These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD -- part of a test conducted by the US government during it's dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils. His subject is the medico that jabbed him.

First drawing is done 20 minutes after the first dose (50ug)

An attending doctor observes - Patient chooses to start drawing with charcoal.

The subject of the experiment reports - 'Condition normal... no effect from the drug yet'.

Go to the link to see the rest. I'm only showing the first drawing, and the one 5 hours, 45 minutes in.

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Blogger Sera Skywalker said...

The paintings become cooler and cooler. I wish I could be inside of this guy's head when he drew them.. man.
There's a website ( that treats a similar subject.. and that one's really fucked up..

5/21/2006 1:51 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

Thanks for that link - those are awesome!

5/21/2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger madbull said...

Too funny, especially after I watched last night (once more) 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'.

Been there, done that, suffered it all ;)

5/21/2006 3:28 PM  
Blogger Webmiztris said...


5/21/2006 3:40 PM  
Blogger Su said...

I really should look out for LSD next time I'm browing my art supply store. New paint brush, check. Thinner, check. Mind-altering substances, check.

5/21/2006 5:35 PM  



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