Artist Takes LSD Then Draws Portraits of Herself to Document How It Affects the Brain (PHOTOS)

Inspired by the Nine Drawings series conducted during a 1950’s research experiment, Reddit user whatafinethrowaway asked a friend of her’s to draw some self-portraits while high on the psychedelic drug LSD.

After her friend took a dose, over the course of nine-plus hours 11 intriguing portraits were created.

This is how the experience was described by whatafinethrowaway:

She spent between 15 minutes and 45 minutes on each drawing. 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.

We don’t condone the use of illegal drugs here at First to Know, however, we do find that the examination of how they alter someone’s perception is incredibly fascinating.

Apparently, you don’t even have to ingest any drugs to experience the what it’s like to take LSD. A new study claims that you can achieve LSD-like hallucinations simply by staring into another person’s eyes for 10 minutes in a dimly lit room.