Reviewing compared to learning

Ritual Vessel Stele was one of the first scripts I learned. I’m reviewing the script again after practicing seal script for quite some time.

When I first learned the script, I did not have any preconceived notions. Now, I am writing again with a lot of experience with seal script. It is a good transition since clerical script evolved from seal script. In particular, Ritual Vessel Stele still has some traces of seal script.

I am finding that I need to make an effort to emphasize the difference between clerical script and seal script to make sure the clerical script looks right.


隸書練習 Clerical script practice


It’s been awhile since I have practiced clerical script. The right column was from an old practice session (I forget how long ago). The middle column was from this practice. The left column is also from this practice, but I also lifted my arm (no support). It looks like there is some improvement!