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Copic Markers Demo – Joker #1

This is my first Copic markers colouring demo.

56 Responses to “Copic Markers Demo – Joker #1

  1. BlameQui -

    Very nice Trev, it’s really helped me get a good start on markers hope to see more! :]

  2. kevin -

    This was absoulutly amazing!!! You have Mad Skills!!! Can’t wait to see more!!
    Kevin (AKA) Monhob

  3. Brandon -

    Gorgeous! Great commentary, and the video is very clear. I especially like how you labeled the markers at the bottom of the screen. Thanks!

  4. FetalNIGHTMARE -

    AHHHH! Yay! You posted it!!
    It’s great video!!
    And you really didnt sound the way i thought you would!! [=

  5. Durloth -

    Hey Trev!

    I followed the link you put in your dA-journal. πŸ˜€

    Ahm… thanks a lot for sharing this. I thought it was far more complicated, but it seems that it isn’t much different from working with watercolours… Gonna try that now… πŸ˜€

  6. Sarah -

    Wow! Thanks for making this video for us. Loved watching this one. It’s really nice to see how you work; really professional, detailed–Awesome job! I didn’t know you used so many layers of color, but it makes sense–Gives the drawing more dimension and a realistic finish. Oh, and I liked your audio track as well–It’s very obvious you love and take pleasure in drawing these characters, especially the Joker.

    It was also kind of an educational experience for me too, because I’ve never worked with copic markers before…I didn’t even know they made multi-liners that didn’t bleed or WHITE INK. Can you believe that?!? I had no idea they made white ink (Yeah, I’m a dork). But, it’s really good to know.

  7. Trev Murphy -

    Thanks for all the great comments, I’ll definately add more videos over the coming months!
    Cheers! Trev

  8. theotherhalfexcel016 -

    Brilliant video Trev. ;D
    Hope to see some more.

  9. Shirley -

    That is a great video! Cant wait to see more drawings/videos!

  10. Anthony -

    Trev–that was great to watch…I use the Copic Sketch markers and really enjoyed watching you layer and blend colors. I picked up some good tips and will hopefully put those to work soon πŸ™‚

    Post more vids!


  11. Nicodemo -


    C’est vraiment tres bien de pouvoir avoir une video du travail rΓ©alisΓ©. le rendu est tres sympa !


  12. Trev Murphy -

    Merci beaucoupΒ ! Je suis content que vous l’avez aimé !

  13. alecan -

    really, really, really awesome!!! And inspirational as well.

  14. kaitlyn -

    that’s the most freakn’ awesome thing anyone’s ever done for copics!! KUDOS to you, man. I’d received some copics for my birthday last year but I got discouraged because I didn’t know how to properly layer them–I mostly do prismacolor pencils–and I set them aside. You’ve inspired me to give them another try, and I thank you. *tips hat*

  15. Trev Murphy -

    Thanks! ;D

  16. Trev Murphy -

    Glad you found it useful! Cheers! πŸ˜‰

  17. Annalisa -

    Really wonderful tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to demonstrate! Lovely work πŸ™‚

  18. Trev Murphy -

    Thanks, glad you liked it! πŸ˜€

  19. Kiri -

    Excellent video tutorial! Definitely one of the best I’ve seen, and it didn’t hurt to have an interesting subject too. ^^

    Minor note — You’re pronouncing “Copic” wrong throughout, but I guess it really isn’t a big deal. πŸ˜›

  20. Trev Murphy -

    Thanks! Yep, Joker is a popular guy! ;D

  21. lindsay korsen -

    probably the coolest thing video ive ever seen, i love watching artists work πŸ˜€

    i’m more of a sketching person, but this is absolutely fantastic

    keep it up, i know it’s taxing to create and post videos but it’s so rewarding to the viewer :]

  22. Trev Murphy -

    Hey thanks! πŸ˜‰

  23. Ted Dastick -

    Hey Trev, I really enjoyed watching this!! πŸ™‚

  24. Trev Murphy -

    Hey thanks Ted! ;D

  25. Remy -

    You have no idea how much this has helped me! I’ve been using Prismacolor markers for a few years… I’ve been wanting to switch to Copic but I’ve been a bit weary. I’ve been trying to fing a video of these in action and FINALLY it seems that I have! πŸ™‚ Not to mention, IT’S OF THE JOKER! This video has helped me so much, I will continue to check for more! πŸ™‚ I only have one question… What medium did you use before you brought the markers in? Is it pencil? Some kind of ink? If so, what kind? Thank you, sir! Your work is extraordinary!

