Design Den - 2018-2020 [OPEN]
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Need a Tokota designed? Don't have the resources to do it? You have come to the right place! 

DESIGN DEN IS CURRENTLY OPEN!





Do You Qualify for DD?


Design Den is a resource for those who cannot design their own tokotas or afford to commission designs. 

In order to keep DD running smoothly and fairly, we can only design for members who meet those qualifications! Please review the following points to make sure you qualify before posting your request.

Requirements:

  • You cannot design tokotas yourself
    • If you design characters or ARPG species, you may be disqualified if they are similar markings
  • You cannot afford to commission designs
    • You have not commissioned designs or artwork recently 
    • You have not recently purchased genos / adopts / etc. for a significant price
    • You have not recently sold slots / genos / etc. at a significant price
    • You do not have a significant amount of rare tokotas (that you could offer slots to in exchange for designs)
    • You do not have a large sum of TT in your bank (over 100,000 TT)

Please note: Some of these requirements can be somewhat subjective. There may be certain circumstances where our designers must use their best judgment on whether you qualify for DD. If you think you still qualify for DD despite not meeting one of the above requirements, please let us know why in the "What makes you eligible for DD" section of the request form. We always keep an open mind and try to give the benefit of the doubt! :3


QUESTIONS / COMMENTS HERE







How to Request


You may submit up to five design requests per month. You may not request a specific designer, or submit a geno more than once; if you are unhappy with the design, you are welcome to go elsewhere for a design, but you cannot resubmit it to get a different design.

Please note that DD requests count toward your monthly DC submissions, so you may only submit five designs between DC and DD requests.

REQUEST HERE


Reply with the below form:

Full geno (example below): 
Female, Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/tt/MM/CC/AA
Marked collared brown with accents
Proof: (please link the specific reply on the breeding comment that shows your proof of geno ownership, or the adoption center comment if you adopted your geno)
What makes you eligible for DD: *
Any other requests: (eye color, preferences etc.)


* Please see requirements above. If you have previously been able to design tokotas or afford commissions and are not able to now, you must state why.






Designers


okapiish craeve 
Occasionally additional official Tokotas admin





FAQ

Once I get my design, do I have to put it through the design approval process?

Nope! All designs made by our designers are approved before being sent to you. As soon as you okay the design and fill out the information template as instructed, your tokota is added directly to the upload list.

Can I offer suggestions as to what I would like my design to look like?

Yes please do! We want you to be happy with your design, so feel free to tell us your preferences. But please don't be extremely picky, and try to keep an open mind. Our designers are not required to completely redo your design, nor are they required to tweak things excessively. 

Will it take long to get to my design?

It depends on who is available and how many designs they are taking on, so the wait time will fluctuate. However, once your request is claimed you should expect to wait not much longer than a week to hear back!

I don't like my design. Can I get a different one?

Unfortunately, no. You may request some minor changes from the designer, but if the design would need to be majorly altered or completely redone, you will have to commission someone or do it yourself. You must include the DD designer in the design credit unless you get the design completely redone.

I don't like my design. Can I edit it myself?

You will need to talk to your designer. If they agree to let you edit it yourself, however, you will not be able to use the Design Den to get your tokota approved and uploaded - you will need to go through regular Design Central with your edited design.You must include the DD designer in the design credit.


QUESTIONS / COMMENTS HERE




Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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Karlimaxine's avatar

1) Female, Natural Mane Submissive - Healthy 50% DIRE ee/Aa/Tt/MM/CC/AA/GG/nFl/nPb Marked collared greying tawny piebald with accents and flecking Physical Traits: Bob Tail Roman Nose Small Ears Hereditary Traits: Explorer Proof:https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/812173922/4820816528

I am eligible for the Design Den because I can't design my own Tokos

Ccartee96's avatar

how do you link the reply to the breeding comment?

DesignDen's avatar

If you click the date underneath a comment, it will bring you to a URL for that specific comment.

