There are a few reasons these sketches exist. One is that–as the title suggests– I'm planning on drawing a new picture and I'm trying to design what Onyx will be wearing in it. It'll be a summer themed picture since summer just ended, hence the swimsuit. Even though the picture will be in color, I always do the preliminary designs in black and white first because I feel like if I start off using color I neglect the individual shapes of the design. It makes for a colorful yet bland finished picture.
1. The first one is the sportier one that I designed while looking through a catalog of sports attire. I thought it's main feature was the pattern, so I chose a forward facing pose.
2. The second one doesn't have much by way of a pattern. It's most defining feature is the the slit in the side so he's in a side pose. Even though I haven't chosen which design I'll use I'm already feeling like this one is my least favorite. Who knows? Maybe I'll change my mind when I sit down to draw the actual picture.
3. Finally, this last one is the baggiest and probably most like something he'd wear in the actual comic, however I'm planning on drawing a stand alone picture and I don't think it necessarily needs to be in character as long the design fits the picture the best. I mean, in reality Onyx is so shy he'd go to the beach in a hoodie and jeans. So yeah...
The other reason I sketched this was to practice some anatomy and poses, which I had been neglecting for a while.
and yes, I'll be making some designs for Lydia too.