I am writing a bachelor thesis and I want to mark observations or remarks with this symbol:

remark symbol

which is produced by this code

\filldraw[color=black] (0,0) circle (1.5cm);
\fill[color=white] (0,0) circle (1cm);
\draw[very thick](-3,0) .. controls (-2,2) and (2,2) .. (3,0) .. controls (2,-2) and (-2,-2) .. (-3,0)--cycle;

I want to have this eye symbol on the left side of the paragraph to illustrate the observation process that I have made. It seems silly to me to input it in my thesis like a picture.

Does anybody know how to do this? Thanks!

  • 2
    Why would it be silly to include it as an image? I'd almost suggest that - compile your code into an image and include it as needed (perhaps a \marginpar) via a command.
    – Werner
    Jan 23, 2022 at 3:16
  • Yes, do that ^^ (or save box) avoids reparse it every time.
    – user202729
    Jan 23, 2022 at 4:58
  • Here is an example of compiling a standalone PDF with TeX and embedding it in other documents. That will get you the same vector graphic. You can do this with a TikZ image as well as with a font.
    – Davislor
    Jan 23, 2022 at 5:07
  • Thanks guys! I used Davislor's suggestion.
    – JoudaBouda
    Jan 23, 2022 at 8:46

1 Answer 1


Is an alternative, you could use the icon provided by the fontawesome5 package:

enter image description here

  • Thanks! Such a simple solution ♥
    – JoudaBouda
    Jan 24, 2022 at 19:00

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