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Real Monsters Volume 2- OCD by ZestyDoesThings Real Monsters Volume 2- OCD 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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Straightman4 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This one's my favorite because I have it.
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Gwiber49ofIreland Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
These monsters shalt be slain!
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Buzzillio Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Artist
my gawd this is amazing. insta-watched right this second. the description is spot on bro.
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OfficerToast Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
As someone with OCD, I feel as though you captured it very well. Excellent work!
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LoZander Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
this is awesome!
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ConorC96 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
How big are these monsters? Are they human sized or larger or smaller?
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Its depends.
OCD would be bigger than a human I imagine. Anxiety would be the size of a squrrel. Most of the monster are based on animals, so they usually are about the size of the animal they are based on. =)
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ConorC96 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
And paranoia would be half the size of a human?
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:iconzuorai:
Zuorai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
This is literally amazing!
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:iconzestydoesthings:
ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Zuorai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
No problem c:
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:iconjbrenthill:
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!
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:iconzestydoesthings:
ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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BlueMoon2016 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Btw, your art looks amazing!
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BlueMoon2016 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Are you doing all kinds of mental disorders?
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:iconzestydoesthings:
ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am doing quite a few ones =)
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Itshouldbedead Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

You may have heard this before but the way you create your monsters with symbolism on mental illness is very reminiscent to Silent Hill 2 at least in my opinion and it's awesome. This one in particular. Great work.

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donvitoyo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
kinda reminds me of a studio ghibli character...not too sure why
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
NO FACE!!
=)
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Very true, The dominating and intelligent mallice of this monster is a perfect manifestation.
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:iconzestydoesthings:
ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I really wanted to emphasis how devastating this condition can be =)
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darazan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just chilling, and your descriptions just capture the monster perfectly as always. I saw on your tumblr that you have two designs for this one, and I must say that both are just fantastic. The way you translate these illnesses into your art astounds me every time. Just seeing this so accurately and intensely brought up those feelings that happen with my OCD that I've dealt with before, but in such a way that it didn't send me into a panic or this sense of doom; instead I really felt like my anxiety and fear that go along with this were valid and real, but not overwhelming. Putting a face to these intangible things can both validate the struggles of those affected by them while helping them heal in even just a small way. Another wonderful job Zesty!
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay! Im glad you like this one.
Chilling was definitely what I was going for, as I know how destructive OCD can be (Its so hard to watch someone go through it) and I really wanted to make people stop and think. OCD is so often confused with OCPD, which isn't quite the same- and of course the term OCD has come to be a synonym for perfectionism which just seems to degrade the condition. I wanted people to realise the different, and that real OCD is a terrible thing to deal with. =)

I guess you can see why I do these now! I get so passionate about it! =)
This project has been a blessing, Ive been in touch with so many amazing people and to think that I have helped to make their lives a little bit better is truly gratifying. 


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darazan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even I'm a culprit at using the term OCD in a more generalized sense, but I wouldn't say that I confuse it with perfectionism simply because there has always been a clear distinction in my mind. Maybe that's because I have aspects of both in my life, and while my own issues may tend to fall more into the OCPD category than the OCD category, the things that trigger that feeling in my can be physically painful at times to not reconcile or fix. When it's something that triggers my "perfectionism" (like with my art), if it's not right I'd get upset or frustrated even to the point of trashing something, but it never has such a mental or physical effect as with the other. 

I've understood for a while why you do these, and your passion and dedication to it comes through in each one. You have an amazing talent. I'm actually really glad that the tone of this one is so different than the other monsters, it's given me an excuse to stop procrastinating and actually get around to finishing and posting my own "real monster" which I was inspired to put to paper due to all the hard work you've done with this series. I've been really hesitant to post it since, despite the fact that it's an interpretation of my own personal experiences, visually it's less than adorable and I worry about that kind of thing for some reason, lol.

I'm really glad to hear that you've been getting such positive feedback from people on this project. 
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kurenaisama Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Oh I havent seen this one before! But prolly one of my favorites :D
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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HPinOtaku-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Oh wow...this is...scarily accurate
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ohh Im glad it is accurate!
I do lots and lots of research, but can never be sure how truely accurate it will be. =)
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hello-icarus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
when the book comes out i intend on buying a copy n___n these are marvelous! will the book be pages with the disorder monster + desc as you show here, or will there be more?
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful! Thanks!
Im not sure really sure what the book will be like, but it will be presented a little differently than this. 

There will be at least 24 monsters =)
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Interesting.
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PhoenixScribe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Writer
Do you have a monster for Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) yet or are you planning on making one?
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I dont, I only have space/time to do certain disorders so some will have to get left out. =)
In the book (there will be a book eventually) I might refer to OCPD at some point though- as with other disorders that are similar to other ones. 
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PhoenixScribe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Writer
*nod nod* Gotcha.
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Incredible!!
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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