Design Guide - Dapple
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Dapples are a light marking resembling horse dappling, and may occur on any coat color.
Dapples will sit atop all other markings, at a low opacity.

Navajo WM27 by TotemSpirit




Range 

Dapples Range Toki by DesignDenDapples Range Normal by DesignDenDapples Range Dire by DesignDenDapples Range Akota by DesignDen
Dapples may appear anywhere on the entire body, but will gradually fade out on the tail, legs, and face.




Minimum / Maximum



Pictured above are examples of minimum and maximum range, however it's not limited to just that placement.




Color

Dapples will only ever fall within a few shades lighter than whatever they cover, and are always relatively subtle.
Dapples will never be darker than the base coat, even in the presence of the reversal mutation.

They must be within logical range of saturation in comparison to the
base coat; they will never be gray on a non-graying tokota.




Size and Shape


When drawing dapples, try to condense and vary them in an
almost lattice-like pattern, rather than creating polka dots. 
This will give your dapples a more natural look.




What to avoid:


 Left: Giraffe syndrome; spots are too big!
Right: Too hard to see, opacity too low; dapples must be visible against the base coat.




Design Notes

- Dapples are not affected by the reversal mutation.
- Can be thought of as reverse-lacing (since lacing is considered reverse-dapple).
- If you're stuck, a good idea might be to take inspiration from real life horses!

- If you're really having trouble, try downloading one of the many
pre-made dapple brushes available for download on deviantArt!
Dapple brush by RosalaunDapple Brushes by kobbi Get Her Look: Dapple grey Tobiano and Sooty Bay by EdithSparrow
Appaloosa and Dapple/roan Brushes by ClickerooniAckerley's dappling brushes by Ackerley




Good Examples of Dappled Tokotas

Eamon 19339 by TotemSpirit Bradley 21093 by TotemSpirit Aurelion Sol 20978 by TotemSpirit Goldie 33575 by TotemSpirit
Dice 21954 by TotemSpirit Larry WM57 by TotemSpirit Evelyn 20683 by TotemSpirit Cupid WM98 by TotemSpirit
Princess WF106 by TotemSpirit Ruxx WM84 by TotemSpirit


Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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Rite of Knowledge
:thumb619455540: This is the third and last of three rites in the Rites of Fertility, which you must pass in order to breed your Tokota. This event will be judged regularly as the moderators schedule allows. Rules and judging rubric can be found on the main Rites of Fertility page. This test is open to all, but is affiliated with Prestige Breeders. (For the pack leader equivalent click here) The Rite of Knowledge contains three choices for a prompt that can be completed in order for Prestige Breeders' tokotas to gain their Arms of Akna. The options include chasing down up to three tagged tokotas in the vast wilderness of Tokotna and bringin
Breeding and Genotypes Guide
Trying to figure out how tokota genotypes work can be a bit confusing, we know! To help you guys out, we've put together a guide for coats and manes so that you can better understand how genetics in the tokota world work! Other useful resources to go with this one include the Genetics and Mutations guide, and the Design Guide Handbook. Genes and Coats There are four different possible coat colors that a tokota can have. From most common to most rare these are tundra, tawny, brown, and black. As you may have seen before, a tokota genotype always starts with some combination of letters that looks something like this: ee/Aa/Tt This is actually
The Trading Post
When you've redeemed items earned from activities and competitions, you will have TT (Toko Tokens), the fictional currency of Tokotna. With that you can purchase/apply these items at the TT Bank. Faded prices indicate the price with a Tribe discount. All Trading Post items have a different Purchase and Resale price and are formatted as follows: Purchase - Resale Looking for the Price Lists? Crafting Ingredients Used in Crafting. Salt 500 TT/ 450 TT - 400 TT Recipe Ingredient. Flour 500 TT/ 450 TT - 400 TT Recipe Ingredient. Vinegar 500 TT/ 450 TT - 400 TT Recipe Ingredient. Decorative Tassels 500 TT/ 450 TT - 400 TT Recipe Ingredient
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Wolfs-hunt1's avatar
Wolfs-hunt1|Hobbyist General Artist
Does anyone know where i can get dapple brushes for paint tool sai?  Because i can't seem to instal any of them on sai
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You can't get these brushes in SAI because the way this program works is different from PS, I'm sorry. You can browse for tutorials on deviantart about how to do them manually. I usually use the normal solid airbrush and make near round shapes in patterns along the coat.

~Drazzi
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MoonyArsaraidh|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to inform you guys

The first brush (Dapple Brush by Rosalaun) has been removed from dA (sadly, great brush)
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Maple-Bee|Hobbyist Writer
"They will never be gray on a non-graying tokota."
So Dapple is effected by greying, then?
If my tokota was "Vine orange" brown underneath the graying (and some orange showed through the graying) Would the dapple have to be a couple shades lighter than the graying, or a couple shades lighter than the orange/brown?

Thanks in advance!
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DrazziElder|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there. Dapple should be lighter than what it's covering. If it shows over a colored spot in a greying tokota, it can be saturated to some extent.
Ex. 
Sif 7125 by TotemSpirit

I hope that's what you were asking, if not let me know.
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Maple-Bee|Hobbyist Writer
Sorry for the late reply.  This helped so much!
I was wondering, is there a "minimum" amount for dapples?  I'm a learn-by-seeing kind of person so just assuming a minimal range is a bit hard for me ;v;
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DrazziElder|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Rosae-Aurelia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question, does Dapple affect seal? It says it covers all markings but doesn't seal do the same?
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SeaCrest-Star|Hobbyist General Artist
Dapples go under seal ^^
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toskurra|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, this is a new gene!
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Lady-WynterFyre|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do dapples cover starmarks?
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Narhwhal|Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O

*updates wishlist*
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Dark-Mare910|Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I just love dapples :D I need one :
best gene ever on a Toko :D
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SlaveToTheMocha's avatar
Dapple tokotas omg yes
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Ebbarie|Student Digital Artist
Yus! I always hoped that one day we will get dappled tokos *~* 
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Horseste|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i need this in my life.. ;m;
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JeacoDiega|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gods, I want a dapple ;-;
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