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Hello again my friends.  Been a wild ride these past couple months and July is only half over… then things really take off.  The biggest thing was as I had mentioned last month.  My father, three brothers, and two of my nephews went over to France for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasions at Normandy.  It was a fantastic trip for them all, and really gave them a perspective on things Dad has only been able to tell us about.  On top of it all, Dad was one of the four soldiers featured in the Return to Normandy special on NBC (Hosted by Brian Williams).  The producers told me over six million people saw it.  If you were in that number, "Doctor Tommy" is my dad :D

The only drawback to the trip was someone needed to stay and look after the household and farm and such, so I volunteered.  I knew Dad would have far less anxiety and worry if I stayed home and took care of what was needed.  Yah I wish I could have gone, but this was more important.  On the bright side, at the end of June I sold some calves at market and they got an insanely good price… enough that as of right now, not only can I take a trip of my own, but it's already paid for :D  Every year if we can, a few friends of mine and I like to get to Gen Con in Indianapolis.  Didn't make it last year, but this year we're going.  It's going to be a fun time to be sure, but that's not my trip… only part of it :D   Going to spend the four days at Gen Con, then when we're ready to head home my friends and I part ways.  They drop me off at a hotel by the airport and I stay an extra night.  The next morning I board a plane and fly down to Orlando Florida for five days of fun and sun at Universal Studios, specifically at both of the Harry Potter resorts :D  Got a package that gets me into their cool 50s/60s mad-men style Cabana hotel at the park then exploring Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley and the rest of the Potter parks (getting in an hour before the park opens to dodge all the lines and all).  When it's all done I'll fly to Kansas City (cheapest destination and only three hours away) and I'll either rent a car for the last bit home or friends will come get me.  If I time right I should get home about 30 minutes before the season premiere of Doctor Who :P :D  True, it's not France, but should be a great time.  I've never been to Universal Studios and I've never taken a vacation even remotely this involved by myself.

So, if any of you, my good friends, are going to Gen Con as well ( Aug. 13-17) or by chance will be down in Orlando the following week, let me know.  Would be cool to see just how awesome a trip I can make it, and seeing some of you face to face would be a nice bit o' icing on the cake :D

With Dad coming home from his trip (and taking care of him due to the usual after traveling sick spell), getting calves ready for sale, general work, (least of which is my 80s arcade celebrated it's 9-year anniversary last week, but that's a whole other story :D) I haven't had the presence here of late that I've wanted, and many things have gotten away from me.   For the last several months I've resigned myself to thanking you all en masse for the interest and support you give my works through your Watches and Favoritisms, but now it seems I'm reaching critical mass with those I keep track of as well.   The various groups and individuals I Watch are coming at a flood's pace.  At present I have nearly 6,000 deviations in my watch notifications waiting for my review.  As more come in every day I fear I won't be able to give these the attention they deserve, so to all my friends whom I watch and Favorite works.  If you've posted several that I have seem to have ignored it is certainly not my intention.  I would love to address each and every one, but I fear this go around I must give them a superficial look and purge the mounting list.  If there's something, though, you think I'd have particularly liked and missed, please let me know :) 

Now for the Thanks to all of you who have shown such support to my works :)  My appreciation has not diminished and I do thank you all so very much :)   This go around these were the most popular pics of mine, though I do apologize I haven't had time to make more :) 

(In no particular order)
How Fast Do You Want to Go? by NICELabs Amazon Arrow Pinup by NICELabs Amazon Arrow Power Quest: Pentagram by NICELabs Amazon Arrow Power Quest: Stinger by NICELabs Racks View: Fancy Dress by NICELabs Khia's Abduction by NICELabs DnD Lumin Campaign Portrait: Pixie by NICELabs DnD Lumin Campaign Portrait: Kira by NICELabs Early Shift by NICELabs Anti-Magic Zone by NICELabs Revenge... by NICELabs DnD Group Portrait: Lumin Campaign by NICELabs Possession by NICELabs Taking a break by NICELabs 

Likewise, thank you who have given me a herd of Llamas.  Your Llamantations did not go unnoticed :)
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Thanks most of all to those of you who felt my humble works were worth keeping an eye on so I do very much appreciate the artistic voyeurism of all my new Watchers :)  Thank you very much my friends :) 

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  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: air conditioner thrummings
  • Reading: books
  • Watching: Poroit
  • Playing: XCom
  • Eating: Fresh Baked Apple Pie (I made it myself!)
  • Drinking: coke zero

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John
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United States
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"
Interests

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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:iconastuceman:
AstuceMan Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving Eros (DeF3)
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Silvinx Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:
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meglamor Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx NICELabs (aka niceman) for the fav! Holy cow, u have some amazing work :happybounce: 
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NICELabs Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome :)  Thank you as well.  :) :) :) 
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GwenParker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for +fav ing my work ! :happybounce: :squee:
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NICELabs Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :huggle:  Thank you for sharing with us :) 
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GwenParker Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
youre welcome!
I´m happy that some people out there like my stuff. :squee: 
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NICELabs Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: :) 
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Galder-Images Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for adding my image "Mod Squad I" to your faves.  I love your work. 
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NICELabs Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome :)  Likewise I very much enjoy your skill at capturing beauty :) 
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