I took this following the Monoline class to further practice using the pen tool. I used the pen to create half of objects and used reflect to mirror the other half. I had to do some adjusting to get things right and am pretty happy with the result.
I created this from an existing illustration that I recreated in Illustrator vs. placing the image in and using as a template.
This is my original drawing:
And my illustrator version:
I made a few edits before making him bigger than a pin.