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

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:

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Asiago trying out a beach towel cape:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Demo for Kris

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer


For the fans of post nineteen. I've done a color study of Asiago, sick from eating the garlic baked clams. Gross.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

FIFTY (nice!)

Talk about accidental art. I love how this next image came into being. While in Cozumel, I shot a few rolls of film, one of them included an awesome image of Russ Barrnett sleeping on the dock. When I got back to Purchase, I was so unorganized that I reshot using the same roll of Kodak Gold 35mm film. The results were 23 unusable and indiscernible images, and this one gem: The image of the dandelions was exposed yesterday, a solid two weeks after I took the image of Russ. What you see is organic film, not a touch of Photoshop, just a stroke of luck and a solid hour of manual color correction. It's the textbook definition of bricolage, and something I'm really happy with.

I uploaded it full-sized, so all you Barrnett fans can use it as your desktop background.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This is page two from my book. You'll have to imagine this post and the last one next to each other, on the same spread. Asiago has pretty much been taking over my life, so I hope you enjoy him and his antics.

Click to enlarge greatly!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Page one from my book, Asiago.

Click to enlarge greatly!


Okay, back on the grid. Mexico was amazing, and I'll put sure to post plenty of drawings from it. This was me since my last post:

As you may imagine, I'm having a bit of trouble becoming acclimated once again to New York. But I promise, my pencil has been moving this whole time.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Hey everyone! I was asked by Adam to post something while he was away (sorry it's taken so long). Funnily enough, I just woke up from a dream involving Adam returning from Cozumel clearly stating that his trip was just "O.K." I'm sure that's not the case, anyway.
So, I thought it would be appropriate to post something that Adam was involved with, and it just so happens he played a dead man in my latest video scene project test movie short film, whatever you'd like to call it! Here it is:

Oh, by the way, my name is Sam and I'm Adam's roommate, although not for long. It's been a good two years, my friend (Adam), and I shan't forget them, not until I lose my memory.