Self-portraits done to a different drug every day (45 Photos)

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders conducted a bizarre experiment. For several weeks, he took a different drug every day and made a portrait of himself under the influence. Mind you, we don’t support using drugs here at theCHIVE (except alcohol, of course, let’s not be crazy) but this is just too interesting of a story to pass up.


Via Bryanlewissaunders

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  • Higgs

    Pretty cool ! Will have quite the chemical hangover for the next month

    • MutantNinjaMeagan

      No.

    • Caity

      It would have really been neat if he could have done a self portrait on DMT.

    • The2nd

      #17
      legalize!! all the ones with weed are the best.
      Support the green CHIVE

    • Mark

      Whether he actually took those drugs all in a row, I don't know… But I do think he's extremely talented as an artist. Such variety!

    • whale hntr

      where was the picture of him on viagra? i would think it would be stick drawings….

    • Cheryl

      hmm im not sure if I believe this..even though the pictures and the idea are great… I am curious how one gets a hold of so many illegal and over the counter antipsychotic medications… and the negative impact that you did to your body… kinda stupid. but hope it was worth it for you 🙂

    • Chet_Manly

      Where is this guy getting I.V.s?

    • haydan

      was this experiment suggested to him? or was it all his own doing

    • LulaWolf

      wow, this is fascinating, especially since I've been on a lot of the pharmacuticals listed. Geodon, most aweful drug I've ever taken, as directed by my shrink. The first time I tipped one out of the bottle I literally said 'that's an evil d
      rug'…took it anyway for 1 week and about commited suicide. Also gave me ticks and uncontrollable jitters. i'm surprised the artist was able to operate a pen! Radical idea, this series. I salute you Sir. That's what art is about! ♥

    • cindi lou who

      very coool. I'll try the marijuana resin right now.

  • GeekyTex

    Ok, I'm thoroughly depressed now. How about some Burns Day to lift my spirits???

    • biggles

      where was the acid. Man, i miss being a teenager and having acid readily available to you.

      • haydan

        acid's no fun, if your brains already working a million miles an hour

  • dea9

    And then he died.

    • nicksortof

      We can only hope!

    • Csquared303

      Day 46 he tried Bath Salts.. End of story.

      • Darwin

        Did he eat himself!?

        • Busy Bee

          the pic they didnt show you was a blood smeared paper from bathsalts.

    • Rhomboid

      That would actually be hilarious.

  • Verbal_Kint

    This reads like a shopping list for a mexican pharmacy… Holy shit.

    • hootie

      I've never even heard of 80% of this shit…and I've done coke, ecstasy and smoked a shit ton of ganj-

    • James

      Have you ever gone to a Mexican Pharmacy ?? or why do you imply that you can find all this on a Mexican Pharmacy ???. I'm from Mexico and I'm pretty sure is more easy to find all this shit in USA than in Mexico you racist bastard.

      • Verbal_Kint

        Dude, you have a pretty thin skin. Jesus…(pronounced hay-zeus)

      • lordastral

        Oh, yeah, sorry about the racism. I think he must have meant a Messkin Pharmacy.

  • loki432

    his liver hurts

    • ben

      Joanna?

    • Huriah

      The liver is a naughty organ and must be punished accordingly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.coverdale.3 Shannon Coverdale

    #31

    • Mac

      Looks like Terry Richardson.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Priscilla0Bear0 Priscilla Bear

      Wheres the acid self portrait……………………………….

      • chesterdrawers

        I think you are hot…

  • Picard_

    #26

    Huffing Gas?!?!?!?!

    Artistic creativity bordering on insane me thinks.

    • Dustin

      Yes, because true artistic creativity does border on insane.

      • MylesofStyles

        Don't forget the "Tortured Soul" requirement as well, Dustin.

    • Ed Jones

      I'm afraid he's gone well past of the border. And the bizarre part is, they're damned fine works. Maybe explains Picasso.

    • Thundar
  • nepster

    How much money did he spend on drugs…and how fucked up is he NOW?

