Chinese calligraphy is beautiful writing. There are two important considerations to keep in mind when discussing Chinese calligraphy as an art form. The first is that each character, whether composed of a simple, single-element or complex, combined elements, must fit within an imaginary square. This is true regardless of the style of calligraphy. The second is that the calligrapher employs a brush with a flexible tip allowing wide variation of strokes and dots.