Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso is creating Creative Resources,Blogs, and Character Design Aids
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I am a hobbyist artist,passionate blogger in not just creative but also mental health and life topics, an aspiring author and an adult on the autism spectrum with a special passion for character design. 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 appreciate you stopping by and showing an interest in my work.I do a bunch of stuff for non-patrons and followers but you can also join me on my creative journey for as low as $2/month! 

Learn more about me and why I chose Patreon in this post!


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



  • Follow me on Twitter via @themeinav for more creative content, extra characters and updates! What am I tweeting? http://haevenarts.com/my-2018-twitter-schedule
  • Find me on Facebook at http://bit.ly/mkvbonfacebook for more updates,photos,and extras!

  • Check out what's going on in the Summer 2018 quarter in this post!
    Check out what's going on in the Fall 2018 quarter in this post!




    Please Note! In order to qualify for post publishing rewards or have your opinions on surveys count you must be an active patron at the time my book is published with at least one successful pledge processed. Also, if you have any marked history of being what I'm dubbing a "hop & go" patron, which is where you become a patron long enough to access patron-only content like the characters or resources and then cancel before actually completing a successful pledge, then you will be automatically disqualified from receiving post-publishing rewards even if you come back later and do a pledge. I consider any hop & go activity theft and you will be held accountable for it by being exempt from any and all post-publishing rewards, major rewards or form participation as I deem it fit. It is not only unfair to me as a creator but unfair to loyal patrons who are doing things the right way. I've already had one "hop & go" patron and I'm nipping that in the bud right here before more show up. Become a patron because you genuinely want to support me as a creative, not to cheat me out of a pledge and still access exclusive content.

    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.

    This section is currently getting updated to reflect the new and upcoming perks structure. Read more about that in this post!

    Access it now for.....
    • A high priority patron contact form
    • A form to submit Q & A inquiries
    • A form to submit character requests
    • A survey to vote on the front and back cover of the book

    Not sure about becoming a patron yet? Not a problem!
    As a non-patron who keeps an eye on my work you still get...
    • Access to read any news or updates I post about my projects
    • Access to the monthly Q & A Session
    • Fanpro Friday Learn more here.
    • Updated! Two sampler characters and list of the week's daily OCs on Saturdays
    • Light access to art content I post such as doodles and initial sketches
    • New! Access to  suggest generators and sampler characters
    • A Teaser version of the extra character showcase (1-2 characters) and some details on what the content preview and design resource were
    • Sampler character weeks:11/18/18-11/24/18 & 12/23/18-12/29/18
    Non-Patrons/Patrons

    Patron-Exclusive


    Please Note:I’m trying to get all the galleries up to date so they might look a little messy right now. Between having some health problems and underestimating how much the extra character collections would add I just lost track of them but I’m doing my best to get them all caught up

    Galleries are being worked on in the following order:
    • Regular Patron-exclusive archive (In progress)
    • Special Character Collections (Next in line)
    • Fanpro Friday (Due)
    • Sampler Archive (Due)
    • Facebook Galleries (external)-(Due)
     


    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 or read the book sample now!


    Current Writing Schedule
    [Last Updated:
    9/1/18]

    December 2017:
    Main elements
    January 2018:Section One
    February 2018:Section One
    March 2018-June 2018:Hiatus
    July 2018-December 2018:Section One +Chapter Reassessment
    January 2019-March 2019:Section Two
    April 2019-June 2019:Section Three
    July 2019-September 2019:Section Four
    October 2019- December 2019:Section Five
    January 2020-February 2020:Resource Library
    March 2020-April 2020:Wrap-up & publish
    May 2020-July 2020:Promotion & 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!

     
    • [October 10th ] The Weight of Words:Big Thoughts on Small Talk
    • [October 24th ] A Closer Look at Self-Medication
    • [November 7th ] Skills & the Mind: Do Motor Skills Equate Intelligence?
    • [November 21st ] It's not That Simple: What it's Like to Live with an Autoimmune Disease
    • [December 5th ] Searching for Words: A Real Look at Selective Mutism
    • [December 19th ] Life Under a Shroud:What it Truly Means to be Suicidal
    • [Hiatus for New Year's ] December 30,2018-Jan 25,2019
    • [February 13th ] Who has Moral Responsibility?
    • [February 27th ] How to Discover Your Unique Form of Structure
    • [March 13th] When we Choose to Accept
    • [March 27th ] The True Cost of Living
    • [April 10th ] The Harm in Holding on: How Emotions Can Kill Us
    • [April 24th ] My Personal Dances with Death
    • [May 8th ] What People Can Learn From a Dog
    • [May 22nd ] My Journey to Becoming my Own Boss
    • [Hiatus for publishing prep ] June 2019-Late 2019

    Get caught up now at
     http://bit.ly/readtoaa !
    Find TOAA on Facebook at http://bit.ly/toaaonfacebook !



