I’ve done a fair amount of documentation on using Illustrator’s Pen Tool. As you may have experienced, it can be one of the most frustrating tools to get the hang of, but it also is one of Illustrator’s most powerful tools, so it’s in your best interest to stick with it until you’re comfortable and savvy. Watch the videos below to not only get familiarized but to learn some great tricks for using the Pen Tool in AI.
Part 1: Drawing a Fashion Sketch with Illustrator’s Pen Tool
Part 2: Precisely Manipulate Paths, Anchors & Handles in Illustrator
Part 3: Using the Reshape Tool with the Pen Tool in Illustrator
Part 4: New Features to the Pen Tool in AICC 2014