Daily drawings and visual meanderings from wannabe illustrator, Adam McHeffey.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


My friends make movies. I often draw their storyboards. Have a look at these two purposeful projects.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Usually I draw and then color with the help of some Adobe software. This time I colored digitally, printed, drew the black in with a Sharpie, and scanned it back in.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Some Small Portraits

For a business card, for a friend.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jokes on Me

I did this for a job, as well:
But can I tell you a secret?

I didn't realllly mean to plagiarize him so badly. My drawing was for a field guide. It feels good to come clean. Brian Bolland is arguably the best line-drawer in the Batman world, and inarguably one of my favorite comic book artists ever. And seriously, if you've never read The Killing Joke, prioritize; it's the origin story for the Joker.

His name is Dante

Happy Almost Fall

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Three different drawings for three different cards for the Rye Nature Center.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hey everyone!

I know I haven't posted in a while, it's been such a crazy week! I graduated college and moved into a new apartment in Connecticut. I also need a new scanner. I don't mean to make up excuses, but I just didn't want anyone to think I died or stopped drawing, because neither of those is true.

In conclusion, I'll be back.


Thursday, May 6, 2010


I painted that drawing, Russ. 12x12 acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Russ Barrnett drew for me his boxer, Gibson. I really think it bares quite the resemblance.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Something that happened in my notebook that I kind of liked:


A sleeping classmate:

Saturday, May 1, 2010


For the fans of post number fifty-three, I present the colored rendition. I used the same process here as I do for my Asiago, drawings: graphite by hand and then digital color.
I'm particularly happy with those little sparkles in the water. I did them with the Photoshop gradient tool. Here are my settings:

Thursday, April 29, 2010


A portrait in mechanical pencil I did at the request of my sister. Click to enlarge:


Although this blog was designed exclusively for the purpose of my artwork, I'd like to introduce all of my readers to another child of mine: songwriting. Just to get an idea of the sorts of things I do when I'm not drawing, here is an .mp3 demo of a tune I wrote, and with the help of Kari Spieler, recorded. Let me know your thoughts! I promise I'll go back to illustration and visual meandering tomorrow.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010


If you liked post# 34, then I think you'll be excited to see the finished product:

This was shot with 35mm film, and is part of my final project for "Printing Color Photo." Thank you, Sam (again) for modeling (again).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Another sketch with the same purpose:
I borrowed this character from Asiago.

I'll let you know when a more finished version of these sketches run.

Monday, April 19, 2010


A preliminary sketch I did for a newspaper ad: