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Be one of the 2,014 people that orders an original hand crafted painted t-shirt by Artist Ivan Lopez.
Be one of the 2,014 people that orders an original hand crafted painted t-shirt by Artist Ivan Lopez.
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This is a tribute to those creatures that have no voice and are disregarded by our everyday choices. The Colorful Power Animals Collection is reminder that you can wear to create change.

I LOVE TO PAINT! For the past five years I have focused on mastering the craft of hand painted apparel, including hoodies, dresses, T-shirts and lions, oh my! I have developed a technique in creating a great looking piece with original artwork & also a garments that can withstand the brutal washer and dryer. 

Each piece is one of a kind and made to order. No two garments are identical and each is carefully planed out with attention to size and color selection. Every piece will be painted on an American Apparel sweatshop-free blank. In order to make this 2014 collection possible, each garment is developed with an underlining image that is drawn in by hand. These are long lasting works of art that you can wear for life. 

THE GOAL 

My goal is to paint 2,014 T-shirts by hand in one year. This is why I need your support. This project is going to require a lot of T-shirts, a lot of paint and an audience. For the next year I am going to dedicate myself to creating 5-9 custom pieces of art a day. 

Why this project is important: 

1. In fashion today the speed at which clothing is manufactured is astonishing and wasteful. Most of us will never meet the person that made our garments. This is a unique opportunity for you to purchase a piece of wearable art directly from the maker. 

2. The gift of creativity lasts a lifetime and if I am successful, I want to teach this technique in Colombia and set up a studio for the children of Laudes Infantis. This organization is dedicated to helping displaced children and deprived families discover their abilities through various social, educational and recreational programs. http://www.laudesinfantis.org.co/ 

 3. Art continues to transform my life by reminding me to live creatively. I love to paint and I want people to enjoy a piece of that passion. (Transform yourself. Be creative. Live creative.) 

The Ivan Lopez Colorful Power Animals Project (ILCOLORS.COM) is my newest venture in creating my very first hand painted collection that will consist of 2,014 hand painted T-shirts. My dream has been to thrive by creating art. You can help me by being one of the TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN people who purchase a one of a kind Colorful Power Animal Art piece that you can wear forever. My name is Ivan Lopez. I love to paint. And I want to paint for you!

*$250 REWARD*
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2013 latest collection.
2013 latest collection.

 Flying Tiger Special REWARD $65.00

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Risks and challenges

THE RISK OF MANUFACTURING THE TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN HAND PAINTED COLLECTION BRINGS MANY UNFORESEEN CHALLENGES. 3 CHALLENGE I WILL OVER COME ARE:

1 : NOT MAKING THE GARMENT UNCOMFORTABLE TO WEAR.  EACH GARMENT HAS TO FEEL LIGHT. THIS MEANS EACH STROKE HAS TO BE PUT DOWN STRATEGICALLY.

2:  MAINTAINING MENTAL STAMINA AND MAKING EACH SHIRT PERFECT NO MATER WHAT. I AM TAKING ON THIS PROJECT IN ADDITION TO RUNNING MY STORE AND MY PART TIME JOB. SO I WILL BE WAKING UP EVERY MORNING TO PAINT BEFORE GOING TO WORK.  

3: MAKING SURE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT ARE MAINTAIN TO AVOID DELAYS.

THE DREAM IS TO PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT WE CAN LIVE DOING WHAT WE LOVE NO MATTER THE ODDS.

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    Big "Thank you" online credit on our website every thing counts.

    PLEASE TELL A FRIEND OR TWO

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    4"x6" digital illustration print sign by Ivan Lopez + credit on the website

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    I will send you a screen printed poster of the "Paint Poetry Poem" + 4"x6" digital illustration print sign by Ivan Lopez + credit on the website

    Please share this project with friend or 2

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    You will receive a black tri-blend American Apparel HAND PAINTED T-SHIRT (men or women) with you choice of one colorful power animal from the list below.
    -Hummingbird
    -Tiger
    -Parrot
    -Roster
    -Elephant
    -Whale
    -Lion
    -Toro
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    SPECIAL REWARD (reference to reward #5)
    Pick any animal you like Ivan will paint it!
    You will receive a black tri-blend American Apparel HAND PAINTED T-SHIRT (men cut or women cut) THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE COLORFUL POWER ANIMAL COLLECTION

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    You will receive a black tri-blend American Apparel HAND PAINTED HODDY (men or women) with you choice of one colorful power animal from the list below.
    -Hummingbird
    -Tiger
    -Parrot
    -Roster
    -Elephant
    -Whale
    -Lion
    -Toro
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    Personalized Portraits Hand drawn black ink on yellow blue or red background.

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    Artist will fly out to any location in the world and paint a MURAL OF ANY SINGLE POWER ANIMAL.
    -Hummingbird
    -Tiger
    -Parrot
    -Roster
    -Elephant
    -Whale
    -Lion
    -Toro

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