The most comprehensive guide to the pen tool in Illustrator
Mastering the pen tool forever
Yes. You are not alone. Even the most skilled Illustrators avoid the pen tool. It is so hard. The lines goes wherever, and it is not as intuitive as you could want it to be. Luckily, TheJaredWilcurt has published a very nice video about mastering it.
Pen tool in illustrator. Oh no! I do not use it. It’s to hard.
I was so long very scared about the pen tool. It does not seem to have ANY logic buildt in? When I try to do anything, the curves bend in all directions, my fills get punked up and, really, I do not understand a thing. Until I had a look at this tutorial (it comes with a template too). If you do yourself the favour of doing the exersices a few times (might be 5) you will acutally understand the Pen Tool in illustrator a lot more. I did.