Design Guide - Points
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Color Points

nP/PP (+t)(+l)(+b)(+c)
*unrelated to merle

Color points (or simply "points") are patches of color similar to accents, isolated from merle.

Points are extremely similar to accents, but unlike them,
points will remain saturated even against black or graying coats.

Points may show above or below most markings aside from vitiligo, piebald, and all piebald extensions, which must sit above points.
Accents may show above or below them so long as both genes are visible.
If displayed in addition to merle points, isolated color points will sit above merle points.

Points may have blurred or solid edges (or both), but make sure they cannot be mistaken for pangare on a dark coat.




Color

There are four different colored points, Tan, Liver, Black, and Lilac.
The color of points is determined by the lettering at the end of the point's genotype.
Example: heterozygeous tan points would look like this in the genotype line: nP(+t).

Lilac points may cause lilac-tinted flesh if they touch flesh areas.


Tan Points

(+t)



Liver Points

(+l)



Black Points

(+b)


Lilac Points

(+c)
points - lilac by DesignDen

Points can contain very subtle color gradients, so long as they are not too noticeable and both colors in the gradient fall within the swatch range.




Range


Points Toki by DesignDenPoints Normal by DesignDen
Points Dire by DesignDenPoints Akota by DesignDen

Maximum

Maximum point ranges are shown above.

Minimum

At minimum, points must be present in at least one area of the design. This can be as minimal as eyebrow dots, or a tail tip, whatever you prefer!
If piebald is present, points do not need to be visible.





Points + Other Markings


Points + Melanism

Melanism may slightly darken and desaturate the color range of points:


MelLilacPts by DesignDen




Points + Seal

While the Seal gene covers most markings, the points are not affected and show above the seal.




Points + Grey / Cream / Lilac

Point color is not affected by modifiers like greying, cream, or lilac.

However, greying may optionally slightly desaturate some areas of points. This effect must be subtle!
Greying should never completely desaturate points.






Good Examples of Pointed Tokotas:




Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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TheElvenJedi's avatar
TheElvenJedi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's hoping my question makes sense *cracks knuckles*

So I understand that "normal" points go over merle points, but what I'm curious about is, if we had a toko with both, could we "layer" them, so that the merle points were covering a bigger area than the standalone points on the top and thus showing through over the top?
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DesignDen's avatar
I'm not sure if I'm completely understanding your question, but standalone points may layer on top of merle points, yes.
To use my own tokota as an example, the lilac points (standalone) are layered on top of the tan points (merle): Circus 34452

Hope that helps clarify it, and if not, please let me know and I'll try to answer further ~

~crae
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TheElvenJedi's avatar
TheElvenJedi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, that's exactly what I was trying to ask, thank you! (and thank you for attempting to understand my blabbering too =P)
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SpectacularCanines's avatar
SpectacularCanines|Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is the minimum zone for points? Especially curious for the face
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DesignDen's avatar
Sorry for the late reply!
Points do not have a specific minimum. They just need to be present in at least one area of the design.
If piebald is present, they can be hidden under the piebald and not showing on the design at all if desired.

~crae
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Alpha--She--Wolf's avatar
Alpha--She--Wolf|Professional Artist
Just thought id mention... the Image that shows the range for the Points Marking seems to be broken 
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Alpha--She--Wolf's avatar
Alpha--She--Wolf|Professional Artist
Hi I'm Just wondering if there is a Colour slider for the Lilac Point Gene ?
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Northern-Winter's avatar
Northern-Winter|Hobbyist General Artist
if i have a toko with points, marked, and accents, all on its legs, and i have the accents go over marked, and marked go over points, would that be allowed?
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DesignDen's avatar
As long as each marking individually follows that gene's guidelines, then yes! c:

~ leo
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Northern-Winter's avatar
Northern-Winter|Hobbyist General Artist
Ok thank you!
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PearlJelly's avatar
oh okie that makes sense! ok
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babykitten123's avatar
ok, just to point this out, this says nothing that points have to be lighter or darker than the base, correct?
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DesignDen's avatar
Points must be within the color ranges provided. Depending on the base coat of your tokota, this may be darker or lighter than the base coat. 

~craesin
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Coonpelt's avatar
Coonpelt|Student Digital Artist
so... just curious, but can we give points a subtle gradient like accents or does it need to be just one flat color?
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DesignDen's avatar
They have to be 1 color but you can make them fade into the base

~Drazzi
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Coonpelt's avatar
Coonpelt|Student Digital Artist
ahh alright!
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leopia's avatar
leopia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does cream effect points?
Since greying does not, I'm curious.
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DesignDen's avatar
Given that neither greying nor lilac effect points, I am doubtful that cream does, since the other modifiers don't.

Sea
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leopia's avatar
leopia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I figured. |D
Thanks!
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Rosae-Aurelia's avatar
Rosae-Aurelia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do points have to be on all four legs + the face?
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DesignDen's avatar
Nope, it can vary. They can be just on the legs, just on the face, on two legs. Or mixed. They have to be noticeable enough that they cannot be missed. Ex.
Feels Like Poumky 14752 by TotemSpirit  Winter Winds 13487 by TotemSpirit  Necklace of Cans 12812 by TotemSpirit  Mahigan 14245 by TotemSpirit
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Rosae-Aurelia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you!
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JeiDoll's avatar
JeiDoll|Professional Digital Artist
DesignDen

I am aware that the markings/things are being changed up around tokotas and designs etc, but I am designing a tokota right now and this sentence/part is really weird for me to understand as a foreigner. ;u;

"Points cover all other markings aside from marked, piebald, and vitiligo, including accents. If displayed in addition to merle points, normal color points will overlap the former. "

Just want to make sure, does this mean that;
Points go on top of everything except Marked, Piebald and Vitiligo.
For example points would cover up Accents and pangare.


That being said, can some of the marked appear under points, like it can on accents?
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SeaCrest-Star's avatar
SeaCrest-Star|Hobbyist General Artist
Points may now go above or below accents - that's one of the adjustments being made ^^

I'm not sure what you mean by marked appearing under points - marked cannot show through accents, but the marked layer can be underneath the points layer (but no holes!), if that's what you're asking? Could you give me an example of what you mean?
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