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By 08.12.12

Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist who in 1995 decided that he would draw a self-portrait every day for the rest of his life. According to Arthur Magazine, in 2000, Saunders was "living in an 11 story apartment building where he planned to film a documentary about its well known population of creeps and loonies. One day a paraplegic was showing him a huge encyclopedia of pills and he said that you could find each of these pills somewhere in the building. This inspired him to do a series where he would try a different drug every day and then draw a self portrait under the influence." And we're not talking about taking aspirin, either; during the experiment — which he eventually had to slow down due to "mild brain damage" — Saunders swallowed and/or smoked and/or snorted cocaine, computer duster, Oxycodone, crystal meth, and other drugs you've probably seen on Justified.

Here's some of his best (most terrifying?) work.

(Via The Chive)

Ambien

Klonopin

Cocaine

Adderall

Oxycodone

Computer Duster

Crystal Meth

Marijuana

Huffing Gas

Nitrous Oxide

Cephalexin

PCP

Xanax

Zyprexa

TAGSDRUGSself portraitsthis is your art on drugs

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