Mary’s back

Life model Mary, cover star of my collection of life drawings, The Big Reveal, is now turning her back to all and sundry on stickers, pillows, clothes, notebooks, and other ownable media.

Available from TeePublic in the usual range of merchandising media, as are other items in the House of Harley merch shop.

You can see more drawings from this set drawn at The Moon and Nude in London by scrolling to the second half of Mary’s feed.

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 drawing 2015 #22

Last night I attended a very enjoyable drinks event in honour of The Exhibitionists, a showcase of life drawings by visitors to The Moon and Nude‘s weekly sessions (catch it while you can – last day Sunday).  While people socialised and checked out the artwork, everyone’s favourite life model Carla Tofano posed for those wanting to keep on drawing. Here she is in marker and pencil…


The Exhibitionists

I hasketchbook_150609_01ve some pictures in an exhibition of life drawings by punters of the weekly sessions* run by the lovely Julia and Aless of The Moon & Nude.

The Exhibitionists
Friday 9th October – Sunday 18th October
The Cellar, The Finborough Arms, 118 Finborough RD, SW10 9DE

* Mondays – The Moon and Nude at The Sun in Clapham, 7-9pm

Wednesdays – Life Draw N4 at The Old Dairy in Crouch End, 7-8.45pm

Sundays – Life Draw SW5 at The Cellar, The Finborough Arms, West Brompton, 6-8pm