That exact Ultramarine Blue

I’ve never spent as long at a hair salon as I did today, which probably made it the worst day to forget to take along a pen or pencil. But I did take along my paints and a brush. And I borrowed a ballpoint pen to draw with.

So here’s a selfie, drawn looking in the mirror. Lots of action behind me that I could watch!


And more sketches while I waited.



2 hours later, blue highlights in my hair. I knew the color I wanted, Ultramarine Blue, so what did I do? I went to Jane Blundell’s site of course, found the image on the left (below) and showed it to my hair stylist. Thank you Jane Blundell, in any color situation, I know you have the answer!


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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9 Responses to That exact Ultramarine Blue

  1. Wendy Kate says:

    What a great place to do some sketching, I would not have thought of it! You have captured all the salon action beautifully. By the way – is your stylist hairy or was that a slip of the key…?! 🙂


  2. Carmela Rizzuto says:

    Great captures of a busy place–probably the first time the stylist had a color palette printout to work from—very cool.


  3. Colors made it look alive! loved your work. Great job..


  4. Deborah says:

    Love it! Both the sketches and the highlights!


  5. You never know when a colour chart will come in handy 😉


  6. ExDCode says:

    Great work in capturing everything so warm and alive!


  7. I love your sketches! I never feel brave enough to openly sketch people I’m trapped in a room with!


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