    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”. 

  • [October 12th ] Five How-to-Draw Sites That Won't Empty Your Pockets
  • [October 26th ] Five Avatar Makers You'll Actually Love
  • [November 9th ] Five Great Tools for Room & Setting Design
  • [November 23rd ] Five Artist Manikin Must Haves:Animal Edition
  • [December 7th ] Five of the Best Promotional Product Websites
  • [December 28th ] Five Awesome & Affordable Photoshop Alternatives
  • [Hiatus for New Year's ] December 30,2018-Jan 25,2019

  • 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 hopefully in late Fall of 2018 but possibly in early 2019. It will cover a range of creative topics as well as technology,creative industry, and of course character design. I am currently in the planning stages of the series.

    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 Mid 2019!

    Find it on Facebook:
    http://bit.ly/characterkit
    Tiers
    Audience
    $2 or more per month
    General
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well low-res final versions when I do find time to do visual art.


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator every Monday  

     

    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card ,bookmark and stress ball  if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)  
    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card and small gift if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack

    • [Until end of 2018] A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource
    • [ Effective January 2019 ] A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase
    Supporting Character
    $5 or more per month
      General
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content
    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process at high resolution when I do find time to do visual art.


    Daily Characters (Generated) 

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator every Monday,Wednesday and Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card,signed softcover copy of the book,bookmark ,spiral notebook,pen,travel mug,and stress ball in a  drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,spiral notebook and your choice of a clipboard or mousepad in a drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack

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


    Recurring Character
    $12 or more per month
     General
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content

     Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process at high resolution when I do find time to do visual art.  


    Daily Characters (Generated) 

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator every Monday,Wednesday and Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card,signed softcover copy of the book,bookmark ,spiral notebook,pen,travel mug,and stress ball in a  drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,spiral notebook and your choice of a clipboard or mousepad in a drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack

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

     

    Tertiary Character
    $25 or more per month
    General 
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content 

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process at high resolution when I do find time to do visual art.  


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator every Monday,Wednesday and Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card,signed softcover copy of the book,bookmark ,spiral notebook,pen,travel mug,and stress ball in a  drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook 

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,spiral notebook and your choice of a clipboard or mousepad in a drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack 

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

     

    Secondary Character
    $40 or more per month
      General 
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content 

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process and a coloring page/lineart version at full resolution  when I do find time to do visual art.    


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator Monday-Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card, signed hardcover copy of the book, bookmark,hardback journal,pen set,travel mug,and stress ball all in a tote if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook 

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,hardback journal,your choice of a clipboard or mousepad and a signed softback copy of the book in a tote bag   if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack 

    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource
    Main Character
    $60 or more per month
     General 
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content 

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process and a coloring page/lineart version at full resolution  when I do find time to do visual art.      


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator Monday-Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card, signed hardcover copy of the book, bookmark,hardback journal,pen set,travel mug,and stress ball all in a tote if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook 

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,hardback journal,your choice of a clipboard or mousepad and a signed softback copy of the book in a tote bag   if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack 

    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource
    Narrator
    $80 or more per month
      General 
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content 

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process and a coloring page/lineart version at full resolution  when I do find time to do visual art.      


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator Monday-Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card, signed hardcover copy of the book, bookmark,hardback journal,pen set,travel mug,and stress ball all in a tote if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook 

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,hardback journal,your choice of a clipboard or mousepad and a signed softback copy of the book in a tote bag   if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack 

    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource
    Goals
    0% complete
    • The Character Designer's Resource Disc will be officially greenlit and produced after the main books in the series.
    • I can start paying for a monthly plan on Dreamstime so I can start working on graphics for the book.
    Read more about my monetary goals here!

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    I am a hobbyist artist,passionate blogger in not just creative but also mental health and life topics, an aspiring author and an adult on the autism spectrum with a special passion for character design. 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 appreciate you stopping by and showing an interest in my work.I do a bunch of stuff for non-patrons and followers but you can also join me on my creative journey for as low as $2/month! 

