Cody Rhodes: Recurring Nightmare

Watercolor on 11" x 15" watercolor paper

Artwork by Rob Schamberger, painted in 2022

Once rumors began circulating that Cody Rhodes was returning to WWE I got super excited to do my first new painting of him in over six years. He’s radically changed his look since the last time I painted him, giving me a ton of new ground to explore with this piece.

I’ve been having a ton of fun of late experimenting with new tools and techniques with watercolor especially and I pushed myself even further with this one. Notably, I felt like I did some special bits with the masking fluid, getting a more organic line on his jacket. I’m pumped with how this one came out and am already thinking over what my next Cody painting will be. I’m not waiting six years to do it, I can tell you that!