~crae

Ccartee96's avatar
Okay thank you
StapledSeahorse's avatar
StapledSeahorseHobbyist Artist
Full Geno:
Male, Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
DWARFISM
ee/Aa/Tt/MM/CC/AA/GG/nPb
Marked collared greying tawny piebald with accents

Proof:

Why I'm eligible for DD:
I don't knew much about genes, especially in fantasy breeds. This is my first toko, so the help is appreciated ^ ^

SeaCrest-Star's avatar
Heads up, you'll need to post on the "REQUEST HERE" comment linked in the body of the journal to adopt! They don't process comments in the general comments section~
KatQueen01's avatar
KatQueen01Student Traditional Artist
Full Geno:
Female, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
ee/Aa/tt/MM/CC/AA/nG/PngPng/nSl/nRm/nBr/nFl/nMrl+l/nP+c/nL
Marked collared greying seal lilac brown merle with liver points, accents, pangare, rainmarks, bearmarks, flecking and lilac points
Proof:
www.deviantart.com/comments/1/…
Why I’m eligible for DD:
I recently bought this Geno with almost all my savings (I only have like 3 dollars left lol). I’m a teen and don’t have a job and thus can’t get it designed by someone else. I also don’t have the resources to design digitally.
Request:
I would like her to look almost mystical with blue eyes. But other than that, no requests.
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KatQueen01Student Traditional Artist
i realize now this isn’t wher i request. my bad
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KatQueen01Student Traditional Artist
I almost forgot to add.. this is my first Tokota.
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EsTheEeveeStudent General Artist

Full Geno:

Female - Natural Mane Submissive - Healthy ee/Aa/TT/MM/AA/nG/nSl marked greying seal tawny with accents

Proof:

https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/613945252/4820369231

What makes me eligible:

I don’t have any money to pay for a commission.

Any other requests:

Only that the eyes be a nice amber colour please?

SeaCrest-Star's avatar
Heads up, you'll need to post on the "REQUEST HERE" comment linked in the body of the journal to adopt! They don't process comments in the general comments section~
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EsTheEeveeStudent General Artist
Oooooh- I didn’t even notice it, thank you
Ccartee96's avatar
Full geno (example below): 
Female, Natural Mane
Average, Healthy
50% DIRE
ee/AA/Tt/nM/CC/AA/nG/nBr
Marked Collared Graying Tawny with Accents and Bearmarks
Physical Traits:
Bob Tail
Hereditary Traits:
Excellent Conformation
Explorer
Hunter
Primal Hunter
Proof: www.deviantart.com/comments/1/…
What makes you eligible for DD: I don’t have money to pay for commissions I bought this geno with rolls but I use paper and pencil not digital so I can’t design myself
Any other requests: (eye color, preferences etc.) Just beginning so just like a design that’s pretty easy to draw other than that I’m not picky
SeaCrest-Star's avatar
Heads up, you'll need to post on the "REQUEST HERE" comment linked in the body of the journal to adopt! They don't process comments in the general comments section~
Ccartee96's avatar
Thanks! I did after I posted that I realized that I commented on the wrong thing lol
SeaCrest-Star's avatar
Awesome, glad to hear it haha.
Ccartee96's avatar
Sorry didn’t mean leave the “example below” on there
Otterheart16's avatar
Do you have to reupload the design to your stash once the person that claimed the design finishes? 
SeaCrest-Star's avatar
Not an admin, but no! DD designs have their own queue, so when you see them they're already approved for upload, you just have to fill out the information and post it as a comment on the sta.sh file! The designer will give you all the details when they reply with your design.
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whispertruthHobbyist Traditional Artist
Full geno : 
Male, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
ee/Aa/tt/MM/CC/AA/nG/nPng/nLce
Marked collared greying brown with accents, pangare and lacing
Hereditary Traits:
Caver
Impeccable Stamina
Passionate
Snow White
Proof: www.deviantart.com/comments/1/…
What makes you eligible for DD: I do not currently have the ability to design him and I cannot afford commissions.
Any other requests: heterochromia (preferably sire's color and green), would like some white on face, can the pangare bit a bit on the red side?
thank you so much
sire  Cujo 19227 by TotemSpirit
dam  Graffiti 15475 by TotemSpirit
SeaCrest-Star's avatar
Heads up, you'll need to post on the "REQUEST HERE" comment linked in the body of the journal to adopt! They don't process comments in the general comments section~
Karlimaxine's avatar
Full Geno:
5) Male, Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/tt/MM/CC/AA/PngPng/nBl/nFl/nR
Marked collared chocolate roan with accents, pangare, flecking and blanket
Hereditary Traits:
Caver
Passionate
Proof:www.deviantart.com/comments/1/…
Eligibility: I am struggling to Draw/Design my own Toko's
SeaCrest-Star's avatar
Heads up, you'll need to post on the "REQUEST HERE" comment linked in the body of the journal to adopt! They don't process comments in the general comments section~
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xfireflowerxStudent Digital Artist

wait is this open or closed??

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