Normally when I want to vectorize an image (if it's not overly complicated) I use the approach:
Object->Image Trace->Make and Expand
However that did not work for this particular image:
Put simply, there is too much going on; between all the gradients and negative space
Image Trace is not cut out for this kind of task. I concede that my needs are vast, I know this is probably asking much of any design software. I'm beginning to fear that I might not have another choice other than painstakingly drawing hundreds of individual lines and points?
Is there a simple(ish) way to capture the yin-yang, teardrop shapes? Gradient is not a must.