Thor by Kevin G. Wong
© 2010 Kevin G. Wong

  • Artist Statement

    Yes, his name is actually Thor. Thor Benson, model. But I couldn’t help but think of the mythological Norse God of Thunder, Thor, son of Odin. In appearance, Benson is fit and toned, but he isn’t exactly the image of the muscle-bulging, hammer-wielding Marvel Comic Avenger hero. On first meeting, I might even characterize him as being a bit reserved, but he possessed a quiet confidence that conveyed an inner strength. I posed him and set my lights to enhance that feeling of self-assuredness and strength of character. This is my portrait of a young Thor.