Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso

is creating Articles,OCs,Nonfiction Books,HTML5 Apps & Character Design Aids

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General
  • A chance to be able to be part of my books coming to life through participation surveys,special mentions,chances to contribute content and even signed copies when I publish. (See page overview for tier specifics)
  • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 
  • A patron avatar (see overview for sample)  
  • Access to the initial sketch and final version of any artwork I post    


Character Digests
  • Access to a  4 character digest on Friday + access to SketchDaily Digest every Saturday when applicable


Monthly Perks Pack
  •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase
Includes Discord benefits
Recurring Character
Limited (120 remaining)
$7
per month
General
  •  A chance to be able to be part of my books coming to life through participation surveys,special mentions,chances to contribute content and even signed copies when I publish. (See page overview for tier specifics) 
  • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 
  • A patron avatar (see overview for sample)   
  • Access to the initial sketch and final version of any artwork I post     


Character Digest 
  • Access to a  4 character digest on Friday + access to SketchDaily Digest every Saturday when applicable


Monthly Perks Pack
  •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase
Includes Discord benefits
Supporting Character
Limited (120 remaining)
$12
per month
General
  •  A chance to be able to be part of my books coming to life through participation surveys,special mentions,chances to contribute content and even signed copies when I publish. (See page overview for tier specifics) 
  • Access to a Patron Hub with downloads,exclusive content, and the ability to submit character requests 
  • A patron avatar you can request changes on at any time (see overview for sample) 
  • Access to the creation process of any artwork I post  


Character Digest
  • Access to an  8 character digest on Friday + access to a post of up to 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when applicable and access to SketchDaily Digest every Saturday when applicable


Monthly Perks Pack
  •  A monthly perk package that contains an extra character showcase,content preview and  5 downloadable vector characters for non-commercial/personal use 
 
Includes Discord benefits

About




Featured Tags

News & Updates has all of my news and project updates.

Resources & Information has things like design resource downloads,general information and tutorials.

OCs & Previews has things like OCs and project previews.

Fanpros & Digests has all my Fanpro Fridays & other character digests.


Next  Activity Newsletter/8 Sampler Characters:June 1-5 2020
Next Fanpro Friday:June 26,2020
Next Sampler Digest:August 14,2020
Next Patron Perks:TBA/pending active patrons

Check out my 2020 forecast in  this post

2020 Character Log (Last Updated 4/30/20)
  • 0 Weekly characters 
  • 70 Bonus characters
  • 39 Extra characters
  • 34 Sampler characters
  • 35 Fanpros
  • 44 Twitter characters
  • 52 Manga Creator pages 

2019 Character Log 
  • 128 Sampler characters were created.
  • 30 Fanpros were created.
  • 158 Twitter characters were created
  • 39 Manga Creator pages were created

Current Project Goals 

*Bolded items are in progress.

Books

  • Planning and making promotional material for the Character Studio series
  • Planning Creative Spectrum Digital Magazine

Applications

  • Prepping assets for "School Girl Creator" HTML5 app
  • Patron Edition of Couple Creator
RedBubble/Envato

  • Resizing/reprocessing 2019 mandalas
  • Adding new Cutie Frooti Designs
  • Summer LE
  • Pricing and creating vector character collections

Website/General
  • Getting commission services established
  • Putting up a form to suggest tutorials for Character Studio in the Patron Hub
  • Character time capsule collections to organize older/pre-digest format characters
  • Creating more free design sheets for download
  • First Looks at Boxshot 5,Flex and Character Creator 2D


I am a hobbyist artist,casual blogger, aspiring author,beginning HTML5 developer and an adult on the autism spectrum with a special passion for character design.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 creative quotes,art,characters and more all week 
  • Find more about my blogs and writing on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mkvbblogs or my general project page at https://www.facebook.com/MKVBBooks/ !

  • Did you know I have a store?
    The Laughing Cat is the only place where you can buy awesome apparel,stationery items,drinkware and more with my designs. Check it out now at http://bit.ly/shopthelaughingcat !


    Patreon will be switching to filtering who sees posts by tiers instead of by monetary amount as of November 7,2018. If you are thinking about hopping on as a patron please be aware that if you pledge with no reward or outside of tier you may have hiccups seeing content. The only content I currently post for "all patrons" is the SketchDaily Digest. Everything else is tier specific.

    Please also be aware that as of October 2019 I have switched to charging up front so you will be charged immediately once you sign on as a patron and then the first of every month following that. I had some issues with people pledging,accessing content and then leaving before putting in an actual pledge so I'm switching payment setup to prevent any future content theft and prevent a few headaches. It also means I'm going to be much less reluctant to post more patron content while people are trickling in. 

     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 Sessions (pending new questions)
    • Fanpro Friday every third week or when possible
    • Eight sampler characters every month
    • Light access to art content I post such as doodles and initial sketches
    • 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 when I post perk packs
    • 2020 Sampler character weeks:8/14/20,11/15/20


    My lowest tiers are $2 & $7
    My middle range tiers are $12 & $25
    My higher range tiers are $40 & $60

    Details for what's included in each tier are below,organized by perk.

    Please Note:
    I produce some perks as needed, so when I have no active patrons some things like the character digests and perks packs won't be made and will only meet the needs of my highest currently held patron level.This is so I'm not diverting time away from projects that could be better allocated. Also, I am currently only infrequently posting art and blogs so any benefits for those will apply when and if I post those types of things.

    Patron Avatars



    Patron avatars will be used to represent you in special posts,streams etc. If you are in a mid or high tier you can also change your avatar to match your look at any time.

