I cannot seem to get this shape with two perfect half circles with the pen tool. How hard is it? I try to avoid using it if possible so unfortunately I am not really proficient at using it. Is there another way of getting this shape? I imported this shape so I can see the anchor points but still I cannot come close to replicating it because of how clumsy the pen tool controls are.
Draw a straight line, apply a thick stroke, and round end caps.
Object > Expand
Another possibility is to use the Curvature Tool Shift+~ to make the initial curve. Three simple clicks is all it takes.
The existing answer is a quick and efficient way to do this. Another possible way is by using
Object > Envelop Distort > Make with warp
- Draw a horizontal path with stroke and make it rounded corners in Stroke Panel (for any other angle, you'd need different warp values. I'm using horizontal path)
- Apply the Envelop Distort warp (apply the amount you need)
- Expand it. You'll get curved path. You can still control the stroke width. Further expanding it will give you the shape.