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Real Monsters Reboot- Anxiety by ZestyDoesThings Real Monsters Reboot- Anxiety by ZestyDoesThings
The Real Monsters are reborn! I have rebooted my Real Monsters work to incorporate more disorders and better, more well considered designs and descriptions.
You can follow everything Real Monster related at my blog- zestydoesthings.tumblr.com/

Prints available here- society6.com/TobyAllen

DO NOT repost my artwork ANYWHERE else. Please re-blog my orginal post on Tumblr and source back to my blog wherever you can. zestydoesthings.tumblr.com/pos…
All work (c) Toby Allen 2013
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UmbreonIsBoss Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
could i use him but i will link him back here i promise .. i will just put my Anxiety Object cause i know which is mine.
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Wolfmanatee Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago
This is brilliant. The allusion to death is incredibly wise, considering the relationship to Heidegger's philosophy of angst and anxiety being directly tied to the acknowledgment of death. 
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soulofwinter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wonderful concept, I love the idea of putting a visual to these things which plague so many people. Design wise, it's neat to see how some of the monsters look related, especially the anxiety line of monsters.
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JLedinghamDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing! I would love to get the Anxiety and Depression monsters tattooed on my calf, as a little reminder for what I've fought and overcome <3 keep up the amazing art!
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carnival Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
wowza~! this project was super interesting!
-Absolutely ADORE the your work and interpretations of the various illnesses! *faves whole lot*


...also, was not sure if you were aware or not of this series being shared on Facebook? www.facebook.com/PostizeMedia/…
(just noticed your request for it not to be re-shared in the comments)
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dontxhide Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
I want a tattoo of this!
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AraghenXD Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So this little jerk's on my shoulder now.
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Kova22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Have it...
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sparkyrabbit Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
I love these!  I had no idea anxiety could be so cute.  I'm forwarding the link to the prints to my therapist mother.  I think these could actually be really useful in therapy.
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Omega-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Thank you so much for your work. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and this little cute guy is an awesome interpretation. I would love a plushy to hug and squeeze and possibly throw against the wall when I see him creep up. lol Thank You again BTW, I think they hold a secret power of getting bigger and bigger if you don't take care of them properly ;)
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smashfold Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am now making a series of plushies based on these monsters, if you would like to check my gallery out?
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CartoonsandMonsters Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even though I don't have anxiety disorder, I, like, ALWAYS worry! Maybe it's this little monster telling me to worry! Like how cute you made it!
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Animaltoon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
I've got a pet Anxiety monster, and I'm trying to tame it and train it so it knows when to simmer down.
This is a very nice picture!
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logophiliac Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind too much, but as a bit of a challenge I've drawn a sort of Anxiety monster. ^^; They're just too cute.
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DenOutThere Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My anxiety monster would carry around needle and thread, they represent; sowing ones mouth eyes and ears closed, aka not being heard or seen, being ignored etc. After a especially traumatic experience, i sunk into anxiety and depression, being broken by someone i trusted and loved *sigh* 
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DRUGSXx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
 PUKE  Beautiful work!  Could I possibly make a character that looks sort of like this?
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ZombieTeeger Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist
I really love your anxiety monster. I want to get him as a tattoo. Would that be ok with you? I don't want to use your art without your permission.
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Zuorai Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Is it okay if I make a character that is an Anxiety monster?
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah!
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Milotic6312 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for making this. Today whenever I had a bad thought, I thought of him whispering to me and it helped me know that he's just trying to get to me. This little picture has helped me so much.
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment! Im glad the it helps you feel better =)
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Milotic6312 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem! You are a very good person for making these.
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Milotic6312 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I am serious. I made this out of sculpey/polymer clay to bring around with me, but right now I'm too lazy to bring up the toaster from my basement.Big Fool Emoji-18 (Really) [V2] 
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Milotic6312 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I can relate so much... I love it!
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BiscuitoSauce Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
This is so adorable!!! :iconluvluvplz: Is it all digital?

I have pretty bad social anxiety, so it's awesome to see that there are people who can make stuff like this and sort of make some humor/art out of it. Most people are super serious about it, so it's a relief :happybounce:
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, apart from the background which was made with stained paper and a coffee mug. The writing is also handdrawn. =)
Im glad you like them! And im glad you can see the humor in them too. =)

Thanks!
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fearmemortal Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
As a person who has an anxiety disorder, Is it wrong of me to say this is adorable? I just wanna hug it!
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:iconzestydoesthings:
ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Not at all, Im happy that people can appreciate the work especially those that have the conditions. (I have anxiety too btw)
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CheerySoundNinRoren Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love its design!
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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sealand40041 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that under it, the mask I mean, it would look like a cat...?
Could be wrong but
it kinda reminds me of the evil version of the 
Cheshire cat
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ive never given it a thought. I imagined that it would never take its mask off, or even that the mask is its face- actually part of the monster?
I think the stripes give it a very cheshire cat feel don't they? =)
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sealand40041 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed and the ears are kinda Cat like
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
This is a very awesome, and might I say, very accurate project you are doing! I'm really impressed by the designs too, if I were to imagine these disorders as actual monsters, I'm sure these representations would be very plausible. I like the idea of Anxiety being a small little monster with sly persuasion, but anxiety does get to be quite more than a whisper at times. I think it would be rather appropriate if these little monsters sometimes banded together and became louder and more forceful, strength in numbers and all.
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
Thats a great idea, and accurate. I have anxiety so I know how overwhelming it can be sometimes =)
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Pokemusic Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Skull reminds me of Cubone c:
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, sometimes Pokemon seeps into my work. I cant help it!
=)
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Shian-selene Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mine, sigh
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Skunk0626 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I love your work especially the series on mental disorders. You describe the symptoms perfectly and your art lets us look at these very serious disorders with humor and compassion. I am referring several of my friends to your blog. Keep up this amazing work!
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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This is exactly how I feel. I tend to think of my anxiety like a devilish anime character who fights me in another world. Sorta like Black Rock Shooter.
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anxiety is really hard to deal with. He is a monster. Fairly accurate, actually. But a lot of the stuff I deal with is the work of a much bigger anxiety monster, not a little one who whispers in my ear.
Do you think there could be an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder monster coming up?
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Inchpunch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I agree, I think it could be a good idea to include the panic attack as a sort of massively imposing and powerful adult version of this. I have anxiety disorder but I dont find anxiety too hard to deal with. Panic attacks on the other hand where your body saturates itself with adrenaline and causes a very real and intense fear that cardiac arrest or some other lethal disaster is at hand, that's the most harrowing thing I've've experienced, and I've experienced a lot.
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've experienced things close to that, but nothing quite as full-blown. I'm guessing a giant version of this guy would work for both situations, but it would be nice to acknowledge the more intense reactions.
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
Im working on an OCD right now!
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome.
I can't wait to see him.
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love all of these designs! They are so cute, and the descriptions are super accurate. Seems that a lot of thought went into these, a wonderful idea well executed!!
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
I put a lot of work into these and they are defo paying off!
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Filteredwords Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Writer
Awesome job! i love the concept:)
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