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Contemplating Prophecy by SthenaDrakaina Contemplating Prophecy by SthenaDrakaina
Fan art of Kai Opaka from Star Trek: Deep Space 9. Ref: [link]

At some point, I will learn to paint drapery correctly. Today is not that day.
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firepuddles Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I miss Kai opaka! She was so kick ass!!! This is so beautiful!!!
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SthenaDrakaina Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss her too! And thank you!
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firepuddles Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
You are very welcome!
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NerysGhemor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Very nice. :) In a lot of ways, your approach reminds me of the way people commonly portray Pope John Paul II. In fact, I even wonder if Opaka was inspired by him (he was still Pope at the time). It evokes something like this.

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SthenaDrakaina Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can believe it. I loved Opaka in much the same way I loved John Paul II as a Catholic child. They were both beatifically humble despite being in positions of extreme power.
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NerysGhemor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
While I am not Catholic myself, I respected him. (My grandfather also bears somewhat of a resemblance too, in appearance, and I'm sure that also increased the sentiment. :) )
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SthenaDrakaina Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm no longer practicing. I converted to Paganism in college. John Paul was the primary reason I stayed in the Church as long as I did.

Fun fact: I thought the guy on the US dime was the Pope until my mid-teens. :P
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NerysGhemor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Hah...Roosevelt can't hold a candle to John Paul II. ;)

I don't agree with the Catholic Church. But there was something about John Paul II that commanded a lot of personal respect. It's very easy for me to see--even though my church does not canonize saints--why there was an immediate move to begin the canonization process for him.
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SthenaDrakaina Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*nods* Definitely. I don't think there will ever be another like him, unless the Church undergoes some serious changes.
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Babylon2260 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
This is amazing! You don't see a lot of Kai Opaka fanart around dA. Well done! :D
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