I thought Delphox was a perfect evolution. They tried to bring a medieval trio to the starter evolutions and they did. Greninja being a ninja, Chesnaught being a knight, and Delphox being a wizard. Personally though I think they could have made Delphox a little less op. Mine is currently my strongest level pokemon when I barely use it. I just put my Delphox in my Battle Box along with my Mewtwo, Goodra, Gengar, Talonflame, and Dragalge.
It's not necessarily that I don't like it, more that I am disappointed. It is my own fault though, cause I was imagining something Ookami or Kyuubi like but bipedal, maybe something like Lucario. It doesn't look bad, just not what I was expecting. Although my friend showed me someone's drawing of it that made it look totally amazing.
And on that note this is a cool drawing too, I like the face and the flames/smoke
WOO Delphox! I can't believe all the negativity I've been seeing about it around dA and sites like Serebii. :c I think these starters are more creative and original than the last gen. ESPECIALLY with the whole warrior/mage/ninja theme going on. And the typings are nice too; now fighting the opposing starter will be more of a challenge, and therefore more interesting. >:3
The only thing I'm worried about is that Delphox will end up with a mediocre movepool. It doesn't look like a Pokemon that could learn many non-STAB moves, although learning a new Fairy move or Aura Sphere would be nice against Greninja.
Meh, people just don't like it, because it isn't what they expected/wanted (in the case of Fennekin's evos, this would probably be either a kitsune - like we need another one - or a more stereotypical witch). This happens every gen. People look at fanart and get (perhaps unrealistically) high expecations, and when GF inevitably goes a different route, they complain about how terrible it is and how the games are ruined because of it. Give it a few weeks for fanart to crop up and the Sugimori art to surface, and they get over it and actually start liking the starters. It happened in 4th gen, it REALLY happened in 5th gen, and it's happening again now.
Anyway, I love how you portray Delphox, and I hope we see more fanart like this to change people's minds about her. I'm with you. I think Delphox is gorgeous and has the same elegance I see in Pokemon like Gardevoir (which is my favorite Psychic-type ever), and I wish other people would see it that way.