A computer wallpaper with paisley doodling all over the background in turquoise ink with three choral inked shapes (for holding icons) and a fancy "December" written in the middle.

December, the last desktop.

A computer wallpaper with paisley doodling all over the background in turquoise ink with three choral inked shapes (for holding icons) and a fancy "December" written in the middle.

I don’t really do Christmas and it’s hard to know what kind of colours will best suit all around the globe for these desktops, but I settled on a lovely turquoise, coral and canvas colour scheme for December’s desktop because it’s one of my favourites. It reminds me of the beach… hot sand, cool water and sunburn!

This design is actually going to be my last in the monthly desktops. Over the last two years I have drawn 24, can you believe it? It’s been a fantastic exercise in finding my aesthetic, without it I really don’t think I’d have found a way to integrate my drawing style with my graphic design style. In the future I will probably design desktops when I have down time, and they’ll be the kind of thing you can use any time of the year! I may even revisit some of my favourite desktops from the past two years and make them appropriate all year round.

So go download a resolution!
Wallpaper for iPhone (320×480)
Wallpaper for other phones (240×320)

I spend around 12-24 hours on each desktop, inking and drawing each element before scanning everything and pulling it all together in Photoshop for each desktop resolution. If you’d like to throw in a couple of bucks to contribute to the time spent drawing each desktop as well as my general hosting costs for definatalie.com and my flickr account, your donation will be much appreciated. <3
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.
You may not upload this desktop to other websites, nor may you use it for any other purpose than to wallpaper your desktop. This also means it’s uncool to alter it and reupload it somewhere as your own work.


  1. I’m so sad you’re discontinuing these…it’s part of my monthly ritual to change my desktop. You do beautiful work!

    I don’t know if it’s christmassy, but it’s luuuuuuuuuuuuuuush and full of fance.

    Thank you so much for these wonderful desktops. I only managed to do 2010 (because I found ouf about you in late December 2009), but they have been so pretty and functional.

  3. I’ve been loving your desktops since I discovered them a few months ago. They’ve inspired me to create! Thanks for sharing!

  4. awww, I’ll miss these so much, I’ve been using every one since May!
    But if you’re still making desktops then at least I’ll still get my fix – and those ones won’t expire either, yay!

  5. Aw! You should even just change the calendars on them next year.. I love your desktops and I just discovered them in September!

  6. Ditto to Holly’s suggestion! I love these so much; they’re useful and beautiful — what more could one ask for?

  7. OH PLEASE, give us something for year round! I love the desktops. If you just remove the calendars they are ready to roll!

  8. I’m a little sad that you are going to stop with the desktops.
    You do such beautiful work!!! As a graphic designer, I understand just how much work goes into these projects.
    And I’m a big fan of your work :)

  9. I love your desktops! Even if you dont make a monthly one, a seasonal one would be great or one to use year round!

  10. Such a great idea! If you made a calendar, I would definately buy it! Where is January at? Im getting impatient… hehe

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