In this piece the Creature of the Black Lagoon is 3-D, along with the title. The whole image is black and white, except for the monster which has a red and blue hue to enable it to be three dimensional. The monster looks very old and is standing in the middle of a cove. With the color added to the title and monster, it makes it stand out against the neutral colored background.
This piece shows a little color due to the 3-D channels, but for the rest, its black and white. The effect the black and white color has on the picture is that not only does it make it look older, it emphasizes the 3-D effects. The monster adds some texture to the picture because of it's scaly body, and the gills on its face. An example of movement in this picture would be how the monster looks like it's coming at you. The composition of this piece creates a balance that keeps the viewer interested in the picture.
I think the artist created this piece to show the Creature of the Black Lagoon in a different element. The Creature of the Black Lagoon came out in 1954 and they didn't have the 3-D technology we have now, or even the advances that were made in the 60's. The 3-D element added to this picture, makes this horror film seem more real and horrifying by projecting an image that looks like the Monster is coming at the viewer.
I think this piece was a success because the authors purpose was correctly portrayed in this piece. This piece is not complex but not simple either, which allows it to contain many elements but not to many to the point where the viewer is left confused or overwhelmed.