The Big Reveal

The third House of Harley art book is a mammoth collection of highlights from Harley’s visits to life drawing groups in London – including Betty Frankenstien’s Drawing Room, The Moon and Nude, Life Draw N4, Shoreditch Fashion Illustration Class and the Exotique Drawing Salon.

Featuring life drawing superstars Carla Tofano, Steve Ritter, Andrew Crayford and the Salacious Sirens, amongst over thirty models. Harley applies his raw and experimental approach to quick-fire drawings of mermaids, pole dancers, masked heroines, burlesque dancers, cowgirls and werewolves as well as many traditional nudes.

Published July 2021. 180 pages, colour, A5 paperback.

£14.99 + postage. Order now from Lulu.

Visit the House of Harley Shop for info about our previous books, Corrugated Catwalk and Feature Show, and other arty items.

Life drawings for sale

Many of the life drawings found on this site are for sale. Prices are typically £100 unframed, £150 framed, plus postage and packing, for an A4 sketch. Most are in pencil or marker pen. Please enquire as to availability and cost.

A few examples below… lots more here.

Life drawing 2016 #5 part 2

La Mort Exquise continued: The Life Drawing Collective (aka life model supergroup Carla, Andrew and Manko) at St Pancras Church last Friday, in an event organised by London Drawing. Here’s three attempts at their second half hour pose…


Life drawing 2016 #5 part 1

La Mort Exquise: The Life Drawing Collective (aka modelling stars Carla, Andrew and Manko) took part in a themed event last Friday, organised by London Drawing. The extra special venue was St Pancras Church, which influenced the choice of poses, as should become clear. Here’s what I drew while getting warmed up with the first half hour pose…


Life drawing 2015 #23 part 1

On Wednesday I attended the inaugural session of an excellent new art group run by the Life Drawing Collective, run by star models Carla Tofano, Andrew and Manko and hosted by Bella Franks. These sketches come from the first of four half hour multi-model poses…