Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use

by Aussie_Al 33 replies
Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use

1/2 gram Cocaine



Bath Salts



1 sm Glass of “real” Absinth



90mg Abilify



mushrooms
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryC
    Interesting. Some of these drugs I never even heard of.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    Gotta say...the 'shroom drawing is pretty cool.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Dave Patterson View Post

      Gotta say...the 'shroom drawing is pretty cool.
      It really is, lol!

      But what's missing is the self portrait when not under the influence of anything for comparison.

      Overall, he is a talented artist, if not too bright. I mean I wouldn't put most of that crap in my body for anything! :rolleyes:

      Terra
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      • Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        It really is, lol!

        But what's missing is the self portrait when not under the influence of anything for comparison.

        Overall, he is a talented artist, if not too bright. I mean I wouldn't put most of that crap in my body for anything! :rolleyes:

        Terra
        I was thinking that too...how to we know he doesn't look like this in real life?
        Or this?
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas
      Originally Posted by Dave Patterson View Post

      Gotta say...the 'shroom drawing is pretty cool.
      I wonder if it talked to him when he was drawing it.

      Everything talks to you under the influence of shrooms.

      Even the bloody cows...

      (NSFW)

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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally Posted by Aussie_Al View Post

    Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use

    1/2 gram Cocaine



    Bath Salts



    1 sm Glass of “real” Absinth



    90mg Abilify



    mushrooms
    There is no way Absinth would be that bad. If abilify were that bad, they probably wouldn't approve it. And mushrooms are supposed to be that good? YEAH RIGHT!

    I think this is a fraud!

    Steve
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    • Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

      There is no way Absinth would be that bad. If abilify were that bad, they probably wouldn't approve it. And mushrooms are supposed to be that good? YEAH RIGHT!

      I think this is a fraud!

      Steve
      Hey...don't knock-em if you haven't tried-em! :rolleyes:
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      Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

      There is no way Absinth would be that bad. If abilify were that bad, they probably wouldn't approve it. And mushrooms are supposed to be that good? YEAH RIGHT!

      I think this is a fraud!

      Steve
      You must be on drugs to think legal drugs automatically have less harmful side effects than illegal drugs.
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  • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
    The second drawing down looks like "Chunk's" new friend from the movie "Goonies".
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas
      Originally Posted by GrantFreeman View Post

      The second drawing down looks like "Chunk's" new friend from the movie "Goonies".
      LOL.

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      • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
        Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

        LOL.

        That's him!
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        • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          But what's missing is the self portrait when not under the influence of anything for comparison.


          That, and it would be helpful to know if he was trying to draw a realistic picture or interpretive (trying to stylize the drawing). That could produce two very different outcomes.

          If he was trying to make a realistic drawing of himself each time, then some of those mental conditions produced by the drugs are even scarier.
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

            That, and it would be helpful to know if he was trying to draw a realistic picture or interpretive (trying to stylize the drawing). That could produce two very different outcomes.

            If he was trying to make a realistic drawing of himself each time, then some of those mental conditions produced by the drugs are even scarier.
            That is for sure!

            I can't imagine what he might do if he wasn't using art for the expression of the "high"!

            Terra
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            • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
              He's nuts for taking drugs for the sake of art. Just read the literature the drug store includes on commonly prescribed antibiotics that shows any number of problems that can occur. It's enough to make you not want to even take that when your doctor says you need it.

              The guy is taking an awful chance, perhaps he has no real imagination and should be doing something else instead.
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              • Originally Posted by AprilCT View Post

                He's nuts for taking drugs for the sake of art. Just read the literature the drug store includes on commonly prescribed antibiotics that shows any number of problems that can occur. It's enough to make you not want to even take that when your doctor says you need it.

                The guy is taking an awful chance, perhaps he has no real imagination and should be doing something else instead.
                Some of the world's greatest Artists, Writers, Musicians, and Playwrights have been tortured souls who took solace in "the stuff that dreams are made of"...

                So much so, it would be hard to imagine some of their works without it...
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                • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
                  Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

                  Some of the world's greatest Artists, Writers, Musicians, and Playwrights have been tortured souls who took solace in "the stuff that dreams are made of"...

                  So much so, it would be hard to imagine some of their works without it...
                  I still can't condone drugs for other than a doctor prescribing as necessary, regardless of beautiful music or artwork, etc. It's just stupid to do that to your body. It's still wrong to do something wrong so that you get the result you want.
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                Originally Posted by AprilCT View Post

                He's nuts for taking drugs for the sake of art.
                I could think of worse reasons for taking drugs.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloomManifesto
    The first time I saw this I was blown away by the differences in what he drew each time and his own perception of himself. Even the amount of force used to apply the media to the page. It really makes you think what they do to your brain.
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    That abilify looks like good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    I'd hate to think that "every drug known to man" is cocaine, bath salts, absinth, Abilify, and mushrooms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Fascinating stuff!
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  • Pablo Picasso once said, "We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies."

    What the brain draws from: Art and neuroscience - CNN.com
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      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      Pablo Picasso once said, "We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies."

      What the brain draws from: Art and neuroscience - CNN.com
      Why take drugs when you can read quotes from Pablo Picasso which have the same effect?
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Intersting for sure!

        At first I thought "awesome" but then realized it's all a bit exagerated.

        Absinthe doesn't belong there and even the old stuff doesn't have a profound effect. The lackluster distillation process simply resulted in bad batches which poisoned people and cause minor feelings of a presence together with sickness. 1 small glass wouldn't touch the surface.

        Althought the mushrooms image looks like a typical trippy image you aren't likely to find many people who can draw to that level of detail whilst they are actually under the influence. If they can draw like that they aren't under enough in my opinion. People who draw such images usually do so in the "afterglow" when they have an enhanced creative ability in a sober state imposed by the mushrooms.

        To pick nits further, I'd have expected to see some level of consistency in the artists style but it just looks like he's went all out to exagerate.

        Still really interesting though to see what can be done through exegeration on each!
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  • Profile picture of the author William Maloney
    This is very interesting. Quite a good idea that he'd draw after taking these.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michaela123
    wow. Very interesting, yet disturbing. Drug abuse is a major problem. I have seen it take over my workplace. I have a small business, and I now drug test regularly, because though this might seem acceptable to an artist, it is not acceptable to for my employee who is picking up the elderly. I found a great place to buy tests online at drugtestsinbulk., if anyone is interested. I searched for a place to buy these tests in person, but they were far too expensive and hard to find believe it or not. The online place had the best selection and prices.
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    • Profile picture of the author clintK
      The thing is..do we know what the guy really looks like?
      I mean, one of these could be the spitting image of him!
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  • Profile picture of the author Geordie John
    Looks more like a publicity stunt to me...
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