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

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Big Day for Me

My first published children's book, Asiago is now on pre-sale through Amazon.com. View it here! It's a really strange and wonderful feeling-- I began working on the book in September 2009, and here we are at year's end in 2011 and it's available on Amazon.

Here's the first drawing I ever did off Asiago, before he was tailored to fit a children's story and he was just a little guy wearing and old-fashioned bathing suit living in my notebook:

And here's where we ended up:
To everyone who's been following along with The Daily Graphite this past year and a half: thanks so much for sticking with me. This project means a lot to me and I look forward to sharing more and more art as we venture into 2012.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Back of the Book!

Slowly but surely, I'm putting up more and more drawings from my first published book, "Asiago." It will be available this coming spring. Really quite a trip for me; if you go back to some of my first posts, you'll see that I began sketching for it over a year ago. Now I'm eagerly anticipating the finished and printed book to hit shelves.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Gone To The Dogs

A pen illustration colored digitally:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Archer Sketch

Might be a painting down the road, once work clears up a bit...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Damien Jones

Damien Jones is an in-the-works animated comedy written by fellow SUNY Purchase alumnus, Kris Wellman. I had a blast doing these concept drawings for him. Putting the antichrist in a high school setting is such an imaginative starting point for an illustrator. Here's what I came up with.

Our Protagonist, Damien Jones
Sometime after Rosemary’s Baby and before the end of mankind, the Antichrist grew up. He went to high school, asked a girl to the dance, sucked at gym class, and learned valuable life lessons all along the way. His name was Damien Jones.

Riffing on the traditions and tropes of “Saved by the Bell”, “Boy Meets World” and The Omen, “Damien Jones” is the coming-of-age tale of the chosen end time ruler and his adventures at a suburban, public high school. Raised by loving, normal, Satanist parents, Damien is an astoundingly well-adjusted young man who up until now has been oblivious to the grim purpose of his existence. Now he must balance keeping his identity a secret, getting good grades, figuring out how to use his sinister powers, and most importantly, trying to fit in.

His friend, Eric.

His father and mother.

His guidance counselor, Ms. Slotsky.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Golden Macaw

Some macaws I drew in watercolor and sharpie. They'll be used in a show flier for Purchase Student Art Gallery's Fluxus Friday, which my band, Swear and Shake, and one of my favorite local bands, These Animals will be playing. Golden macaws are my dad's favorite animal.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pencil vs. Photoshop

Image one is in colored pencil. Image two is in digital color. Who wins?

Saturday, January 8, 2011


A Christmas present: