You should do at least two preliminary drawings from different angles. If you can do more than two that is all to the good.
3 Now you have to make a decision about how you want your model to pose. Your sitter, of course, may have strong ideas themselves but don't hesitate to tell them what you think will work best. In these examples, I've placed the same girl in quite different poses (here, in a formal pose, and in a more relaxed pose over the page).
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