Now we need to add a depth and architectural theory to our drawing style, as well as take our line drawing and detailing to the next level. You do not want to be too repetitive and rigid in your drawing style as this will have negative repercussions on your architectural thinking, graphics and will create overall stiff and repetitive mindset and graphics still.
When discussing capitals keep in mind that they are meant to be decorations made initially out of wood that would mark the point where a column and a truss intersect.
They were originally designed by the Greeks as to be made out of wood… because the whole temples were made out of wood. This lately evolved into temples made out of stone.
You might see these capitals nowadays and admire their elegance, as they have a perfect volume that is made out of stone… but these columns and capitals were actually painted… but we will focus only on drawing them as volumes, without the extra decoration.