# How to draw a pic of a person with tikz?

I would complete to my pic adding the draw of two people that are pushing a crate, like this figure or similar. How can you help me?

Here's the code:

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{bm}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{patterns,calc}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\pattern[pattern=north east lines,thin] (0,0) rectangle (12,-.5    );
\draw (0,0) -- (12,0);
\draw[very thick] (3,0) rectangle +(6,3);
\draw[very thick,blue,->] ($(8,1.5)+(1,0)$) -- +(2,0) node[very near end,below] {$\vec{F}$};
\draw[very thick,red,->] ($(1,1.5)+(-.0,0)$)-- +(2,0) node[very near start,below] {$\vec{F}$};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


• I would input the images of the little people into the tikzpicture, imho trying to recreate them with tikz is not worth the trouble. – Johannes_B May 8 '16 at 8:59
• Inkscape: trace and export. While it can be done, I would either just draw stickfigures, or \includegraphics as @Johannes_B suggests. – Torbjørn T. May 8 '16 at 9:02
• Are you unable to use the bitmap images because of copy restrictions? You can insert the image into tikzpicture as a background and then use that as a guide, making elements for each part of the human - e.g. one element for the hair, one for the head, etc - then remove the images. – kabZX May 8 '16 at 9:13
• I think that as for aircraft, tikz isn't up to the job and you need picture mode – David Carlisle May 8 '16 at 9:36
• Related: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/84275/…, tex.stackexchange.com/questions/177375/…, tex.stackexchange.com/questions/198378/…, tex.stackexchange.com/questions/126927/…. There is also one somewhere showing how to include partial people for purposes of statistical representation. tikzsymbols may also be useful as it has stick figures with options for limb angles etc. – cfr May 8 '16 at 14:49

Not as good as the picture mode of @David Carlisle, but proudly done with tikz :

\documentclass[tikz,border=7mm]{standalone}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
[line width=1cm, line cap=round, line join=round, rounded corners=4mm]
% --- object ---
\fill[red] (4,-10) rectangle +(11,15);
\node[white,scale=30] at (9.5,-1){?};

% pulling person
\begin{scope}
% --- body ---
\draw (0,0) coordinate (A) -- ++(1,-4) coordinate (B);
% --- legs ---
\draw (B) -- ++(1,-3) -- ++(2,-3);
\draw (B) -- ++(-1,-3) -- ++(2,-3);
% --- arms ---
\draw (A) -- ++(2,-1) -- ++(2,0);
\draw (A) -- ++(2,-3) -- ++(2,0);
\fill (A) ++(0,1.5) circle (1);
\end{scope}

% pushing person
\begin{scope}[xshift=19cm]
% --- body ---
\draw (0,0) coordinate (A) -- ++(1,-4) coordinate (B);
% --- legs ---
\draw (B) -- ++(1,-3) -- ++(2,-3);
\draw (B) -- ++(-1,-3) -- ++(2,-3);
% --- arms ---
\draw (A) -- ++(-2,-1) -- ++(-2,0);
\draw (A) -- ++(-2,-3) -- ++(-2,0);