Zombie Custom Cloth

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It's been a back-burner project for a few years now. So far back it has just been an idea, no real work. Until now. The problem is, I really have no ideas, except that it should feature the now iconic, card playing zombie.

So I bring this to the forum to kick around (probably for another 2 years) :rolleyes:, but what do you look for in a custom cloth?

Here's the parameters that I have to work with:

  • The base color of the table should be green, so I don't need to change the seating cards.
  • The table was a home build, by someone with no real woodworking skills. I'm only replacing the felt. The table itself has a second, primary life as a sewing table, so the table stays - keep the fugly comments to yourself (or PM me about it, I can take it, I just dont want to derail the design thread).
  • A betting line is extremely unlikely. The table isn't "linear". The right side is an inch longer than the left. The angles were "eyeballed". Something involving geometry would have been useful - I didn't use it. Nobody has ever noticed (or hasn't said anything), but a betting line would make the imperfections more noticable, unless I somehow replicated the errors exactly.
  • This is what we are starting with...
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  • This is what I have so far...
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How deep can the felt green be? The more contrast you can get between that and the logo itself, the better.
 

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How deep can the felt green be? The more contrast you can get between that and the logo itself, the better.
Deep, as in dark? I can go pretty dark. I have a printed sample somewhere... I put it someplace so I wouldn't forget where I put it. Once I find it, I can be more precise.

The problem is, if it gets too dark, the visor/cigar/smoke gets lost.
 

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Deep, as in dark? I can go pretty dark. I have a printed sample somewhere... I put it someplace so I wouldn't forget where I put it. Once I find it, I can be more precise.

The problem is, if it gets too dark, the visor/cigar/smoke gets lost.

Correct. Sorry, work has fried my brain today and I wrote "deep" instead of "dark".

I assume changing the zombie-logo colors is out of the question, as I know you already have the whole CPC set etc. with that on it? Also, I am by no means any sort of artist, so anything coming from me is just a random observer's opinion.
 

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maybe add in some arms reaching out from the dirt underneath the poker zombie.
 

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Could darken the felt and make the cigar smoke a grey or white. Will contrast well against a dark green.
 

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Instead of a betting line, you could have a gradient from the edge to 1/2 way in? It would be a soft transition but still conceptually design differences in the zones.
 

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I tried out each of the suggestions, and while none made me swoon, they helped me advance to this:
Zombie Table reasonable file.jpg


Which looks a lot darker and the yellows are missing in JPEG format (made in CMYK format).

It also spurred idea #2, I'm calling the Zombie Nugget, as it's inspired by the Golden Nugget's tables:
Zombie Nugget Reasonable.jpg


Obviously a branding issue here, as I'm torn between "Dinner Club" and "Poker Club".
 

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I tried out each of the suggestions, and while none made me swoon, they helped me advance to this:
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Which looks a lot darker and the yellows are missing in JPEG format (made in CMYK format).

It also spurred idea #2, I'm calling the Zombie Nugget, as it's inspired by the Golden Nugget's tables:
View attachment 531083

Obviously a branding issue here, as I'm torn between "Dinner Club" and "Poker Club".
Perhaps Both?? Don't you guys always enjoy a last meal before your degeneracy starts...it is subtle enough that it works for me
 

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How come there's no flies around the zombie?

Zombie is too small...
He's a happy zombie. Nobody is happy surrounded by flies. I will adjust the zombie to text ratios though...

zombie arms could be reaching from the grave to grab the money from the betting lineView attachment 531224
I started to make a series of zombie hands, but it looked way too cluttered. I also thought about a suited speed-cloth look, with the occasional brain or hand added to the series. That one will take a bit longer to mock-up.
Brains on a plate?
It wouldn't be the first time...
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Had them with @Mr Tree!
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He's a happy zombie. Nobody is happy surrounded by flies. I will adjust the zombie to text ratios though...


I started to make a series of zombie hands, but it looked way too cluttered. I also thought about a suited speed-cloth look, with the occasional brain or hand added to the series. That one will take a bit longer to mock-up.

It wouldn't be the first time...
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Had them with @Mr Tree!
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Hypothalamus gland :rolleyes:
 
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