Hi CG-lers,

After another try to draw a world map that satisfies me (mostly my eyes ) and horribly failing, i turn to you gals and guys.

How do you come up with your landshapes? Are there any cool tricks to get random coastlines for a region or a whole continent?

Some of you guys just nail it almost every time...and i am envious (i am especially looking at Diamond and torstan).

How do you do this? Drawing by hand and scanning it in? Drawing with a mouse or tablet? Something entirely different (like random generation of continents)?

Please, tell me. CG, you're my last hope [/Star Wars pastiche]

Thanks in advance

P.S.: Pointing me to a Tutorial is also fine.