I don't know what language the text is for the above site, but perhaps someone who can read it would translate for you.
Skim has some free backgrounds at the link below. Please remember to give skim credit if you use them.http://www.visualnovelty.com/forum/view ... ?f=11&t=29
Photographic backgrounds can be found at http://www.imageafter.com/terms.php
There's a bunch of school type pictures at masato, but I don't know the languagehttp://masato.ciao.jp/haikei/furemu.html
All of my VNs are at http://wolflore.net
Some recent works on lemmasoft:
Vera Blanc and the Purloined patient http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=20801
Something Strange (modern fantasy/romance) http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17127
Arnie and the Hitchhiker (vampire romance) http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=15382
Poorly done hand drawn art is still poorly done art. Be a Poser (or better yet, use DAZ Studio 3D) - dare to be different.