Nice, you should make a better Cutie Mark for me while your at it
Actually, I was working on the comic version of Jimmy and I was wondering - what is his cutie mark?
That is awesome. Did you make that from scratch?
Thank you. And yup, I only had a ready hourglass vector back from when I was working on a Doc Whooves comic.
Then definitely awesome work. I wish my OC's cutiemark was that cool, but then I would need to make one up that was that cool, which can be surprisingly hard.
Oh yes, it definitely can. On the one hand, it can be easier to work with someone else's idea - you have it all ready. On the other, you practically have to get inside the other person's head to get it exactly the way they want it.
Exactly. I can't just make it something really cool like a Dragon riding a meteor away from an explosion, because it means nothing! It has to be something that fits him, not just cool. That and I can't draw anything that well, except rocks I guess, so unless his cutiemark is Tom I am out of luck in creating it.
Tom as a cutie mark. Heheh, now that'd make one interesting pony. Say, if I can ever lend you a hand with some idea, do let me know. I still feel more capable with items and symbols than anything else, so that'd actually make a more enjoyable type of work.
If you want to that would be great! So far it is just based off his name, Jewel, so I recolored Rarity's cutiemark orange. I was thinking based around questions, discussion, or philosophy. Which being rather non physical is hard to create an image for.
Yes, a good question - how to visually represent that which is fundamentally abstract? Maybe one thing you could try if you need inspiration is entering the relevant terms into Google Images; see what kind of results pop up and create some concept from what you see there. Then that'll be something we can work on.