Daily Paper Prompt #39: Paint Lines

"The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask."
Jim Morrison

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watercolors in watercolor moleskine journal

Prompt #39 is a painting prompt. Set up a piece of watercolor paper or drawing paper, watercolor paints, two jars of water, the thinnest round or pointed round brush you have and a paper towel to blot the water. Place a drop of water in each pan of paint or just spray the entire paints with a spritz of water. Dip your brush in water, then blot lightly.

Dab your brush in one color of paint and "draw" a line with paint.  Play around with your technique until you find a way to paint a line. You might start with shorter lines. You might paint right to left, left to right, or at an angle to the paper. Practice until you find the most comfortable way to paint a line. Don't worry if the paint colors overlap. Just keep working. Try to paint each fluid line without stopping. We are not painting stripes. Just delicate lines. 

This is line practice, with a brush. If you do not have watercolors available, do this with a pen. Take a thin marker and practice drawing lines that are parallel. Not ruler straight, but parallel. You can only improve if you draw freehand, without a ruler. You can use different colored markers to achieve this sort of effect.