Here’s a tiny doodlewash for today of a couple chicken legs for the virtual #DoodlewashDinner. Also, this is my rather unorthodox entry for this month’s Draw A Bird Day which is hosted again by Laura at Create Art Everyday. Both she and Kerfe at Method Two Madness egged me on to join even though I’m in a food theme this month. I still think this might be a marginal entry since I’ve failed to draw the entire bird, even cooked. But I always loved drumsticks when I was a kid, mostly because of the built-in handle. If you’re actually going to eat “meat-on-bone,” which I don’t really like dealing with at all, then this is by far the best way to go!

Being given a drumstick as a kid was like winning a food prize. For me, it was the savory equivalent of an ice cream cone. Not only was it super tasty, but I got to eat without any silverware which always felt kind of naughty and incredibly fun. At least that was the case with the fried chicken in the red and white striped bucket that we would eat. I could never really clean my bone, though, and would always just eat the big bit at the end and move on to the mashed potatoes and gravy which I liked even more. It’s been years now since I’ve actually eaten fried chicken and decades since I’ve tried the kind in a bucket, but I remember how excited I got back then.

There’s so much food today I know to avoid and unfortunately, all of it seems to be from my best childhood memories. Honestly, having chicken in a bucket one day and fried SPAM the next, it’s a wonder I even survived to adulthood, but it all tasted so darn good. Chicken in a bucket was like having a family picnic in your house at night! And time spent as a family was always a wonderful thing. I hope everyone has enjoyed a little family time on this Mother’s Day. Moms are pretty much the most amazing people on the planet. It’s not just the big things they do, but the little ones as well. Sometimes, it’s just that moment where they smile and hand you that wonderful piece of fried chicken with a handle.

You’re all invited to a Doodlewash Dinner Party during the month of May! Just tag your food or drink image #doodlewashdinner and I’ll feature you and your culinary creations in a delicious Doodlewash Gallery at the end of the month! 

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Pyrrol Red, Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Sap Green, Permanent Green Pale, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world!

36 replies on “Chicken Drumsticks – Dinner Without Forks

  1. I have heard that they taste nice, lol I will have that tomato I see perched on the side, I never had a red and white stripped bucket, but I did once try a zinger, I would like to say’ that’s a cute bird’ I’m sure it was, instead I will say ‘finger licken good doodlewash’.

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  2. In my family the youngest always got the drumsticks, and I am sure it was because of the built-in handles. Being the second of five I didn’t get one very often, but when I did I always hoped it would be extra crispy and not original recipe. Love the doodlewash, Charlie, and technically it does fit in for draw a bird day. That’s really thinking outside the box, or bucket of chicken! 😄🐔

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  3. Good job in covering all the bases Charlie…I loved that fried chicken in a bucket too, and every once in awhile I do sneak in a piece or two. But buscuits! That’s what I remember with fried chicken best. Food and family…always a good combination. (K)

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  4. Yummy painting. I could get fat just looking at all your food entries. But I laughed all the fat away when I saw it was also an entry for the ‘bird of the month’. Lol

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  5. Haha – I expect the poor chicken was hoping for better after being invited to the Draw a Bird Day Doodlewash Dinner!

    They look sticky and wonderful. This being said, I never really have been a huge fan of eating chicken this way – I was fussy like that. Furthermore, as a child, people promised ‘drumsticks’ for dinner and I got my hopes up, thinking they meant the lollies… so, with the disappointment as it was, I probably have an bit of an unfair grudge on the drumstick!

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    1. Awww… now I have this sad image of little Jacob not being given lollies. Yeah… I’d hold a grudge on drumsticks as well then. hehe… Actually, I grew up to be really fussy and don’t really like anything on a bone. It helps that I rarely eat meat. lol But no worries, depending on my themes in the coming months, I’m sure I’ll have a chance to make it up to this poor chicken! 😉

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