Negative Space

Negative space is the space around the subject, created by the background.

I found negative space by putting orange as the object on the left side, then made orange the background on the right half, creating an image in negative space.

It helps to see in negative space because it opens more possibilities and hidden images that otherwise could not have been seen.

It does because it provides an extra layer to drawings. It makes the drawing much more 3-Dimensional (figuratively).