Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso

is creating Character Design Resources,OCs & HTML5 Apps

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  • Access to submit character requests 
  • Access to my artwork & writing (See page overview for tier specifics) 
  • Access to SketchDaily Digest at the end of each month
Includes Discord benefits
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  • A chance to be able to be part of my books coming to life through participation surveys,chances to contribute content and even signed copies when I publish. (See page overview for tier specifics)
  • Access to exclusive content and the ability to submit character requests
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  • Access to my artwork & writing (See page overview for tier specifics)
  • Access to a 4 character digest on Friday + access to SketchDaily Digest at the end of each month
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  • A chance to be able to be part of my books coming to life through participation surveys,chances to contribute content and even signed copies when I publish. (See page overview for tier specifics)
  • Access to exclusive content and the ability to submit character requests
  • A patron avatar (see overview for sample)
  • Access to my artwork & writing (See page overview for tier specifics)
  • Access to a 4 character digest on Friday + access to SketchDaily Digest at the end of each month & a 5 character bonus digest weekly when possible
  • A monthly perk package (See page overview for tier specifics)
Includes Discord benefits

About



Not sure what to look at? Here are all my current featured tags!
Please note that any category marked with * contains a mix of non-patron and patron exclusive content.


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.I am currently breaking this category down into smaller ones and reorganizing the posts.
Fanpros & Digests has all my Fanpro Fridays & other character digests.*
Writing & Art has any written or drawn content I've posted.*
Content Previews has well...content previews. It's new and I'm still adding things from OCs & Previews into it so please pardon the dust

Next  Newsletter/6 Sampler Characters:October 1-5 2020
Q3 Summary:October 1-5 2020
Next Fanpro Friday:October 2,2020
Next Sampler Digest:November 15,2020
Next SketchDaily Digest: September 30,2020
Next MidYear Character Jam: July 15,2021
Next End of Year Character Jam:
December 26,2020
Next Perk Pack:TBA/no applicable tiers

Check out my 2020 forecast in  this post

I am currently...

  • Planning the Character Studio series
  • Creating Winter LE for RedBubble store
  • Creating  the Matters of Life Collection for RedBubble store
  • Creating new Cutie Frooti for RedBubble store
  • Creating the "100 Assorted Vector Characters:Volume I" collection for Envato
  • Creating more creative resource sheets
  • Installing a new CRM to work toward offering commissions

I am an autistic writer,artist and beginning HTML5 developer 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 $3/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 support me using Kofi!

Follow me on Twitter via @themeinav for art,characters and more all week or follow my work via Facebook 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 !


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 newsletter which contains 6 sampler characters and a Q& A when 3-5 questions have been submitted by patrons
  • 8 character Fanpro Friday Digest every third week or when possible
  • Light access to art/writing content I post such as poems and initial sketches
  • Light access to suggest characters
  • 2021 Sampler Digests:3/19,6/18,9/17 & 12/17

Becoming a patron makes you part of my creative journey and has the following benefits!

Please Note...


  • 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. 
  • As of June 2020 Patreon will be generating a sales tax on pledges when applicable. It will be based on the region you live in and not the region I live in so I can't anticipate who it will affect or how much it will be.
  • 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. 

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.

Patron Avatar Sample

Read the Full Catalog of 2020 Patron Perks here for more details!
  • Representation via a patron avatar in posts and streams for all tiers $7+
  • Access to a Discord server where you can reach out to me or be part of a creative community
  • Access a special menu of options on my site to provide input toward my books or submit character requests
  • Access a weekly digest of 4-10 (# dependent on tier) characters every Friday for tiers $7+
  • $12+ tiers will get an extra post of 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when possible
  • All Tiers will have access to a 6-24 character digest based on the SketchDaily character inspirations that I post to my Twitter account at the end of each month.
  • $7 tier patrons will have access to the final version of any art I create while $12+ tier patrons will have access to the full creation process of artwork.
  • All patrons will get 30-day early access to any articles  I create outside of working on my books
  • $7+ tiers of patrons will be eligible for survey/contest participation related to my book projects
  • $12+ tiers will get book content previews like chapters,case studies and book graphics
  • 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)
  • Monthly Perk Packs with an extra character showcase for $12+ tiers and an additional content preview and 5 downloadable vector characters for non-commercial/personal use for $25+ tiers

The Patron Hub is the area on my site  where you can 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 2021.

Please note that to access the Hub menu options initially you will have to unlock the pages by logging in with your Patreon account.



Just Draw is an oekaki I set up to be a drama-free creative safespace for those stuck at home during the pandemic. It is 100% free to use and doesn't require any skill tests or drawing samples. You can register on the board at http://bit.ly/justdrawnow !


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 TBA status.
Try it out!: TBA
Documentation/Tutorial:TBA
Patron Edition:TBA

[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. 

Please Note: All of my past blogs are in the process of being migrated into a more user-friendly digital flipbook format. They should be available again by the end of 2020.

Goals
2% complete

Read more about my monetary goals here!
https://www.patreon.com/posts/32839469

Enhanced Content

  • +2 characters added to all weekly digests
  • Bonus character digests will trickle down to be part of $7 tier and have +1 characters
  • Content previews will trickle down to $12 perk packs
  • Vector downloads in perk packs go up to 7 characters
  • Character sketch option added to patron character request form
New Content
  • Character bases added to monthly perk packs
  • New digest added to accompany portrait inspirations
  • Pose packs added to monthly perk packs
  • Downloadable "Character of the Week" added to $25+ tiers


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