PAUL HEYMAN: Rob Schamberger Newsletter 25DEC22
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I’m really happy with how this acrylic painting of Paul Heyman turned out. I came into it with both confidence in my abilities and a different-for-me color scheme that pushed me outside of my comfort zone. The green lighting along his face was inspired by noted horror artist Basil Gogos, as I thought that slightly monstrous side, that Jekyll and Hyde aspect really spoke to Heyman’s presence on the screen. He can be so well-spoken and polite one moment and immediately do something terrible if it suits him.
When I was blocking in the colors for the first coat I was a little nervous about the green and if it would balance the way I wanted it to, but that’s the beauty of a first coat with acrylic paint: Whatever’s not working can just be painted over. I made adjustments with the second coat and once I made the final applications of white paint for the highlights I felt this was a fine summation to my work in 2022.
ICYMI, here's last week's Canvas 2 Canvas episode. Tomorrow's will go up on WWE's YouTube channel at 11AM CST!
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SCHAMBERGER LABS: THE SERIES!
The next Wrestling Landscape Painting will be Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart from WrestleMania XII! I penciled it out on Friday before (hopefully) calling it a year. It’s going to be an acrylic painting like the Charlotte Flair one.
WHAT I LIKED THIS WEEK
I finished up reading Starman Compendium Two by James Robinson, Peter Snejbjerg, and more a few days ago. It was great revisiting this series that meant so dang much to me when it was originally coming out. I was originally bummed when Tony Harris left the book as its primary artist but looking at this again a couple decades later I’m floored at how tremendous Snejbjerg’s work was, especially around a year in. The way Robinson deftly brought everything together is fantastic, but the way he did it with so much humanity is what makes this still one of my very favorite comic series of all time.
Friday volume 2 by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin asks more questions than it answers, and it answers a lot from the first volume! It’s a cool take on the kid detective genre like the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and especially Encyclopedia Brown. What are these kids like when they get to college age, and what happens when the danger finally catches up?
I listened to the audiobook for Day Zero by C Robert Cargill while working this week, the new entry in Cargill’s ‘Rust’ series of books. When the robots revolt, not all of them will. A cartoon tiger nanny-bot named Pounce navigates this terrifying world trying to keep his eight year-old human boy alive. It’s full of heart, danger and a gut-wrenching view of our own society. TL;DR: Apparently Boxy and Daggett in the Battlestar Galactica remake could’ve been super cool.
I’m in a good place myself to close out the year. Katy and I’s plan for the coming week is to do a whole lot of nothing punctuated by some solid napping before stepping into what’s already lining up to be a wild January for both of us.
I’m happy with the work I accomplished this past year, both in my career and in my personal life. I thank you for allowing me into your life and sharing my experiences with you. I’m excited for what we’re doing next!
Love you more,
P.S. My top-secret very important project may or may not be revealed this week. I don’t know for sure but my Robby-Sense is tingling. We’ll find out together!
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