New Copic Marker Colouring Video

Zoe December 4, 2010 26
New Copic Marker Colouring Video

Hi Everyone,

I needed to colour an image today for an upcoming project (so yes you get a sneak peek. heehee) and I had the idea to just video the whole process and see how it turned out. Most of my previous videos have me rushing my colouring to beat the time so you don’t really get to see my natural colouring style.

So a 1 1/2 hours later it was rather obvious you wouldn’t want to sit around watching every detail so I decided to speed up the process and managed to cut it down to 20 minutes across two videos.

The image is ‘Little Christmas Angel’ illustrated by Crissy Armstrong. I thought this would be a great image to show you my process of colouring folds. I have attempted to narrate over the top but sometimes got the colours wrong.

Unfortunately the video camera completely over-saturated the reds in the image however at the end of the second video I show a scanned version where the colours are closer to real life.

I would love your feedback on this style of video and if you like it I will be happy to do more like this. Would prefer not having to talk though. heehee 🙂

Part One

If you can’t view this video go direct to Youtube here

Part Two

If you can’t view this video go direct to Youtube here

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a gorgeous weekend.

Hugs and take care

Zoe xxooo


  1. Cindy2 December 4, 2010 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Zoe: Brilliant. You are a fabulous artist. I hope to see more tutorials – how about blacks for next time? Hugs. C2

  2. Littlebear December 4, 2010 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Wow brilliant tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to do this, it has been very inspirational.

  3. Angela Wood December 5, 2010 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Wonderful video, Zoe! I think your coloring is beautiful and I loved watching your coloring process. Keep the videos coming please ;)!! Would love to see you color Chrissy’s other angel image with baby jesus. hugs, Angela

  4. Ina I. December 5, 2010 at 2:09 am - Reply

    I love the video. Actually only the first part, because I couln’t get the second one working. neither on your blog nor on yuotube. Will try tomorrow again.
    Thanks for taking all the time to show us your coloring!

  5. Chris Bjornstedt December 5, 2010 at 4:02 am - Reply

    THANK YOU so much for doing this, I learned so much about shading. Also, love the stamp, where can one purchase it? Keep the videos coming, we all have so much to learn and so much to share!

  6. Lorraine December 5, 2010 at 5:54 am - Reply

    wow thanks Zoe the tutorials were great i have just won a pack of copics which will be my very first ones as i usually use promarkers so your techniques have come in very useful can’t wait til my copics arrive xx

  7. Crissy Armstrong December 5, 2010 at 10:04 am - Reply

    I just loved them Zoe. I think its really great to show your colouring sped up and its also great to hear your commentary. It was very informative and the sound and picture quality were very good too. Thanks for taking the time to do this and for using one of my images too! I hope you do more videos. It was so educational! Big hugs!

  8. Gab December 5, 2010 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for the video. I loved how it was sped up and your narration is great!

  9. carisa December 5, 2010 at 11:33 am - Reply

    i absolutely loved this, zoe!!! thank you so much for sharing your creative process. i’m glad i’m not the only one that takes over an hour to color one image. LOL i can’t wait to try that E19 trick either the next time i’m coloring reds. whoohoo! love learning something new. i am always impressed by your pleats and the dimension you achieve. hopefully now i’ll be able to get similar results. i would love more videos! ps. i love your voice, too. your accent is fab!

  10. BlackBird December 5, 2010 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Brilliant! I habe to watch several times to learn more, I like what you are doing, it´s great.


  11. paola December 5, 2010 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    LOVED!!! this tutorial Zoe, so nice to hear your voice, you have such a cool accent, our SA accent is so flat. Thanks for doing this tutorial, GREAT!!

  12. Stephanie December 9, 2010 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Loved the videos. I really like you talking on the videos, you get so much more info that way. I learned a lot and can’t wait to try it out. I am new to copic markers and I am loving them. Thanks for all your inspiration:)

  13. Lori Barnett December 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful video! Thank you so much for taking time to put this together and share with everyone. I look forward to seeing more. I will also be sharing your website with some of my students. They always love a good place to get more ideas. ((hugs))

  14. Carol December 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    OMG Zoe!! You are far too talented! In my wildest dreams I’ll never get to be as brilliant as you, your colouring is just amazing Hun! Thoroughly enjoyed this but to be honest I would have preferred you to speak and share colours too. Am I cheeky or what rofl?! I luv your voice and accent just by the way. I think us South Africans have the worst accent! Thanks for sharing Hunni! Lotsa luv xxxxx

  15. Jo December 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Absolutely great! Well done. Like all the previous folks your video is very informative and fantastic how you put 1.5 hours into 20 minutes. What a great idea. Keep up the good work. I’m looking forward to learning from you. Copic markers are good to use. Consider yourself hugged.
    P.S. Invite Christ to your Christmas party.

  16. Angela Maez January 2, 2011 at 6:11 am - Reply

    What a wonderful video! I absolutely LOVED it. I haven’t seen any of the others, but I definitely benefitted from seeing your whole process.

    Can’t wait for the January 8 Challenge Blog!

  17. samjbarry January 4, 2011 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Wow what a fantastic video. Your technique is amazing and I love the video format. The only problem is I dont have all the colours you used oh well might have to buy some more lol. One question if I dont have the prisma pencils can I use anything else?

  18. Valentina D. January 6, 2011 at 8:41 am - Reply

    What can I say but BEAUTIFUL! I love to watch how you color your image, you make it look so easy. I guess my next big purchase will be Copic markers. Thanks again for sharing.

  19. Sandy's Stamping Scene January 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe,

    Your coloring is simply out of this world. Thank you so much for sharing in these videos; I loved watching them; you’re incredibly talented.

  20. Janie Printz January 24, 2011 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Great videos Zoe … I am thoroughly impressed & I LOVE hearing you talk as you color as I get so much more out of it that way. I would love to see the colors you use … Maybe you could just show them all at some point in the video. They flash across my screen so quickly I never could see the colors of pencils you used at the last even tho I replayed it several times.
    Please continue doing these when you have time as so many of us don’t have your amazing artistic talent.
    Hugs, Janie

  21. win_or_lose52 February 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    wow i just watched a video on how your color in with copic great job.

  22. May 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Hey Zoe, I absolutely love your videos. I watch them over and over. I’m trying out the techniques and hopefully I’ll improve with all this practice!!
    Thanks ever so much


  23. Ruby Taylor December 16, 2011 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I just viewed both of the angel coloring videos! Your coloring is awesome….what I would give to be that talented with Copics!!! Thanks so much for sharing your magnificent talent…and please continue talking in your videos. It helps so much to hear the colors that you use. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

  24. Corinne February 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    The video was AMAZING… I hope to color like you when I grow you are a very talented artist and I would love to see what you do with BLACK

  25. Kathy December 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! Zoe! Thank you for a wonderful tutorial! Such an amazing job of coloring. I’m going to give it a go…

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