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I'd like to write and draw something like the below picture in LaTeX. I know how to write an ordinary text with formulas in LaTeX, but not that much professional to have something like this. Please give some hints or references to how to do that.

Enter image description here

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  • 4
    What about the fontawesome5 icon \faMale?
    – leandriis
    Apr 19, 2021 at 4:58
  • 7
    You could just use includegraphics, and get a picture from the internet, say of Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man (public domain!). Apr 19, 2021 at 11:40
  • 7
    I was a bit confused about the title, until I realised I was on texSE. Apr 19, 2021 at 14:39

5 Answers 5

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OK, I had some time to play around with Bezier curves, so I had to share it here:

enter image description here

\documentclass[tikz,border=3.14mm]{standalone}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning}

\begin{document}
    
    
        \tikzset{
        pics/man/.style={code=
        {
        \draw[#1]   
                (0,0) .. controls ++(0,-0.8) and ++(0.2,0.6) ..
                (-0.4,-1.8) .. controls ++(0.2,-0.8) and ++(0.1,0.6) ..
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                (-2,-4.8) .. controls ++(0,0.3) and ++(-0.5,-0.2)  ..
                (-1,-3.8) .. controls ++(-0.1,0.9) and ++(-0.1,-0.8)  ..
                (-1,-1.8) .. controls ++(-0.3,1) and ++(-0.2,-0.8)  ..              
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                (-1.2,2.8) .. controls ++(-0.4,-1) and ++(0.4,0.5)  ..
                (-2.6,0.8) .. controls ++(0.5,-0.8) and ++(0.2,-0.1)  ..
                (-3.2,-0.1) .. controls ++(-0.2,0) and ++(-0.3,-0.5)  ..
                (-3.3,0.8) .. controls ++(0.4,0.5) and ++(-0.5,-0.5)  ..        
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                (-0.4,4.3) .. controls ++(-1.2,0.3) and ++(-1.2,0)  ..
                %
                (0,6.2) coordinate (-head) .. controls ++(1.2,0) and ++(1.2,0.3) .. % Top of the head
                %
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                (0,0) ++ (0,2) coordinate (-heart) -- cycle
                ;
        },
    }}
        \begin{tikzpicture}
            \draw (-1.5,0) pic(M){man={scale=0.2,pink!50!black,fill=pink}};
            \node at (M-heart) {T};
    
            \node[above = 1pt of M-head] (T) {Transplant};
            
            \draw (0,0) node [below right] {$t \longrightarrow$} -- (4,0);
        \node at (2,0.4) {$HT(t): 0000....0\;111111111$};
        \draw (2.5,0.15) --++ (0,-0.3) node[below] {$t_0$};
       
    \end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
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    +1 very nice job :-)
    – AndréC
    Apr 19, 2021 at 15:28
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    Is he really in latex? With the pink color, he looks nude! Apr 19, 2021 at 16:41
  • @hpekristiansen not for me. Anyway, you can replace where it says 'pink' by 'blue' . I'm Apr 20, 2021 at 13:30
  • @hpekristiansen Hi. I read many times your spectacular comment ....and I often I have a smile :-) I think that it is one of many beautiful comments.
    – Sebastiano
    May 21, 2021 at 11:28
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There exist specific packages for the outlines of beings. (You probably need a very recent TeX installation.)

\documentclass[tikz,border=3mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikzlings}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
 \begin{scope}[local bounding box=A]
  \koala[contour=black]
 \end{scope}
 \node[above=1ex of A](T){Transplant};
 \node[base right=2em of T,inner xsep=0pt](H){$HT(t):0000\ldots0$};
 \node[base right=0.2ex of H,inner xsep=0pt](1){$11111111$};
 \coordinate[below=0.5ex of H.south west] (P);
 \draw (P) -- (P-|1.east);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

enter image description here

To answer the question in the title, we need a man. While I do not know the gender of the above fellow, here is a man, a snowman.

\documentclass[tikz,border=3mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikzlings}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
 \begin{scope}[local bounding box=A]
  \snowman[contour=black]
 \end{scope}
 \node[above=1ex of A](T){Transplant};
 \node[base right=2em of T,inner xsep=0pt](H){$HT(t):0000\ldots0$};
 \node[base right=0.2ex of H,inner xsep=0pt](1){$11111111$};
 \coordinate[below=0.5ex of H.south west] (P);
 \draw (P) -- (P-|1.east);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

enter image description here

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I add a long code done with an external tool converting the image of the man in a file .svg and export it in file .tex code. The tool is:

https://products.aspose.app/pdf/it/conversion/svg-to-tex

The code is obviously long but it could be called the Vitruvian man :-) with a command of the kind:

