This is a cp drawings from my art class at http://www.oca-uk.com/
This drawing was not done from a photo! I had the flowers in front of me while drawing.
It took me almost a day to do this drawing. One of the problems I faced was that the flower turned it's head as the light changed. I also found it was confusing that when the light started to change the shadows change dramatically, so I had to relay on my memory. So what did I learn? I learned, always to do a small sketch of light, and shadow for a start, so I can go back, and look at it, if I need to.
I think the wrapping paper looks more like fabric than paper, I should have drawn it with more sharp edges. I also feel that the flowerpot is placed a little to close to the bottom edge of the paper. I could also crop this drawing a bit I think.
I just signed up for a Botanical Illustration class, where I will be working in water color
The photo of the drawing isn't very good sorry about that!