illustration of a woman drawing up herself

Drawing up thoughts about reality

illustration of a woman drawing up herself

sketching up reality – the classic illustration about it

For a long time I have wondered how to draw the sentence: “A picture is worth a thousand words”

It started when I read somewhere, where a writer mentioned that: “if a picture really is worth a thousand words, then how will you draw that… ? ”

I find the perceptual difference between words and images fascinating,  and when I thought about it again I wondered if the knowledge-drawing from yesterday could be an skeched answer to that question?

Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Still wonder if I can find a better way to visualize it…

Keywords: philosophy, reflection, psychology, perception, visualization, drawing, reality, understanding

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  1. I use your pictures to suport my words. Your picture is the broadest stroke of what I intend to say. So, before I even start to write I pick the picture first. Thanks for more great drawings and watercolours. Billy

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About Frits Ahlefeldt

Painting watercolors, researching, writing & sketching up thoughts, understandings and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology


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