Shui-mo animation

Categories: Glossary

Shui-mo animation  (Ink-wash animation, 水墨动画) is an animation style that is unique to China. This style combines both Chinese traditional aesthetics of ink wash drawing (Shui-mo)  and modern animation techniques.

Du, Daisy Yan. “National Style and National Identity: The Rise of Ink-Painting Animation in the Early 1960s,” in On the Move: The Trans/national Animated Film in 1940s-1970s China. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012.