I hate doing this. I also want to just draw what I see and figure out the relationships myself. I do not want to use a grid or think about this mathematically using perspective because it's making at even harder for me. I thought I was making pretty good progress today until I was told to use a grid and use a viewfinder and think about perspective and my horizon line and vanishing points and whatnot. I just want to scream! The line drawing was relaxing up until that point and I even hadn't been feeling too pessimistic. I just want this to be over. The next leg of the semester seems to be looming in a frightening manner. I'm glad to hear most of my peers are also having issues. I feel the same, Laura and Lindsey: I just want to draw what's there and what I see and using perspective is harder than I thought.