Drawing – the creating process

Drawing is a contemplating process with meditative moments. Seeing how the drawing progresses is fun and fascinating to follow. That’s why I have created this post. Here you can read about and follow the processes of my drawings .

Currently, I’m working on a drawing of a child. The child’s expression is captivating, disturbing and emotional. The subject, I choose to draw, must call forth emotions, which leads to a certain kind of communication. I wish to catch the darkness or the lightness, the psychological layers, of the subject.  

To get there, it’s both important to communicate with the work, but also to enjoy the process and not only focus on final result, to love the small achievements during the process.

I hope you will enjoy following the creation of a drawing.

Drawing process
1 Child (wip), 2017
Drawing process
2 Child (wip), 2017
Drawing process
3 Child (wip) 2017
Black chalk on paper
Child, 2017 – The final result – Art by Cecilie Nyman

On Art – Turner, Proteus and Jung

On Art – By Cecilie Nyman

When visiting Tate Gallery in London, back in 1998, I made my first acquaintance with paintings by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), the painter of light: I fell in love with the Turner universe; I fell in love with the world of art.

Wreckers Coast of Northumberland, 1836. J. W. Turner
Wreckers Coast of Northumberland, 1836. J. W. Turner

Soon I grabbed the paintbrush and began to express myself in a new way. Before art I felt lost. I tried out thousands of disguises. Like the sea god Proteus, the son of Poseidon.

Proteus was able to foretell the future, but he would change his shape just to avoid having to.

Since the flower Protea exists in a great variety, it is named after Proteus, symbolizing diversity.

I used to have a thousand disguises – today I put on my smock.

“We meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.” – C. G. Jung

Gallery Nyman

Read more about J. W. Turner:

J. W. Turner