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Journal Entry: Sun May 22, 2016, 10:04 AM



Scar Pack by TokoTime Hand Paint Dyes by TokoTime Small Item by TokoTime Large Item by TotemSpirit

Updated as of January 23, 2019
Allowing use of old official lines (old dire and old long mane - found in official import folders) with the use of a makeover token - Jan 23, 2019
Increased limit on scars & allowing animals as items regardless of companions applied - Oct 2, 2018
Added Hand Paint color limit specification - Feb 26, 2017
Added updated rules for all items and Small Item line alteration details - May 13, 2017

Currently, there are four different items that allow you to decorate your tokota's import sheet. You can apply these to your tokota under the Import Edits thread (for Uploaded Tokotas) or the Soul Pool thread (for Genos) in Design Central. Decor items can be removed from uploaded tokotas using the Import Edits thread as well. This journal covers the rules and basic instructions about submitting acceptable decorations.

Certain older event tokotas may bend these rules to a degree. These event tokotas are meant to be special, "limited edition" tokotas and may not be used as examples or rule references for decorations.
An example of this would be WM20 lovingly referred to as "Pinky" and his 976 pink hand paints.

Using Old Lines
In order to use old official import lines (including the old dire lines and old long mane lines), you must use a makeover token. This applies to uploaded Tokotas (apply makeover token via Import Updates thread in DC) and designed genos (apply old lines via makeover token in Soul Pool thread in DC). If you are applying old lines to an uploaded Tokota and redoing its design, the do-over token required to change the Tokota's design covers the cost to use the old lines (no additional makeover token needed).

Old official lines are stored in the import directory.



Basic Decorations



Scar Pack by TokoTime

Scar Pack


Examples


This item will allow you to add up to three(3) small scars to your tokota's import sheet. This only includes flesh-colored scars. Your tokota's scars must be roughly the same color as what its flesh would be (this does not necessarily have to be the same color of the nose or paw pads) and can vary in size anywhere from a small nick to a moderate portion of the face. A scar pack will not allow you to alter the tokota's lineart in any way such as torn ears or other deformations. If you want to apply a scar that does alter the lineart you will only need a large or small item (any additional minor scars that do not alter the lineart will require a scar pack). Scars cover all markings.

At maximum size, scars must more or less fall within this circle:



Scar Pack Rules


  • Up to three scars allowed with each purchase.
  • Maximum of up to seven (7) scar packs on a single tokota. Equivalent to twenty-one (21) visible scars.
  • Must be a realistic color for the tokota's flesh.
  • Individual scars cannot be larger or longer than the length of the nose to the forehead on the normal built tokota template.
  • Scars must be natural looking, without too irregular or 'deliberate' of a shape. The only exception is small "brand" markings, which may include a small symbol or numbers.
  • Brands cannot be phrases or long words; they can be abbreviations or ID numbers, however.
  • Any alterations to the lineart will require a large or small item depending on the size and complexity of the lineart alterations.
  • As blinding (ie. clouding the eyes) is always optional and free, scars around the eyes can include blinding of the eyes. Any fully blind tokotas must have Blind added to their Health Status.


Hand Paint Dyes by TokoTime

Hand Paints


Examples


This item will allow you to add up to two(2) dye marks/symbols to your tokota's import sheet. Hand paints may be (almost) any color.
There are two maximum "boundaries" for hand paints. The first is the number of symbols a tokota may have using one(1) hand paint which is mentioned above and below in the bullet list. The second is volume. A total of seven (7) hand paints may be used on one tokota and must not exceed 25% total coverage of the pelt. If it is determined that more than 25% of the tokota is covered or that more than seven (7) hand paints are needed, you will have to alter the decoration into acceptable range.

TL;DR
  • One (1) hand paint is equivalent to two (2) dye marks/paints.
  • A single tokota may not have more than seven (7) hand paints applied.
  • Hand paint coverage on a single tokota may not exceed 25% of the pelt.