    Learn more about me and why I chose Patreon in this post!


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



  • Follow me on Twitter via @themeinav for more creative content, extra characters and updates! What am I tweeting? http://haevenarts.com/my-2018-twitter-schedule
  • Find me on Facebook at http://bit.ly/mkvbonfacebook for more updates,photos,and extras!

  • Check out what's going on in the Summer 2018 quarter in this post!
    Check out what's going on in the Fall 2018 quarter in this post!




    Please Note! In order to qualify for post publishing rewards or have your opinions on surveys count you must be an active patron at the time my book is published with at least one successful pledge processed. Also, if you have any marked history of being what I'm dubbing a "hop & go" patron, which is where you become a patron long enough to access patron-only content like the characters or resources and then cancel before actually completing a successful pledge, then you will be automatically disqualified from receiving post-publishing rewards even if you come back later and do a pledge. I consider any hop & go activity theft and you will be held accountable for it by being exempt from any and all post-publishing rewards, major rewards or form participation as I deem it fit. It is not only unfair to me as a creator but unfair to loyal patrons who are doing things the right way. I've already had one "hop & go" patron and I'm nipping that in the bud right here before more show up. Become a patron because you genuinely want to support me as a creative, not to cheat me out of a pledge and still access exclusive content.

    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.

    This section is currently getting updated to reflect the new and upcoming perks structure. Read more about that in this post!

    Access it now for.....
    • A high priority patron contact form
    • A form to submit Q & A inquiries
    • A form to submit character requests
    • A survey to vote on the front and back cover of the book

    Not sure about becoming a patron yet? Not a problem!
    As a non-patron who keeps an eye on my work you still get...
    • Access to read any news or updates I post about my projects
    • Access to the monthly Q & A Session
    • Fanpro Friday Learn more here.
    • Updated! Two sampler characters and list of the week's daily OCs on Saturdays
    • Light access to art content I post such as doodles and initial sketches
    • New! Access to  suggest generators and sampler characters
    • A Teaser version of the extra character showcase (1-2 characters) and some details on what the content preview and design resource were
    • Sampler character weeks:11/18/18-11/24/18 & 12/23/18-12/29/18
    Non-Patrons/Patrons

    Patron-Exclusive


    Please Note:I’m trying to get all the galleries up to date so they might look a little messy right now. Between having some health problems and underestimating how much the extra character collections would add I just lost track of them but I’m doing my best to get them all caught up

    Galleries are being worked on in the following order:
    • Regular Patron-exclusive archive (In progress)
    • Special Character Collections (Next in line)
    • Fanpro Friday (Due)
    • Sampler Archive (Due)
    • Facebook Galleries (external)-(Due)
     


    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 or read the book sample now!


    Current Writing Schedule
    [Last Updated:
    9/1/18]

    December 2017:
    Main elements
    January 2018:Section One
    February 2018:Section One
    March 2018-June 2018:Hiatus
    July 2018-December 2018:Section One +Chapter Reassessment
    January 2019-March 2019:Section Two
    April 2019-June 2019:Section Three
    July 2019-September 2019:Section Four
    October 2019- December 2019:Section Five
    January 2020-February 2020:Resource Library
    March 2020-April 2020:Wrap-up & publish
    May 2020-July 2020:Promotion & 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!

     
    • [October 10th ] The Weight of Words:Big Thoughts on Small Talk
    • [October 24th ] A Closer Look at Self-Medication
    • [November 7th ] Skills & the Mind: Do Motor Skills Equate Intelligence?
    • [November 21st ] It's not That Simple: What it's Like to Live with an Autoimmune Disease
    • [December 5th ] Searching for Words: A Real Look at Selective Mutism
    • [December 19th ] Life Under a Shroud:What it Truly Means to be Suicidal
    • [Hiatus for New Year's ] December 30,2018-Jan 25,2019
    • [February 13th ] Who has Moral Responsibility?
    • [February 27th ] How to Discover Your Unique Form of Structure
    • [March 13th] When we Choose to Accept
    • [March 27th ] The True Cost of Living
    • [April 10th ] The Harm in Holding on: How Emotions Can Kill Us
    • [April 24th ] My Personal Dances with Death
    • [May 8th ] What People Can Learn From a Dog
    • [May 22nd ] My Journey to Becoming my Own Boss
    • [Hiatus for publishing prep ] June 2019-Late 2019

    Get caught up now at
     http://bit.ly/readtoaa !
    Find TOAA on Facebook at http://bit.ly/toaaonfacebook !



