Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso is creating Creative Resources,Blogs, and Character Design Aids
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My name is Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso. I am a creative enthusiast with many hats and an adult on the autism spectrum. I'm a hobbyist artist,passionate blogger in not just creative but also mental health and life topics,and an aspiring author looking to innovate the art of character design with my upcoming book the "Character Designer's Journal".

I want to help lift the stigma on disabilities by proving one creative work at a time that we can all contribute to society in a unique and special way,not as a diagnosis but as people just living their lives and trying to achieve their best life.I currently blog weekly in my series "Thoughts of an Aspie" with practical mental health and life topics tempered with a personal insight. You can also read a sample of my upcoming book under the "works" menu of my main site http://haevenarts.com .

Join me on my creative journey for as low as $1/month. Learn more about me and why I chose Patreon in this post!

Check out what's going on in the summer 2018 quarter in this post!




Become a driving force in my upcoming book!
  • Previews from the book as it's being created
  • An opportunity to vote on the cover of the book
  • An opportunity to be part of the creative process through participation surveys and polls
  • An opportunity to get your character featured in the concept sketching portion of the book
  • Post publication rewards including pens,bags, and other items

In addition you also get...
  • Previews of my other projects and larger finished artworks
  • Updated! A daily male & female OC from a generator and sometimes a bonus character Monday through Friday
  • New! Access to suggest generators and daily characters
  • Access to the Patron Hub
  • A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource

View all the daily,bonus,extra and theme characters in a gallery here !
Access it now for.....
  • A high priority patron contact form
  • A form to submit Q & A inquiries
  • A form to submit character requests

Not sure about becoming a patron yet? Not a problem!
As a non-patron who keeps an eye on my work you still get...
  • Occasional light project previews
  • Access to read any news or updates I post about my projects
  • Access to the monthly Q & A Session
  • Updated! A sampler character and list of the week's daily OCs on Saturdays
  • Light access to art content I post such as doodles,sketches,or low-res versions
  • New! Access to  suggest generators and sampler characters
  • A Teaser version of the extra character showcase,content preview, and design resource that patrons get each month on the last day of the month
  • Sampler character weeks:11/18/18-11/24/18 & 12/23/18-12/29/18

View all the sampler characters in a gallery here !

A Note About Art Content
Please note that while I'd love to do regularly scheduled art content, my writing is my top priority. Art content will be posted sporadically and only if I find time after giving my writing projects proper attention during the week.



Every Friday I post a batch of characters inspired by the Fanpro project for patrons and non-patrons! Learn more here. 

Current Generation: Generation I (40/100 completed)

View all the Fanpro Friday characters in a gallery here!


If you would like to support my work but can't make a monthly commitment you can also...


The Character Designer's series is all about a brand new way to tackle character design. The book is the ideal guide for learning to develop a character inside and out and not just another how-to-draw series.Whether you're a roleplayer,writer, artist, or even an aspiring manga-ka the series can help you create a well-rounded and unique character for any project.Learn more about it and read the sample book at http://haevenarts.com under the "Works" menu.

Current Writing Schedule
[Last Updated:
6/18/18]

December 2017:
Main elements
January 2018:Section One
February 2018:Section One
March 2018-June 2018:Hiatus
July 2018-September 2018:Section One +Chapter Reassessment
October 2018-December 2018:Section Two
January 2019-March 2019:Section Three
April 2019-June 2019:Section Four
July 2019-September 2019:Section Five
October 2019:Resource Library
November 2019:Wrap-up & publish
December 2019-January 2020:Promotion
February 2020-May 2020:Reward Distribution
Thoughts of an Aspie is my weekly blog where I discuss practical and honest mental health and life topics.

Did you know "Thoughts of an Aspie" is going to be turned into a book? Read more about it here!

This Month


  • [August 15th ] What is Stigma?
  • [August 22nd ] Learning to Shine on the Spectrum:The Value of Finding Your Special Interest
  • [August 29th ] A Reflection on Living in a Labeled Society
Get caught up now at http://bit.ly/readtoaa !



Creative 5 is a bi-weekly blog formatted to highlight creative top fives like “5 Reference Sites Every Figure Artist Needs” and “5 Ways to Beat Creative Blocks”. 

  • [June 15th] Five Character Creation Tools That Will Actually Add to Your Design Process
  • [June 29th] Five Stock Sites Worth Your Money
  • [July 20th] Five Sites You Didn’t Know you Needed to Dress and Style Your Characters
  • [August 3rd] Five Generator Sites to Help Inspire and Challenge You
  • [August 10th] Five Artist Manikin Must Haves
  • [August 24th] Five Dress-up Game Sites Worth Checking Out


  • New Blog!
    "My Creative Corner"
    "My Creative Corner" is going to be a patron-exclusive blog with a 5 issue preview that will be premiering on the site in Fall of 2018. It will cover a range of creative topics as well as technology,creative industry, and of course character design.

    Character Kits are a new and innovative way for character artists to source and utilize visual references with an inspiring twist. Learn more about it at http://haevenarts.com under the "Works" menu.
    Character Kit is currently being prepared for a Kickstarter relaunch in Late 2018/Early 2019!

    Find it on Facebook:
    http://bit.ly/characterkit
    Tiers
    Audience
    $1 or more per month
    Now


    • Content previews from my books and my other creative projects


    • Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section.


    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    • Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    •  A small token of my appreciation and a thank you card 


    Supporting Character
    $5 or more per month
     Now
    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content,and the ability to submit character requests 


    • Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    •  Previous + A pen & pencil set and a notebook with one of two available designs
    Tertiary Character
    $20 or more per month
      Now
    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    •  Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    • Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    •  Previous + A clipboard or mousepad with one of two available designs 
    Secondary Character
    $40 or more per month
     Now 


    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    •  Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    •  Previous + A drawstring bag with one of two available designs  
    Main Character
    $60 or more per month
     Now
    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    •  Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content,and the ability to submit character requests 


    •  Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    • Previous + A premium sketchbook and colored pencil set  and a mention in the book  
    Narrator
    $100 or more per month
     Now 


    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    •  Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content,and the ability to submit character requests 


    • Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published 


    • Previous + A free signed hard copy of the book 
    Goals
    1% complete


    • Patrons will have access to 2-4 original characters with full sheets and design files every month that I'll be drawing myself. 
    • I will set up a Discord server so patrons can have more access to talk with me.
    • I can have some basic income while I seek disability
    Read more about my monetary goals here!
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/18392979
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    My name is Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso. I am a creative enthusiast with many hats and an adult on the autism spectrum. I'm a hobbyist artist,passionate blogger in not just creative but also mental health and life topics,and an aspiring author looking to innovate the art of character design with my upcoming book the "Character Designer's Journal".

    I want to help lift the stigma on disabilities by proving one creative work at a time that we can all contribute to society in a unique and special way,not as a diagnosis but as people just living their lives and trying to achieve their best life.I currently blog weekly in my series "Thoughts of an Aspie" with practical mental health and life topics tempered with a personal insight. You can also read a sample of my upcoming book under the "works" menu of my main site http://haevenarts.com .

    Join me on my creative journey for as low as $1/month. Learn more about me and why I chose Patreon in this post!

    Check out what's going on in the summer 2018 quarter in this post!




    Become a driving force in my upcoming book!
    • Previews from the book as it's being created
    • An opportunity to vote on the cover of the book
    • An opportunity to be part of the creative process through participation surveys and polls
    • An opportunity to get your character featured in the concept sketching portion of the book
    • Post publication rewards including pens,bags, and other items

    In addition you also get...
    • Previews of my other projects and larger finished artworks
    • Updated! A daily male & female OC from a generator and sometimes a bonus character Monday through Friday
    • New! Access to suggest generators and daily characters
    • Access to the Patron Hub
    • A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource

    View all the daily,bonus,extra and theme characters in a gallery here !
    Access it now for.....
    • A high priority patron contact form
    • A form to submit Q & A inquiries
    • A form to submit character requests

    Not sure about becoming a patron yet? Not a problem!
    As a non-patron who keeps an eye on my work you still get...
    • Occasional light project previews
    • Access to read any news or updates I post about my projects
    • Access to the monthly Q & A Session
    • Updated! A sampler character and list of the week's daily OCs on Saturdays
    • Light access to art content I post such as doodles,sketches,or low-res versions
    • New! Access to  suggest generators and sampler characters
    • A Teaser version of the extra character showcase,content preview, and design resource that patrons get each month on the last day of the month
    • Sampler character weeks:11/18/18-11/24/18 & 12/23/18-12/29/18

    View all the sampler characters in a gallery here !

