penciling

[ pen-suh-ling ]
/ ˈpɛn sə lɪŋ /

noun

work or markings done with or as if with a pencil or brush, especially fine or delicate work done with a pencil or brush on a painting or drawing.
a drawing or sketch made with a pencil.

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Origin of penciling

First recorded in1700–10; pencil + -ing1
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