i have much, much respect for musicians, writers, and other artists but there's something about true "artists" that make me want to kiss them (ha ha ha). i think part of it is the fact that i'm completely useless when it comes to drawing, or painting, or anything like that - recently i've been trying to become an artist in my own right by sketching and brainstorming but most of the stuff i come up with is heavily text-based or centred on ideas. it doesn't necessarily require any technical skill, it's just a way for me to express myself and get an idea across in a way that is less two dimensional than simply writing it. my admiration for people who can draw or paint probably comes from my inability to do the same.
anyway, my point is that i love to make friends with artists and find them endlessly fascinating, and as such some of my artists friends decide to draw me! i think being captured even in just a sketch is the most flattering thing, and i probably could never tire of it. i also have a lot of followers on tumblr who are artists, so between my friends + followers, a few of them have created some interesting images. some of them are fun, some of them are extremely realistic, and all of them carry the stamp of the artist that drew them simply in their individual style.