In 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders started a project to create a new self-portrait every day for the rest of his life. While this alone sounds like a crazy idea, some of his unique art is being made under the influence of various drugs.

By now, he has created about 8,000 art on drugs portraits, and according to his website, “within weeks [of the experiment] he became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage.”

Nevertheless, he continued with his drawing ideas but under medical supervision, becoming a frequent guest at the hospital. The series of colorful drawings are interesting and even educational – you can observe the difference in these pencil sketches that various drugs make on the human brain.

Now have a look at the cool art, but don’t try this at home.

Website: bryanlewissaunders.org

Psilocybin Mushrooms

Absinth

Bryan says that “today we live in a narcissistic and obsessive culture, totally overflowing with drugs.  And as an artist I am the filter”.

Cocaine

Crystalmeth

Hash

Marijuana

Morphine

Ritilin

Salvia Divinorum

Valium

Huffing Gas

Dilaudid

Abilify / Xanax / Ativan