Negative space is the empty space around the subject, the thing being drawn. Negative space is used to draw attention to the subject.
To find the negative space in my cut out I looked at the spaces around the tree and I cut those pieces out first. When I pasted them on to a piece of paper then you could see the subject. To find the negative space in the stool drawing I just drew the negative spaces that were empty and had no important things in it and colored those spaces in. Eventually, once all the negative spaces were drawn and colored in, I could see the subject.
It helps the artist to see in negative space because it helps them draw their subject more accurately. It also helps them see flaws in their art. When they can do this they can make their art more detailed and accurate.
Negative space is useful in creating art because it helps it become more balanced and pleasing. Negative space also helps when you have to design something difficult. If you just pay attention to negative space and draw that the final product seems more polished and pleasing.