Rafaela was born in Brazil in 1990 but grew up in Madeira (Portugal). She started drawing, collecting papers and materials to draw as a little girl and never stopped. Her work is inspired by daily life, and things she sees everywhere. She likes awkward situations and is very good at creating them, in real life and in her drawings. Since she started illustrating, she created a world of characters that have a few particular characteristics: they have pointy ears and necks but they’re very funny and love to dance and talk. All this characters live in an alternative world were everyone from reality has an alternative version. She likes to draw colorful images with pens and watercolors were she puts her “little people” doing lots of different things.