  26. Trev Murphy -

    Thanks a lot, I’m really glad you found it useful!
    I start with a pencil sketch which I ink before erasing the pencil with a putty rubber. I use a black/brown multiliner to ink the sketch, usually a 0.03 nib, which is why i listen to audiobooks while working – it takes a while! πŸ˜€
    I’ll be adding a couple more video demos very soon, I’m just editing them etc.
    Thanks again! ;D

  27. Remy -

    Thanks for the reply, Trev! I understand where you come from, I wouldn’t survive most projects without my cd player! I knew you had said that you used a multiliner at the bening of the vid; but I was unsure if any of it was still pencil or not so I had to ask – because your inking is simply flawless! What brand of multiliner do you use? And if you don’t mind me asking, how does the brown multiliner come into play? I hope I’m not bothering you with my questions! Thank you again, sir! Your work is greatly appreciated!

  28. Geri -

    Hey Trevor, Thanks so much for posting this video. As I’ve written you before, I love the way you lay down the color with the Copics and now I get to see how you do it! You’re brilliant! This has helped tremendously. Just one question do you use the white Copic ink to do your highlights? I find that it yellows when it dries?

    Thanks, Geri (my-heart-art).
    P.S. Tell Veronica I love her latest works too!

  29. Trev Murphy -

    Hey Geri,

    thanks so much, I’m glad you liked it! I use Winsor & Newton white ink and it dries nicely white.

    Cheers! Trev ;D

  30. Charlie VM -

    Trev, I love all The works I’ve bought from you. Its great to see how they are brought to life. Amazing! You deserve the following you are building. Looking forward to many more.


    Tell Veronica I love the Dorothy!

  31. Trev Murphy -

    Thanks a lot Charlie!
    Trev πŸ™‚

  32. jenn -

    geezus, Trev! I had no idea!! Awesome!!

  33. Trev Murphy -

    Hey thanks! ;D

  34. Jay -

    Great video. Wish I knew how to do one. Your art work is terrific. I like colored pencil (Prismacolor) and pastels (soft) as a mixed media, but will give your Copic marker/acrylic/multiliner pen style a try real soon.

  35. Trev Murphy -

    Thanks a lot, Jay! Great work!

  36. t3 -

    amazing vid mate.
    i checked youtube for a tutorial on these markers as i have never used them before but couldnt find aything as good as yours.
    thanks for sharing.

  37. Trev Murphy -

    Hey thanks, glad you found it useful! Cheers!

  38. ricki (gibbie) -

    i have been looking at your stuff for ages now but only became aware of your website today.your stuff is fantastic and i have been infatuated with the juker since seeing the movie – almost to the point where i agree with his outlook on the world and the manner in which he deals with it.ANYWAY – i simply wish to know why is your work on such a small scale and what was it that made you decide to work that small in the forst place?the mind boggles πŸ˜€

  39. Trev Murphy -

    Hey thanks! Yeah, Joker presents his outlook on life very well!
    I work to the scale of collector trading cards, 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches and sell on eBay to both card collectors and fans of the particular character or movie portrayed in the card. I really enjoy working small as I can see all the details at once and judge where it needs more detailing or tweaking.
    I do enjoy working on larger paintings too though, hopefully I’ll get around to doing more soon!
    Cheers, Trev

  40. Joker Devotee -

    Amazing work guy!
    What are your markers?

    I think I found more fascinated than me!!

  41. Trev Murphy -

    Hey thanks! I use Copic markers. πŸ˜‰

  42. Claret Belle -

    I am strictly a beginner but learned some things. Understand more about going from light to dark and loved the tips on various colors. Need some multi-liners. The wish list never ends.

  43. Trev Murphy -

    Glad you liked it! Yes, there is always more to buy! πŸ˜›

  44. koena -

    great videos, all of them; i’ve just found your site accidently, I’m amazed! πŸ™‚ u really know what u are doing… u know when and how to put some colour πŸ˜‰ eg. sometimes I thought “my god, that’s to dark!” but then… the picture was finished, looking perfectly πŸ˜‰ bow to u

  45. dennis -

    im an artist my self. not as good as you could you give any tip to try make a job out of selling my art.

  46. Trev Murphy -

    It’s good to draw people from pop culture as there are always fans who would like images of their favorite actors or singers. I wish I could collect sketch cards myself as there are some amazing artists out there whose work I would love to own. Cheers! πŸ™‚

  47. CallumD -

    This… is amazing! I am in awe of this piece, and I’m rarely left in awe over artwork! good job πŸ™‚

  48. Trev Murphy -

    Hey thanks a lot! πŸ˜‰

  49. Trev Murphy -

    Thanks a lot! πŸ˜‰

  50. Vince Bova -

    very generous of you to share these techniques…thank you so much…

  51. Trev Murphy -

    You’re very welcome! πŸ™‚

  52. MarΓ­a -

    Impresionante πŸ™‚

  53. vallence -


    i admire your work ! >,<

  54. Trev Murphy -

    Thanks very much! πŸ˜‰

  55. Dania -

    awesome work…and accent!

  56. Trev Murphy -

    Ah thanks Dania! πŸ˜‰

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