I listen to music It almost never works, but when it does I always come up with something brilliant!!! Like sometimes when I'm writing the script or storyboard for a manga I'll make sure I put music on that suits the mood of the scene and that works every time! But if the music doesn't suit the scene, or if you're just drawing randomly and the music doesn't suit your mood it won't work
I usually listen to music or look at other peoples art on DA (mostly Tyshea and Ai-Bee ). Sometimes, though, after a while of having an art block, an image of what I want to draw suddenly pops into my head and it's the greatest thing to happen to me at a time like that.
Definitely other. I wander around, listen to music, etc. I recently got a really good idea for a dragon wing pattern by eating fruit... i.e. I spent a half hour drawing the patterns inside the segments of an orange....
My friend taught me how to do this, and it surprisingly works, and it inspires me on so many levels. When I get block of any sort, writers, artist, etc., I take a wood block and write onto it, "(Whatever block I'm having) block.". Then, I take it outside, put it down, get a sledge hammer, and destroy it to bits. It might sound violent, but it does work for me. Seeing the look on people's faces when I smash the block though is just as inspiring.
I love that! I've gotta try it sometime... Wish I had a wooden block though XD Would it work if I used a soda can? Or just an old plastic can of coffee?? I don't really think I have the strength to smash wood... Oooh, what if I wrote it on some paper and burnt it?! > not as satisfying as smashing, but flames are pretty and inspiring!!!! XD