Grids used in Chinese calligraphy
Here are the different grid models used in Chinese calligraphy:
The nine palaces grid, with nine squares:
The grid of the palace Hui, consisting of a rectangle into a square evoking the form of the Chinese character Hui. The vertical edges of the rectangle inside is equal to 0.76 times of the square outside. The horizontal edge is equal to 0.47 times of the square. It is a very good model which allows a comprehensive view of the character. It has been observed that the characters traced by students who used this model were very well balanced.
The grid of the rice character which, as the name suggests, is representing the Chinese character for rice. It was the most commonly used.
The grid of the field character which, as you might expect, is the Chinese character for rice field. It is very suitable for writing characters with a pen, a pencil, and so on.
The choice of a model grid for learning Chinese calligraphy must be guided by your on feelings.