As far as I read books from Salavtore and others and read the adapted Comics the most of male Drow look nearly the same in the build of their bodies, because they are trained and have been hitted several times for not being strong enough as a child. A typical fast but muscular build is normal and also Drizzt' kind of armor was not at all like this black deadly armor once he got out of his hated family.
That's why I meant why automatically Drizzt is the first guess of everyone since noone is seeing something specific of the artist and even after he (it's not me) mentioned it above.
It's not meant as any sort of insult, but I really don't understand.
I can see your predicament. Well, most people when first seeing the armor and build, don't take their time to distinguish between the actual being and the artists work.
It's a first glance thought, the reminder of what they are seeing. Even my dad, a well educated man that always distinguishes between drow easily, first saw Drizzt. If there were many well pronounced Drow in literature than people would see other beings besides Drizzt. It's all psychological really.
There are a lot more pronounced Drow in literature! I recommend to you the war of the spiderqueen. Here we learn about Gromph Baenre, Pharaun Myzzrim, Quenthel Baenre, Triel Baenre and the famous warrior Ryld who is a master of Melee-Maghtere. His armor looks much more like this, even so he has short hair. There are a lot of Drow out there who are excellent and more stunning than Drizzt (I personally found him really annoying after a short time). Also it could be Drizzt' father, who also was a master warrior and looked a lot like him. I also think it's psychological. But I think it's sad after the artist specially said he don't want to here comparisons to Drizzt anymore.