1. Negative space is the empty space around the subject of the piece. When working with artwork there are generally three elements the frame, positive space and negative space.
2.In my cut out of negative space, I differentiated between positive and negative space by looking at the light and dark sections(blue and black) of the template. In my drawing of the table,plant,and the stool, I looked at the shapes the spaces formed between the legs of the table and stool.
3. It can me things easier to draw.
4. It can make drawings and photos look more balanced