Mostly I am modeling as simple as possible. but on the one temple I have done and redone, I modeled every stone. Its kinda the point for me that it is modeled as an exact recreation. Well every stone that is visible.
I am using many of the parts over and over again on other models with slight changes. so the more I get done... the more I get done
lol and never get done...
Well it turns out that my subject is part Archaic and represents the exact time of the change to the classical. So I dont need to do as much as I thought with this, since it does not really follow the rules. But I am also modeling a parthenon too and will need to get the curve right on that one since it is classical defined.
I can just use a latitce to deform the model but I would really rather model it correctly Since I spent so much time finding images of every surviving original part.
Ok, on aside, another thing that I got wrong early on is that greek temples dont follow the golden mean. They actually use a vitruvian man that predates the one we all know by a very long long time. Hard as F-ck to model a bunch of parts and then try to put them together when you are using the wrong ratios!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLCW0zKR4xk
cool if your board.
After the of the classical period
lol. When I started I really thought is would be so simple. Just basic shapes stacked on one another. Nope, not even close. Watch that youtube -what a big job!