Elon I Drew You / You Are My Hero, Elon

Elon I Drew You / You Are My Hero, Elon

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Elon, I Drew You, as well as the phrase You Are My Hero, Elon, refers to an infamous piece of fan art by Reddit user u/Watchieboy of Elon Musk. The piece has been widely mocked online, as well as adopted by Musk's fans and the cryptocurrency community.


On March 8th, 2019, Reddit user u/watchieboy[1] posted a drawing of Elon Musk to /r/drawing, saying, "Tried drawing Elon Musk. I'm fairly new to drawing portraits and would appreciate any advice/criticism!" The post went on to receive 81 points and 26 comments over the next five years, with many of the comments being about the lack of accurate proportions between his eyes and the rest of his head (shown below).

r/drawing • 5 yr. ago Watchieboy Tried drawing Elon Musk. I'm fairly new to drawing portraits and would appreciate any advice/criticism!

The first instance of the phrase "You Are My Hero, Elon" came four years later, on March 5th, 2021, when Twitter user @davfilmsx3[2] reposted the original drawing with the caption "You are my hero, Elon." The tweet gained over 220 retweets and 3,300 likes in three years (shown below).

dav @davfilmsx3 You are my hero, Elon. Elon Musk


On July 1st, 2021, Twitter user @A7imd[3] reposted the image as a reply to Elon Musk in a thread on X. This reply drew the attention of Elon Musk, who replied "It's like looking in a mirror." The post received over 14,000 likes in three years (shown below).

أحمد @A7imd. Jul 1, 2021 I drew you 101 t 182 3.5K Elon Musk ☑ @elonmusk It's like looking in a mirror 1:46 AM - Jul 1, 2021 760 = Subscribe [ 1, 1836 14K ☐ 149 ↑

In the following days, on July 5th, 2021, a Twitter post by @Crypt0men with "Elon i drew you went" viral, featuring a unique clip. This post again caught the attention of Elon Musk leading to widespread sharing and engagement. It received over 27,000 likes, 2,000 retweets and more than 450 bookmarks within a year.[5]

#btc #nft #defi @Cryptomen Replying to @elonmusk pump btc elon ... كربتومان بيتكوين 12:45 pm 05 Jul 21 1,836 Reposts 229 Quotes 27.4K Likes 473 Bookmarks 27 Elon Musk ❤ @elonmusk 05 Jul 21 Replying to @Cryptomen • Stop sending me this $h1t 0 717 17837 Follow 13.6K 山 ☐ %

A year later, on January 13th, 2022, the Facebook page 'Things That Are Not Aesthetic'[4] reposted the original reposting of the image by @davfilmsx3, gaining over 24,000 likes in two years (shown below).

Things that are not aesthetic January 13, 2022. Replying to @elonmusk You are my hero, Elon. 24K 1.8K comments 4.7K shares

Various Examples

i sleep. real s--- "F--- them kids." X Replying to @elonmusk You are my hero, Elon. View Insights P V Promote Liked by therecoveringproblemchild and 3,588 others donnydrama I drew Elon musk what do you guys think View all 31 comments Σ < 12:32 Elon Musk @elonmusk Delete that s--- and never pick up a pencil again 12:13 PM LTE

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External References

[1] Reddit – u/watchieboy

[2] Twitter – @davfilmsx3

[3] Twitter – @elonmusk

[4] Facebook – Things That are Not Aesthetic

[5] Twitter – @Crypt0men

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