Planning out characters and doing character design is always a challenge for me. I either make the character to complex for myself to remember, or I don't like the character at all. This sketch, for instance, I don't know if I'll stick with this. May make another version of this tomorrow.
You can see my really rough sketch below the ink. I tend to be super sloppy penciling and get lost in areas that smudge. So I often use multi-colored pencils so I can see what I was attempting to accomplish.
While sketching Batman, I think to myself how square he should be. I often think of stealth technology as his costume, and how he represents his suit. Super tech, with stealth cape, and armor would make Batman look really cool in my opinion.