My name is Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso. 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.
Do you like my work?
You should check out my Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/meina !
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
If you can’t make a monthly pledge on Patreon but still want to support my work you can …
But you can also join me on my creative journey as a patron for as little as $2/month!
Follow me on Twitter via @themeinav for creative quotes,art,characters and more all week
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 !
- My lowest tiers are $2 & $7
- My middle range tiers are $12 & $25
- My higher range tiers are $40 & $60
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.
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
Please Note! Anything found in the Patron Hub is meant for patron eyes only. Please do not share,resell,or redistribute the content outside of the hub or to any non-patrons.
What can you do right now?
- Submit a question for the next Q & A
- Request/Change a patron avatar
- Access a priority contact form
- Submit a character request for original characters (new and more extensive form coming in mid 2020)
- Vote on the covers & suggest chapters for my upcoming book series
- Send me items to customize my avatar
What’s coming in the future?
- Contest entry forms for the character contest
- Surveys for book chapters
- A special patron-only commission price list
- Patron exclusive versions of my HTML5 apps
- An oekaki board & possibly a forum
- An extended and updated character request form
Weekly Character Digest
- Low tiers will get 4 characters
- Middle range tiers will 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 if 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
- 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
- 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 as well as being mentioned in the books pending one successful pledge
- Only $12 and up will get 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)
Please Note that due to an influx of spam requests sent through my public facing forms, anti-spam and tracking measures have been put in place. As long as you are sending a valid request nothing will be done with any of the information collected. Any spam requests or solicitations tracked to a specific e-mail may result in your IP being banned from the usage of the entire site. Please be respectful and only submit actual serious requests.