Negative space is the part of a drawing or picture in which there is nothing. If there's a picture of a person's silhouette against a white background, the silhouette would be positive space, because there's something within that space (a person). And the background would be negative space because that part of the image is empty. In the picture I cut out, negative space is used a little more freely. Winged animals don't really have floating inner wings unconnected to an outline of their bodies. In this, negative space is used to represent detail in this image. On one side of the page, the bird is red and the background is purple, on the other side, those colors switch. The positive space has been made negative and vice versa. It's helpful for artists to understand and see negative space because when using it correctly, they can put focus on the main elements by utilizing the negative space around them. Negative space doesn't enhance drawings but it helps clarify the focus points in messy and complex art.