Fashion illustrator Luke Edward Hall on his favourite things
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As part of The Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair in London, artist and designer Luke Edward Hall releases pencil renderings inviting you into his vivid world. Here's what inspires him
Favourite illustrator: "I've always loved the illustrations of Cecil Beaton and Jean Cocteau. Cocteau's graphic line portraits are so striking."
Current obsession: "Tangier. I've never been to Morocco but I've been reading lots about the city and imagining. I'm going to visit in the autumn I think. I'm hoping it's going to be as glamorous and intriguing as it is in my mind..."
Favourite art space in London: "I always like paying a visit to Tate Britain. I'll check out the Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and then pop downstairs and marvel at Rex Whistler's murals in the restaurant."
Favourite character in history: "King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He was an alluring and enigmatic figure with incredible vision. I'm planning a trip to Germany soon because I want to visit his beautiful fairytale castles."
Last book read: "I've been reading Stephen Tennant's biography Serious Pleasures — it's a fascinating portrait of the aristocratic and highly eccentric artist who moved in the same circles as Cecil Beaton and Rex Whistler."