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This is great advice. You can try many poses, don't be limited to just one piece and think it as part of the process.Anyway, what is it you're actually trying to relay to the viewer, OP? Her personality? Her combat skills? A vanilla pose is cool, but it sounds like that's not what you want. Maybe start w/ a neutral pose w/ her holding her naginata upright w/ just one hand next to her? As a way of a warm-up, if you will. Also, nothing wrong w/ visually tracing other ppl's art of her just for reference on how to do body poses.