At maximum size, hand paints must more or less fall within this circle:



Hand Paint Rules


  • May not be the same color as your tokota's base coat or markings. You can make the color of your hand paints a few shades lighter or darker than your tokota, but not the exact color of their base coat or markings.
  • Cannot mimic natural markings.
  • Cannot be glowing without the use of an Elemental Heart (see the Soul Pool).
  • A single hand paint is limited to two colors. These colors may be blended together but are limited to two (2) "main" colors. Additional hand paints may introduce two (2) more colors and may not exceed four (4) colors total per symbol.
  • Symbols cannot be too intricate in design and are limited to "finger painting" size - remember they are supposed to be applied with hands onto fur!
  • May be blurred to a degree and can create a "spray-can" effect. It is up to admin discretion on whether a hand paint is too blurry.
  • No painted phrases or long words.
  • There is a two (2) hand paint maximum for large designs/symbols. If a single symbol costs more than two (2) hand paints then the design must either be spaced apart more or shrunk.
  • Symbols must be PG and cannot resemble anything explicit.
  • Dried blood/PG appropriate paint is allowed as long as it doesn't resemble an open wound/puncture.
  • Symbols resembling weapons are allowed as long as they are PG appropriate.
  • Symbols can be located anywhere on the tokota; but cannot excessively overlap or fully color the skin or eyes.
  • Paints cannot fully cover minimum marked. Overall, no more than approximately one third (1/3) of the total minimum marked coverage may be covered by hand paints.
  • Nails may be painted.
  • Symbols must be at least somewhat original, and cannot be copyrighted copy/pasted logos. For instance, you can mimic the batman symbol on your tokota's shoulder, but you cannot copy/paste it from any existing copyrighted artwork.
  • The symbol of a hand print is reserved for admin-owned tokotas. If a tokota with a hand print marking is sold, it can keep the hand print, however, and it will not have to be removed or changed in the process of hierarchy updates, makeover tokens, etc.




Intricate Decorations



You are allowed to list out the items being added to the import as well as art credit tags for the item art (ie. Large Item ;; One large item. Missing hind leg. Art by /@/playername ). This is an optional addition.


All Items must follow these general rules:

  • Cannot drastically change fur type or resemble mutations, markings, or appendages (including physical mutations).
  • Items that are similar to mutations must clearly look fake and/or made out of different material (ie. metal teeth, sewn on ears, etc.).
  • Cannot obscure too much of the tokota's design.
  • Items can be located anywhere on the tokota and may even cover the skin and eyes.
  • Items must be PG and cannot resemble anything explicit.
  • The admins retain the rights to deny an item if an item is considered too graphic or "triggering" (ie. nooses, razor blades, drugs, explicit toys, etc.)
  • Items must be at least somewhat original, and cannot be copyrighted works or copy/pasted from anywhere else.
  • Animals (other than tokotas) may be added to a tokota's import, even if the tokota does not have that specific companion applied.
  • Weapons are allowed as long as they're not bloody or suggesting harm to another (Holstered/sheathed/show weapons)
  • Items may not solidly* cover more than 25% of a tokota's body. The 25% does not apply to the area surrounding the tokota.

  • Physical traits may be altered with an item, such as a bob tail being made shorter or fangs being made slightly larger.

  • :new: Fur additions (moustaches, fur tufts, etc.) are possible with small or large items, so long as they do not drastically change the mane type, or resemble another mane type.


*Solidly: Anything that completely covers or obscures the tokota's body (ie. blankets, armor plating, masks, etc.). Transparent coverings, cape portions that are draped "behind" the tokota, and gaps that show the design do not count as solid.


Items may also be located on the ground near the tokota (ie. a bucket by the feet, a favorite red ball, or a small plush).

  • Items located on the ground may not alter the general import background terrain in any way. No flowers growing from the ground or making the grass go a different way for example.
  • Items must be located in the foreground and/or level with the tokota's legs.
  • Ground items must still follow the size rules for items located on a tokota.
  • Animals (other than tokotas) may be added to a tokota's import, even if the tokota does not have that specific companion applied.
  • A tokota may not be added to another tokota's official import unless its a plushie of appropriate size.



Small Item by TokoTime

Small Item


Examples

A small item will allow you to add one small item onto your tokota's import sheet. This object must not obscure too much of the tokota's design, and may alter the lineart in small ways.

At maximum size, small items must be more or less sized within this circle. This does not include simple straps, small details, etc. to an extent:




Small Items may include simple straps and will sometimes require them. These straps must not be too ornate and if they are found to be too much they may require a secondary item or a large item instead:



Small Item Rules


  • See the general item rules above as well as the rules listed below.
  • Lineart alterations are allowed with a small item, so long as the edits are within the size range above.



