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How to Draw a Puzzle

Easy, step by step Puzzle drawing tutorial
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A jigsaw puzzle is "any set of varied, irregularly shaped pieces that, when properly assembled, form a picture or map." The first puzzles, created in England during the 1700s, were teaching tools - "dissected" maps, alphabets, or pictures of animals.

By the late 1800s, they were a popular form of amusement, and continued to be during the Great Depression, as puzzles were inexpensive.

Today, puzzles are often made of cardboard or wood. Puzzles may feature popular cartoon characters, famous paintings, or photographs of animals or beautiful places.

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Puzzles have a further place in popular culture. Since 1963, a puzzle piece logo has been used by various autism awareness groups "to symbolize the idea that autistic people are difficult to comprehend (like a puzzle) and that the 'cure' for autism is the missing piece."

Another cultural reference is The Puzzle Place children's television series of the 1990s. The story followed a multi-ethnic group of puppets facing common problems of youth.

It was ranked with Barney & Friends and Sesame Street as one of the most popular children's shows of its time.

Don't look so puzzled - this easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to walk you through the creation of your very own picture puzzle. All you will need is a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Skateboard, The Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda, and Doll.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Puzzle

Puzzle drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 01

1. Begin by drawing a long curved line - or a series of curved and straight lines - to outline the sides of the first puzzle piece. Notice the "C" shaped indentation on one side of the piece, and the "C" shaped protrusion on the other.

Puzzle drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 02

2. Draw a straight line from each end of the lines. From one straight line, draw a "C" shaped line pointed inward, and at the other, draw a "C" shaped line protruding outward. Draw a straight line from one and a curved line from the other. Allow these lines to connect at a point, completing the outline of the basic square shape of the puzzle piece.

Puzzle drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 03

3. Next, draw a second puzzle piece. From one corner of the first piece, draw a straight line, followed by a "C" shaped line. Then, draw an "L" shaped line and another "C" shaped line.

Puzzle drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 04

4. Use a series of curved lines to draw the remaining side of the second puzzle piece, including the "C" shaped indentation.

Puzzle drawing - step 5
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 05

5. Draw a third puzzle piece. Starting from one corner of the first piece, draw a series of curved and straight lines to draw two sides. One side should have an indention, the other a protrusion.

Puzzle drawing - step 6
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 06

6. Use a series of curved lines to complete the remaining side of the third puzzle piece.

Puzzle drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 07

7. Draw a fourth puzzle piece. Draw a series of curved lines to connect the corners of the first and third puzzle pieces.

Puzzle drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 08

8. Begin drawing a fifth puzzle piece. Use a series of curved and straight lines to outline the first two sides. One side should have a "C" shaped protrusion, the other a "C" shaped indentation.

Puzzle drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 09

9. Complete the final puzzle piece. Use curved lines to draw its remaining sides.

Complete Puzzle drawing
How to Draw a Puzzle Step 10

Color your cartoon puzzle pieces. You can make each piece a solid color as in our illustration, or you can draw a picture that has been pieced together.

Why not try drawing an island sunset or a mountain scene on your puzzle?

Fun tip: After you draw a picture or scene on your puzzle pieces, you can cut them out and put them together like a real puzzle! Challenge your friends or give the puzzle as a gift.

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How to draw: Puzzle - all drawing steps
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