Thanks you all!
Jaydee~ Your advice matters to me! However... it actually is a photo, not a drawing. I turned it black and white to post on here so that I can compare. I can post the colored version if you like.
I should try to draw from real life, without any photo at all ("still life"). It would be good practice for me. What a really want is to draw from my own imagination at times. You get a picture in your head and just want to transfer it to paper. Haven't gotten there, yet!
Any drawing you do is practice - I was just concerned that you would drift into the trap of imitating someone elses style without realizing
Just a point about drawing from imagination - when my son went to his first pre-college portfolio day his work (mostly from imagination) was slammed by the animation professors who said they wanted to see real life studies so stick with the photographs or real life
Give the flowers another try - I just finished one in acrylics, a real challenge!!!