After a very good friend suggested I try a Zebra ballpoint pen (thank you, Larry), I picked up one of the Zebra F-302 pens to give it a try. This was worked in the Handbook journal, which I believe is a mixed media paper surface.
I found the pen was smooth when writing and was nice to sketch with......although it did blob on me a several times and I had to wipe it on a piece of paper towel once I realized the ink was gathering around the point as I sketched.
I wonder if due to the type paper surface or if this might happen even on a smoother surface. Maybe it's the way I hold the pen as I tend to sketch with the point somewhat on it's side. Maybe it's because it's a fine point. I really don't know and will need to play some more on different paper surfaces.
One place in particular it's noticeable is to your right as you look at this on the second protrusion of the antler. The side of my hand also picked it up and transferred it to the center of that antler as well. There are a few other spots but squiggly marks helped hide a couple of them and the hair hid a couple :-)
Finished the page off with a little watercolor using a water brush and my mixed brand palette I customized from a Neocolor II metal tin. I love this tin and find it's my #1 favorite palette.