As a birthday treat to myself, I ordered The Art of Ball Point by Matt Rota which can be found at Amazon for under $20. What a gift! The work is amazing. Who knew that should works of art could be created with the lowly ballpoint pen? Obviously I recommend it to all.
So, taking inspiration from that book, I decided to use ballpoint pens for my July mandala. I did add some colored pencil as background. I continue to learn.