The exhibition target shooters of the 30’s and 40’s would create bullet art, tracing shapes with bullet holes. Texas shooting showman Ad Topperwein would draw an indian head, like this
Back in 2002, I created a bullet art “Merry Xmas” sign for my office door decoration, with fake snow as “trim”.
If I remember correctly, this was done with my .38 super USPSA Open gun with Aimpoint red dot sight, from about 5 yards.
I cheated and used a target overlay to help me do my drawing. Topperwein would “freehand” his Indian head image. This 1936 San Diego cop used a full auto Thompson to write initials (start the video at 1:29 to see the demo.)