Cards 2017

31 Dec 2017

For 2017, the theme was desks. I don't remember how I came up with this idea. It is more likely the inspiration came from Chen Rui or Shee Yun's messy desks, and not mine or Michelle's. For Chinese New Year and Christmas, there is a common template featuring tools that I use when drawing.

It is the Year of the Rooster, and my rooster is based on a famous Portuguese icon.

Chinese New Year


This is my desk at my office, the desk I spend the most time at, Mondays to Wednesdays. It is an L-shaped desk and I needed to take two photos to cover it. There was a wall behind me preventing me from stepping further back to take the whole thing. I saved this particular card for Joel, who sits right next to me.

This used to be my other desk, where I spend Thursdays and Fridays. Mid of 2017 I moved to a different desk. Now this desk is vacant. I saved this card for Ruby, who sits right in front of this desk. Some of her stuff are visible in the background of this drawing.

This is my desk at home. I don't spend much time here. Now I tend to prefer to use the dining table. This desk is slightly low and not as comfortable as the dining table. Also my laptop has no VGA port to connect to my monitor at this desk. I normally only use this desk if I need to use my old desktop computer. Most of the time I use my laptop.

Michelle's desk:

Shee Yun's desk:

Chen Rui's desk, which was the most time-consuming to draw because of how many things there are on it.


The Santa Claus for the Christmas card was not based on any particular character or style. I made it up.

Every year I wonder a little whether I would continue drawing cards for the next year. For 2018, it's already done. I guess I'll start wondering again in the second half of 2018.