Experimentation is in the nature of any artist. But always being on the lookout for new sources of inspiration inevitably makes their minds and bodies wander into uncharted, dangerous, even destructive territories.
No matter how harsh, the truth is that most of your favorite tales, songs and poems weren't written by artists who felt high on life. Contrary, they've probably been created under the influence of addictive substances, such as alcohol, opium, cocaine and other drugs.
And while by no means is it a justification to use these substances, the outcome they bring can be really fascinating from time to time. Much like this art experiment.
According to Reddit user whatafinethrowaway, she asked her artist friend to draw a series of self-portraits while under the influence of LSD. When her friend said yes, they spent almost 10 hours together: one of them drawing, the other documenting the experience.
She drew the first self-portrait 15 minutes after taking LSD before any noticeable effect.
According to whatafinethrowaway, her friend took a hit of around 200 mcg (0.2 milligrams), which is considered to be the minimum dose required to produce psychedelic hallucinations.
She spent 15-45 minutes on each of the drawings and did everything without looking at a mirror.
Be sure to scroll down and see the incredible transformation drugs had not only on this artist's style, but self-perception as well.