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How To Draw A Puzzle Piece (Easy Drawing Tutorial)

Do you want to learn how to draw a puzzle piece? Then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together an easy guide that will show you step by step how to draw a puzzle piece.

You can even customize this drawing to your liking and also get a good idea of how to go about drawing any other puzzle piece in different shapes.

My love for puzzles has never stopped to this day but I’m not afraid to admit that those 1000 piece puzzles are a bit too daunting for me right now.

My patience has a limit and I’m not sure if I’ll make it so far but who knows what the future holds. For now, I’m sticking to the 500 or fewer puzzle pieces.

But enough about me, let’s get to the fun part and that’s drawing a puzzle piece.

Grab your sketchbook and let’s get drawing!


Puzzle Piece Drawing Reference

I’ve included this reference image for you in case you would like to also try drawing other puzzle pieces in different shapes that the one we will be drawing in this article.

There are a few different ones that are worth trying, especially the middle pieces and the end pieces.

For this drawing, we will pick one that you commonly see and can typically found anywhere in a puzzle.

Steps For Drawing A Puzzle Piece

Step 1

The first thing you need to do is to draw the top of the puzzle. You can do this by drawing a circle if you want but erasing the lower half do that it looks like this.

Step 2

On either side of that opening, draw two lines that come out and then draw a vertical line on each end.

Step 3

How To Draw A Puzzle Piece Step 3

On the left side, draw a line that curves in so that it looks like this.

Step 4

How To Draw A Puzzle Piece Step 4

Now extend that line going down but be sure to make it slightly curved as you do this and then draw a horizontal line. Continue this line going up by drawing another curved line going inwards.

Step 5

How To Draw A Puzzle Piece Step 5

Draw another horizontal line but be sure to also make this line more curved rather than rigid and straight.

From that point draw a line going up. It should be in line with the one above that and leave a space between the two.

Step 6

How To Draw A Puzzle Piece Step 6

Connect those two lines from the previous step and draw a curved shape going outwards. Your puzzle pieze drawing should look like this.

Once you are satisfied with the way your drawing has turned out, you can go ahead and color it in with any shade or pattern that you want.

But you can also just leave it as a line drawing if you feel like it.


Drawing this puzzle piece was definitely loads of fun and I do hope you found this tutorial on how to draw a puzzle piece easy to follow along with.

There’s so much you can do with it once you have the shape completely drawn but another thing that would make this drawing even better is to draw a connecting puzzle piece next to it.

You can connect another puzzle piece by drawing one that slots into one of the grooves on this particular puzzle piece.

It’s definitely way more fun this way.

Also, if you liked this drawing, I highly recommend you try out the following drawing tutorials:

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