Yeah, I like to draw cats. Sexy Gnome? Well, I'm glad you think he's sexy. I'm doing my job, I think, in making a heroic character if you think so. But your right. Gnomes are not know for being hot. Weird eh?
Ah, the eyes: He's seen thing, thing you people wouldn't believe. (Que the dramatic music!) Also, he has to clean up after his cat that has an over active gag-reflex when it comes to hair-balls. That also accounts for his intense gaze.