Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens: Fight Forever

Watercolor on 20" x 15" watercolor paper

Artwork by Rob Schamberger, painted in 2022

FIGHT FOR-E-VER! For years I’ve wanted to do a painting celebrating the rivalry between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens and right now felt like the perfect time to make it a reality. These two have been fighting since before they came into WWE, it set off again in a brutal way in NXT and has stayed with them throughout their time in WWE.

I had a completely different plan for the background, but something happened accidentally with my flat filbert brush that inspired me to change my whole approach. A sort of motion blur/ speed line effect happened in the background and I committed to it. After the fun warm/cool color palette on their figures I then used the brush again over them to give the feeling of both their impending impact and motion. It’s unlike anything I’ve done before in a very fun way.