Not only have I been drafting and designing in absentia, but painting too. Splashy fun! Trying not to get paint on someone else's carpet and walls. (Oops - just scratched a fleck of gray off a window blind. Ahem.)
The Frequency of Death, Pegasus Theatre, set design copyrighted Clare Floyd DeVries 2011
The fastest way to do a paint elevation is to photocopy a drawing, then tint it. 1/2" = 1'-0" scale is the smallest you'd want to bother with. This is a simple version, just meant as a painter's go-by - knowing that I'll be around to talk with the painter - but paint renderings can be works of art in their own right.
BTW Seven in One Blow opened last night! Fun for the whole family! Circle Theatre, Fort Worth. Spend the day in Cowtown and see a holiday show!