I think that Delphox has a very interesting design, being based off the mage class. This Pokemon indeed looks female (because it wears a dress). XD How you shaded this Pokemon, it reminds me of Sugimori style. However, nice technique in PaintTool SAI. Generally, I think Delphox is an epic Pokemon, yet it's Fire/Psychic instead of Fire/Fighting (like Blaziken, Infernape, and Emboar were). I love how she is holding the stick wand. But I wished there were flames on the top of the wand (as depicted in the Dream World and Official artworks). I can't wait to get Pokemon X (or Y) Version and pick Fennekin as my starter Pokemon! I also like Chesnaught and Greninja's design!
I'm agree that Delphox looks female and this is more original because at least most of the others starters looks manly at the end. By the way, I've seen artworks of Delphox with a staff www.deculture.es/wp-content/up… PD: Nice drawing, Delphox looks like a sage.