    • Gracias

      Straight from his website: "Within weeks I became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage." and "I only take drugs that are given to me."
      http://bryanlewissaunders.org/drugs/

  • Big Ole Weiner

    #29 Spot On

    • hoosierdadvitar

      itchy nose……this is the most realistic of them all. all u pill heads know what im sayin

  • Sarah

    Drugs are bad, M'Kay

    • Verbal_Kint

      You can do it, it's all up to you mmmmkay…

      • Sarah

        🙂

    • FunKiller

      Well, drugs aren't that bad, I guess.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.cogbill Mitchell D Cogbill

        thanks sarah

    • weelee

      If you don't believe drugs have done good things for us, then go home and burn all your records, all your tapes, and all your CDs because every one of those artists who have made brilliant music and enhanced your lives where RrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrEAL fucking high on drugs. The Beatles were so fucking high they let Ringo sing a few songs.

      Bill Hicks

      • Dabears

        Nice song quote turd lips

      • Sarah

        tard. have you ever watched south park?

    • ummmmm

      Except for mary jane. Obviously.

  • maxamill

    Crazy, Im guessing he ended up in the hospital?

    • childplease

      even if he did all these drugs 45 days in a row, or even less time, it would hardly necessitate a hospital visit. unless he was just trying to get more/different drugs. put the kool-aid down and take the training wheels off kid

      • observe

        Judging by some of the portraits (41,42) it does look like he was in a hospital bed when he made them.

        • reasoningisvaluable

          it does look like that, but to assume the drugs are why he's there makes and ass out of u and well, u. maybe those incidents inspired the project as opposed to the result of the project. if you go to the hospital because of these drugs, are the going to give you an IV of valium? i'm guessing no

          • Kaymi

            There was the hospital bracelet. And him doing some different anti psychotic and mood stabilizers, my guess is that they are his and he had an episode coming down off of something and had to be hospitalized.

  • brownshaun

    dont believe the story, since the drawings resemble the stereotypes of what people say how they when you get high on certain drugs. plus he could do like meth for 4 days ina row and make 4 different drawings…

    • J.C. Disco

      Exactly… I think some of these were done on the IDEA of what they're supposed to make you feel like.

      I've done Adderall a few times, and not once did I feel, in any way, like a giant, constipated-looking snake.

      If he wanted to make these believable, he should have drawn the same pose on different drugs, instead of making a new style and template for every different drug.

      • Lewis

        Me thinks he was just messing around since adder is a snake species

      • Trailer Ray

        If you look closely, you can see that when he took drugs meant for people with add and concentration issues, the drawings are much more intricate and detailed than the others.

        • Joe

          Actually, when normal people take drugs designed for people with ADD it actually makes them hyperactive and lose concentration.

          • Zombieponycorns

            Well, I'm a normal person who once mistakenly took a drug designed for someone with ADD, and yea, it made me hyper, but also hyper-focused on my work. I'd never paid so much intense attention to detail in my life. I found his portrait for Adderol to be spot-on with me experience with it. Look at how detailed it is. That said, I don't know and don't care whether or not he faked some or even all of these. Just wanted to point out my experience with it, so that you understand that not all people's experiences turn out the same. Peace.

      • smdh

        hey JC, try telling someone on PCP what they SHOULD do. first thing you might try telling them…"hey don't do PCP"

        • black27696

          He wasn't on it though. I doubt that this guy took any of these drugs. I think instead (for the most part) he made pictures of what he thought would look correct based on stereotypical views of how each drug is supposed to effect you. Then he can say he did it while on the drugs, and people will buy in to it because Art.

          • smdh

            you might be right, who knows/cares? i was just pointing out the failed logic. because, logic

            • MMV

              Don´t believe for a second. Somebody would take crystal meth voluntarily for the sake of an art project. Bullshit! And drawing while under the influcene of mushrooms. Yeah right or Salvia Divinorum. Yeaht right :). Good if you´re able to scribble something legible while being under.
              Me thinks that this is a hoax, should be redone and there should be a 3rd party actually confirming the consumption of drugs.

              • smdh

                maybe he just likes drugs and didn't do it for the "sake" of an art project, but as something to do while taking his drugs? i personally don't know, or care. you're right, he should have a doser/observer, but wouldn't that make them an accomplice? salvia, i don't know? but i can promise you that it CAN be done on mushrooms. besides, he makes no mention, anywhere, of the size of dose he took with any of these

              • wagz

                I have personally drawn some epic stuff on mushrooms. Each angle you looked at the picture revealed something new in it.

                Just sayin…

              • Pif

                I have painted on mushrooms. Lots of fun actually.

