This is a cover for a fantasy book(J.Cervenak: Dablova Pevnost [link]
). Published in Czech Republic.
The theme was a classical fantasy fight between the main hero and a black arabic deamon warrior. For the weapons and the armor I did get reference from the author.
I wanted to try more realistic approach and use less saturated colors than usual. Was really fun to do and I learned a lot as well.
Done in Photoshop