    A Note About Art Content
    Please note that while I'd love to do regularly scheduled art content, my writing is my top priority. Art content will be posted sporadically and only if I find time after giving my writing projects proper attention during the week.



    Every Friday I post a batch of characters inspired by the Fanpro project for patrons and non-patrons! Learn more here. 

    Current Generation: Generation I (40/100 completed)

    View all the Fanpro Friday characters in a gallery here!


    If you would like to support my work but can't make a monthly commitment you can also...


    The Character Designer's series is all about a brand new way to tackle character design. The book is the ideal guide for learning to develop a character inside and out and not just another how-to-draw series.Whether you're a roleplayer,writer, artist, or even an aspiring manga-ka the series can help you create a well-rounded and unique character for any project.Learn more about it and read the sample book at http://haevenarts.com under the "Works" menu.

    Current Writing Schedule
    [Last Updated:
    6/18/18]

    December 2017:
    Main elements
    January 2018:Section One
    February 2018:Section One
    March 2018-June 2018:Hiatus
    July 2018-September 2018:Section One +Chapter Reassessment
    October 2018-December 2018:Section Two
    January 2019-March 2019:Section Three
    April 2019-June 2019:Section Four
    July 2019-September 2019:Section Five
    October 2019:Resource Library
    November 2019:Wrap-up & publish
    December 2019-January 2020:Promotion
    February 2020-May 2020:Reward Distribution
    Thoughts of an Aspie is my weekly blog where I discuss practical and honest mental health and life topics.

    Did you know "Thoughts of an Aspie" is going to be turned into a book? Read more about it here!

    This Month


    • [August 15th ] What is Stigma?
    • [August 22nd ] Learning to Shine on the Spectrum:The Value of Finding Your Special Interest
    • [August 29th ] A Reflection on Living in a Labeled Society
    Get caught up now at http://bit.ly/readtoaa !



    Creative 5 is a bi-weekly blog formatted to highlight creative top fives like “5 Reference Sites Every Figure Artist Needs” and “5 Ways to Beat Creative Blocks”. 

  • [June 15th] Five Character Creation Tools That Will Actually Add to Your Design Process
  • [June 29th] Five Stock Sites Worth Your Money
  • [July 20th] Five Sites You Didn’t Know you Needed to Dress and Style Your Characters
  • [August 3rd] Five Generator Sites to Help Inspire and Challenge You
  • [August 10th] Five Artist Manikin Must Haves
  • [August 24th] Five Dress-up Game Sites Worth Checking Out


  • New Blog!
    "My Creative Corner"
    "My Creative Corner" is going to be a patron-exclusive blog with a 5 issue preview that will be premiering on the site in Fall of 2018. It will cover a range of creative topics as well as technology,creative industry, and of course character design.

    Character Kits are a new and innovative way for character artists to source and utilize visual references with an inspiring twist. Learn more about it at http://haevenarts.com under the "Works" menu.
    Character Kit is currently being prepared for a Kickstarter relaunch in Late 2018/Early 2019!

    Find it on Facebook:
    http://bit.ly/characterkit

    Recent posts by Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso

    Tiers
    Audience
    $1 or more per month
    Now


    • Content previews from my books and my other creative projects


    • Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section.


    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    • Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    •  A small token of my appreciation and a thank you card 


    Supporting Character
    $5 or more per month
     Now
    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content,and the ability to submit character requests 


    • Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    •  Previous + A pen & pencil set and a notebook with one of two available designs
    Tertiary Character
    $20 or more per month
      Now
    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    •  Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    • Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    •  Previous + A clipboard or mousepad with one of two available designs 
    Secondary Character
    $40 or more per month
     Now 


    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    •  Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    •  Previous + A drawstring bag with one of two available designs  
    Main Character
    $60 or more per month
     Now
    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    •  Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content,and the ability to submit character requests 


    •  Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published


    • Previous + A premium sketchbook and colored pencil set  and a mention in the book  
    Narrator
    $100 or more per month
     Now 


    • Content previews from the book and my other creative projects


    •  Unique opportunities related to my upcoming book such as being able to weigh in on content,vote on designs, and have your character featured in the concept sketching section. 


    •  Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content,and the ability to submit character requests 


    • Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday


    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource 


    After the Book is Published 


    • Previous + A free signed hard copy of the book