                Could paint 15 minutes after taking salvia, i bet it's actually quite fun as well.

              • sozu

                Pretty obvious you've never dabbled with psychedelics. Trips are dose dependent, and even on a heavier dose (4g+) it is still possible to remain lucid enough to draw the trip on the come-up or in the afterglow. Salvia is a different story, and I'm assuming he made the sketch after coming down– otherwise he hit it wrong.
                I don't doubt the story, as unbelievable as it seems to be for some people. I was following his personal blog while he was in progress with this project, and many of these are new. Obviously his meth trip probably lasted into days, so why is it hard to grasp the possibility that he did a self-portrait and then rode the trip out before jumping into the other drugs.
                Obviously he doesn't take enough shit to kill himself, nor does he seem to abuse any of them. A drug is neutral in and of itself– it's just a thing. Some people react differently, so it's definitely possible that he was capable of doing quick sketches at different points on different trips. His shroom portrait seems pretty accurate as well (in terms of how the field of vision is distorted), so I'll accept it for what it is. Either way, all he is doing is making a self-portrait while under the effects of certain drugs. It should be apparent that most of these aren't reflective of what he saw, but rather, how the drug affected his mindset.

          • spitsphyre

            Or how he felt on them in the past. Some of these things I'm inclined to believe this on, there are some weird things he took that I don't think fuck you up that much but there are some drawings that genuinely look like the drawings people in studies make on drugs. I don't know if those can really be faked. So I feel like it's half and half. But how you feel on drugs can't really be imagined so he likely HAS tried all of these.

      • http://www.facebook.com/trish.sidelko Trish Sidelko

        You got me at giant, constipated-looking snake. I went from actually feeling sorry for the guy to laughing hysterically. Thanks for that.

      • Kristi

        Exactly. And the depression meds? Most of those take around 2 weeks to feel any sort of effect. You feel nothing on one day. And once it does settle in your system.. it doesn't make you high. I am disappointed that I was so excited to look at this post.

      • https://www.facebook.com/micky.arnold Micky Arnold

        Absolutely agree with you. It would of been much more impressive and interesting if he'd taken a photo of himself, posted that first, then drawn from that photo each time. As an portrait artist I'm intrigued, but could never do that to my body willingly.

      • https://www.facebook.com/nancy.c.mccurley Nancy Carter McCurley

        Um .. I believe the 'adder' is a play on words…You know…an adder is a poisonous snake. Maybe adderall just made him think of snakes. I think it's pretty cool, though I do wonder how and where he was able to procure those drugs.

      • sean

        not to mention that absinthe is just booze, and will give you no other side effects other than getting drunk

    • DOCTA

      Agreed. Some of these make no sense at all. Cephalexin is an ANTI-BIOTIC! How is that going to impact his portrait? Make him happier because his strep throat is clearing up?

      • toooob

        My thoughts as well. Those psychedelic antibiotics, curing staph and tripping you out, at one time.

      • Zombieponycorns

        Did you ever stop to consider that he just included those because they are drugs, too? Sort of like a control-group for the portraits? I don't recall seeing him say he made these on a specific KIND of drug, just "different drugs." Maybe he wondered whether anti-biotics would have an impact or not? But I did notice marijuana listed twice, and different forms of it a few more times, so that's not really a different drug every day.

    • smdh

      wow, educate yourselves before making comments. if he did meth for four days, he would most likely do 4,000 different drawingssm

    • http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.cogbill Mitchell D Cogbill

      try doing anything on salvia, good luck!

    • http://twitter.com/McBeastie666 @McBeastie666

      except for the one that has the pharmacist directions and pharmacy address on it…he probably took that one, which makes me think he took the others.

    • Lew

      Agreed. A salvia trip lasts less than a few minutes, and while it's happening you're fucking useless. There's not way in hell he even had the time to make that artwork let alone no where he was.

      • hub

        drugs affect everyone differently u fucking idiots. the random combinations and perscription pills proves its real. you faggots are just jealous b/c your not artistic. fags…

        • Twilight Sparkle

          haha, this hub guy is fucking retarded. i bet he tries to get high off of naproxen and antibiotics

    • enter username

      Do some research this is one fucked up artist check out his stand up tradegy at https://vimeo.com/19566969 and if your stomach is strong watch his ptp video

      • https://www.facebook.com/TanGleRooT Gerardo Rojas

        holy hell, this guy seems to be on some crazy shit.. all the time!

