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Draw the US Capitol

A US Capitol building drawing is quite a study of symmetry. I made this tutorial with some simplification to help older students see all that lovely detail.

capitol building drawing

It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries. I’ve made a tutorial that includes graph paper to help students align all of its beautiful features.


There are more fun and easy drawing tutorials like this one, in my DRAW WORLD LANDMARKS ebook in my PDF Shop.

It covers twenty five landmarks from all over the world. Each project includes a finished color sample, full size line drawing, step-by-step tutorial, and a grid paper template.

Just click on the binder or HERE to learn more.



  1. Print out a blank graph paper and reference drawing (pg. 3 and 4 of pdf file) for each student.
  2. Students follow the steps of the tutorial to make their own drawing.
  3. The pencil drawing is traced with a thin black marker.
  4. The building is colored with colored pencils as shown.