    Discord Roles 
    Being a patron means you can access the HaevenArts Discord server. 

    • Low tiers will be upgraded to the Tier 3 Patron role which allows for embedding links and gives you access to the general chat,generator room and art room text channels
    • Middle tiers will be upgraded to Tier 2 Patron which adds the ability to attach files and change your nickname as well as give you access to the character chats and critique room text channels
    • High tiers will be upgraded to the Tier 1 Patron role which adds the ability to use external emojis as well as access to the VIP Channels which will be added in the future such as a VIP Room that will be utilized if I start streaming and possibly a consultation room where you can schedule personal 1:1 chats with me for character design advice sessions

    Access it now to request characters, request your patron avatar, vote on the cover or suggest chapters for my upcoming book,send me outfits for my avatar or ask me a question! More is coming in mid 2020.

    Weekly Character Digest (posted as needed)
    Weekly character digests will be put out on Fridays and have 4-10 characters.

    • Low tiers will get 4 characters
    • Middle range tiers will get 8 characters
    • Higher ranger tiers will get 10 characters
    • Middle and high range tiers will get an extra post of any bonus characters made during the week on Saturdays when applicable
    • All Tiers will have access to a 6 character digest based on the SketchDaily character inspirations that I post to my Twitter account but only on weeks when those posts are made to Twitter

    Art (when posted)
    • Non-patrons and all patron tiers will have access to the initial sketch phase and anything constituting as a sketchdump or doodle
    • Low tier patrons will have access to the final version
    • Middle  and Higher tier patrons will have access to the full creation process 
    • Higher tier patrons may have access to extras like coloring sheets,process videos and other additional features if they become available in the future

    Perk Packages (posted as needed)

    • Low tier patrons will have access to the extra character showcase
    • Middle tier patrons will have access to the extra character showcase,content preview and 5 downloadable vector characters for non-commercial/personal use
    • Higher tier patrons will have access to the extra character showcase,content preview,5 downloadable vector characters for non-commercial/personal use and a design resource

    Book Related Benefits

    • All tiers of patrons will be eligible for survey participation and the character contest for the concept sketching section of the Character Designer's Handbook as well as being mentioned in the books pending one successful pledge
    • Only $12 and up will get book chapter previews
    • All patrons pledging $12+ will be able to suggest one or more characters for the Character Studio books and be credited for the tutorial idea in the book
    • All patrons at the $60 tier will receive a signed copy of every book I publish (pending active patronage and good standing at the time of publishing)



    Couple Creator is my first demo HTML5 application. The app was meant to be a simple project I could work with while I learned some programming basics. The application allows you to put together a character couple from pre-made character images. It allows for multiple couple configurations and each character sprite can be flipped and moved. There are currently 275 character options in the program.
    Try it out!:http://haevenarts.com/couple-creator/
    Documentation/Tutorial:https://www.patreon.com/posts/how-i-made-28780350
    Patron Edition:coming soon!



    School Girl Creator is my second demo HTML5 application. This app is currently in development and assets are being prepped for it. It will be a more classic character creator that will allow you to create an anime school girl character. The current estimated release time for version 1.0 is in July 2020.
    Try it out!: [Not yet available]
    Documentation/Tutorial:[Not yet available]
    Patron Edition:[Not yet available]



    Find the projects on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/MKVBBooks/

    [Hiatus/Inactive] Character Designer's Series
    The Character Designer's series is all about a brand new way to tackle character design. The series 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!


    [In Development/Active] Character Studio Series
    This series is going to be focused around character tutorials but with an approach that teaches you how to truly design them and not just draw them. Alongside the typical parts of each tutorial will be anatomical references,tips on hair and wardrobe design and guides to creating the best color scheme. Each book will have a minimum of 30-50 tutorials within a certain genre. I don't yet have a full page or any graphics for this series but I'm hoping to have more detailed information on it in mid 2020. It is going to be the book series I focus on first because it carries a lower project cost to it than the Character Designer's Series and I can basically do most or all of it in house without buying too many supplementary graphics.

    [In Development/Active] Creative Spectrum Digital Magazine
    I will be replacing my blogging activity with digital magazines. This project will be in the planning  and development stages throughout 2020/2021 and unveiled in early 2022.Each digital magazine will release monthly and contain a minimum of 5 articles. 

    Find more about my blogs on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mkvbblogs !

    Please Note: This page will be taken down at the end of 2020 so if you want to check it out then do it while you still can!

    Patron-Exclusive Blogs

    Please note that these blogs are designated as patron-exclusive on my Wordpress blog and should not be shared,copied or redistributed outside of it or shared with non-patrons in any way. It will be considered theft. You may need to sign in to Patreon through my webpage at least initially to access these.

    Please Note: These blogs will be taken down at the end of 2020 so if you want to check it out then do it while you still can!


    Suffrage or Stigma?:The Double-Edged Sword of Self-Disclosure
    Do I Really Need to Take This?: The Epidemic of Medicating Side Effects


    Read the archives at
    http://bit.ly/readcreative5


    Read the archives at
     http://bit.ly/readtoaa

    Please Note: All TOAA archives will be taken down at the end of 2020 so if you want to check them out then do it while you still can!
    Goals
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    Read more about my monetary goals here!
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/32839469
    • +2 characters added to all weekly digests
    • 3D & Vector characters added to higher tier perks
    • Character bases added to mid and high tiers
    • Design resources will trickle down to be included in mid tier perk packs
    • Bonus character digests will trickle down to be part of lower tiers
    • I will increase patron discounts being used at the time for any active commission services 


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