, and there is a feeling of her being attached to mechanical chaos. Her clothes and position reminds me a fair bit of 'Ghost in the Shell' which sort of fits with the theme.

Some of the others complain about the wings making Penny off-centered or unbalanced. I think that is the point to the picture: the overall monochrome look of the background contrast the dark machine parts, the bit of her kneeling on the ground with her head down and a face mask suggests that she is resigned to being an android and not a real girl, and the wings represent her detachment to life, that she is literally a ghost in the body of a machine. She wants to be free, but her wings are too heavy to bring her up.
Plush-3D Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Very inspiring!
I´ll follow you on artstation...
TJANGEL20202 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Student Artist
ive seen your artwork and I have to say I like the design of it all. the way in how its coloured as well as the imaginative outcome of the work itself. I too am in to this style of artwork and would appreciate it if you could have a look on my page and see what you think of my work. place if you like watch my page as well as comment as it helps a lot. but again very good artwork. I look forward to seeing what you do next.
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FoxHawke Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
At first I'm wondering what the hell is Penny doing with the wing of a Stormbird (Horizon Zero Dawn) then I just roll with it because of how crazy awesome this looks. :)
Vetrox-Tera Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
They'd never suspect she's an android in this form!

This looks gorgeous! So much detail, and I've always loved wings/ having the ability to fly.
arianaaviles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Penny my angel
Ururuty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
very good
orchidkitty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This wing is impressive, all the time put into this.
Turbofurby Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god, Pyrrha combined herself with the Hi-Nu Gundam!
Shiroune Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew it was Penny right away :3
poliwhirl101 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2017
..................So epic...
AgentNibblesV Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Looking it this for some reason reminds of of the Gardian's wings from Halo 5, I might be the only one but it still looks really cool.
KaiserYoshikage Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Penny, i don't mean to be rude but... How the hell are you going to be able to move with those giant ass wings!?
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