I'm trying to learn Adobe Illustrator. I'm making an outline of a medieval shield, looking something similar to the following. (We're not going for perfection, just learning the tool, so ignore all the rivets and gradient, as well as the inset on the front.)
I started with a rectangle, added two circles to cut out the top, then added a triangle as a guide, made arcs at the bottom, chopped the rest of the rectangle and triangle with Shape Builder, and now I'm stuck. The entire shape you see is one linked path.
I can't figure out how to get the little wings off the side of mine, as shown below in yellow.
Can you help me with the vocabulary so I can Google the appropriate tool to learn about?
Bonus Question: I keep thinking it would be very nice to just be able to move the vertexes of the shape so I could make the top points more pointy, and draw the bottom portion out a bit to be a bit more pointy, but I haven't yet found how to do that either in Illustrator. Is there a way to move the vertexes of shapes in Illustrator?
I am very new to this, so please use simple words or pictures.
Update: Thanks to your help, I've got something going. While not professional, at least it's something:
Also, note, as mentioned below, there are multiple selection tools. The Direct Selection tool (white arrow) allows you to grab and move vertexes.
Lastly, for whatever reason I don't yet understand, after saving my file and re-opening it, the little yellow-marked "wings" were no longer attached to the main shield. In any case, I threw away the old one and made one as shown below, and it was much easier.