I just mentioned it as a possible source of inspiration. Would it have been better if I said that it might be inspired by "Do androids dream of electric sheep"? And to be frank, no, I do not see anything original in it. Bio-modification, androids, sci-fi and such have been prominent topics in art for a very long time. I still think it's beautiful.
You don't get the difference between visual aesthetic and concept, and that's exactly what I'm talking about.
The concept - a chick with implants - is of course not original, and I'm not saying it is. But the visual aesthetics chosen to express this concept, are to a point, original, and definitely have nothing to do with Deus Ex. I like Deus Ex, and for a bigger part, for it's solid, wholesome, thought-out aesthetic woven into each game element - and because I know it so well, I can say that this pic is totally dissimilar.
What I'm saying, is that people like you have very small, constantly shrinking visual libraries made mostly on popular video-games, and you perceive every similar concept through the lense of that small, microscopic visual library.
Implants? MUST BE DEUS EX! Power-armor? MUST BE HALO! Dieselpunk? MUST BE BIOSHOCK! Not taking in account that the technique and aesthetics might have nothing in common with that aside from key concept elements. You should consume more media to correctly notice inspirations and similarities.
Why are you acting like I insulted your mother? I only said that it seemed like you were inspired by Deus Ex, because, as you know, implants are a pretty big deal in the DX franchise, and with recent additions to said franchise, it's fair to assume that you did, in fact, get inspired by it.
I'm not trying to disregard your abilities here in any way, I'm just saying that it has an uncanny resemblance of a typical scene in Deus Ex. It's not even criticism, just mere commentary. You needn't take it so personally.