Artist Used LSD And Drew Herself For 9 Hours To Show It’s Impact On Brain & Results Are Chilling

Do not try this at home.

There have been many experiments in the past where artists have been the subject of voluntary drug testing. Not just that, they have shown us the effects on their work after taking certain drugs.

This time though, a  Reddit user whatafinethrowaway has shown us the effect of LSD. She asked her friend to take the drug and draw a series of portraits while under the influence. And so, her friend agreed and took 200µg of LSD. After that, the both of them spent almost 10 hours while one of them drew 11 self-portraits and the other one documented it all.

Down below are the drawings, so go check them out.

This is the first self-portrait she drew after 15 minutes of taking LSD before any noticeable effects started showing.


This is what her drawing looked like after 45 minutes of her dose of LSD.


-“Are you feeling anything?”
-“Those are some bright colors!”
-“Yeah. That’s probably gonna get worse.”

After 1 hour 45 minutes. You can see the drug has started kicking in as her portraits start transforming one by one.


At 2 hours 15 minutes, her portrait looked like this.


-“That was a good idea, buying coloured pencils.”

3 hours 30 minutes after taking the drug. Spooky much?


-“I didn’t draw the eyes. Do you want me to draw the eyes? I don’t feel like drawing the eyes.”

After 4 hours and 45 minutes, the effects showed pretty clearly.


-“Here you go. I’m violet.”

-“Usually, I draw the eyes at the very end, because I don’t want the picture to look at me while I’m drawing it. Here, I didn’t want the picture to look at me at all.”

6 hours later…


-“I lost the black pencil. I only had the coloured ones.”

6 hours and 45 minutes in. This is actually very beautiful.


8 hours.


After 45 minutes in the dark, listening to some Pink Floyd, she started to draw again.

And just after 45 minutes of drawing the last one…


She didn’t seem quite satisfied with the last one, so she directly started this one: “During the previous one, I tried to draw what was inside my head, but in the middle of it, things were happening outside my head instead.”

9 hours and 30 minutes after taking the LSD dose. While the effects were disappearing.


-“Do you want to draw a last one? Like, a normal one?”
-“I’ll try”

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