illustration of people walking under a sign that writes "home as trail" Drawing by

Walking along home instead of to it

Drawing of red shirt woman walking from baby to old age around a rice paper lamp. Artwork by Frits Ahlefeldt

My ideas about how we (can) tell stories in circular ways

Drawing on rice paper lamp fish eats fish by Frits Ahlefeldt

Logbook 2. September 2018 – Drawing up the Never ending story on Sphere formed canvas

Illustration of the Ugly Duckling, by Frits Ahlefeldt

Sketch of the Ugly Duckling – A Storytelling classic archetype

Monk like character, looking at a plant, Watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

Logbook note: Ancient medicine plants still survive many places in the landscapes where earlier cultures used to grow them… Before industrial farming took over

watercolor by frits ahlefeldt, Appalachian Trail

Logbook 3. Jan. Study of how a trail can become a story and a story a trail

Watercolor of the Camino De Santiago, painting by Frits Ahlefeldt

Logbook 2. Jan. Reading and following trails of understanding today, to the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela

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

Drawing of people walking along different stories, drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Logbook 16 Dec. Sketching thoughts on human life and experience seen as an unfolding story-line – what we learn along the way. Sketching up concepts for how to understand life as a walk along different paths

Logbook: Drawn reportage article from a coastal innovation conference in Denmark ( Innocoast )

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

Drawing of collection of emoticons

Sketching up emoticons – one feeling at the time

Drawing of a teacher using storytelling techniques to inspire the kids

A day sketching up engaged teaching through storytelling

Drawing: the Princess Selfie

Sketch ink and watercolor of vultures

Fast study of the large scavenger birds

Dialogue bubble with scaffolding around it, man and woman talking

Facilitating dialogue, using an word from a different world

Drawing of a dragon reading a knight story to a little dragon, the little dragon asking if all knights are evil

Dragons at home

Drawing of Jonas thinking inside the whale

Jonas in the Whale, understanding, time and media

Drawing of an elephant seen through talking bubbles

Different perspectives on the same reality