Hiker with landscapes on top of his head. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Phew, I’ve finally managed to add my almost 10 years of posting ((350+ posts) under my “HikingArtist” name into my Frits Ahlefeldt site. So now I use: FritsAhlefeldt only.

Frits Ahlefeldt sketch of a a young Zapiro back in the 1980's in his car entering the military area with a Release Nelson Mandela sticker on his car

Logbook 4. Jan. The world famous cartoonist Zapiro came to Copenhagen, I went with my sketchpad, to hear him talk about doing cartoons since the 1980s – And the challenges to it

Portrait watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

Logbook 20 Dec. Drawing up stories I need to draw portraits, something I’ve ran away from for a long time

Four smokers illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Four smoker characters

Text and drawings by Frits Ahlefeldt

Over one billion people on the planet smoke, even though it has been proved above any doubt how harmful it is. Half of the smokers die from smoking, but they still do it… why? 

Four smokers - sailor, detective, soldier and woman

Collection of smoker characters

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Watercolor of a tropical storm hitting an area

Visual journalism using watercolors

Watercolor and text by Frits Ahlefeldt

Photo journalism has largely replaced illustrated journalism over the last fifty years, but could the hand-drawn images be on their way back? Maybe there is room for it now that digital photo-taking is busy exploring new terrain, merging with 3D and 360 degree views, Laser, infra-red, time-lapse, night-vision and other out of the ordinary photo-techniques – making room for journalists to experiment with other forms of visual content Continue reading

Sketching in the streets of Copenhagen in a Moleskine book while people pass by in the late summer afternoon sun

Drawing of a biodiversity theater

Biodiversity symposium Project; 1-2 of February 2017 I covered the Sumposium, live, drawing up new understandings of biodiversity, and making the drawings available for free, for the Common Good. See the drawings here

Drawing of Jonas thinking inside the whale

Jonas in the Whale, understanding, time and media

Illustration of a man Reading the Newspaper

Monument for a dying art form

man getting hit by a newspaper, in a storm

Sometimes things only get real, when we read about them, mostly not…

journalist and activist views on saving the planet drawing

illustration about how journalists and activists see things from different sides