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Drawing a torso with a head (using \draw)

I am trying to draw some kind of person silhouette using tikz, similar to the following image: I tried a few things like using \draw with ..control, but I find it very difficult to position the ...
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Creating a Falcon's logo

I have been trying to trying to replicate this logo for my team (not to mention in LaTeX ofcourse:-)): So where I am now: \documentclass[11pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots}% ...
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Tikz: how to draw closed paths into an ellipse?

I want to draw this kind of graph: I would like to know how to draw these kind of oriented closed paths into the ellipse. I tried to do this but it was not very beautiful... \documentclass[10.5pt,...
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The coordinates of control points

My problem is, that when I want to draw a curve I don't know where to put the control points. Is there a method for calculating the coordinates? For example I want to draw this curve here and I don't ...
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Improving TikZ potatoes

My aim is to provide tools to draw some irregular shapes more easily. Of course, I am aware of the smooth plots provided by TikZ but my aim is to make to allow for an alternative approach. Very often, ...
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intersection between line and curve

I want to use \usetikzlibrary{intersections} \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb} \usetikzlibrary{intersections,shapes} \usepackage{esvect} \...
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How to draw two concentric simple closed curves using tikz

What is a small piece ot tikz code for reproducing the figure below ? Source: http://withits.epfl.ch/_media/events/slides-elgamal.pdf Notes: I'm familiar with this question Draw a $\epsilon$ ...
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How are quadratic Bezier curves drawn by TikZ?

I'm trying to understand how exactly Bezier curves are drawn by TikZ. According to wikipedia, the parametrization of a quadratic Bezier curve is given by B(t) = (1 - t) ((1 - t) P0 + t P1) + t ((1 - t)...
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Tikz: close path

I need to draw a closed shape using controls and then round the heads. The problem is the starting point (The upper one) is not rounded as if the shape is not closed, and the cycle command is not ...
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TikZ: \foreach loop not executing expected number of iterations [duplicate]

I am trying to draw a Bézier curve defined by five control points following the algorithm discussed here. I generate the points of the curve with a \foreach loop: one point per iteration (also, from ...
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usage of control points twice

I just started learning Tikz from the The TikZ and PGF Packages Manual for version 3.0.1a, and in the curved path construction subtopic I encountered the following piece of code \begin{tikzpicture} \...