“We were out sketching at a farmers market in L.A. and I was really frustrated because the teachers [at CalArts and probably other unnamed animation academies]were like, ‘That’s not really the way you should draw. You should draw like this.’
“And I got so frustrated, it was like a weird drug experience. I just said ‘I don’t care. I can’t draw that way. I’m just going to draw whatever way I can.’ And it was kind of mind-blowing. I’ll never forget it and, from that moment, it changed for me. I didn’t worry about being the greatest draftsman or the greatest artist, I just decided to draw the best way I could.”
Negatives became positives for him.
From the Toronto Star.