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

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dear Friends-

I'm going to Mexico for a week. I'll be sure to post plenty of drawings from the trip in the first week of April. But until then, I've asked some friends to do some "celebrity" posts. I'm not sure what sort of art they'll be posting, but I can assure you it will be fresh and different.

Much love!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


As promised, here is the colored version. Tomorrow I'll post the facing page!

Monday, March 22, 2010


You might remember an almost identical drawing of a vampire and his friend from post #11.

I'm happy to announce and lucky enough to have found representation from a literary agent in helping me shop the Asiago project to an editor. But in doing so, I had to tighten some things up in my drawings- a challenge I took pretty seriously. Let me know what you think of the changes, and visit tomorrow, where I'll post this same thing colored in!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010


Happy Birthday, Lucas!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I didn't quite get around to drawing today, but to quench your visual thirst, I scanned some things in that I had in my backpack. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

THIRTY-SIX - Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Last year, I wrote my one verse lyrics to the classic tune, "Irish Lullaby." Here is the lyrics sheet:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


These are all the bird mask sketches I'll be doing. The next step is actually making these bad-boys. Here is the snowy egret:

Monday, March 15, 2010


As promised, I give you the hoepoo bird in mask form:

Sunday, March 14, 2010


In the near future, I'll be fashioning masks for the upcoming production, For The Birds, a new musical in two acts directed by fellow Purchase student, Kris Wellman. Details on the play can be found here, but as a teaser, here are a few sketches for those masks.

I'll be posting two more tomorrow, so check back!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Comic book illustrator Scott McCloud says to try this: drawing something somewhat familiar from memory, and then drawing the same thing with reference in order to test how accurate your visual memory is. Although you can type anything into Google and get pages upon pages of reference, I still thought I would give it a shot. The first motorcycle is from my memory (apparently all motorcycles in my head have fire shooting out of the back), and the second is rendered from an early Google hit.

Friday, March 12, 2010


If you're from Long Island, you feel me on this one. My train was delayed seemingly forever yesterday, prompting these quick pencils. I'm just now finding out more in depth why. Apparently there was a terrible incident at the Deer Park station.


I thought this was a funny sequel to yesterday's post. I seriously have no idea where the inspiration for these last two sketches came from.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


This is how I get through certain classes. It's just a sketch, but I think it's fun and weighty.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I never intended on posting photography here, but thanks to new-found access to the darkrooms on campus, and Kaydee letting me borrow her 35mm Nikon, I've been having a blast doing chromogenic color prints of paper airplanes.

8x10 prints of these are available, if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Pen & ink and charcoal on charcoal paper I got from Bjorn.

If all goes according to plan, I'll be posting some life drawing work tomorrow!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010


Once again, I am without scanning capabilities. So here is a terrible picture of an even weaker sketch of the very awesome Shelby Cobra. Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to get my hands on some acrylics in order to redeem myself.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Another concept piece for What Is Art?, another picture book that Sam and I are thinking about. This one is more polished than the last, but it's still a bit rough around the edges.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Concept-sketch for a prospective project about a snake and his quest to find out: What is Art?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Some castles made of sand:

Monday, March 1, 2010


More from Asiago.