Quote from PlaguefatherThis is the 2nd aurelia i've seen altered, (Mine would make 3rd), I still don't understand why everyone else is fading to black.
You've got sunlight (and bright sunlight at that) coming in from the gateway, and I'd assume the ground is something like cobblestone/white paved, so wouldn't you use lighter colors getting brighter towards the lightsource?
Here's mine for reference of what i'm talking about.
I can think of two possible reasons:
1) Fade to black a the bottom tends to have a nice simple elegant look to it
2) If what ever scenery at the bottom has the light blocked by something (ie a slope of some sort on the ground) it could still make sense that it gets darker that drastically going towards the corner. no matter which way you imagine it without a 2nd light source it should get darker going towards the right bottom because the light is coming from the left and the further from the light source the less light there is.