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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.
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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 :)
Zelda12343 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Sarah Jane Smith (and Lis Sladen) were amazing. I know they'll never forgotten, not as Lomb as we fans will be around, eh?
Nice picture, by the way.
Taragonra Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Oh Sarah Jane Smith..who could forget you?"--The Doctor

Not sure if that's the exact quote, I would have to look up the episode. Taken from the one where Ten and Rose meet Sarah and K-9. I loved Sarah, I watched a lot of the "old school" episodes just so I could understand who she was. Tom Baker and Lis Sladen were the greatest combination in the old episodes, maybe even all of them, hands down. The Sarah Jane Adventures were fun to watch too.
Betawhofic Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Oh, that's beautiful. And I totally agree, Sarah Jane had a beauty that went through and through. A whole generation looked to her as an example of courage and honor and as a friend they may never have met, but who changed their lives for the better.
TheFlameByxis Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
warning- will be using this in a Fourth Doctor Tribute.. :) if u don't mind.
stratosmacca Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
As long as I'm credited as the artist, I don't mind.
batsup157 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
This is a wonderful tribute to an amazing character and to the amazing actress who portray her
Thekawaiiapple Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Four and Sarah, they were the best doctor and companion. A brilliant tribute to Elisabeth sladen, and touching to everyone out there who knew her
:( R.I.P Elisabeth sladen, you will always be remembered by whovians everywhere
thechamelioncircuit Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Writer
It's Four and Sarah Jane. I loved them. R.I.P Elisabeth Sladen, every whovian has a special place in their hearts for you.
ChocoMeerkat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing words can't even begin to describe She deserves a happy ending and this is just perfect.You will be missed Lis R.I.P.
Hufflepuff-Penguin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Thank you so much for this beautiful and touching artwork. It made me finally start feeling happy that our Sarah Jane had lived so brilliantly rather than sad that she had died. I love this. In the words of DT, "It was always the Doctor and Sarah."
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I originally drew this piece a few days after Lis Sladen died, and it was done to kind of help me come to terms with her passing as much as anything else. I decided I wanted to draw something positive that focused on Sarah Jane's relationship with the Doctor and focused on the future, because I can't see her story ever really ending.
Revolution-Nein Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
The adjectives this puts me in mind of are touching, beautiful, cute, and lovely. I'm not going to try to construct a proper sentence from them, because it wouldn't explain quite how this makes me feel (and my feelings towards it), but yes.
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
iluvu2 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
So adorable! I miss Elizabeth Sladen. :(
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
How beautiful and cute... yet sad becouse of Lis Sladen death. Regardless, great work.
Doctor-timelord Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
so cute!:clap:
RhenaGoblin Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't imagine how Tom Baker feels about it. I mean she was with him most of the time in the show, I think. She was a great actress... everyone's going to miss her very much. I know I will... T_T
LongLiveHumour Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Our Sarah Jane.
Thank you.
portiaeins Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Just wanted to let you know this is one of my very favorite tributes to Sarah Jane/Elisabeth Sladen; and everything you wrote about her was true -- I always thought out of all of his Companions, Sarah Jane was the Doctor's truest friend. I really hope they find some way to mention her in tribute in the new series, but the nicest thing is that while Lis may have taken her place among the stars, it's possible Sarah Jane is still fighting the good fight in the world of fic and imagination and perhaps in that way hasn't truly left us. This piece of art has gone a long way in bringing comfort to the thought of the passing of beautiful and talented lady who brought a lot of fun and adventure to our lives. I hope the adventure she is on now will be the most fun and the most wonderful she ever knew.
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm really overwhelmed by how well this piece has been received. It means a lot :)
kelvingreen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Sad and wonderful.
movielover44 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I've requested this for our new group :icontexting-and-scones:.

It's beautiful! :love:
Wilde-1969 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Congrats, great piece of work & lovely words. I met Liz once at an convention & we didn't know she was appearing till we got there. She was so bright ;) Growing up with her on tv I has afraid to have my photo taken with her... but listening to how she talked with my friend made it a moment I won't forget.
streetcrosser Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Oh, that's lovely! Got me all teary, I tell you that.
sofjadelly Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is really beautiful
CaptainReedo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Fantastic. This is fantastic. Truly inspired, and I mean that.
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
theWriterMAB Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Writer
And just when I was getting into Doctor Who too! I've seen brief episodes but never had the time to watch it and then I'd always forget what channel it was on ... how lame of me.

From the sound of it, Lis Sladen will be dearly missed and forever be loved as the Doctor's Companion. I only wish I got the chance to get into the series eariler but alas ...

You will be deeply missed Lis Sladen by many but you will always be remembered for lifetimes to come. :)
VampiressBite Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love this. A sweet, tender, optimistic piece of tribute art. You're not just doing a tribute to her death, your doing a tribute to her life.
SnakeCoils Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
This is epic :) RIP Sarah Jane
ScienceOfficerTMira Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011

Rest in peace, Elizabeth Sladen.
She and the 4th Doctor were PERFECT. I thought their rapport was very special, one that has yet to be replicated in the Whovian universe.
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Completely agree.
TaMant Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
So cute wow
MewsMe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Awww. This is so awesome!
Heretofour Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
This is perfect. Well done
MalisVitterfolk Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this tribute, it celibates her life so much and the iconic wonderfulness of such a strong spirit within an exterior that started out so innocent and then grew into a wonderful complex woman. Thank you so much!
akabeko Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a touching tribute...!
theterriblezodin Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A fitting tribute. Thank you.
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