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Above is a negative of my sketch of One Woodbrook Place in Port of Spain, Trinidad that I did for Sketchcrawl earlier this year. Hope you enjoy! More links to One Woodbrook Place >>> The global economy has definitely slowed down and in some cases halted the construction industry, making it challenging for many, including […]

Hi all… Today’s post is a negative of one of my sketches of One Woodbrook Place in Trinidad. I apologize for not having a Visual Recipe for you today…it has been a bit hectic. Hope you enjoy this and have a wonderful weekend. HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Remember to subscribe to Thinking Insomniac. Note: Confirm the subscription […]

Above is Part 2 of my quick sketches of Homes on Murray Street in Woodbrook, Trinidad. Click here for my previous post which also gives a little history of the area. Do something creative today! This work by Vernelle Noel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Above is some very quick sketches I did for a visual survey along Murray St. in Woodbrook, Trinidad. In the nineteenth century, Port of Spain was a flourishing commercial center and by the 1830’s, demand for residential land led to the buying up of sugar plantation estates on the adjacent periphery of the city. A […]

Above is a sketch of a house in Woodbrook, Trinidad filled with rich detailing. Gable roofs, finials, ventilation, overhangs for shade, porches, louvres… Wonderful! I joined the group, Sketch Crawlers last night… Pretty cool group. The 30th World Wide SketchCrawl is coming up on Saturday, January 22nd 2011. I invite fellow sketchers to join me, […]

Architecture is my passion…drawing is my passion…designing is my passion…This is a residential complex in Trinidad & Tobago (One Woodbrook place). I did this drawing while sitting on a roof. This work by Vernelle Noel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

This is the second day of my dedication to Trinidadian architect Colin Laird, for his contribution to the art of architecture, the profession of architecture, and to the Caribbean’s built environment. Above is a drawing of The Lion House in Chaguanas, Trinidad done by him. In April 1991 Surendranath Capildeo retained the services of Colin […]

Above is a drawing of the Audrey Jeffers House a.k.a Sweet Briar House (a three-story, stuccoed, late Victorian house built by the first black resident in St. Clair) by my mentor Colin Laird. The house belonged to an honorable, giving woman and was drawn here by wonderful, giving man. Firstly, who was Audrey Jeffers? Audrey […]

The sketch above is of a church in Portugal. I haven’t been there just yet, but my friend travels to Portugal frequently. On one of her trips, she sent me photos of her travels, and this is a church I saw in her photos. She recently got married there and thought I would dedicate today’s […]

The sketch above is a hurried one that I did during a day trip to Baroda (also called Vadodara), in India. This is the Sahar Ki Masjid. This relatively small masjid is located on a site with very well kept front lawns, and large trees for shading. It is often frequented by monkeys and you […]