# Drawing empty, large arrow

How can I draw a empty large arrow like this (for example from (0,0) to (2,-2))?

The only arrow which I am able to draw is the simple vertical/horizontal thin arrow:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\pgfplotsset{width=10cm,compat=1.15}

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\begin{tikzpicture}

\draw[->,line width=1pt, rotate=45] (0,0)-|(2,-2);

\end{tikzpicture}
\end{center}

\end{document}


Thank you so much for your time.

like this?

it is drawn as node shape ...

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\pgfplotsset{width=10cm,compat=1.15}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes.arrows}

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw[blue!30] (0,0) grid[step=1] + (8,-5);
\node[draw, single arrow,
minimum height=33mm, minimum width=8mm,
anchor=west, rotate=-60] at (4,-1) {};

\end{tikzpicture}
\end{center}

\end{document}

• Hello @Zarko, yes it is a very good big arrow! Is it possible to specify the inizial and final points (also without grid)? Maybe I can modify only the initial point. – Gennaro Arguzzi Dec 5 '17 at 17:50
• unfortunately for shapes is not possible to define start and end point (exception are horizontal rectangles by help of fit library), but only one. however, in example above is determined west side of shape, and with rotate its direction. for details see section 67.5 Arrow Shapes in pgf & tikz manual, page 717. – Zarko Dec 5 '17 at 18:09

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes.arrows}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[every node/.style={single arrow, draw=none, rotate=0}]
%\draw[step=0.5,very thin,black!20] (-2,-2) grid (2,2);
\draw[help lines,step=.2] (-2,-2) grid (7,4);
\draw[help lines,line width=.6pt,step=1] (-2,-2) grid (7,4);
\foreach \x in {-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7}
\node[anchor=north] at (\x,-2) {\x};
\foreach \y in {-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4}
\node[anchor=east] at (-2,\y) {\y};
\node [draw=black] {\phantom {hdhdhhhdhdhdh}};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

• Hello @Sebastiano. Is it possible to set the start point (x,y) of the arrow? – Gennaro Arguzzi Dec 6 '17 at 7:50
• Hi, Gennaro, I have add quickly a grid. Do you undestand with the grid the start point of the arrow? Remember that it is not a true arrow, with only line. – Sebastiano Dec 7 '17 at 21:03
• I'd like to set a specific start point as in the Zarko's solution. – Gennaro Arguzzi Dec 7 '17 at 21:09
• I have to think with all sincerity. Right now I'm in the car and it is difficult to make changes. I can suggest this link: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/217912/… – Sebastiano Dec 7 '17 at 21:20
• I have designed a better grid. If you can move the arrow and rotate it, you're done. – Sebastiano Dec 11 '17 at 20:51