So are you as disappointed with the Sharpie Liquid Pencil as I am, but still wouldn't mind trying out a lead coloered gel ink pen? Well, the Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.4mm Gray may be something for you to check out.
I have reviewed a plethora of the Zebra Sarasa Clip pens already, but I keep coming back for more since they are such good pens (try the Viridian Green). They feel just right in the hand, have a great grip, and have a crisp, clean line from start to finish. I personally have zero complaints - especially at $1.50 each - but some people do find them to be a bit scratchy. Unless it is absolutely terrible, that is something that doesn't phase me on sub-0.5mm pens.
The gray ink color is a little light for me, but as I mentioned in the written review, this is one pen that would probably work better on a plain white page as opposed to the grid+lines of my Doane Paper. It does have a pencil lead quality to the color, so if the Sharpie Liquid Pencil left you high and dry you may want to give this a look. Just don't attepmt to erase it or take a Scantron test with it.
Click here for the XL review.
Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.4mm Cool Grey from JetPens
Writing Pad from Doane Paper