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August 24, 2012

Drugs Influence on Art

This is one of the most fascinating and extreme things I've ever posted about on Doodlers Anonymous. In an effort to profoundly affect his own perception, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders experimented with taking different drugs and then drawing himself under the influence.



It results in more than 40 drawn self-portraits, all with captions documenting exactly what drugs he consumed and how much of it too. What's most captivating to me are the amount of different illustration styles, from completely rudimentary and child-like to some made of collage and crayon. It seems like we are looking at a gallery of 40 different illustrators all drawing from the same photo.

Found via Kottke.


Left: 3mg Klonopin
Right: Ritilin (doseage unknown-snorted)




Left: 2mg Xanax.
Right: 2mg Nicotine Gum




Valium IV, (Albuterol, Saline & Oxygen) mixture




Left: 1 sm Glass of "real" Absinth (not the fake crap)
Right: Huffing Lighter Fluid




Left: 10mg Ambien
Right: 250mg Cephalexin

4 Comments

Effie Dee
Effie Dee Posted Aug 26, 2012
woah... that is intense, scary and tempting all at the same time.

Selina Li
Selina Li Posted Aug 27, 2012
freaky yeah

Taylor Restivo
Taylor Restivo Posted Sep 22, 2012
This reminds me of the Acid tests the government preformed. http://www.boreme.com/posting.php?id=934&page=9 Check out the 9 drawings

Laura
Laura Posted Jul 5, 2013
My new favourite person

 

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