Shadowness - paulhectort http://shadowness.com My name is Paul Hector Theofanous aka Paul Hector. I'm a 23-year old self-taught Graphic Designer & Digital Artist based in Thessaloniki, Greece. M... en Ainur http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/ainur-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/ainur-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/302485/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A tribute to the works of my greatest inspiration, J.R.R. Tolkien! In Tolkien's fictional universe The Ainur were the first and mightiest beings created by Eru Ilúvatar (the Creator & Father of All) in the depths of time before the beginning of the World. The Ainur were the offspring of Ilúvatar's thought, and each was given understanding only of that part of the mind of Ilúvatar from which he/she came. The exception to this was Melkor, the greatest of the Ainur (later known as Morgoth, the first Dark Lord) who had a part of the gifts of all the others. The World was created through the "Music of the Ainur", music sung by the Ainur in response to themes introduced by Eru. Those of the Ainur who felt concern for the Creation entered it, and became the Valar and the Maiar, the Guardians of Creation. Much of the world, though, was marred when Melkor sought power for himself alone and battled with the Valar for ages until his brother Manwë, the Lord of Valar, with the help of the other Valar & the Elves were able to banish Morgoth from the World signifying the end of the First Era. CREDITS Ainur stock by <a href="http://faestock.deviantart.com/art/Niamh-Preview-277391666">Faestock</a> Jewel stock by <a href="http://jaymasee.deviantart.com/art/Luthien-10-293880312">Jaymasee</a> Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6 <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/Ainur/6757313">DETAILS & PROCESS</a> <sub>2013©PaulHector.</sub> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 05:01:07 -0500 THE ILIAD Collection Review http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/the-iliad-collection-review <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/the-iliad-collection-review"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/295471/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Another year is coming to its end, and I couldn't be more grateful for all the things I've learnt! This was the year that I decided to focus on Earth through nature themed artworks, which lead to the creation of THE ILIAD Collection. A total of 12 chapters, one every single month, were released in 2012 showing the evolution of our planet as well as the human intelligence! I sincerely hope you've enjoyed this journey as much as I did! Nature has always been a great inspiration to me and I would love some time in the future to repeat this project again! My wishes for a Happy New Year! May the 2013 be a year of peace for the humanity! <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/THE-ILIAD-Collection-Review/6474477">DETAILS</a> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:33:43 -0500 Distant Relatives http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/distant-relatives <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/distant-relatives"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/288120/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />THE ILIAD Collection Chapter 12: Distant Relatives For centuries, men have pondered the possibility of life on other planets and tried to prove its existence. Mars has been the biggest focus of the ongoing search for life on other planets for decades. Since the telescope was first invented, astronomers have been able to see the channels in the terrain that look like canals or canyons. Finding water on a planet is vitally important to proving that life exists there because it acts as a solvent in chemical reactions for carbon-based life. Nature themed personal collection by Paul Hector Theofanous CREDITS Part of the Planet stock by <a href="http://funerium.deviantart.com/art/Package-Cosmos-8-146789953">resurgere</a> Stars stock by <a href="http://aajohan.deviantart.com/art/Stars-86894028">aajohan</a> Birds stock by <a href="http://meihua-stock.deviantart.com/art/seagull-feeding-frenzy-1-3-45861593">meihua-stock</a> Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6 <a href="http://paulhectort.deviantart.com/art/Distant-Relatives-Wallpaper-Pack-342390833">WALLPAPER AVAILABLE HERE!!!</a> <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/Distant-Relatives/6225935">DETAILS</a> <sub>2012©PaulHector.</sub> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 10:58:52 -0500 A Brighter Future http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/a-brighter-future <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/a-brighter-future"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/284829/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />THE ILIAD Collection Chapter 11: A Brighter Future "Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one." John Lennon Nature themed personal collection by Paul Hector Theofanous CREDITS Roots stock by <a href="http://s272.beta.photobucket.com/user/hoanggiang12/media/BarkDecidious0077_M.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4">Photobucket</a> Fireworks stock by <a href="http://lostandtaken.deviantart.com/">Lost&Taken</a> Bird stock by <a href="http://alaskastock.deviantart.com/">Alaska Stock</a> Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6 <a href="http://paulhectort.deviantart.com/art/A-Brighter-Future-Wallpaper-Pack-340701717">WALLPAPER AVAILABLE HERE!!!</a> <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/A-Brighter-Future/6095317">DETAILS</a> <sub>2012©PaulHector.</sub> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:26:12 -0500 Soul http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/soul-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/soul-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/270802/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato Personal project by Paul Hector Theofanous CREDITS Singer: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=74215879">Shutterstock</a> Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6 <sub>2012©PaulHector.