  • sully

    That's some crazy stuff

  • Michael

    All that and no acid? Or did I miss it?

    • FunKiller

      Mushrooms, no acid…..or cocaine, probably because he couldn't concentrate long enough to draw something.

      • http://www.cupcakesbymartha.com MarthaJeane

        Except, that there is a cocaine one. #5.
        Though I was wondering why there was no Ecstasy one

        • FunKiller

          Hah, I stand corrected…good catch!! Guess I've been doing too much blow, can concentrate that long!! 😉 I agree with the ecstasy…or MDMA.

        • joeschmoo

          Ecstasy's bad mmk?

    • ckron247

      Yeah all of that and no LSD. Strange.

      • blahb

        acid is almost unattainable these days since this bust: http://www.mv-voice.com/morgue/2003/2003_04_04.ls

        • whateva

          whatever you think that is the only lab.

        • TrippinBaaaaaaaaallz

          Apparently you haven't been hanging out with my crew, LMAO!

        • Woooop

          That is entirely not true

        • chronicLSD

          False

    • http://www.facebook.com/PrettyHateMachine89 Megan Kammermeier

      LOLOL!! THANK YOU! Was thinking the same thing! Where's the LSD!?

  • AlltheTacos

    That is a crapload of drugs, I'm amazed his brain is still functional enough to pick up a drawing utensil let alone create masterpieces of art…

    • http://www.facebook.com/matt.sears.581 Matt Sears

      let alone create jpegs

    • Twilight Sparkle

      Why would you think his brain would be damaged? It's all spaced out over nearly two months. Not like he did them all in one week. A lot of the substances that he used would actually counter the effects of coming down off the others. If he planned it properly, it would've been rather clever.

      • http://www.facebook.com/PrettyHateMachine89 Megan Kammermeier

        Exactly right. Drugs in moderation are not bad.

    • someguy

      I certainly wouldn't call any of these masterpieces. Just saying.

    • bizoune

      Why would you even think that? There is obviously a lot of misinformation about drugs.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lauraalocke Laura Locke

    I wonder how many times he took the drugs and then just forgot to paint and had to do it again

    • FunKiller

      Cocaine is a helluva drug!

  • wprince12

    Day 46 he died.

    • nicksortof

      we can only pray that he died.

      • chesterdrawers

        We can only pray you two died…

  • chrisss

    sickly talented

  • Mr Berneezy

    That shit Kray

    • http://twitter.com/JJrrake @JJrrake

      … Thats shit kray

      • hub

        cock faggots

      • stunna

        That shit Kray

        • chronicLSD

          that sit gay

  • J.C. Disco

    Sorry to be a hater, but seeing as how Zoloft takes about three weeks to start working, and doesn't even result in that big of a change, I call "bullshit" on some of these… Maybe he was doing some of these on the IDEA of what they're supposed to make you feel like… I don't know.

    P.S. – Alcohol is just as much of a drug as "drugs" are… I know this, because I've done a lot of drugs with zero repercussions, while every dumbass decision I've ever made between midnight and 6 a.m. can be directly traced back to alcohol.

    • Dustin

      Go to bed at midnight like a normal person, problem solved.

      • REVOLVER_KAZ

        What's a "normal person"?

      • Deep Dish

        The best shit always happens between midnight and 4 am.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.cogbill Mitchell D Cogbill

        you mean like a pansy bitch. "well its 11:30 on a friday night im just going to read my bible and go to bed". like ice cube says if you scared mutha fuka go to church

    • Charlie Sheen

      Exactly. Keflex? Comeon.

    • smdh

      well said jc. i love the kids that constantly hurt themselves while drinking and son't even consider that they have a problem. alcohol is a bigger poison/drain on society than 90% of the shit he did. and thechive promotes alcohol abuse constantly. still tho…PCP and huffing gas is pretty raw

      • shoe

        Alcohol isn't good for you, however as an alcoholic who is great physical shape still, i think there are bigger problems out there. i.e. mcdonalds, burger king, taco bell, or pretty much any of these places that sell you 1200 calories for a dollar.

