Example: Totoro sitting in the snow

Published 2020-12-26 | Author: Noa Hoffmann

This is a drawing of Totoro, the star of the Japanese animated fantasy film "My Neighbor Totoro".

The Koch snowflake fractal has been used to draw snow, repetitive tasks are done in "foreach" loops.

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Totoro sitting in the snow

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% Totoro sitting in the snow
% By Noa Hoffmann and Pascal G├╝nthner, 21.12.2020
\documentclass[tikz,11pt]{{standalone}}
\usepackage{calligra}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usetikzlibrary{%
  shapes, shadows, patterns, calc,
  decorations.shapes,
  decorations.fractals,
  decorations.markings,
  decorations.pathmorphing
}

\colorlet{bodycolor}{black!35!gray!60!brown!98!green}
\colorlet{bellycolor}{yellow!70!white!92!green}

\tikzset{
   furspot/.pic = {
    \path [draw = black, thick, fill] (0,0)    
    .. controls +(0.3,0)        and  +(0.25,-0.05)   ..  ++(0.35,-.45)
    .. controls +(-0.45,0.25)   and  +(0.1,0)        ..  ++(-0.85,-0.05)
    .. controls +(-0.3,0.1)     and  +(-0.4, 0)      ..  cycle;
   },
   claw/.pic = {
    \path [fill = bodycolor!70, draw] (0,0) arc (0:45:0.2 and 0.8)
                                           arc (135:180:0.2 and 0.8)
    arc (180:360:0.059) -- cycle;
   },
   whiskers/.pic = {
    \path [fill = bodycolor!70,draw] (0,0) arc (0:45:0.05 and 2.3)
                                        arc (135:180:0.3 and 2.3)
    to[out=-90,in=-90] cycle;
   },
   snowflake/.pic = {
   \fill [decoration = Koch snowflake, white] decorate{ decorate{
          decorate{ (-0.5,-0.3) -- ++(60:1) -- ++(-60:1) -- cycle }}};
   \foreach \i in {30, 90, 150, 210, 270, 330} {
        \draw[blue!50!white,very thin] (0,0) -- +(\i:0.3);
        }
    \draw[decoration = Koch snowflake, blue!50!white, very thin]
          decorate{($(0,0)+(60:0.2)$) -- ($(0,0)+(300:0.2)$) --
                   ($(0,0)+(180:0.2)$) -- cycle};
   }
}
\tikzset{
  snow/.style   = {decoration = {random steps, segment length = 2mm,
                   amplitude = 0.4mm}, decorate},
  plush/.style  = {decoration = {random steps, segment length = 1mm,
                   amplitude = 0.5mm},decorate}
}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[color = bodycolor, draw = black, thick]

%---------------------background and tail----------------------
% blue sky
\fill[blue!30!white] (-8cm,-11cm) rectangle (8cm,10cm);
% random snowflakes
\foreach \i in {0.1,0.11,...,1}{
  \pic [scale = \i, opacity = 0.9] at (rand*7.5, rnd*18-10.5) {snowflake};}
% more tiny snowflakes
%\foreach \i in {0.1,0.11,...,0.5}{
  %\pic [scale = \i, opacity = 0.9] at (rand*7.5, rnd*18-10.5) {snowflake};}
% cloud with merry christmas
\node [cloud,aspect = 6.5, cloud puff arc = 120, cloud puffs = 12.9, fill = white,
       color = white] at (0,7) {\Huge M \hspace{9.8cm}.};
\node [color = red] at (0,7) {\fontsize{50}{80}
                              \textbf{Merry Christmas \quad }};
% tail
\path [draw, fill, rotate = 50] (-4,-7.5) circle (1.5 and 2.2);
% snowhill
\fill [draw, gray!6, snow] (-8,-11) to[in=200, out=0] (-3,-7.5) to (3,-7.5)
      to[out=-20, in=180] (8,-11);

%--------------------body-----------------------------------------
% right ear
\path [fill, draw] (0.6,2.3)+(-45:1) arc (-60:35:1 and 1.5) 
                   arc (115:210:1 and 1.5);
% left ear
\path [fill, draw] (-0.6,2.3)+(-135:1) arc (-120:-215:1 and 1.5)
                   arc (65:-30:1 and 1.5);
% head
\path [draw, fill] ($(0,0)+(170:2.5 and 2)$) arc (170:10:2.5 and 2)
                   arc(35:-20: 3 and 2)
        -- ($(0,-0.8)+(200:3 and 2)$) arc (200:145:3 and 2) -- cycle;
% body
\path[fill] ($(0,-4)+(200:4 and 4.5)$) arc (200:-20:4 and 4.5);

