Gnomes are a reclusive race, shrouded in mystery and most of the races did not believe in their existence. Humans thought they were Hafling children, Haflings thought they were slender Dwarves (silly I know), and due to their pointy ears, Dwarves thought they were pygmy Elves.
Only the Elves it seemed knew of the true existence and nature of the Gnomes.
Despite their diminutive size, their love of the forest and their innate need to aid in the balance of nature, Gnomes can be fierce fighters. Gwen Wimslow chose to become a Paladin in order to protect her people from invasions by Kobolds and Goblins.
While Gwen sometimes takes comfort in the simplicity of life she prefers to spend her time crushing the skulls of Goblins.
Gwen is a Stonehaven Dwarf from the Heroes of Sprocketshire Collection. I've placed her beside a Dwarf from Reaper to indicate scale. In my opinion, the folks at Stonehaven have achieved the correct scale for the Gnome race.
She is one of five that I am doing on commission and I must say I am enjoying these little guys. This is the first time as a painter that I do not have creative control over the project and that is taking a little getting used to.
I'm considering doing a set of 6 Elf Archers for someone and that would be a real challenge for me as they are a unit and would require that I learn how to maintain uniformity of colour for all the clothing.
I also need to finish my Siren as she is for the Hubby. Time is running out for me here on blogger and I hope to have a more definite date for my leave taking towards the middle of next month. Please understand that while I am still physically here, my mind and my heart are increasingly elsewhere. I guess I feel a bit like Bilbo Baggins looking at the road and anxious to put my feet upon it and go.