The only issue with that is that I might need to get permissions to do so, him being on TV and such. For instance, I really think that Mark Henry from WWE would be perfect as the character reference for Rük.
He looks near exactly like I imagine Rük when I write him. But I won’t use him as a character reference for the artwork because he’s on WWE and easily recognized. And Dark Soldier is going to be my very first published book, so the last thing I want is to get sued right off the bat.
But if I got the permissions, dang, I would love to have either person as Rük! The description only describes his build as being massive, and both people are.