I am making models of some castings and I am having a hard time trying to decide how to tackle it. I did some simpler ones first and they took me several hours each. I don't need exact copies, just the overall same look and feel. The part that is giving me trouble is the varying thickness on the vines. They change is both depth and width.
Does anyone have a tip or trick on making something like this. I know I can do it by making a few dozen splines as guide curves and use sweeps and loft but I am hoping there is a more efficient option.