Two white cards laying on brown floorboards, with their corners cut off; the left one sits atop a small stack. The paper shows a “snowflake” design, made of green fir sprigs, red hearts, and gold embellishments. Underneath is “Warmth.” written in gold script.

Hand-Drawn Art on the AxiDraw

A  “snowflake” design, made of green fir sprigs, red hearts, and yellow embellishments. Next to it is “Warmth.” written sideways in yellow script. On a black background, landscape orientation.

Design

A screenshot of the design on a transparent (checkerboard) background  in the app Vectornator, with various tools along the left side, pencil icon selected with a size meter next to it. Menus at the top, and on the right, a translucent overlay showing the layers with “lock” and “eye” icons.

Plotting

  • Launch the Inkscape extension
  • Setup tab → pen down (it retains my pen up/down position settings between sessions, yay!) (I use 83% and 17%)
  • Attach pen (with the nib against the surface and the pen bracket scooched up a little, so it holds the pen down firmly — unless it’s a very soft-tipped pen).
  • Pen up
  • Layers tab → plot layer 1, 2, …

Results

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