This artist dropped acid and drew a series of self-portraits, spending between 15 and 45 minutes on each over the course of 9 and a half hours. And they are awesome. The "most intense period" was between 5 and 7 hours after the hit. It's a fascinating look inside her head, a bit manic, but incredibly cool.

According to her friend who uploaded the images:

"It didn't seem hard for her to focus, I was actually quite impressed by that. She just loved what she was doing. I don't know if the change of styles was on purpose or not…She stayed very calm for the first 4 hours and the most intense period seemed to be between 5 and 6-7 hours."

15 minutes after the hit.

After 45 minutes...

After 1 hour and 45 minutes...

After 2 hours and 15 minutes...

After 3 and a half hours…



Artist writes: "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 (after which she starts drawing in dim light)…


Artist captions: "Here you go. I am violet."

At this point the artist remarks: "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."

After 6 hours…


The artist writes: "I lost the black pencil. I only had the coloured ones."

After 6 hours and 45 minutes...

After 8 hours…

She then spent 45 minutes in the dark, listened to some Pink Floyd and started drawing again.



After 8 hours and 45 minutes…

Not satisfied with her last drawing she states: "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."

After 9 hours and 30 minutes.


As the affects of the LSD start to wear off she attempts a final "normal" portrait.

[The Chive via Reddit via Imgur]

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