Clean-up artist

Layout Artist

Character Artist

Minimum Preferably Graduation in Fine Arts

Certified training for Clean-Up Artist (programme aligned to MES/Q0506 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

Preferably minimum 1 or more years of experience

The tasks a Clean-Up Artist is expected to perform include:

Cleaning up or detailing out the designs of the characters made by the designers

Finalizing the art work by generating clean versions of the pencil tested and approved drawings

Keeping the final layout of designs ready for production

Cleaning up the rough drawings in a separate sheet of animation paper

Cleaning up the drawings on the same sheet as the rough animation with a "non-copy blue" pencil

Making use of character packs, background visuals, architecture, machinery, props and landscapes in the work

Checking the accuracy and consistency of a design

Tracing the animator?s rough drawing

Knowledge of life drawings including human anatomy, emotions, actions and expressions

Efficient in drawing human mannerisms, behaviour, facial expressions and walking style

Knowledge of different types of landscapes, geographies and architecture

Skilled in drawing, painting and cleaning frame-by-frame layouts

Knowledge of representing perspective and three-dimensional spaces

Skilled in handling and managing the magic props to be used

Knowledge of working on image editing software such as Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, etc.

Knowledge of drafting skills

Will be updated

Good creativity skills


Hardworking and persistent


Team player

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are fixed

Overtime may be involved

Shift system maybe applicable
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards like poor eyesight, lethargy, joint pain, obesity, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR8,000 to INR15,000 per month

For candidates with 5 years of experience - INR25,000 to INR40,000 per month

For candidates with 10 to 12 years of experience - INR50,000 to INR60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Animation Boom in Entertainment

According to a recent report by Nasscom, the Indian animation industry, with a market size valued at US$ 300 million, has come a long way in the last couple of years. The report further add on that India should easily cross US$ 869 by 2010, pushing the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) to over 25% between 2006 and 2010. Currently the market is mainly driven by outsourced work, with about 60-70% of the revenues come from the West. However, that would not be the case for long say experts; the domestic market might soon take a bigger share in the growth.

The rising demand for animation personnel and related artists presents tremendous employment opportunities for many creative minds such as Clean-up Artist in the industry.

Film studios

Animation companies and studios

Print and electronic media institutes

Will be updated