        • smdh

          nope, sorry. when was the last time someone's loved one's didn't come home because someone ate a big mac and drove? our eating habits aren't doing us any favors, but our eating habits don't turn cars into deadly missiles.

          • Gracias

            Perfectly stated.

          • thatgirldownsouth

            They do turn our hearts, livers, kidneys, gall bladders, and bodies into decrepit useless machine that cause at the very least a financial burden on their families. Then they die an early death.

            • chill

              there have been people who died from drinking too much water…i guess we should ban water too…instead of just practicing moderation…yeah fuck that

            • smdh

              unfortunately, that's true. but, with all the GMO'S in our grocery stores, unless you're eating 100% organic, then you're getting poisoned with all of your food anyway. and btw, doesn't alcohol also wreak havoc on your liver and kidneys along with all of society? i drink, don't get more wrong. i also acknowledge that it's more dangerous and harmful than 90% of the shit on here.

              • OpenYourEyes

                70% of statistics online are made up.

                (let's see who can get the above statement, *cough* drug addict "smdh" I'm referring to you ass-puller *cough*)

                Only a handful of drugs can be used in moderation (alcohol included) the rest should never be used unless it's medicinal.

                • smdh

                  what, exactly, is an ass-puller, turbo? is that a position you and your pansy clan came up with during a giant circle jerk? i can't think anyone besides your pantywaste friends would know what an ass-puller is. cock-puller, ass-pusher…sure, they make sense. ass-puller tho? and i'm dying to know what "handful" of durgs are ok? and do you take them by the handful to make up stupid comments like that? should we make up a list for you of what alcohol is worse than? the lack of reasoning that comes out of our school systems is abysmal, and you are a perfect example.

                  once again, what is an ass-puller, and how is that executed? you and your friends are probably dying to get the word out so you can have more pantywaste parties.

                • smdh

                  keep relying on what they taught you in your incredibly inferior public school, and see where that gets you. i bet you got a nice graduation for kindergarten, elementary school, junior high, and high school, didn't you. and a trophy for "participation". YOU and your inability to think/reason for YOUR OWN DAMN SELF, are what is wrong with this country. now, go paint your nails, and get your skinny jeans on, and go to your circle jerk

                  • smdh

                    i heard they are looking for a bunch of ppl just like you to attend penn state next year… maybe you should consider.

                  • http://www.facebook.com/PrettyHateMachine89 Megan Kammermeier

                    hahahhaa i love you "smdh"

                • smdh

                  so, i just googled "ass puller" to see if it was actually a term being used by the skinny jean set. this is what i got… .http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ass%20Puller&defid=5960518

                  you are such a friggin imbecile you can't even insult people right? i hope you suffocate on semen before you are able to further dilute the gene pool by reproducing. god you're an idiot. thanks for stopping by

                  • Dadalama

                    I think he meant someone who makes up shit on the spot. Coming from the old sang "pulling something out of your ass". I've heard a person use the term "ass pull" to describe themselves doing that.

                    And yeah mr straight edge up there is a moron

        • Zombieponycorns

          I dunno, you don't hear about people eating too many bigmacs and then crashing their cars into innocent people. Pretty sure alcoholism is a bigger blight on our society. I mean, you're totally entitled to your own opinion, even if it's completely stupid.

      • Magz

        If you think that alcohol is causing more damage than the Opiate epidemic currently sweeping our nation, then you may want to check out the obituary section in your local paper. All those deaths of young people you see in there, bet the majority is OD opiates/benzos. And most drug users start with experimentation of weed, alcohol and a few pills. None of it is good, but 95% of the people I know drink socially… and out of those, I have a good idea of which ones are abusing other drugs. Alcohol is used in moderation by millions. Narcotics almost always end in abuse and addiction.

        smdh you "love" the kids that hurt themselves… damn

        • smdh

          somebodies got to love them. for christ sake, they're hurting themselves! just because you enjoy the giant stick up you ass doesn't mean it doesn't hurt others and they need help. yeah, opiates suck. great, your evil is the best evil. does it really mean alcohol isn't evil? there are no absolutes turbo. for most people, to have one drink puts them into the .08 category, which is a DUI in most if not all states. are you telling me that of the 95% of the people you know who drink, none of them drive after 1 drink? ill take my chances against a guy on opiates vs a guy on alcohol, ALL DAY LONG. the opiates mainly hurt themselves, not innocents. good luck with that giant stick up your ass

        • smdh

          i like how you state that narcotics almost always end in abuse and addiction. that is one of the less intelligent things i've heard. every day, thousands of surgeries are performed around this country that don't end in addiction. i personally have shattered my sacrum. multiple surgeries and months of opiates. no addiction whatsoever. not once was i told that alcohol would benefit me in any way. people in pain NEED opiates. only alcoholics NEED alcohol. there is nothing beneficial about alcohol, therefore by the governments own classification system it should be a schedule 1 drug.

          • http://www.facebook.com/PrettyHateMachine89 Megan Kammermeier

            people in pain need medical marijuana 🙂 NOT OPIATES, imo.

            • smdh

              that is the treatment i prefer as well. CA card holder. unfortunately in the 3 months after breaking my sacrum, herb was no relief. it works for my long term pain management tho, and i would recommend it to anyone over an opiate based treatment every damn day. opiate regimens turn people into zombies, but that's ok with our government. keep up the good fight megan.

              • smdh

                BTW, i feel in love with you when you said that, megan

        • Jesus

          Fucking idiot. Overdose deaths from illicit drugs are overreported by the media. Alcohol causes more OD fatalities than all of the illicit drugs combined in the US per year. Annually, the greatest cause of OD death is paracetamol (Tylenol), causing 12000 deaths yearly in the USA alone. And it's a very nasty overdose, permanently crippling the liver of OD survivors. Why don't they report that shit??? Maybe because we are continuing a futile war on drugs (thanks, Reagan) that even a recent U.N. committe was forced to admit was failing, and are trying to secure a hold through anti-drug propaganda. Magz, why don't you go back to watching Fox News now?

          • smdh

            i guess there really is a first time for everything, because, "jesus, thank you".

          • http://www.facebook.com/PrettyHateMachine89 Megan Kammermeier

            Never thought I'd say this.. Jesus, you're awesome.

    • Bi-polar bear

      I was misdiagnosed as schizophrenic (long story) and was on risperdal, geodon, abilify, and seroquel. Not all at the same time of course, but the only one that gets you slightly "high" is seroquel. It just makes you kind of dopey. Kind of like a benzo.

      This guy just wants publicity and I bit. Well played, pill popping man

    • afonso

      @JC, most of the drugs take you to do things like a child. Alcohol make you a animal.
      But, don't believe in anyone who do not drink.
      If you want to know someone in true colors, let then speak after some glasses.

    • cheryl

      agreed.. I totally call bullshit

    • Meowmix

      Totally agree. I am/have been prescribed high doses of many of these medications, and I feel much different than interpreted above. Also, if you're gonna promote alcohol as much as you guys do, just man up and admit that weed is fine. It's no secret, the majority of the educated population has recognized it; don't cave in to being PC for the douchebags that keep a plant illegal

    • Gracias

      Also, the only difference between #41 and #42 was the albuterol? Bullshit. I've had asthma since I was 2 and have done so many breathing treatments with liquid albuterol and a nebulizer. The only thing it results in is you being REALLY sleepy and an elevated heart rate.

    • amandamarieryan

      I find it hard to believe you've done a lot of drugs with "zero repercussions". That statement alone tells me you're running low on brain cells… probably due to all the drugs you do. fool.

      • Guesty McGuestGuest

        *shrugs* I've done a fuckload of drugs myself – many of those depicted here that actually have psychoactive effects – and I'm currently opiate dependent / addicted due to having to take high levels of dilaudid for years for severe pain due to inflammatory bowel disease. I've inhaled ridiculous amounts of nitrous oxide, taken loads of DXM, drank a fuck ton of alcohol, and smoked a lot of pot. Right now, apart from Xanax (legitimately for anxiety) and methadone (to get off the dilaudid), I don't take anything, and I just submitted my PhD thesis in math for consideration. Do I think that the drugs have had zero long-term impact on my life? Probably not: I think I have possibly slightly damaged my memory (although that being said, I'm learning Chinese and in two years have memorized over 2500 characters), but there have been both positive and negative impacts, and I've made it through mostly unscathed with a net positive benefit, I feel, and my IQ is still measured at 170. Would I recommend drug use, especially of my calibre? Absolutely not, but having done it, I'm quite thankful for the life and experiences that I've had.

