Work hard. That’s the thing that most people who love games and animation may not realize about what they’re seeing. It requires an ugly amount of work. You have to dedicate your life to it, but I believe almost anyone can learn how to make games and animate at a competent level. I don’t believe in following your dreams and going into too much fairy dust about the arts. Sure, it’s fun, but there are many times it’s not fun and you still have to do it.
Doug TenNapel, "A Conversation with ‘Armikrog’/‘Earthworm Jim’ creator Doug TenNapel", Ben Mitchell, Skwigly: Online Animation Magazine, 30 September 2015