Here's the finished drawing. Fraid I skipped a couple of stages because it looked dreadful as I continued to work on it - almost scrapped it! I used Black Grape (Prismacolor), Green and Dark Green (Derwent Coloursoft) on the background which has changed the look of the piece somewhat, made it more dramatic. For the flower itself, I continued with the colours already used and added Process Red and Black Grape (Prisma), Pink Lavender, Deep Fuscia (Coloursoft).
This poppy was a gorgeous shade of purple so it was probably unwise to have drawn in on Burgundy paper (duh!), consequently, I was fighting the paper all the way. Should have done it on the Aubergine paper instead - isn't hindsight a wonderful thing?!
It's one thing to draw the picture but it's quite another to scan it accurately so that it is faithfully reproduced in digital form. This drove me ever so slightly nuts. I think it was because the reds and greens were fighting each other. Anyway, this is a pretty accurate image of the drawing, I got there in the end and it didn't turn out too badly. Looking at it now, I do wish I had left more space around the flower to give it more room to breathe, you know? Never satisfied (Hehe).