        • smdh

          good for you guesty. i wish you well on your recovery. it's unfortunate you became addicted trying to combat your disease. but, just because you can do it doesn't mean that the imbeciles on here should try it. not meant as a put down in any fashion. i just think the followers ON this site (not followers OF this site) that can't generate their own independent thoughts really should stay away, and let the big boys handle this.

      • http://officialqe.bandcamp.com/ Mxjns

        Are you 12 years old?

    • debbie

      i can take 1 20mg zoloft pill, and feel the effects of it with-in 15 mins. so i dont think it takes weeks to feel it and i am not a small person…

      • SillyUR

        Ha ha. Bullshit. It is all in your head. I take 150 mg of zoloft a day. Have only been taking it or 6 months. It took a month to fully kick in. I am only 107 lbs so it should probably really hit me. Zoloft does not give you a high. It just calms your emotions.

    • Lefty

      He did Zoloft for 2 weeks. http://bryanlewissaunders.org/drugs/
      Not sure if it was enough time to feel the effects, but he definitely had the right idea.

      No BS. Even when he isn't on drugs his drawings are crazy.

    • guest

      Agree 100%. And Cephalaxin is an antibiotic! Several of these drugs take a while to have any effect on you. I promote your calling of "bullshit".

    • Anonymous

      Absinth is alcohol. Which he uses is number 11. I'm sure he's not trying to say that drugs are worse than alcohol. This is an art experiment. I'm pretty sure that when he was making this, he wasn't thinking about the political statement he's making. And being able to get your hands on all these drugs, I doubt he worried about dosage. In the case of zoloft

      • Anonymous

        …I doubt he took your prescribed amount. And anyway, art is about concept so like you say he could just be trying to portray the possible effects. But I think this is an interesting idea, I just feel sorry for his body if he did take these drugs.

      • Anonymous

        And anyway, he uses alcohol which makes half of your point invalid.

    • https://www.facebook.com/degrace24 David DeGrace

      I have to agree as alcohol is the only drug you can actually die from withdrawal. Herion, cocaine, meth won't kill you if you quit cold turkey it will suck but if your a heavy drinker and you quit cold turkey you could die. If thats not a dangerous drug I dont know what is.

    • Average_Joe123

      I agree.

    • Lloyd

      Spot on. Some of this, if not a lot of it, struck me as the biggest pile of bullshit I've seen in some time. Yea, sure, Abilify or Risperdal gave him unusual artistic creativity, for example . . . . right.

  • Froman

    I wonder what happened to the portrait done on LSD? Maybe it got eaten halfway through, or he fought it, LOL

    • your mom

      if you had ever done LSD, you would realize how incredibly stupid that statement and all of those likes are. i think you just drooled on yourselves, laughing at how clever you are. but, you're an idiot. if you are on LSD you have no desire to eat. anything. keep relying on the myths you were taught in high school health class, that will serve you well. let me guess, you think there is a guy in an asylum somewhere that thinks he's an orange, too? not saying a lot of LSD is good for you, clearly its not. but if you don't know ANYTHING of which you speak, why speak? it's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and prove it.

      • maukstraussity

        'your mom' you okay bro? Maybe you should lay off the LSD and switch to zoloft or prozac. Tongue in cheek, ever heard of it? Oh and LSD Psychosis, or a permanent trip, is possible. If someone has underlying mental issues, it's possible for a cid trip to permanently bring those out. If you're not fucked up in the head to begin with, trip your balls off at that concert and have a blast!

        • Jesus

          It's called HPPD. Its likely explanation is PTSD resulting from the infamous bad trip. This is supported by the fact that indigenous peoples of North and South America use all manner of psychedelics, from peyote to ayahuasca, for ritual purposes. They respect their sacred drug and do not tend to suffer bad trips. There is no known incidence of HPPD among these users.

        • your mom

          yeah, i'm fine. i just read through these comments and and get sick of the little know-it-all bitches that don't really know anything. just what they are taught by others who don't know anything. and if you already have underlying mental issues, is it really the acid's fault? or is it just something for those with no independent thoughts of their own to blame? if you were already pre-disposed to be schizophrenic, and you did acid, it's the acids fault? were is the individual responsibility? i have a theory….gateway drugs are only such because people do them and realize they've been lied to. then they do more drugs to see what other lies they have been taught. if we stopped telling lies about what these things do, maybe there wouldn't be basic human curiosity about the truth, in regards to trying them?

          and i used the name "your mom" not as an insult. i used it because brainless follower trolls like froman and all his likes always listen to mommy

  • mowin

    so.. ativan for the win?

