4:48 PM, Thursday July 9th 2020
Hi, I just started lesson 3 so my approach may not be great! But here is my attempt -
What I see from your reference photo is a "drop" at the center of the hibiscus flower. So when I drew the flow of the petals, I tried to capture that sense of depth. It seems less flat by doing so.
As you said, these are big petals forshortened, especially the 2 in the front. I would draw those two in the front much more distorted. To me, yours look like triangular shapes. The reference photo look more like half circles with the other half bent underneath, so it is not visible in picture - which also means a drastic change in direction of the flow that creates a depth.
I am curious what others in the community think!