The idea is interesting. It didn't disturb/shock/weird me out as much as I think you intended, but I like the mildly sick feeling that I'm getting with gazing for a while at this. The one thing I have an issue with is how clean the removal of the feathers appears. I think it'd have more shock value if it *looked* as excruciating as it would be. In other words, maybe a feather or two still stuck on?
Another suggestion in regards to the removal is to have had blood running at least a little down the pony's back? The wounded wings are going to have dripped a little of that blood on the back during the removal of the feathers.
The highlights on the pony's back strike me as off, but otherwise, I really like the choice in colour. The paw prints befuddle me a little bit. I don't know, maybe I'm just not quite clicking as to why they're there, because equine creatures, as I'm sure you know, are hoofed.
I repeat that the choice in colour is great. The only thing I'd change in that respect is to have the blood on (what is left of) the wings to be brighter than it is. It would attract the eye more, and cause the leading lines to trail to the pool of blood, possibly along the discarded feathers, then through the tail and back up again. It would cause the image to be taken in segments, pieced together mentally, then viewed as a whole. I believe that in viewing the image that way, the effect would be stronger.
The way it's coloured currently still allows that effect, but it doesn't necessarily put the bare wings first.
The style in which the picture is made is unique in my experience of viewing ponies, whether they be gored, humanized, anthropomorphic, cloppy, or even just striking a pose. It makes for a very refreshing view, and I look forward to seeing more pony images in this technique by you or others.
For some reason, this reminds me of some kind of creepypasta. I'm not the best with digital art, but I will do my best to critique this. It feels kind of sad though. D: But it's not what you see everyday...I'm guessing this is a pony? The background makes the image seem very hopeless and desolate, which adds to the figure and the all-around feeling of the image itself. I feel as though there could be a few more details added to the figure though. I just feel as though you could've spent a tad bit more time on this, but with time I feel as though you'll improve. :3
I need wings... for dinner! *chomp chomp* Seriously though, this is great! I especially like the bloody paw prints. They give us a dark insight into this pony's tragic story. And I love tragic bloody pony stories :3
Well, my computer doesn't let me write critiques, but that is my intention!
The basic set up the picture creates a disadvantage in that you cannot see the character's face, and therefore you are a little limited in how easily you can convey blatant emotion, but you have managed to completely pass over that obstacle and do a really good job in drawing this character's emotion through body language with the slumped shoulders, a downcast gaze shown through the tilt of the head and the pulled back ears. It almost helps the overall effect more that we cannot easily see this characters emotions and thoughts through the face, it is our job as the viewers to use our imagination and inference skills!