Nana Qi (or Key), also known as puffygator on social media, is a talented animal illustrator and sculptor from New England, USA who has a simple mission on the internet—to spread joy—and her artwork that combines adorable animals and dreamy illustrations is perfect for that. She draws all sorts of wild and domesticated animals in her own vivid style and every single illustration is cuteness overload that just makes go "aww" and feel good inside. And you are about to find out why!

More info: puffygator.com | Instagram | twitter.com

Growing up as a person of color, battling life events and health issues, Key found comfort in animals and art, which has become a self-therapy for her and an escape from daily anxieties for thousands of people around the world. Since she developed her own unique artistic style in March of 2019, she has been gaining acknowledgment over the internet and now has 115k followers who are in love with her illustrations. And you might join them pretty quickly after scrolling this wholesome list!

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Nana
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My name is actually Nana. I know you saw my message and edited the article without changing, so I’m letting people know I’m not Nina

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"I’ve loved depictions of animals in art and drew them almost exclusively. There’s a joy and universal appeal they have over people, and for some of us, it’s easier to find representation in them. Last year, I made an Instagram account and started posting in a style that came out. So many people told me they enjoyed it that I kept going!" the artist told Bored Panda.

Throughout her career, Key has worked with Smithsonian, Magic the Gathering, Spin Master, and more. Her illustrations were featured by Procreate, natural history museums, and other publications. As an avid animal lover, she has collaborated with wildlife conservation groups such as the Jane Goodall Institute. Key also runs a little shop where she sells bits and pieces featuring her sweet animal illustrations like prints, stickers, and pins.

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Denki/Shinkami
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dude i want one of these for my birthday which is tomorrow !!!!

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If adorable illustrations of animals are what it takes to brighten up your day, we have many more in Bored Panda's storage. So check out the work of Amanda Menon, who draws chonky animals to turn people's attention to all kinds of animals, minimal illustrations by Lim Heng Swee that blend cats into landscapes and other scenes, funny illustrations of internet-famous cats by Tactooncat, or cute illustrations of animals as vegetables by PonkichiM!

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maya P.K
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

O0O *GASP* iwuvwuvwuvwuwvuwvwvuuwvvwvwuwuv

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maya P.K
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i wuv ittt

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Rinka Yoshihara
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how can you draw this? I can't even draw a line.

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Neil Srivatsa
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think I get what this picture represents, the wild cat here is a caracal, it is know for jumping an astounding height to catch it's prey. It's prey are birds. So the artist, smartly drew the cat having wings, almost like how it jumps so high making it look like it is flying.

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Belinda Contreras
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like the villian from Rio but the cute and innocent version. Luv it.

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Rinka Yoshihara
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought the crow was part of the dog.

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maya P.K
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THE FOXES NAME IS FIRE :) ALSO SORRY CAPSLOCK IS STUCK.

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