I have this figure on illustrator: enter image description here

But when I try to fill color, the color overflows outside the boundary:

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A question mark appears in the fill tool as well.

How will I fix this?


Your shape is actually a bunch of open paths. To fix it you can select the ends of the open paths and hit cmd+J to join the paths. I've circled (I think) the end points of the open paths in the following image; just use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) to select the paths I've circled and join, repeat for each area I've circled.

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In future, if you're drawing with the Pen Tool and want to continue an existing path rather than drawing a new one you need to start by clicking on the end point of the path you want to continue (The Pen Tool's cursor will have a slash ( / ) next to it when you hover the existing paths end point). Or you can join the paths after the fact as I described.

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