I bought a cheap set of oil paints at Walmart and some brushes and started painting in the last couple of days and I must say I find it really relaxing and fun. I've always been into illustration/drawing, but I've been more of a pencil/marker/ink and Illustrator/Photoshop kind of girl. I've done a little bit with acrylic paints, but it isn't quite like oil painting. Anyway, since I'm a total newbie at it, I was wondering if any of you have any experience with oil painting and if you could offer me any tips/advice. What kind of brushes and what brand of paint do you recommend? How can I go about protecting my paintings? It seems like they never dry almost and I'm afraid I'll smudge them one day being the clumsy girl I am. :\ Thanks in advance!