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I'm well aware that this is borderline off-topic, but does anyone know how authors include (apparently) hand-drawn pictures in their books, such as this one from a programming textbook:

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Such pictures seem to be too perfect to be made by hand, and show no sign of having been scanned. But I cannot imagine doing this with TikZ or Inkscape or any other drawing tool.

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    You can create graphics in any graphics program you'd like and include them in documents in the normal fashion. Even if hand drawn, nothing stops the artist from using a graphics tablet to do the drawing. – TH. Jun 27 '17 at 17:01
  • Maybe a picture made with a drawing software, incorporated with \includegraphics? – Bernard Jun 27 '17 at 17:01
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    An intresting question with a related topic. Maybe it will help. – Bobyandbob Jun 27 '17 at 17:11
  • you could see the example code here although hard to believe those diagrams were hand drawn, not precision coded in tikz – David Carlisle Jun 27 '17 at 18:49
  • See also tex.stackexchange.com/questions/29402/… – John Kormylo Jun 28 '17 at 0:19

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