There is a good balance of negative and positive space. The negative space that is used in the background brings out all of the details and texture of the backdrop and of the animal. The unity of the artwork is also good. The details in the ink painting really define the animal but the plain background makes up for all the detail so the artwork doesn't look to overwhelming. it creates the look of completeness instead of having too much detail or to little detail there isjust a right amount.