31 Jan



It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. This summer I moved out to the east coast. Up until last week we had been living out of boxes at my moms house. Because of this I had taken a small hiatus from painting (and instead did quite a bit of video game playing). My boyfriend and I bought a nice little house in Springfield, Vermont and are finally getting settled in. Now I have plenty of room for art making!

Right before we moved in I was invited to join an online market place that only offers custom work named Makeably. Right now I am only offering custom portraits but I might try to think up some other fun things to sell on there. Check it out, there’s lots of good stuff there!


26 Jul

This Friday I will be showing my work at The Pendleton Arts Center in Cincinnati at my new friend Dawn B. Dwyers studio! I’m going to have 16 paintings available that are not on my website. Click the image above for more info.


Cleaning House

25 Jun

Cleaning House

I recently moved to the East Coast and wanted to clear out space for new projects and paintings. What this means is that I will be ebay-ing some of my older paintings. I really want to get these on walls instead of hiding them away in boxes so the starting bids are low. Click on the image above to go to the auctions. I’ll be posting paintings every couple days so keep checking!


Hey, I’m Accommodating!

25 Apr

Hey, I'm Accommodating!

It isn’t often that I stray from my signature color palette. Recently I was commissioned to create a group of portraits for a family here in Chicago. I was asked to use an earthier scheme so I decided that it would be fun to change it up for once (and it’s always a treat to pick out new colors for my paint collection). So what I’m trying to say here is that if you like what I’m doing but want to coordinate your art with your curtains I am probably willing to accommodate you with color requests.


13 Feb

©2012 Grombulus

This is what I’m currently working on. Right now it’s a collaboration with Jamie Flam, Vanessa Ragland, Caryn Ruby, Valerie Dambold and whoever else wants to join in on the fun. Initially I wanted a song of made up jibberish that I could make a video to. I wanted to be able to throw in a lot of ornaglyphs and create something that wasn’t a literal interpretation of something else. Later on Jamie and I both decided it would be even more fun and exciting to open up the project to anyone who feels like contributing. Guidelines are below. Let me know if there are any questions!

The Song: You can listen to it here. This was written and performed by Jamie and Vanessa. I just noticed the link is broken so if you want in email me: and I will send an mp3.

What I am looking for: Original artwork that is inspired by the song. This can include backdrops, paintings, scribbles, doodles, cartoon characters, ascemic writing, paint splatters, photographs, short video clips (5-20 seconds), etc. I will be using almost everything that gets contributed. And I want to emphasize that all skill levels are welcome! Even if you don’t feel like you are creative please jump in anyways, this will be fun! Be as spontaneous as you want to be. I will be using images/video layered in with my animations to be part of the scenery/atmosphere. The submissions may even influence what happens within the video on my end.

Things to know:

  •  Original art only please. Art/photos should be high-resolution (at least 300dpi). Keep in mind that I will be altering and layering the artwork to fit within the video and to create a consistent atmosphere. Email me at if you want to contribute!
  • As of right now there is no deadline. When I get closer to finishing my art I will have a better of idea of when I need art from contributers!
  •  My motivation for creating this video is fun, experience and learning. I have no plans on monetizing Grombulus (except maybe for fundraising for charity, those plans are in the distant future) so there’s no pay involved here. Anyone who contributes will be in the credits.
6 Dec

Chaos Yin Yang ©2011 Calvin Naylor

I mentioned earlier that Ein Ein Buttons created a set of custom pinback buttons featuring my art. The Ein Ein Buttons shop is now live so if you are looking for some fun stocking stuffers, custom buttons for your business, band or art, or just some random stuff for yourself then follow this link. Ein Ein also has a facebook page and if you are one of the first 20 people to send your mailing address to them you get a free button!


Buttons Rule

7 Nov

Buttons Rule

Thanks to Ein Ein Buttons I now have these great accessories available in my shop! Each one is based off ofa classic character from my painting series. These are fun and cute and make great gifts! This set comes with 6 buttons total (click the numbers under the photo to see more examples).