Illustrator Pen Tool and Wacom Tablets

During the lesson we were taught how to use the pen tool in illustrator, see below for what I created, I was only playing about hence why they are not the greatest.

Another reason the above is not great  could be because I was getting used to using a Wacom tablet. I had never used one before and it did take a good hour of playing about before I got used to it. However, I am really considering buying one as the ability to be able to draw with an actual pen brings something new to designing on the computer and I bet it would be fantastic to use with Photoshop aswell.