pacific tsumani, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, wade madray, trinidad carnival

King of Carnival 2011 - Pacific Tsunami by Wade Madray

6” x 8.5” Pen and ink, and coloured pencils in Ryman sketchbook
d jewelled chandileer, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, wade madray, trinidad carnival

Queen of Carnival 2011 - D Jewelled Chandileer by Peola Marchand

6” x 8.5” Pen and ink, and coloured pencils in Ryman sketchbook


Trinidad & Tobago Carnival
is described as “An explosion of colour, music, revelry, and creativity, Trinidad’s Carnival has spawned similar celebrations around the world; but nothing on earth can rival the abandon, euphoria and stunning spectacle of our festival. With its massive masquerade bands, spectacular costumes, pulsating music and unparalleled stamina for partying, Trinidad’s Carnival is often described as the greatest show on earth. It is a time for release and everyone is invited to join the party.” (gotrinidadandtobago.com)

Above are some sketches I was able to quickly do of the Kings and Queens of Carnival competition on Sunday night. Made it home just in time after my beach-lime. The King of Carnival was Pacific Tsunami by Wade Madray, and the Queen was D Jewelled Chandileer by Peola Marchand. Below are some other Kings and Queens that I really liked! The sketches are a bit hurried as the wonderful creations were on the stage for probably one minute.

forest blossom, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, wade madray, trinidad carnival

Cherryann Valere – Forest Blossom (Trinidad Carnival 2011)

6” x 8.5” Pen and ink, and coloured pencils in Ryman sketchbook
Sevell Nicholls – In The End: Dance And Rejoice, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, trinidad carnival

Sevell Nicholls – In The End: Dance And Rejoice (Trinidad Carnival 2011)

6” x 8.5” Pen and ink, and coloured pencils in Ryman sketchbook
thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, trinidad carnival, mukasa, the god of water

Leroy Prieto - Mukasa: The God Of Water (Trinidad Carnival 2011)

6” x 8.5” Pen and ink, and coloured pencils in Ryman sketchbook

I have more sketches but I haven’t colored them as yet… I will post them eventually.

I would like to  congratulate Karene Asche on winning the Calypso Monarch Competition. She has always been a queen of calypso on the stage carrying the flag of calypso high. Keep it up and again, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Congrats also goes to Trinidad All Stars for their winning Panorama performance (See youtube video below).

I will be on the streets today taking in all the action (Carnival Tuesday), and having some corn soup… So stay tuned! I will try to juggle photography and sketching (YIKES!!!).

[Update: This has been my 100th post. Thanks for the support guys!]

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Comments
  1. Mas Assassin says:

    Brilliant sketches you caught the designs very well I hpe to see the rest too.

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