Finn Balor: From the Depths Original Painting

Ink and watercolor on 11" x 15" Watercolor Paper

Artwork by Rob Schamberger, painted in 2023

When I watch WrestleMania, I’m not watching the same way most people do. I’m not just taken in by the captivating entrances and the power of the matches, I’m also looking for the iconic visuals that I can’t wait to capture with my paint and brushes. Finn Balor’s Demon entrance at WrestleMania 39 was just that sort of epic image that I immediately knew I’d paint.

The purple smoke and the way it wrapped around him, partially obscuring his painted face, it was something challenging for me and I’m super happy with how it came together. The cast shadows making their way through the smoke, the way the bottom half of his face is hazy, it was not easy at all to paint and lately it’s been that sort of thing, doing what’s not easy, that’s kept me engaged as an artist.