Dark and surreal illustrations by Oleg Kolbasov conjure nightmarish scenes

"Though my art may look sombre, I draw as a way to release myself from negative thinking and garner a healthier, positive outlook," explains Oleg Kolbasov, whose work is considered a "dark exploration into the human psyche".

The New Orleans illustrator's moody images of angry robots, gruesome ghouls and devilish creatures are beautifully unsettling. "I start with a pencil rendering for each of these pieces before scanning and colouring digitally. Often times I’m unclear about the final outcome and use gut-based decision making to fill in the drawing."

Check out more of Oleg's work on Instagram at instagram.com/animal.money and at www.animal.money.