To read about other types of strokes in standard script, please click here.
This type of horizontal stroke is slightly slanted upwards. Both ends should be parallel to each other. The stroke thickens towards the end.
The key here is the brush operating technique (see the video for details)
All strokes in standard script (楷書) should be written slowly and with care. Similarly to small seal script (篆書), even a small disproportion or distortion of balance will be immediately visible. In China standard script is often practiced on a gridded paper, for better understanding the proportions and angles of strokes, and their relations.
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