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    I got some of the sharpie liquid pencils, size .05 (Didn't see any .07's, don't know if they just didn't have them, or if they don't make them in that size yet). First of all- they write decent. Not great. Not awful. Decent. You have to push down on the lead fairly hard, and that's how you can get variations in lay-down of lead; shading by smearing with your finger doesn't work, as it'll just erase what you put down. Erasing-wise, they erase clearly and cleanly.

    Tested it on sketchbook paper, the results were okay, not horrid but not super great; but you won't have to worry about your image running off. Worked a lot better on notebook paper; and has worked fine for sketching on primed canvass.

    I found the pencils in officemax, hidden in a display by the office supplies; not among the regular pencils, and with a bunch of the newer sharpie pens, so if you're looking for them, you might have to ask if you don't see them right away- they might've been put someplace odd.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2010 edited
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    Been sampling Japanese mechanical pencils. Leads seem soft though. Got a .09 lead and a big 2mm holder.
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