UNCLE HOWDY: Rob Schamberger Newsletter 27NOV22
For years and years I roamed.
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Hi. My name's Rob Schamberger. I'm that guy who paints rasslers. And other stuff. You’re face to face with the man who sold the world.
Mystery shrouds the bizarre Uncle Howdy and his cryptic messages for Bray Wyatt. The only thing I know for sure was that he has a distinctive look that I couldn't wait to paint.
Taking inspiration from the artists Emil Nolde and Bob Peak, I crafted a haunting portrait of this enigmatic persona that evokes a spirit emerging from the fog to terrify any unwitting viewer. The vertical brushstrokes give it an otherworldly and rather uncomfortable feeling, brought home by the one visible eye penetrating your psyche!
ICYMI, here's last week's Canvas 2 Canvas episode. Tomorrow's will go up on WWE's YouTube channel at 11AM CST!
Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn
Randy Savage acrylic
Card subject to change.
Yes, the WWE Auction website is having some hiccups at the moment. I’ve been in touch with Fanatics about it and it’s actively being addressed. Hopefully everything will be wrapped up sooner than later. Thank you for your patience, understanding and passion as this is being worked through.
SCHAMBERGER LABS: THE SERIES! SEASON FINALE!
The remarques for both this and the Undertaker Wrestling Landscape went out this past week. Thank you A TON for your patience. The remarqued prints are ONLY available to my top-tier ‘Founding Member’ subscribers and they get them as part of their membership. Unsure of your membership tier? Click here to confirm and/or upgrade:
Here’s what the Roman hand-painted remarques look like. Not bad! Membership’s got its perks for sure.
The next Wrestling Landscape Painting will be announced soon, probably by the end of the month!
BLACK FRIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
Hey, it’s that time again isn’t it? Here’s what’s happening at Schamberger Labs this year:
Free Shipping (up to $12) on orders of $40 or more. The code will be revealed in Thursday’s newsletter. This is my first time doing free shipping, if you can believe that!
Handmade numbered 8x10 Asuka linocut prints - These are available for $50 the through the 28th. These will only be available through TOMORROW the 28th. To the chagrin of people who have tried to buy past exclusives, you know that I’m serious about honoring my word on these so when they’re gone, yo, they’re gone.
Paid subscribers’ exclusive 25% off code will work with the free shipping. I’m here for you.
**Please note, this is only for orders from Schamberger Labs and does not include orders from WWE Auction or other sources.**
Nine years ago yesterday I launched my first product with WWE! It’s been an incredible series of opportunities and accomplishments since then that I’ll never really wrap my head around.
Thanks to the platform they gave me, the teamwork from everyone at WWE on both sides of the camera, and the support from each and every person just like you who has believed in me and my work and let it into your homes, I get to live this amazing life. THANK YOU.
My work’s been featured on action figures, trading cards, comic books, t-shirts, in video games, on WWE TV, at WrestleMania Axxess, and of course what I feel is the perfect representation of the art: Prints. It’s been collected by literally millions of people around the world, something that’s just too big to wrap my head around.
After all of that bragging you may not think it but I definitely struggle with imposter syndrome and some massive self-esteem issues. I grew up below the poverty line in a single-mother household. Everything was stacked against me and the life I have now is in direct contradiction to everything society told me I should expect from my future. I believed in myself, though, as well as a small number of key people in my life and then a whole lot of people just like you.
But yeah, it’s hard on a nearly daily basis to not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and I have to be mindful of not doing so.
I was worried after leaving Twitter for personal reasons earlier this week and heading over to Hive (also robschamberger on there) that I’d take a hit in sales but so far I’m on track to hit the same levels as last year. Uhm…I keep saying this, but THANK YOU for sticking with me as we continue to navigate this modern world we’re trying to live in.
There’s A LOT out there competing for your hard-earned money and your attention and I’m going to keep doing my very best to be worthy of you. My life’s infinitely better because of you.
Love you more,
EXCLUSIVE PAID SUBSCRIBER CONTENT
Paid subscribers this week will get an exclusive 25% off discount code for prints, upcoming signed print releases at WWE Auction, and 24 hour advance access for the original Uncle Howdy painting. WE ARE GO FOR PAYWALL.
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