Large Item by TotemSpirit

Large Item


Examples


Large items are far more extensive and significant than small items. With this, you are allowed to put one large item on your tokota. These can alter the lineart in greater ways, barring the mimicry of other mane types, mutations, etc or unnatural non-species features such as wings or horns (these can only be done as long as there is a visible band or strap to show that they are false and not an actual part of the tokota's biology.)

At maximum size, large items must be more or less sized within this circle when covering the tokota. This does not include simple straps, small details, etc. to an extent. Depending on the large item's context leeway may be given upon the size rule:



Large Item Rules


  • See the general item rules above as well as the rules listed below.
  • Unnatural features must have a strap or band to show that they are unnatural (such as small wings, horns, etc.)
  • Must not mimic different mane types.
  • The amputation of one limb or ear is allowed as long as it is not too graphic.
  • Tail docking is allowed, however, the maximum length of docking is only half the original length of the tail, to distinguish it from the Bob Tail physical trait. Docking shorter than half the original length of the tail is possible when paired with the Bob Tail physical trait.



Large Items are also able to give your tokota "age traits" such as graying whiskers, wrinkles, and a very subtle graying color to muzzles.

  • The graying coloration may not be too prominent against the coat color and must not drastically obscure any markings.
  • Both whiskers and graying coloration must not resemble starmarks or any other gene.


Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconwyvernkid:
Wyvernkid Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Would it be possible to add hand paints to an import that was designed by the Design Den?
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:iconmarcieiia:
MarcieIIa Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You can add handpaints to any existing import! Just go through the import updates thread
I read your original question wrong, my bad <3
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:iconwyvernkid:
Wyvernkid Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn’t ask for the pdf.
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:iconmarcieiia:
MarcieIIa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You can message the designer personally - or the group - and see if you can get the PSD or fullsize PNG, otherwise it's 100% okay to not have the full size image and just download the preview image and add onto it. The preview images is both acceptable in DC for import updates for items and handpaints, and HU when transferring from avg to dom, dom to alpha, etc.
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Wyvernkid Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Winter-shadow35 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2019
Is it possible to remove a large item from an uploaded tokota? If so, which journal should that request be posted on?
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2019
Yup
Cycling journals > Design Central > Import updates
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Poodlette Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Student Digital Artist
So, I want to give my dire bigger, droopy jowls like this so, if possible, would that use a large or a small item?
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BluetheARPG Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Not an admin but;
I have a boy in DC right now and he was sent to corrections cause his jowls counted as a small item. Perhaps it'd be the same case for you?
Hope this helps! <3
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:iconpoodlette:
Poodlette Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
This was the toko in question and it only took a small item so yay :D
ID 38536 by TotemSpirit  
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:iconbluethearpg:
BluetheARPG Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What a handsome fella! <3
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:iconpoodlette:
Poodlette Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Aw thank you :D
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:iconbluethearpg:
BluetheARPG Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re welcome!
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NativeWolf330 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I’m redesigning a Toko that already has items/scars on it, can I repurpose those items or would they be removed and need reapplied?  I would be submitting the new items/scars with the redesign.
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Justt-K-ARPG Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2018
Small update ;; I did need to buy a new item - and the initial event where I was able to exchange the necklace and add face fluff was a mistake , you'd probably need to buy new items

I just asked the group about it out of my own interest, but thought I'd update you too and anyone else reading this thread in the future
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NativeWolf330 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh darn, well thank you for the update ^^
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Justt-K-ARPG Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Not an admin, but I did this not that long ago.
I removed a necklace to add muzzle fluff (Both small items) with a pose update(When submissive poses were removed) and it didn't require any items.

So unless the rules have changed, it should still be okay ^^
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NativeWolf330 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for letting me know, I was going to try it anyways, worst they can tell me is I need to buy the proper items.  All I want to do I redo them to my taste.
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Justt-K-ARPG Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Indeed, I'm about to submit for a scar-change/update so we'll both find out if it's still allowed or not xD
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:iconnativewolf330:
NativeWolf330 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck! <3
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Shinobu-desu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Would I be allowed to use a large item for turning my Toko's mane into dreadlocks? Or would that be too extensive a change?
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ChocolateM1lk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
How many handpaints would this design need?
Sphinx  by ChocolateM1lk  
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TruffleButter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student Filmographer
Hello~!

