Introducing Little Door’s very own Max Halton! Max graduated from Middlesex University with a BA Honours in Illustration earlier this year. His work is heavily driven by storytelling and characters, which he always captures with a touch of wit and charm. His work has a unique combination of melancholy and humour making it impossible to not fall head over heels for his little frowning characters! Most of his illustrations begin with a brush pen, with colour added digitally, although sometimes he works directly onto an iPad with just his finger. His work is immediately recognisable by his limited colour palettes, his satisfying curvy line and his seamless combination of vintage influences with contemporary practices. Max’s work has found a special place in our heart here at Little Door, and we are sure it will in yours too!
What is your favourite medium?
Definitely a brush pen.
Who is your favourite illustrator?
I can’t really pick just one… I’m a big fan of Hergé (obviously) and Charles Schulz, but I also really like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec because of the quality of line in his brush works.
What is your favourite thing to do when you’re not drawing?
Drinking a strong coffee (with 2 sugars) and annoying my neighbours with my harmonica playing.
You can see more of Max’s charming work here!
Our exhibition got a cheeky little mention in The Times.
Facsimile film posters I made earlier this year