Orinoco first thanks for the input. I am very two sided brain wise. I am very good at learning new tasks figuring out things like programming. I learned object-C in a very short amount of time when all I had was a Programming class back in High School. Two months and a week and half to both learn and create, a program for a company I was interning at. I am also creative. So my brain does things differently. Still for me doing the grid helped me to know I see things and think they are bigger then they really are. So that has its place and is helping.
Yet What you said is also very helpful. Speaking of which I am curious exactly what you mean by drawing symbols rather then what I see? What I think you are saying is if I see a face and its at a different angle where lets say the nose is is going to be partly hidden. Instead of me drawing the nose as it is seen by the eye. I start drawing it how my brain thinkgs and tries to put in two nostrils. I will be uploading a bunch of my old High School art work. Its going to be a horror show of bad art. Still it is art even then.