for some reason i really wanted to draw spencer

Headcanon

I was thinking about how good Shawn was at drawing and then this came to me.

The reason why Shawn didn’t talk to Henry for years and why he left home at 17 was because he wanted to go to art school (I mean you’ve seen some of his drawings – that dinosaur he drew on the fly; come on, son) and Henry wanted him to go into the police academy. And yeah, Shawn may not have stuck with it, but that was more that he didn’t like having someone dictate what he had to draw.

Tl;dr Shawn went to art school instead of the police academy and that’s why he and his dad didn’t speak for a long time