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Hi DA Fam,

Here is an illustration that I did for the Rifts® Boardgame being licensed, developed and published by Carmen Bellaire's - Rogue Heroes® LLC, based on the famous RIFTS® RPG game created by Kevin Siembieda and published by Palladium Books®.

Pencils: Charles "Chuck" Walton II :iconchuckwalton:

Digital Paints by one of my New Art Partners (Eduardo "EDSFox" Dominguez):: :iconedsfox:


The champion character depicted here is a called a "Wilderness Scout."

"Some folks is afeared of the woods, but to me, they's home sweet home. It's the city thet makes me feel a might uncomfortable."

A lot of city folk look down on Wilderness Scouts as uneducated rabble, but in the savage wilderness, they are the lords and ladies of the forest. A Scout know their way around the forest like the back of their hand. They consider themselves to be one of the woodland predators and are stealthy, cunning, resourceful and self-reliant. The Wilderness Scout knows many of natures secrets and can live off the land with ease and traverse the wilderness without leaving any trace that they were there. Although a Wilderness Scout may be sorely lacking in social graces, they are no stranger to technology and use high tech body armor and energy weapons, and are able to pilot hovercraft with the same skill as a horse. Regardless of origin, the character is a walking encyclopedia about hunting, trapping wildlife, and the land. Most are experts in Demon, Monster and Faerie Lore.


 For those familiar with the role-playing game Rifts, I hope you enjoy this depiction of this iconic Wilderness Scout character class. For those of you new to Rifts, it is a post apocalyptic world where rifts (dimensional portals) have opened up onto Earth and have released a wide range of supernatural monsters, vast array of aliens, and all sorts of advanced technology, psionic abilities and more. Numerous factions across the globe now fight for the dominion or survival of Earth.  

 Rifts was one of my first RPG experiences that I truly enjoyed and I was thrilled to be able to contribute artwork for such a fantastic setting. This artwork is for the upcoming Rifts Miniature boardgame whose Kickstarter will be launching VERY soon. Check out Rogue Heroes LLC facebook page:…

to follow along with the production and launch of the Rifts Board game Kickstarter, and tell em Chuck sent ya. “Like” them and please feel free to drop them a visit and a comment.

The Kickstarter is soon to start so I hope to see ya there!…

Wilderness Scout Description - Excerpted from Rifts® Ultimate Edition™, copyright 2005 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved. Rifts®, Wilderness Scoutt® and Palladium Books® are registered trademarks of Palladium Books Inc. and Kevin Siembieda. All other titles and names are trademarks of Palladium Books

Wilderness Scout art are copyright and trademark of Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved.
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<div>That is amazing</div><div>
MagicianArts's avatar
Amazingly awesome as always! Love that smug little look on her face. She's damn good and she knows it! 😉
This being rifts, the most dangerous thing in the picture is obviously... the ferret. :D
ChuckWalton's avatar
Yeah, probably a friendly Dragon partner on the down low
Rifts, has always been an interesting setting. And so ripe for stories and crossovers. You can put just about anything into Rifts, thanks to the Rifts.
Crimzen250's avatar
Thats freakin cool
Mr-Ripley's avatar
This looks so awesome! :D (Big Grin)
skullard's avatar
Intense!  Really great design. Clap 
Nnatus's avatar
wow nice work
firerockbird's avatar
awesome work dude.
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