Creative Juices (Not the Caffeinated Kind)
O.K., so mjoo's post kind of forced me to write this out. It's advice on how to overcome any sort of creative block from my life drawing teacher and ex Disney man, the great Glen Vilppu. To paraphrase, he said:
"Draw something. Anything. You can always draw something."
"Now draw the opposite of that."
"Now, (referring to drawing 2) draw the opposite of that."
The idea being that after about half an hour you'll have at least one idea - but probably more than that - that are pretty good if not fantastic. And you won't be stuck in an endless loop of the same two opposite drawings if you regard each new drawing differently and try to extrapolate a new "opposite" from there. I find this works well in all creative situations - art, writing, trying to unstick a zipper, whatever.
The high caffeine content in tea also helps.