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Sketching the Palace of Fine Arts - a drawing tutorial by Dan Hogman

Artist and architect Dan Hogman takes us to the iconic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, sketching the monumental structure built around a small artificial lagoon.

by Dan HogmanPublished on : Oct 23, 2019

Design is in the details. And that is what conveys the Palace of Fine Arts, in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, constructed originally for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. One of the only few remaining structures from the Exposition, it still stands tall on its original site, though it was rebuilt in 1965, and renovation of the lagoon and walkways were completed around 2009.

With its Greco-Roman rotunda and colonnades, and impressive landscape, the spacious venue now serves as an exhibition centre and theatre, hosting corporate events, private parties, trade shows, conferences, galas, weddings, and a lot more.

As the structure is a perfect backdrop for Instagram feed or a wonderful spot to wander day or night, our regular columnist Dan Hogman also stops by the Palace of Fine Arts. He creates magical renders, sketching the dome of the rotunda, the polygonal architectural structure and the artificial lagoon, which provides a mirror surface to reflect the grandness of the building and a view to be appreciated.

Watch this space every Wednesday for more tutorials by Dan Hogman.

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