From anxiety to depression to body dismorphic disorder, Toby Allen intended by this artwork particularly to give these intangible mental illnesses some substance and make them appear more manageable as physical entities.
What if mental ailments were caused by supernatural beings that buzz around their victims and feed off their terrible feelings? Toby Allen's illustration series Real Monsters creates a bestiary of creatures that inspire anxiety and gloom.
MORE ON THE SITE! // Real monsters. "The artwork is not at all intended to make light of these conditions but instead is intended to give these intangible mental illnesses some substance and make them appear more beatable as physical entities." -Toby Allen