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Hip-hop art from Bristol's Just Scribble

Written by Chris Parkin
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Meet Eric Aidoo, aka Just Scribble. If you're not familiar with his work already, this young Bristol artist, who's been at it since he was just two years old, draws, sketches and scribbles pop-culture stars in a refreshingly fluid, eye-catching style.

We're not the only fans of his work, either. Eric has won the attention of some of his subjects, including Joey Bada$$, and was recently voted one of 24 young Bristolians to keep an eye on by Watershed and Bristol Youth Link's Rife Magazine.

But why portraits of rappers, you ask? Said Eric when we spoke to him: 'I find humans inspiring, particularly famous ones. So I draw them. For now, my main focus is portraits. But I never want to limit myself to just one subject matter.' He's not scared of getting it wrong, either.

'Nah. That’s the great thing about art; there’s no wrong or right way to capture anything or anyone. As an artist, you’re either pleased with the outcome or not, but you’re never wrong.'

Ahead of his Poor-traits exhibition at The Gallimaufry, February 22-March 8, Eric has allowed us a sneak-peek at his work.

Skepta

Just Scribble / justscribbleart.com

Isaiah Rashad

Just Scribble / justscribbleart.com

Nas

Just Scribble / justscribbleart.com

King Krule

Just Scribble / justscribbleart.com

MF DOOM

Just Scribble / justscribbleart.com

A radiant soul

Just Scribble / justscribbleart.com

Jaden and Willow Smith

Just Scribble / justscribbleart.com

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