Acrylic on 24″ x 48″ wood
The currently-reigning WWE World Champion Sheamus is a lot of fun to draw and paint. He has a very distinctive look, being so pale coupled with the bright red hair and beard, which makes for really fun visual possibilities. One day I had this piece pop into my head and I knew that I had to do it right away! The first Irish-born WWE World Champion, Sheamus has made a name for himself for a great work ethic and solid, physical matches. He recently had a match on Raw against Albert/Tensai that put both of them over and made me look at Sheamus in a new light as a champion: It was an old-school thing that’s been lost at WWE, where the champ would travel to different territories taking on the local hero. He’d almost always win, but he’d make the local guy look like a million bucks. Sheamus did that with Tensai, and it proved to raise both of their stocks.
I still like him better as a heel, though!