\input{filename.tex}

The output is given:

enter image description here

\documentclass[margin=3cm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage[margin=0in,paperwidth=86pt,paperheight=127pt]{geometry}
\begin{document}
\definecolor{black}{rgb}{0,0,0}
\begin{tikzpicture}[overlay]
\path(0pt,0pt);
\filldraw[black][nonzero rule]
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;
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\end{document}
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    This seems very nice. There seems to be a lot of rounding errors in the output, though. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:17
  • @VincentFourmond Thank you for your comment. What are your mistakes? I have used recent updating of MikTeX and it compiles correctly.
    – Sebastiano
    Apr 20, 2021 at 9:47
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    Sorry, my comment was not clear. I haven't tried to compile the example, but I trust it works well. What I'm commenting on are examples like -59.00001pt which feels like it should be -59pt. Therefore my suggestion that the algorithm used to produce the tikz output has rounding errors. Apr 20, 2021 at 11:33
  • When you know I had to do mine all by hand, using curves in Word and reading control points one by one... Anyway, your man is in a very nice shape too ;)
    – SebGlav
    Apr 20, 2021 at 12:07
  • @SebGlav Thank you for your advice and comment on my not good man...my man peraphs he is not nude..but peraphs it is a ghost :-) ihhihihi...Yes I have seen and I shoud change all the control points with one or two decimal digits. I have copy only the output generated with the tool.
    – Sebastiano
    Apr 20, 2021 at 19:58
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For drawing people, have a look at tikzpeople.

\documentclass[border=1cm]{standalone}

\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{tikzpeople}


\begin{document}
    
    \begin{tikzpicture}
        
    
    \node[bob,minimum size=1cm] at (-2,0) {Transplant};
    \draw (0,0) -- (4,0);
    \node[yshift=-0.7cm] at (2,1.5) {$HT(t): 0000....0 111111111$};
    \draw (2,-0.2) -- (2,0.2) node[yshift=-0.7cm] {$t_0$};
    \node[yshift=-0.5cm] at (1,0) {$t \longrightarrow$};
    

        
    \end{tikzpicture}
    
\end{document}

enter image description here

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This is a pic of a generic patient (it wears a hospital gown, clearly ;-P) for my slides.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}

\tikzset{
    pics/omino/.style={code={
        % Little human being R. Giannetti CC-BY-SA 4.0
        \draw[#1]
        (0.131198,0.557601) .. controls (0.186628,0.603975) and (0.219299,0.676919) ..
        (0.219299,0.754395) .. controls (0.219299,0.890048) and (0.121113,1) ..
        (-2.43666e-07,1) coordinate(-head).. controls (-0.121114,1) and (-0.219299,0.890048) ..
        (-0.219299,0.754395) .. controls (-0.219299,0.67227) and (-0.182632,0.595593) ..
        (-0.121639,0.550018) -- (-0.561425,-0.368407) --
        (-0.350879,-0.368407) coordinate[pos=0.5] (-left hand)  --
        (-0.280715,-0.228075) -- (-0.350879,-0.649122) --
        (-0.140332,-0.649122) -- (-0.140332,-1) --
        (0.140332,-1) coordinate[pos=0.5](-foot) -- (0.140332,-0.649122) --
        (0.350878,-0.649122) -- (0.280714,-0.228075) -- (0.350878,-0.368407) --
        (0.561425,-0.368407) coordinate[pos=0.5] (-right hand) --
        (0.140332,0.543897) -- cycle;
        \path (-head) -- coordinate[midway](-heart) (-foot);
    }},
}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
    \draw pic(P){omino={draw=red, fill=red!10}};
    \foreach \anc/\ang in {head/90, left hand/180, right hand/0, foot/-90, heart/45} {
        \draw (P-\anc) node[circle, draw, inner sep=1pt]{}
            -- ++(\ang:1) node[font=\tiny, fill=white]{\anc};
    }
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}

enter image description here

BTW: I draw that in xfig, exported as TikZ and then I used a simple python script to normalize the coordinates and center the figure. If anyone is interested, please just tell me (a question could be ok).

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    Why is your person facing away from me? Apr 20, 2021 at 10:31
  • @StevenB.Segletes I normally connect strange electronic equipment to them, so better not showing eyes... ;-P
    – Rmano
    Apr 20, 2021 at 10:41
  • I was referring not to the eyes, but the hands. Apr 20, 2021 at 10:45
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    I am an engineer too (the art looks great!!). I was referring to your sense of right/left. The positioning of the "right" hand tells me the person is facing away from me, LOL. I am just being a pain, sorry. I guess I am just applying a "right hand rule". Apr 20, 2021 at 10:47
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    @StevenB.Segletes ahhhh that's because I am also completely non-lateralized. My wife tells me at least twice a week "your other left!!!"
    – Rmano
    Apr 20, 2021 at 10:51

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