The Perfect Artist’s Hand

No, its not my superior artist skills with a brush – that is for sure! But, of course, it is my fave tool, my Maxxie (Maxx Air 24″) that has rockin-awesome skills.

My husband and kids love to practice shooting arrows with their new recurve bow and we’ve used up many a purchased target. My mom recently gave us a humungo roll of heavy paper. I decided to make use of that roll and create some personalized targets. I am working on some alternates for bullseyes, and while I was at it I thought I’d make some deer targets that can cover the front of a bale of straw or be adhered to a piece of wood.

All it takes is the paper, a Maxx 24″ and a marker – soooooo simple! I used free clip art from the web and pixel traced it in MTC. Then I put my marker in the blade carriage, ramped up the velocity, and voila!

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Materials:

  • Paper 24 x 36 (or whatever length you want)
  • Marker

Settings:

  • f = 19
  • v = 500

The first graphic was a little too intricate so I decided to make a simpler version. The first time Maxxie drew him (per my instructions), he was only 22″ tall. I decided to use the MTC knife tool and cut him in half so I could super-size him. This time he is almost the perfect size for target shooting.

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And there is my handsome devil of an assistant, my DH, taping our target to the basement wall so I can snap a photo.

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I know that I can use Maxxie to create the perfect picture at any size to fit our needs. And, depending on the need, I can use the fab all purpose pen tool to use any writing instrument needed for the job at hand.