Fat Little Indian Boy / Janak Thakker / Character & Creature Animation and Creativeness / contact: janak (at) fatlittleindianboy.com
Meh.

Something that had plenty of potential, and that I’ve spent quite some time on since I got back from the 3:rd world, didn’t happen in the end. Simply because I take pride in what I do. And I know what it’s worth. And you can’t have it at a below the belt price. Pardon my French but fuck that.

And yes, I know that to some extent I have myself to blame for digging into something without making sure that there was a signed deal. Thing is, we did get to a deal. But then that was abandoned. And then there were some more abandonment… anyways, the upside is that I learned stuff both artistically and personally. Ok, mostly artistically…’cause I know that if the “right” project came up again, I’d be stoopid enough to this whole ride again. The problem about being passionate about something…I’ll do my best not to get into something similar again tho’.

Unfortunately this also “butterfly effected” something else that could have been very exciting and evolving. But fret not, there’s plenty of excitingness on the horizon for The Fat Little Indian Boy!

At first I was a bit hesitant to posting this, who wants to hear me whine anyways? But then I realized that since this is something I’ve been fighting for my entire career I thought I’d just go ahead and share it with you. What would a blog by an artist be without some bitchin’, right!?

In Sweden (and from my experience also in a lot of other places in Europe) it’s all to common that employees are “grateful” for having a job and getting paid for doing something that they would do on their spare time anyways. I have to admit that yes, it is a luxury to have the chance to do something you’re passionate about for a living, but it’s an even greater luxury for the studios you work for to have you there. They wouldn’t be able to produce that kick ass work without you and you peers, right? I have always taken pride in what I do and what I can bring to the table. If you don’t appreciate that then you don’t deserve to work with me or any of the talented people that I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last 15 years.

So to keep that competitive edge, and to make sure you’re always ahead of the pack, do your best to stay inspired and always push yourself to grow artistically as well as on that personal level. That’s what puts you in charge of your creativity and your life…and it’s also what’s telling your potential clients/employers that they should be happy to have you on board for all that exciting schtuff they want to do!

Don’t be afraid to let me know what you think!

Cheers,
Janak

ps. click here for the inspirational link of the day!

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