  • Guy

    #32 he looks happy..reminds me of tommy boy when their in the cop car and the nitroua leaks out the reat seats. tells the cop his name is meoff, jack..lol

    • Bob

      Definitely my favorite out of the bunch.

    • dman dan

      try black sheep idiot

    • Baboocole

      Rowaaaaaaaads. Ruuuuuuudes.

  • rAs

    #16 Cephalexin is an antibiotic with no narcotic effects whatsoever…

    • nicksortof

      That's because it is a bullshit experiment that is not for real.

      • http://madbetty.com Mad Betty

        Look at his website. He was prescribed most of the stuff, and many of them are antipsychotics. Making art while having to deal with his mental issues is hardly bullshit.

        • smdh

          wow, somebody actually thinks for themselves around here? you're not just told what's funny or cool and follow/commment blindly? you actually investigated and educated yourself before posting something idiotic? run betty run. your kind doesn't fit well around these parts. the trolls will come for you.

    • earthbound misfit

      Yup, I am calling bullshit on this whole thing.

      • MattyDeuce

        Pink Floyd reference in your name…awesome!

    • http://www.facebook.com/wdeck Woody Deck

      Narcotic wasn't the word you are looking for, and it's an expecially dangerous mistake to make as US law erroneously classifies coacine as a narcotic.

      As for the mind altering qualities of cephalexin, it makes you moody, dehydrated, and can give you bad diarrhea. It definitely can give you a nightmare or two.

      Other than that, I agree with you and call bullshit.

      • rAs

        Expecially wasn't the word you are looking for, and it's an exceptionally/especially dangerous mistake to make as you try to correct someone.

        "Narcotic" does work in this application when referring to the definition as "a drug that induces narcosis." The original medical definition of the word referred to psychoactive drugs.

        • smdh

          get 'em ras. the righteous assholes on here wouldn't know a narcotic if they inhaled it. oops.

      • ClutchMedic

        Mood changes, dehydration, and GI upset are all factors that come with antibiotics. Mood changes are usually illness behavior. Dehydration due to your body trying to fight infection. GI upset because all your gut flora is toast from the antibiotics in your system. This is why you're supposed to take probiotics after any antibiotic use.

      • pamduve

        How are dehydration and diarrhoea mind altering effects? moron

    • Jimbob Jones

      The idea is to be creative and see what effects the drugs have on his art, just because a drug doesn't have pychoactive effect doesn't mean he's just gonna draw a bland plain portrait. The idea was to let the creativity flow naturally.

      • rAs

        Seems contradictory to say "let the creativity flow NATURALLY" while in a drug-induced mentally altered state…

        • smdh

          ras, i want to hang out with you and ken. these pansies on here need to move out of mommy's house. i bet a large portion of them drink at least 20 alcoholic drinks a week, but oh my goodness, DRUGS ARE BAD. grow up little boys. just because alcohol is legal doesn't make it less harmful than half the drugs on this list. you can DIE from alcohol withdrawl, but it's ok because it's legal? thechive and it's minions are hypocrites

      • ken

        exactly, you guys are morons. Think about when you're having a bad flu, you think your drawing is going to be the same when you're sober? and whats with these anti-drug flakes… this guy allowed himself to be a human experiment also, there's nothing wrong with him.

    • Heather

      Lmao that was my first thought, too.

  • Josh

    What the hell is wrong with this guy?

    • LowerCase McGee

      I'm guessing it has something to do with taking a lot of drugs.

    • FunKiller

      He's an artist….you wouldn't understand. They work with a different mind than you.

    • Oooooh

      He took a shit load of drugs.

    • https://www.facebook.com/eileen.gentile1 Eileen Gentile

      lollll

    • https://www.facebook.com/KirstyWaltonXD Kirsty Walton

      A better question is how the hell did he get a hold of them all?

    • http://officialqe.bandcamp.com/ mxjns

      What do you mean?

    • your mom

      joshy boy, i guarantee he wonders the same about you. and he's probably got a more valid point

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