We do not pre-check designs or items, but if you check back with the guide, you can find the circles for the sizes allowable with specific items. It is up to your best judgement once you submit to DC c:
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Danvii Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Student General Artist
Would a large item allow for antler or skull headress?
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018
Yes! If you view Totemspirit, type large item, it should give you a good idea as to what is permitted :D
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Danvii Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Student General Artist
thank you!
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SchnaDin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Am i allowed to change the eyebrows of a toko into actually eyebrows (manga/cartoon style)
And can the mane part sideways?
Or is that too much of line edit?
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NorthPaws Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You may be able to achieve a false eyebrow look with clever use of markings or handpaints, but it's hard to say if 'eyebrows' in general would be allowed because it depends on how the edit is done.

Mane edits are also generally allowed (again, it depends on the exact edit you do). If you search totem fore 'large item' you'll see plenty of tokotas with custom mane edits if you need an idea of what is allowed :)
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DethJackal Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
For a yeti, would it be acceptable to shorten the fur on the sides/torso and change the direction of the mane/neck fur so it flows backward?
Thank you!
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Mystic-Breakthrough Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would a small item be required to make a tokota's eye completely white? As in blind/glass eye, so removing the lines where the pupil and iris go
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fyre-rp Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Edit: Found my answer.
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:iconrilamdeschimert:
RilamDeschimert Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
so uh... where do we buy/get these items?
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018
Occasionally these things can appear in activities results, but for the most part, you purchase them through the bank tokotna.com/ you'll need to open an account if you don't already have one :D
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Peep1897 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would this be a small or large item? Shorty Extras
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saphiraly Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there!

We do not pre-check designs or items, but if you check back with the guide, you can finde the circles for small and large items, so whereever it fits in, is the item you will go with^^
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TimberLakeLaneEC Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
so, can i casually braid my tokotas mane in daily art (non-group activities).. but to make one permanent on her design i would purchase an item? 
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Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Yes :D
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TimberLakeLaneEC Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thank you! :)
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alliekittycat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Student Digital Artist
How many items and hand paints would be needed to achieve this design
Spectra Items Concept by alliekittycat
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:iconlegacv:
legacv Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not an admin, but probably two hand paints and a large item!
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:iconalliekittycat:
alliekittycat Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thank you
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MommaFern Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK question, if i was simply adding a necklace chain to my dires neck would it be a single large item since it would only be a plain chain or 2 since it would slightly be outside the circle?
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Dragoness422 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Baby Bear by Dragoness422
How many items would be needed for the braids and the bear on this design? Does the bear need a large item or can it count as a small?
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Where do cannabis references fall on the spectrum of no-nos? Is it all verboten, or could one do something that's a little more... mature/serious rather than stereotypical stoner culture? Cannabis has a long history of use as a spiritual tool and sacred plant, as well as its significance in both traditional and modern medicine, and in the realm of creativity. Would one be able to draw on these when designing hand paint symbols or item add-ons? (Say, could you show cannabis leaves resting on the back or woven into the fur, or fresh living flowers? Or more traditional/sacred smoking implements? 

And what about ritual/decorative scarification? Is that totally not allowed (as it says scars cannot resemble anything too deliberate) or is it just something you'd have to do with a bigger item than a scar pack? 
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Xanowa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need a bit clarification. The small item says that it allows one item to be added, and yet the example image shows a tokota with multiple small flowers in the mane. Would it take a small item for each flower then, or can they go under one if they don't take up a lot of space collectively? 
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craeve Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Items may be one item, or a cluster of similar items. This means that, as long as the flowers (or feathers, or anything!) fall within the small item size circle shown, they can count as one item c:
Significantly different items will still be counted as separate, though; for example, you couldn't have a small hat and some earrings count as "one item" just because they are within one area. 

Hope that clarifies it for you c:
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Xanowa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does! thank you!
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wolfdog127 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2018
So I have a question about cropping ears and which item to use...

I have 4 tokotas with cropped ears two of which used a large item to do it and two of which used a small and I'm trying to figure out which I will need to do a similar amount of cropping.

Large Item
Cider 29719 by TotemSpirit   Sacnite 28748 by TotemSpirit

Small Item
Vandr 21723 by TotemSpirit   Skoll 32034 by TotemSpirit
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You would need a small item. ouo Those first two are older designs, and rules have changed since then.
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