Fun piggy bank creation. Simple and quick; make a great icon for saving money!
Create the body using an oval.
For the legs, start with two overlapping circles.
Select both circles and in the Pathfinder Panel use the Minus Front Mode. This creates a moon shape for the legs.
Place the moon shape in the leg positions.
Draw a rectangle over the legs to cut them off. Copy this rectangle since we will need it again. Select the rectangle and one leg (have to do one leg at a time) and choose the Pathfinder Panel Minus Front Mode.
Choose Paste In Place to repaste the rectangle in the same location. Select the rectangle and other leg and choose the Pathfinder Panel Minus Front Mode.
For the ear, this will be two overlapping circles as well.
Select both circles and Select the rectangle and choose the Pathfinder Panel use the Intersect Mode. This creates the ear and snout.
Position the ear and copy it for the snout. Put them both in position and size and rotate them for fit.
Add an arc for the coin slot and an eye as well.
Double click on the Pencil Tool in the tool bar. Slide the Fidelity settings to Smooth. Click OK.
Use the Pencil tool to draw the tail. Any choppiness will be smoothed out.
Draw a circe fr the coin. Fill and stroke the coin.
Add a monetary symbol to the coin. Draw a lighter circle behind the piggy bank.
Select the circle behind and click on the draw inside mode at the bottom of the tool bar. Draw a darker rectangle with a stroke to provide a foreground to anchor the piggy bank. Click on the Draw Normal mode and you are done!