Much like our first two Creative Faces (Webb and Marciano), Maria DeLayo takes something we all love and creates something beautiful. When we see our favorite wrestlers, we sometimes take it for granted because once the bell rings our minds are in that moment. Maria’s art presses the pause button on life allowing us to reflect on the personas and appreciate the memories or feelings they’ve evoked.
Maria is an aspiring tattoo artist who has taken her passion for wrestling and drawing and shared them with the world. She just started posting her work on Twitter last November but the 21 year old artist has been doing this since she was 5. Her colorful creations have caught the eye of Becky Lynch, Finn Balor and Nakamura (just to name a few) who have all favorited or retweeted Maria’s work. If you browse her Twitter account, you’ll find an eclectic sampling of not just today’s top WWE stars but some legends, international wrestlers and other pop culture icons.
Each drawing is a mix of Prismacolor brand color pencils and markers and can take anywhere from a few minutes to few days to complete. If you follow along on Instagram, you’ll get a sneak peek into some in-progress photos which are, in some ways, just as impressive as the finished product. See, much like we said above about our favorite wrestlers: we sometimes just see something and kind of take for granted. By seeing the nuances and framework, there is a new appreciation for the final product.
Maria is constantly posting new work and honestly, the young artist is only getting better. If you like what you see, Maria does sell her prints through Twitter and Instagram. You can check out more work below and find links to her pages!