    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”. 

  • [October 12th ] Five How-to-Draw Sites That Won't Empty Your Pockets
  • [October 26th ] Five Avatar Makers You'll Actually Love
  • [November 9th ] Five Great Tools for Room & Setting Design
  • [November 23rd ] Five Artist Manikin Must Haves:Animal Edition
  • [December 7th ] Five of the Best Promotional Product Websites
  • [December 28th ] Five Awesome & Affordable Photoshop Alternatives
  • [Hiatus for New Year's ] December 30,2018-Jan 25,2019

  • 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 hopefully in late Fall of 2018 but possibly in early 2019. It will cover a range of creative topics as well as technology,creative industry, and of course character design. I am currently in the planning stages of the series.

    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 Mid 2019!

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

    Recent posts by Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso

    Tiers
    Audience
    $2 or more per month
    General
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well low-res final versions when I do find time to do visual art.


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator every Monday  

     

    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card ,bookmark and stress ball  if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)  
    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card and small gift if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack

    • [Until end of 2018] A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource
    • [ Effective January 2019 ] A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase
    Supporting Character
    $5 or more per month
      General
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content
    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process at high resolution when I do find time to do visual art.


    Daily Characters (Generated) 

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator every Monday,Wednesday and Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card,signed softcover copy of the book,bookmark ,spiral notebook,pen,travel mug,and stress ball in a  drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,spiral notebook and your choice of a clipboard or mousepad in a drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack

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


    Recurring Character
    $12 or more per month
     General
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content

     Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process at high resolution when I do find time to do visual art.  


    Daily Characters (Generated) 

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator every Monday,Wednesday and Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card,signed softcover copy of the book,bookmark ,spiral notebook,pen,travel mug,and stress ball in a  drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,spiral notebook and your choice of a clipboard or mousepad in a drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack

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

     

    Tertiary Character
    $25 or more per month
    General 
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content 

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process at high resolution when I do find time to do visual art.  


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator every Monday,Wednesday and Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card,signed softcover copy of the book,bookmark ,spiral notebook,pen,travel mug,and stress ball in a  drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook 

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,spiral notebook and your choice of a clipboard or mousepad in a drawstring bag if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack 

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

     

    Secondary Character
    $40 or more per month
      General 
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content 

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process and a coloring page/lineart version at full resolution  when I do find time to do visual art.    


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator Monday-Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card, signed hardcover copy of the book, bookmark,hardback journal,pen set,travel mug,and stress ball all in a tote if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook 

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,hardback journal,your choice of a clipboard or mousepad and a signed softback copy of the book in a tote bag   if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack 

    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource
    Main Character
    $60 or more per month
     General 
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content 

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process and a coloring page/lineart version at full resolution  when I do find time to do visual art.      


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator Monday-Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card, signed hardcover copy of the book, bookmark,hardback journal,pen set,travel mug,and stress ball all in a tote if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook 

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,hardback journal,your choice of a clipboard or mousepad and a signed softback copy of the book in a tote bag   if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack 

    •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview,and design resource
    Narrator
    $80 or more per month
      General 
    • A chance to be able to weigh in on creative input for my books through participation surveys.
    • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 


    Art Content 

    Please note I only post art sporadically right now. In this tier you can access  the initial sketch phases and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle as well as access to the full process and a coloring page/lineart version at full resolution  when I do find time to do visual art.      


    Daily Characters (Generated)

    • [Until end of 2018] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator with an occasional bonus OC Monday-Friday 
    • [Effective January 2019] Access to a male and female daily OC created in a generator Monday-Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable 


    Thoughts of an Aspie Book

    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published  (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a thank you card, signed hardcover copy of the book, bookmark,hardback journal,pen set,travel mug,and stress ball all in a tote if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be Mid to Late 2019)


    Character Designer's Handbook 

    • A chance to enter a character contest to have your character featured in the concept sketching section of the book
    • Sneak peeks at chapters as they get finished
    • A special mention in the book if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021) 
    • Eligibility to receive a promo pack containing a  thank you card, pen & pencil set,hardback journal,your choice of a clipboard or mousepad and a signed softback copy of the book in a tote bag   if you are an active patron in this tier at the time this book is published (currently estimated to be around Late 2020 to Early 2021)


    Monthly Perks Pack 

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