Sometimes I don't really feel like drawing, but feel as though I should be drawing. At such times I compromise and draw blind contour--that is I look at something intently and try to draw it without looking at my paper. It's an ancient technique, based on wishful thinking and procrastination. It almost invariably results in hilariously wonky disaster.
Fortunately, the mere act of putting pencil to paper usually results in a continued and productive drawing session. Does anyone else feel that beginning work (and ending play) is always much more difficult than the work itself?