Pushed through and finished the gnome today. This is clearly not my best work ever. The sword and the base are both pretty meh. I was happy with the flame until I put some red on it, but then the red was too much, so I glazed it back with orange until it wasn't quite as stark.
Anyway, the dude served his purpose. He was fine for the face tutorial I did a while back, and I finished him up for the heck of it. He'll end up on a gaming table somewhere.