Scribble 'N' Scratch: Bristol's monthly live illustration battle and hip-hop event
Founded in 2013, Scribble 'N' Scratch is the product of Bristol's notable love for music and art. The monthly event, originally stationed at The Big Chill now hosted in Bristol's intimate Mr Wolf's, comprises of a live illustration battle, which takes place on stage behind a performance from hip-hop musicians.
Contestants are given 90 minutes to complete a design, with the choice to use either paint brushes or pens. No visual aids, sketchbooks nor mobile phones are allowed, and artists must only use black, white and one colour of their choice. Artists are also given a theme to stick to, which is briefed to them two weeks prior to the event. The finished pieces are then judged by two impartial judges, but if a decision cannot be reached the vote is handed to the crowd.
We headed down to Mr Wolf's for this months edition of Scribble 'N' Scratch.
Hosts for the event, Social Conscience and Goose kicked off proceedings before Bristol based Twizzy took the reigns. Joining him on the stage was fellow MC Jinxsta JX, both of which make up 3/4's of the hip-hop collective, Three Headed Beast. This month's theme was 'Alarm Bells Ringing', taken from the brand new album of the same name by Twizzy, whose album release coincided with the event.
February's edition brought in two local artists: Skor85 and PEKOE.
Skor85 describes her work as an "anti art visual display of graphic experimentations". Her work ranges from traditional pencil sketches to expressive graffiti murals.
PEKOE is a Bristol based "county-travelling graffiti and illustrative artist" whose work mainly revolves around themes of darkness and the female form.
The winner of February's Scribble 'N' Scratch illustration battle went to PEKOE