- Use a Big Brush. "Painting with a big brush makes it difficult to put in detail. A big brush encourages you to use your whole arm to make broad, sweeping strokes. Choose a flat brush not a round one to significantly increase the width of the painting strokes you make."
- Try Unrealistic Colors. "Instead of worrying about using accurate colors, try some that are completely unrealistic. Paint a self-portrait in your favorite colors rather than in traditional skin tones."
- Don't Paint Outlines. "Objects are three-dimensional, they don't have outlines. If you're unsure about this, look at your body and see if you've got an outline or if you're 3-D."
For more inspiration, check out the complete article. And then try out a few of the techniques this weekend.