Here's a nice overview of the creation of the 'Lily Goldheart' from Crystals of Fate.
Hello, I’m Justin Ethington, a 3D/2D artist currently on the path to a bachelors in animation. At the time of making this character, I was working for Skymarch Entertainment on their title Crystals of Fate. This was the last of the main characters.
First, I was to use John Stone’s illustration of Lily as the basis for the design.