Process: Sketching the California State Capitol


Well, if you’re going to be doing a theme of California landmarks, eventually you’re going to have to tackle our state’s capitol. While a bit intimidating at first, this one was a lot of fun to do. The key was to capture the right perspective.

Finding Inspiration

For those who haven’t visited before, the building and the grounds are immense. Capitol Park is roughly 40 acres worth of expertly planned landscape and the building itself is oozing with character and intricacy. Honestly, it would be cool to plan a show of all the interesting angles of this space. Anyway, I was extremely lucky to find an inspiring shot by William Thompson, who I’d discovered via the Sacramento Board of Tourism Instagram account (@visitsacramento).

So, for those interested heres’ a bit a few shots to show off the inspiration and the process along the way.

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