%----------------------face----------------------------------------
% left eye
\path [draw, fill = white] (-1.4,0.7) circle (0.45 and 0.4);
\fill [black] (-1.2,0.7) circle (0.16);
\fill [white] (-1.24,0.74) circle (0.03);
% right eye
\path [draw, fill = white, thick] (1.4,0.7) circle (0.4);
\fill [black] (1.25,0.7) circle (0.16);
\fill [white] (1.20,0.74) circle (0.03);
% nose
\path [draw] (0.35, 0.7) .. controls (0.2,0.8) and (-0.2, 0.8)
                         .. (-0.35, 0.7);
\path [fill = black] (0, 0.53) -- (0.25, 0.6)
      .. controls (0.3,0.75) and (-0.3, 0.75)
      .. (-0.25, 0.6) -- cycle; 
\pic [scale = 0.3] at (0,0.8) {snowflake};
% mouth
\draw (-0.05,-0.5) arc (140:85:0.2 and 0.1);
% whiskers
\foreach \i/\j/\k/\l/\m in 
    {80/1/1.5/-2/0,
    -90/-1/1.5/-2.2/-0.2,
    -80/-0.8/1.5/-2.5/-0.5,
    -80/1/1.3/2.2/0,
    90/-1/1.3/2.4/-0.2,
    80/-1/1.3/2.6/-0.4}
  \pic [rotate = \i, scale = \j, yscale = \k] at (\l,\m) {whiskers};

%-----------------------------arms----------------------------------
% handclaws
\foreach \i in {-4,-3.8,-3.6,3.9,3.7,3.5} { \pic [rotate = 180]
  at (\i,-6.5) {claw};}
% left arm
\path [draw, fill] (-3, -1) .. controls (-5.5,-3.5) and (-4.5,-7.5)
                            .. (-3.35,-6.45);
% right arm
\path [draw, fill] (3, -1)  .. controls (5.5,-3.5) and (4.5,-7.5)
                            .. (3.35,-6.45);

%------------------------belly----------------------------------
\draw[fill = bellycolor] ($(0,-4.7)+(230:3.8 and 4)$) 
             to [out = -10,in = 190] ($(0,-4.7)+(-50:3.8 and 4)$)
             to ($(0,-4)+(-50:4.5)$) 
             to [out = 60, in = -70] ($(0,-4.7)+(50:3.8 and 4)$)
             arc (50:130:3.8 and 4)
             to [out = -110, in = 120] ($(0,-4)+(-130:4.5)$)
             to cycle;
% fur spots
\foreach \i/\j/\k in {0/0/-1.3, -15/1.6/-1.5, 15/-1.6/-1.5,
    -8/0.7/-2.2, 8/-0.7/-2.2, -22/2.2/-2.5, 22/-2.2/-2.5} {
  \pic [rotate = \i] at (\j, \k) {furspot};}

%------------------------legs and feet--------------------------
%legs
\path [draw, rotate =  32, fill] (-5.8,-5.2) circle (0.9 and 1.4);
\path [draw, rotate = -32, fill] (5.8,-5.2) circle (0.9 and 1.4);
% left feet
\path [draw, fill, rotate =  30] (-5.6,-6.1) circle (0.65 and 0.6);
\path [draw, fill, rotate = -30] (5.6,-6.1) circle (0.65 and 0.6);
% toe beans
\path [draw, fill = bodycolor!50!white, rotate =  45] (-7,-4.7)
  circle (0.3 and 0.17);
\path [draw ,fill = bodycolor!50!white, rotate = -45] (7,-4.7)
  circle (0.3 and 0.17);
% footclaws
\foreach \i/\j/\k in {50/-2.2/-7.9,40/-2/-7.7,30/-1.75/-7.55,
    -50/2.3/-8,-40/2.1/-7.8,-30/1.85/-7.65} {
  \pic [rotate = \i] at (\j,\k) {claw};}

% hat
\path [draw, fill = red] (43:2.5) to [in = -170, out = 130] ($(0.7,3)+(195:0.4)$)
  to [in = 180, out = 90] (0.7,3.1) to [out = 150, in = 0] (0,3.3)
  to [in = 50, out = 180] (137:2.5);
\fill [draw, plush, fill = white, thin] (145:2.5 and 2) to [in = 160, out = 20]
  (35:2.5 and 2)
  to [out = 80, in = -80] ++(0,0.5) to [out = 160, in = 20] ($(145:2.5 and 2) +(0,0.5)$)
  to [in = 100, out = -100] cycle;
\fill [draw, plush, fill = white, thin] (0.7,3.1) circle (0.5);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

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