|First stroke for "ri"|
Here's the order of the strokes for writing the Chinese character for sun.
It is pronounced "ri" which is the fourth tone, the down tone, in Mandarin. It is a little like making a rrrr sound of starting a car, but the rrrs are not drawn out and sounds as if the speaker is a little angry that the car won't start. R!
The first stroke starts on the left hand side from the top down.
|Second stroke in "ri"|
The second stroke starts at the top of the first, but goes over and down.
|Third stroke in "ri"|
The third stroke crosses the middle from left to right.
|Fourth stroke in "ri"|
Now the watercolor started yesterday can be finished with a yellow sun up in the sky and rays of light flowing from it.