My hand made illustrations and drawings in my classic ink and watercolor style

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Drawing of four doors, Social media, gaming, reality ( out of order sign) and Film. Cartoon illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Reality out of order

Some days it seems to me like the digital dimensions might still be working, but reality is less so…

Keeping our distance

Logbook 16 March 2020 – The latest news tells everybody to keep a distance to stop the virus… Schools are closed, public places empty and we are all keeping our distance

Drawing of architectural places like schools and library with Citizen Science written across them. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Cityzen science architecture

Co creation is also about place-making and architecture, about creating places where people can walk, meet, discuss and innovate together

Drawing of a group of people, citizens, scientists, volunteers, sitting on a platform, creating innovation and knowledge together. Psychology drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

The science jam session

Innovating is often better with an element of chaos, chance and music mindsets thrown into the session

drawing of a Scientist sitting in a boat with just one ore, citizens on the shore ask him "need a hand" illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

What is Citizen Science

Preparing my talk about Citizen science and how we can understand it, both as creating trails and as images, I sketched up a scientist in a boat with just one oar

Hiking walking as a gigantic hand comes out of the sea towards a city and him. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Hiking along a rising sea

One of the strongest lines of defense against rising sea levels and climate change can be coastal trails on dykes

Drawing of a hiker with a heavy backpack and woman asking him do you really need all that stuff? Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Learning to live with less

We humans put a great pressure on Earth, if we had to carry all our stuff, our impact on the planet would most likely be much smaller

hiker walking with a fuel food station along on the hike on his back. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Refuel on hike

Getting enough to drink and eat on a hike is one of the things that is often not considered important for inexperienced hikers

Drawing of a hiker sitting by dumped products. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Knowing what we need

Strange how nature seems to know how to create an amazing amount of products we need, and we seems to know the opposite

When nature provides free lunch - Hikers by a apple tree with plenty of apples illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Free Lunch

Always learned there is no such thing as a free lunch – but on a hike a cold winter day I realized there might be one exception to this rule – Nature

illustration of a man-in-nature deficit-disorder-technology-by-frits-ahlefeldt

Nature Deficit disorder

Today most of us are keeping thoughts and nature at a digital distance. Walking a few hours first can help us get back to nature

drawing of tree of life, holed and stressed

Happy Hiking Holidays

Being back out on the trails can be the best way to recover from days with too long to do lists

Drawing of a woman filling a water can with water while a man waiting for his turn to fill his basket with water... illustration Frits Ahlefeldt

Filling the basket

Hiking can teach us to take better care of both our personal and global resources

Make friends with a tree

Logbook 24. August 2018. Connect with a tree – It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship…

Reach out by walking together

Logbook 22. August 2018. Walking together is a unique way to connect with people that can be hard to reach in any other way

Illustration of a bird with a backpack and boots, drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Wandering bird

Logbook 21. August 2018 – Drawing of a wandering bird, backpack and boots

illustration of a yellow tent

Portable comfort zone

Logbook 19. August 2018 – Sketch – Crazy how, where-ever you are, you can feel at home as soon as you are in your tent 

Drawing of small elf like nature spirits playing strange music under the Moon. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Boulder elf and landscapes of imagination

Logbook 11. August 2018 – Landscapes can open doors to worlds of imagination, and suddenly you can start to see small strange creatures on the boulders and hear their music in the wind

People walking in different ways

walking as feelings

Logbook 9. August 2018 – Sketches of different styles of walking tell a lot about us, not just how we feel at the moment but also in a much larger time frame

Hiking sitting at cross road and a quote: "nothing will work unless you do" by Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do

Quote by Maya Angelou Amazing wanderer exploring, writing and combining winding paths inside and outside her head for more than eighty years

Hiker being explained not to litter by a big troll Leave no Trash text, illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Leave no Trash

Leave No Trash – How we might get better at keeping the trails clean

Drawing of an elver hiking, walking very llightly

Elves hiking

Glimpse of one of the elf creatures along the trail

Drawing of a puzzle piece in doubt if it is a team player

being a team player

Fitting in is not always easy, but along the trails it is a very different challenge

Drawing of a troll hiking

Troll hiker

Hiker troll, sketching up some of the more amazing hiker types you can meet on the trails

man with backpack walking and watching birds

Bird hiker

Bird-watching and hiking #hikertypes illustration

hikertypes - dog hiker illustration, girl with backpack walking with a dog

Dog hiker

Drawing up hiker types: Dog hiker, walking with a dog

Drawing of two expedition hikers, in extreme weather

Expedition hikers

Expedition hikers, mastering and enduring, extreme conditions and places

Drawing of an ultra trail hiker walking fast

Ultra hiker

The Ultra Hiker, walking to push the limits for what is possible

Drawing of an fur man, with a backpack and a long beard

Off grid hiker

Becoming one with nature, living off the land connecting to the universe, the old school way

Drawing of a woman with a guitar, hiking with a backpack and an instrument

Music hiker

The Music Hiker – Making music and singing songs along the hiking trails

Drawing of an veteran soldier gone hiking

Veteran hiker

Veteran hiker, soldier walking on along the hiking trails

Drawing of a girl with mood that change like the weather

Mood hiker

Maybe it is not the weather, but change that affect our feelings the most

Fodie hiker

Drawing: taste the landscapes to relate better to the land