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…which translates as "Late, but in Earnest".  My family's motto on our coat of arms since the 1500s.  Fitting as I'm always running behind, and this journal is no exception.   The last substantial one was back early August before I took my big vacation, and once I got home just spent the time catching up on everything… except here :P  So, hopefully I can get back to zero here before I deal with my next scheduled battery of delays :P 

First of all my trip was wonderful!  Was definitely an adventure and somewhat scary as I'd never been gone so long, so far away, and on such a big trip like this by myself before.   Was very nice, though, to be able to explore and go at my own pace, see and do what I wanted and indulge my own interests.  To recap, in June my father, my three brothers, and two of my nephews went to France for the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasions.  Dad was one of the first ones on Omaha Beach on that historic day and it was very special for him to go back and share his experiences so intimately with family members.  Someone, however, needed to stay home and take care of the farm and livestock and maintain the household, so that was me.  Of course since everyone went to France and I did not, I decided to take my own trip to make up for it.  Every year several friends and I try to go to GenCon in Indianapolis.  "The Best Four Days in Gaming"… huge gaming convention put on by the giants in the industry, so more role-playing games, boardgames, card games, electronic games, etc. than you knew what do to with.  Plus the big cosplay presence and everything else going on makes it a really fun time.    That trip is a regular thing, though so while fun, it didn't count as something special, so when the Con was over my friends did the road trip home, but I stayed behind and flew down to Orlando, Florida to spend five days at Universal Studios.  Specifically I got the package to let me enjoy and explore the Harry Potter parks there… Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.  Was totally awesome and absolutely worth every minute.  Even my hotel was a resort in and of itself… done up total 50s/60s shag. :) I bought a new camera for the trip and amazingly I took a few hundred pics that turned out pretty good so I thought I'd share a few select ones :)

GenCon:  A few shots here and there including some of the lovely costumes and attractions… and yes that's a pic of Wil Wheaton, who was there like the rest of us to knock about and have fun :D

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Hogsmeade:  So much stuff so it was sensory overload, but a few to get the flavor of the place… speaking of flavor… mmmmmm, butterbeer :)  Apologize for the hulking doofus in one of the shots, but I promised I'd have at least one pic of myself on the trip.

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Diagon Alley:  Sensory overload x10.  Tons and tons of stuff to see and do.  The dragon was incredible and you could feel the heat when he breathed fire down on the street.

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If you want to see more (plus a few minor video clips) then feel free to visit my Facebook page :)  

www.facebook.com/john.macdonne…

In the midst of all this I haven't posted a whole lot, but what I've shared has been well received, so I'd like to thank all of you who have found my recent works to your liking :)  I'm quite grateful and appreciative of your interest and support :) :glomp: 

The ones that seemed to have received the most attention were a mix of old and new pics, and again I thank you: 
(in no particular order)
Pinup Revisited by NICELabs Racks View: Fancy Dress by NICELabs Racks View: Lingerie Party 2 by NICELabs Racks View: Like Clockwork by NICELabs Mummification Ritual by NICELabs It's Nothing Personal by NICELabs Happy Birthday Katie!! by NICELabs Pyratech Pinup 1 by NICELabs Pryatech Pinup 2 by NICELabs Commission: BE Revenge 2a by NICELabs Denise Curia Pinup au Natural by NICELabs Moondancers by NICELabs Racks View: New Horizons by NICELabs Racks View: New Horizons #2 by NICELabs Racks View: New Horizons #3 Hang On! by NICELabs

I've also had an astonishing 61 new Watchers and nearly a dozen Llamas come my way.  I truly thank you all, my new friends!  I shall endeavor to continue to make images worthy of your attention and support :)  :tighthug:

The true downside to being as busy as I have been of late is I know I'm missing some very special works by you all, and for that I apologize.  I have over 6500 notifications of things I should look at and I'm so very sorry that I won't be able to get to them all. If I have always commented in the past or Favored your works or both and I've fallen silent this time, it's not a conscious decision on my part.  I just have so many to go through I know I'm missing out on something special, so if there's something you'd particularly like me to see, please let me know. I'd love to see it if I missed it this first time 'round.

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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Paul McGann Doctor Who audiobooks
  • Reading: Harry Potter (again)
  • Watching: GODZILLA!!!
  • Playing: D&D
  • Eating: light
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper

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Known as Niceman in certain circles. That reminds me... if you do a search for my art search under Niceman too as I'm so used to putting that in my tagline that I did it here on many pics in my gallery even though I'm going by NICELabs here.

Anyway, in the Real World I'm a farmboy nerd who enjoys CGI art (mainly work in Poser) when I'm not tending the baby calves on the farm or the classic 80s video game arcade I co-own with friends. My art is eclectic in genres ...pretty much whatever strikes my fancy. I'll do sci-fi, fantasy, modern, horror, just whatever idea pops into my head at the time. Usually though it involves nudity/adult themes. What can I say. I'm a lifelong fan of women and the female form :) If you know what Shokushu is, I'm THAT Niceman, though the Real World and other interests have kept me from being there for years.

Current Residence: the N.I.C.E. Labs facility just off shore of Shokushu Isle
Favourite genre of music: 80s but appreciate all kinds
Favourite style of art: appreciate many styles. Genres lean to Sci-fi and erotic
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Wallpaper of choice: of my own creation
Favourite cartoon character: Jonny Quest circa 1960
Personal Quote: "Integrity is doing the right thing, even if no one's looking"
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Commission Info

My rates are $30 for a basic portrait with limited background. Scenes involving action, complex settings and/or multiple characters generally go at a $30/hour rate where most pics fall in the 3 to 5 hour range. I of course do not charge for rendering time. You shouldn't pay for the speed of my computer (or lack thereof)... only the time I'm physically working on the artwork. Transactions via Paypal.

I like to explore genres. I won't be doing any illegal type of artwork of course, but I will do my best to capture your idea. I do refrain from doing any male gay or transsexual pics as it's not my thing and I've found that my lack of inspiration in such areas makes the pics suffer and for a commission that would mean not getting what you want.

I have an extensive 3D library so odds are I can get close to clothing, props and settings you have in mind, but if latitude is allowed I'm sure I can make up for any discrepancies by my attention to the spirit of your request.

Thank You for Encouraging My Behavior

THANK YOU ALL!!

Time constraints and popularity prevent me from thanking each and every one of you for finding Favor with my work, but please know that even if I may not say it to you directly, I am deeply honored my works have been pleasing to your senses. Thank you so very much!

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RETORBOY Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello John!

You know how we do it on deviantart, I spam on your profile again! ;) (Wink) 

Thanks for the fav!

Bathing Under The Stars by RETORBOY  
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NICELabs Featured By Owner 42 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe not a worry.  Spam like this I can certainly enjoy ;) 
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RETORBOY Featured By Owner 36 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe brofist :brofist: 
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NICELabs Featured By Owner 10 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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PDSmith Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for faving my latest Barrissoka image Barrissoka Fake Comic Book by PDSmith
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NICELabs Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
most welcome my friend :) 
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LadyMiralys Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontnxfav1::icontnxfav2::icontnxfav3:
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NICELabs Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:rose: my pleasure :) 
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WhiteB3 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Thanks a lot for the fave of "Halloween"
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NICELabs Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure :) thank you for sharing :) 
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