The pencil, for the malleability, purity and softness of its sharp and gleaming stroke, becomes the favourite technique of the artists in the 1800s. For its lightness and for being easy to use, for the possibility to make the lead tip more or less sharp, for the different tones that the same lead can have on paper, according to the pressure applied and the different paper grains, for the quality of the line drawing, for the possibility to easily erase a stroke with an eraser or to make it lighter, the pencil is the preferable technique to begin the experience of drawing.