For the past 60 years, Bryon has produced 1,000s of renderings for industry, commercial and educational purposes, but rarely by private commission...until now. If you'd like a one-off, highly detailed representation of your beloved car, truck, motorcycle, boat, tractor, helicopter (and so on), please send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org . Also be sure to check out the video page for a glimpse at this process.
Bryon is an internationally renowned master of the Canson rendering. A textured, toned paper, Canson was a staple foundation of industrial design visualisation for the better half of the 20th century. Able to take a variety of media such as pencil, marker, pastel and gouache, it's versatility and efficacy was especially prized in the automotive design industry. As digital techniques have become the norm, the Canson method is now a rare art.
Professionally, Bryon has worked for the Ford Motor Company in England and Germany, the British Motor Corporation in Australia, and the international automotive design firm Ogle in the UK, where he designed the famous Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket III (pictured above) motorcycles.
His product design career included work at the prestigious Danish design firm Bernadotte and Bjorn, where he designed consumer electronics for Bang & Olufsen, as well as furniture, cameras and glassware —projects that earned him a number of European Gold Medals for Design Excellence.
The series Bored Meeting was produced over a period of 6 years during Bryon's position as Chair of Transportation Design at the College for Creative Studies. Drawn on the back of 8.5 x 11 meeting agendas, the elaborate sketches were either flights of fancy or places simply drawn from memory.
Detroit's Victorian-era homes caught the eye of Bryon during his years as Chair of Transportation Design at the College for Creative Studies. Bryon was enchanted with the houses, constructed with details and techniques long since forgotten. Even those in disrepair he re-imagined as whole again. These painstakingly hand-drawn illustrations are of private homes nestled on the brick-paved street in the West Canfield Historic District in Midtown, and all around Detroit--Brush Park, Woodbridge, and Boston Edison.
Available as prints and t-shirts, more information at: detroitvictoriana.com
'Analogue' sums it up.
One of Bryon's primary tenants is 'draw big or go home'. Drawing large frees up the hand, wrist and arm which can aid drawing at smaller scales by increasing technical accuracy and speed.
These examples of a Citroën Light 15 (Bryon's first car) and Mercedes G4 are 1:2 scale renderings, each taking several days to sketch out and render using markers, pencil, pastel and gouache paint.