Based on the critiques I received on my picture today, I plan on I'm going to change how I use layer masks and textures. I also changed my approach from trying to retain the spirit of youth, to how some people lose the spirit of youth. The way I edited the picture gave it a completely different mood than what I was going for and it wasn't working well. Also, I decided to take off the brick wall texture because it a lost the feeling of the bedroom setting and instead gave it more of an outside, urban setting. To push the idea of scale more i'm going to reshoot the background which will allow me to have more room to make the bear bigger in size. I'm glad people really noticed the lighting because that's something I worked hard on to achieve.