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Don't forget me... by stratosmacca Don't forget me... by stratosmacca
The following was taken from my blog. You can read the full post here: [link]

...It was devastating to fans to hear that Lis Sladen had passed away, and so suddenly. I was absolutely gutted and didn't want to believe it, even as more and more sources began confirming it. I had always wanted to meet her one day, but now I will never get that chance. And now there are tribute pages and tribute art, stories from people who knew her, and even a link on the Sarah Jane Adventures website to help parents in comforting their children about Lis Sladen's passing. I love so, SO much that she had this resurgence of popularity late in her career, and that the character of Sarah Jane Smith could be introduced to new fans, and to children. How wonderful.

I cannot imagine how devastating Lis' passing must be to her friends and family. My heart aches for them. She left behind such a wonderful legacy.

There are many pieces of tribute art popping up online. And, after taking some time to process things and deal in my own way, I decided that I didn't want to do something sad. Sarah and the Doctor had a special relationship, and neither wanted to part. Sarah was there with the Doctor through it all because she wanted to be. I loved that when she did leave, it was out of necessity and was forced upon them, rather than having her written out of character and marrying someone she'd just met, or deciding she'd had enough of traveling. Doctor Who companions come and go, but Sarah Jane was special. And so was Lis Sladen.

So, I decided to draw a picture of one of the happier adventures the Doctor and Sarah may have had. Not sad, but looking to the future. Because Sarah Jane Smith will always live on.

This piece was done in Manga Studio, with colors in Photoshop.
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Linzerj Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaah so beautiful. I haven't caught up with Classic Who yet but even in New Who, Sarah Jane was just an amazing character. Absolutely fantastic job.
darkhelmetj Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Writer
I didn't realize she had passed until I read your comment here. This is absolutely beautiful, and a wonderful tribute. Thank you.
thesolaralchemist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I found out about a month ago, I wouldn't have known when it happened since I've only been a Whovian for barely eight months.  It's very sad for me.  I really like Sarah-Jane, and I really like Liz Sladen.  This is a wonderful piece.  I've had that line from when The Third Doctor regenerated in my head, "A tear, Sarah-Jane?", and I'm glad that a line I already liked will now have a special meaning since I found out she passed away.
Sarah Jane, the Doctor's best friend. Now and forever!
DANGERcomics Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"A tear, Sarah-Jane?" - The Third Doctor
Castigar0 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Beautiful picture, Lis Sladen will forever live on
Super-Josh Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Been about two years now and it's still hard to believe she's gone. This is a wonderful picture. Still not enough fan art of these two.
Teremiao Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Funny, I thought I had already faved this... Oh, well...
Tom Baker and Lis Sladen were my first Doc and Companion. Every time I see this beautiful piece so sweet and moving, I got tears in my eyes, I will never forget her...
Thank you for making it :)
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Teremiao Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure :)
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