Here are the sketches I promised I'd show in my previous post:
The first Franquin-style Lily experiment pencil sketch (Type A), done on March 4, 2012:
Another one done on the 14th (with the previous design added for good measure!):
And here's a second variation on the Franquin-style design (Type B), which resembles the previous Lily design I worked with, while also recalling Franquin's work on round-headed characters like Gaston Lagaffe and Modeste! (It also looks sort of like Peyo's work as well, like the Smurfs or Pirlouit, which was sort of what I was looking for!)
And soon did a fully-inked & colored version on tablet in Photoshop!
I love both designs! Type B is more like what I was looking for, but Type A looks like it could work. :)