Back to topic: I looked at the PHB again, because it's the most official source about how races should look. At least I think so.
I agree that the official halflings looks terrible and I like the suggestions Niara made.
Gnomes are the other small race and they look like small elves. I like the official gnome and warlock image. They are thin and they don't just look like small dwarves (many fantasy settings show dwarves and gnomes together as small underground people). While the official halflings looks bad, I hope our player character gnome will look similar to the PHB version.
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