Using the unicode character as a base, I drew a set of paths in the gimp
and painted along them using one of the calligraphy brushes. I turned on
the 'jitter' option on the paintbrush tool to give it a more natural look.
This png shows this path tracing side-by-side with the unicode character
at the same scale.
If you want the gimp file with the path data, it is here:
Having the paths enables us to scale the icon very well and make
variations more easily.
Anyway, I think it might need a few tweaks, but overall I think I like
it. What do folks think?