One of the best places to see high school artwork: the drawing portfolio page at AP Central. Just click on any of the "sample" links:
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/7881.htmlDid you know that colleges want to see high quality representational art in high school portfolios? Did you know that Old Lyme is one of the best places in the world to study representational art? My award- and scholarship-winning students have all studied at one of these excellent institutions. Click on links for summer or continuing education to find out more: http://www.lymeacademy.edu/
Here's some work by a fine painting teacher who offers instruction out of his New London studio. Let me know if you want help contacting him about lessons. I have studied with him as have several of my best students (please do not click here if you would be disturbed by paintings of a female nude):
More great artwork by high school students can be seen in the National Galleries of the Scholastic Art Awards:
I'm interested in implementing more "sight-size" work into my curriculum. Click here to find out more:
The painter who created this site uses the sight-size technique to create some fine drawings and paintings:
This site has some great drawing tutorials and examples of work by many people struggling to break into the growing field of concept art for movies and video games. Most of it is "fantasy" art, but there is also some great portraiture and figure painting.
This page has a wide variety of cutting-edge contemporary art. There is also a link to the "Saatchi Prize," a page that showcases student artwork from around the world:
An awesome resource that we use in class is Google's Art Project. The resolution of the scans is amazing!