How to Draw a Baguette (French Bread)

This tutorial shows an easy way to draw a baguette, also known as “French Bread” in six steps with simple illustrations as examples.

How to Draw a Baguette

The breadboard will be drawn in 3/4 view. You can see a preview of the drawing stages for it in the image above. As mentioned, this tutorial is pretty easy and can be great for beginners.

Start drawing with a pencil and draw light lines that are easy to erase in case you make a mistake. You can darken them with a pen or black marker later.

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1 – Draw the outline of the bread

First outline the main shape of the bread as shown in the example. You don’t have to be careful with your lines as baguettes tend to curve slightly when they are braked. You can actually make them a bit wobbly/rippled on purpose.

Step 2 – Draw a slash between

Baguettes often have a series of slashes along them added to a technique called “scoring”.

To easily position slashes in such a way that their spacing is relatively even by adding a slash in between.

Draw it at an angle to the bread and make the cut wider in the center and thinner to the sides.

Step 3 – Draw slashes near the end

Draw two more diagonal lines near the top of the bread. Their shapes should be somewhat similar but they don’t have to be exactly the same.

Step 4 – Draw slashes “In the middle” and complete the line drawing

Finally draw the last pair of slashes. Place them between the one in the middle and the one at each end. After going through your drawing to confirm that everything is fine and make any corrections if required. You can then re-color your lines with a black pen, marker, or simply darken them with a pencil.

Step 5 – Add Color

To color the baguette, use mostly orange/brown and make the skewers a lighter golden brown. Pencil or paint can both be good options for this.

If going with paints, you can simply mix the right colors. If using crayons, you can first paint the bread with one color (yellow or orange) and then with another color (brown).

Step 6 – Add Shadows

How to Draw a Baguette

Finally to make the bread look a little less flat, you can coat it with a long thin layer of shadow along its bottom. You can add this by using the brown pencil again to darken the area. If using paints, you may need to wait for them to dry first and add shadows later.

Once done, you will have a finished drawing of the baguette/French bread.


Baguettes usually have a simple shape so drawing them is pretty easy. You don’t have to be too precise with your lines, and you can even intentionally make them wavy as bread tends to curl when baking.

Hope that you have found the provided examples and tutorials helpful. For more similar instructions, see the following:




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