So, while I've been working on some other stuff, I also thought it was way past time I started working on the next page of Acquisition. Kind of annoyed with myself for not using the second colour pencil to lay out things like perspective, etc. before, it's such a basic thing I've seen other artists doing, and makes a big difference.
So, after posting those sketches of the character in his secret identity, here are the sketches of what his vigilante look would have been. I was trying to go for something that looked like it would offer protection, but allow movement.
The helmet was designed so that it would have hidden the identity well, but still allow vision, and offer protection from blows to the head. As the sketch shows, it was meant to be an inner mask, with a harder, protective shell to fit over it.
I've finally finished the art on this, just need to put a background on it. This was fun to colour, but damn, it took ages. I really understand why some artists use a more simplified style. This took literally days to do.