Roman Reigns: Head of the Table Original Painting

Acrylic on 15" x 20" Illustration Board

Artwork by Rob Schamberger, painted in 2023

 Back in October, Roman Reigns made a rare live event appearance here in my hometown of Kansas City and it was important to me to memorialize that in a painting. A couple years ago Paul Heyman told me that the best painting I could do would be him in a supplicant pose as Roman Reigns makes his entrance and I felt like this was the best opportunity to make that happen.

A challenge I gave myself with this painting was to make Heyman appear to be ‘blurry’, to give the attention and focus to Reigns. I used a few techniques and special brushes to work with the edges on his figure to make that happen. It made the painting feel ‘off’ while working on it but it made the composition a lot stronger in the end. It gives a perception of depth and tells a visual story.