This is the original edition from 2008.
From the back cover:
Revered science fiction artist and film designer, Doug Chiang, reveals the thought processes and techniques he used working on blockbusters such as the Star Wars prequels, War of the Worlds, Terminator, and Beowulf. You'll learn from Chiang's visionary experience as he shares his design processes, giving expert advice and showcasing the groundbreaking style that has earned his creations a spot in the Brooklyn Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Art and the Tokyo National Museum.
Inside you'll discover:
-30+ lessons for creating out-of-this-world science fiction scenes in the style featured in films, books, comics, toys and games using both traditional and digital techniques
-Details and tips for using Adobe Photoshop to conceive, design, draw and enhance your creations
-25 step-by-step demonstrations of outrageous robots, vehicles, creatures and environments with finished color images
-Foreword by film producer/director Robert Zemeckis (Monster House, The Polar Express, Back to the Future, Beowulf)
With tips on everything from basic skills like blueline sketching and assembling a toolkit to conceptualization and painting for digital art, Mechanika has everything you need to get great results and make your science fiction worlds come alive!