Historically, perhaps cleanup (CU) was done with greater emphasis on simplicity than it is in the present time of Xerox printing. Formerly, the drawings had to be drawn with enough clarity to allow the inkers to do their task with the least problem. Now, Xerox clearly prints whatever we draw, or don’t draw, and then it’s up to the painters to fill areas which may not define the painted cell with the kind of shapes we would like to see. Examples of these shapes are facial areas that do not clutter up the face but leave the expression defined and readable, straight lines working against curves, small “busy” areas against large unadorned spaces, etc.
WHEN STARTING A SCENE FOR CU
First, know your scene. Study the scene thoroughly. Do ...