</sub> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 05:42:11 -0400 Heading to the Sky http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/heading-to-the-sky <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/heading-to-the-sky"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/268178/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />THE ILIAD Collection Chapter 10: Heading to the Sky The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. On November 21, 1783, in France, the first untethered manned flight was made by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes in a hot air balloon created on December 14, 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers. Hot air balloons that can be propelled through the air rather than just being pushed along by the wind are known as airships. Nature themed personal collection by Paul Hector Theofanous CREDITS Birds stock by <a href="http://meihua-stock.deviantart.com/art/seagull-feeding-frenzy-1-3-45861593">meihua-stock</a> Landscape stock by <a href="http://www.fotosearch.com/IGS368/is244-001/">Fotosearch</a> Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6 <a href="http://paulhectort.deviantart.com/art/Heading-to-the-Sky-Wallpaper-Pack-331752902">WALLPAPER AVAILABLE HERE!!!</a> <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/Heading-to-the-Sky/5468545">DETAILS</a> <sub>2012©PaulHector.</sub> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 05:21:04 -0400 World of Wonders http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/world-of-wonders <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/world-of-wonders"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/260089/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />THE ILIAD Collection Chapter 9: World of Wonders Over 60% of our planet is covered by water more than a mile deep. The deep sea is the largest habitat on earth and is largely unexplored. Deep sea research is vital because this area is such an enormous part of the biosphere. Despite its depth and distance, it is still our backyard in comparison to outer space. And yet, human exploration has revealed more detail about the surface of the moon and Mars that it has about the deep sea! There may be yet other life-altering discoveries to be found at the bottom of the ocean! Nature themed personal collection by Paul Hector Theofanous CREDITS Jellyfish stock by <a href="http://archangelical-stock.deviantart.com/">Archangelical-Stock</a> & <a href="http://mange.deviantart.com/">mange</a> Fish stock by <a href="http://kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.com/art/Stock-Pack-Go-Fish-04-216553633">kuschelirmel-stock</a> Rocks stock by <a href="http://alp-stock.deviantart.com/art/Rosenlaui-Glacier-Gorge-10-320456384">alp-stock</a> Artifact stock by <a href="http://drezdany-stocks.deviantart.com/art/tower-128459105">drezdany-stocks</a> Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6 <a href="http://paulhectort.deviantart.com/art/World-of-Wonders-Wallpaper-Pack-329185620">WALLPAPER AVAILABLE HERE!!!</a> <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/World-of-Wonders/5170375">DETAILS</a> <sub>2012©PaulHector.</sub> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:30:34 -0400 Uncharted Territories http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/uncharted-territories <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/uncharted-territories"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/251130/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />THE ILIAD Collection Chapter 8: Uncharted Territories The Age of Discovery was a period in history starting in the early 15th century and continuing into the early 17th century during which Europeans engaged in intensive exploration of the world, establishing direct contact with Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania and mapping the planet. The Age of Discovery can be seen as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern era, triggering the early modern period and the rise of European nation-states. Accounts from distant lands and maps spread with the help of the new printing press fed the rise of humanism and worldly curiosity, ushering in a new age of scientific and intellectual inquiry. Nature themed personal collection by Paul Hector Theofanous CREDITS Rocks stock by <a href="http://rinymph-stock.deviantart.com/art/Paradise-Beach-Exclusive-122360046">RiNymph-Stock</a> Stars/Nebula stock by <a href="http://resurgere.deviantart.com/">resurgere</a> Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6 <a href="http://paulhectort.deviantart.com/art/Uncharted-Territories-Wallpaper-Pack-322682212">WALLPAPER AVAILABLE HERE!!!</a> <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/Uncharted-Territories/4871625">DETAILS</a> <sub>2012©PaulHector.</sub> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 16:28:31 -0400 Logofolio 11-2012 http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/logofolio-11-2012 <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/logofolio-11-2012"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/248827/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The Logofolio 11-2012 contains logos that were assigned to me by various clients during the years 2011 - 2012. If you like my work and want a logo for yourself or your company please e-mail me: paulhector.designs@yahoo.com Tools: Adobe Illustrator CS5 <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/Logofolio-11-2012/4795973">DETAILS</a> 2012©PaulHector. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 07:23:45 -0400 Where The Sun Rises http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/where-the-sun-rises <a href="http://shadowness.com/paulhectort/where-the-sun-rises"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/244487/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />THE ILIAD Collection Chapter 7: Where The Sun Rises This time instead of me making a description for this piece, I will let this magnificent song make the talking! Enjoy!! <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=040V49pn8x8">Moya Brennan - Harpsong</a> Nature themed personal collection by Paul Hector Theofanous CREDITS Falcons stock by <a href="http://ww-stock.deviantart.com/">WW-Stock</a> Birds stock by <a href="http://tasastock.deviantart.com/">tasastock</a> Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6 <a href="http://paulhectort.deviantart.com/art/Where-The-Sun-Rises-Wallpaper-Pack-317108888">WALLPAPER AVAILABLE HERE!!!</a> <a href="http://www.behance.net/gallery/Where-The-Sun-Rises/4639693">DETAILS</a> <sub>2012©PaulHector.</sub> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:17:56 -0400