Negative space is the area around an object. An easy way to think of it is the space that you can play around if an object was in the middle of a room. I found the negative space in the cut out drawing by doing the opposite shapes. If one shape was green on one side of the other it would be pink. In the still life I found the negative space by shading the empty space in with pencil so to appear empty. It helps an artist to see in negative space because when seeing the negative space it shows the contrast. It also helps the viewer of the painting see where things are and seeing if the space around it is full or empty. It gives effect to a painting. I think negative space in a drawing enhances the drawing because it enables the viewer to see contrast and it gives an extra dimension to the drawing. It also allows the viewer to see it in an abstract way.