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.
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.
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!
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.
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.