One of my earliest followers, Tanna, has created a watercolor of my husband's photograph of a rose. I thought it would be fun to post side by side for comparison's sake. She did an excellent job recreating the shape and movement of the petals. Visit her blog to see the steps required.
Many of my artist friends create from photographs and the process intrigues me no end. When I was learning to draw, I would copy pictures in National Geographic. It is how I learned to draw faces and hands as they captured my interest.