Stroke order is one of the keys to writing a good seal script. A reasonable stroke order helps to arrange the structure of characters and improve writing speed. Therefore, mastering the stroke order of seal script is also a key to entry for beginners.

The stroke order of the seal script is basically similar to the rules of the stroke order of Chinese characters, such as first horizontal and then vertical, top to bottom, left to right, etc. These are not a problem for beginners. What is important is the stroke order that is different from that of Chinese characters, and these differences are the characteristics of the stroke order of the seal script. If you master these characteristics, you can grasp the structure of the seal script and achieve a balanced balance.

First, the middle and then left and right

Symmetrical balance is the characteristic of seal characters. For seal characters with a central vertical line, you should write the middle vertical pen or strokes in the middle first, and then write other strokes that are symmetrical between the left and right after the middle is positioned.

For seal characters with a long central arc (usually a pen or a pen), you should start with the long arc in the middle, and then write symmetrical strokes.

2. Outsourcing first, then inside

For strokes with a word box, you should generally write the strokes outside the box, and then write the part inside the box. In this way, the size of the seal characters can be controlled and the overall inconsistency can be avoided.

Third, the main pen first, then the deputy pen

For characters with main strokes in the seal characters, it is advisable to write the main pen first and then the vice pen.

Fourth, the deputy pen first, then the main pen

Among the seal characters, individual characters that have the main stroke and the supporting role should be written with the sub-stroke first and then the main pen, so as to better grasp the center of gravity.

Five, flexible use

For seal characters with more complex strokes, the stroke requirements are not overly consistent. As long as it is smooth, it can be used flexibly and distributed evenly.